The Smith Mountain Arts Council (SMAC) offers a number of arts related services to the community. These include annual awards of Fine Arts Scholarships, a Student Outreach Program, and two musical groups the B-Sharps and the Noteables, that entertain at senior facilities throughout the year.

The Smith Mountain Arts Council awards up to two $2,000 two year college scholarships for high school seniors demonstrating talent in the Performing, Visual or Literary Arts.


This musical group of fifteen women performs a light-hearted repertoire of oldies at nursing homes and other senior facilities throughout the year.


This musical group of eighteen men and women sing popular songs of the 40s and 50s in nursing homes, adult day care centers, adult living centers and at planned senior functions.

Student Outreach

Students at Taubman

Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) is a program that teaches elementary and middle school students how to play Appalachian music on guitar, banjo and fiddle.

JAM Concert

Apr 10, 2022 – The Wayne C. Henderson Scholarship Committee selected Smith Mountain Arts Council / Franklin County JAM to receive a $1,000.00.  More info here.

SMAC at the SML Business Expo

SMAC participates in other community events such as the Smith Mountain Lake Business Expo.