An art gallery is flourishing in Clifton Forge.
The Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center has been open since 1984.
Artists from Virginia and other states are already booked up two years out to have their work displayed in the gallery.
Roanoke and Nelson County artists have their work up now.
The executive director of the center says volunteers work hard to meet the $125,000 to $150,000 budget each year to keep the place running.
"Judging from the response we've had not just from the residents but people from out of town, we are something very distinctive," said Nancy Newhard-Farrar, Executive Director of the center.
Other craft work is on display there and for sale on consignment.
All of the work is juried, which means it's reviewed for originality, quality and consistency.