Building community through the arts, history and cultural heritage of Blacksburg!



Alexander Black House & Cultural Center
Regular hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall
Regular hours: Thursday & Friday 2 pm-5 pm





Through May 30 – Keepers of the Tradition: Keepers of the Tradition is a collaboration between portrait artist Leslie Roberts Gregg and author Michael Abraham to present portraits of contemporary Appalachian people who are pursuing the avocations and occupations of their parents and grandparents. The exhibit of portrait will run through May 30. (Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

May 21 – Confederate Disbandment Commemoration: 6:30 pm. Join us at the Civil War Memorial in Downtown Christiansburg to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the second largest disbandment of Confederate soldiers in Virginia and the end of the Civil War in Christiansburg.


Making Music - banjo

June Featured Exhibit ~ MAKING MUSIC: An exploration of the Tradition of Banjo Making.  (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

June 5th – Downtown Art Walk Open House: 5:30-7:30 pm.

June 6th – New Town Festival Gospel Sing at the St. Luke & Odd Fellow Hall: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm.  Listen and join in as local choirs sing and play gospel music. The festivities include a Fish Fry for lunch with singing and dancing all afternoon. Admission is Free!

June 11th – Brown Bag Lunch & Memories: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.  (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

June 12th-20th – Mountains of Music Festival: more information to come for the featured events.

June 18th – Historic Lecture Series: 7:30 pm. An exploration of Banjo Making with Mac Traynham, Greg Galbraith and Bob Browder.  (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

June 20th – Summer Solstice Fest Activities & Open House: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.


Gibby Waitzkin; Continuum of Being

July Featured Exhibit – The Continuum of Being by Gibby Waitzkin  (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

July 4th - Closed for the 4th

July 9th –  Brown Bag Lunch & Memories: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.  (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

July 12th – August 3rd – Closing Temporarily for additional restorations


August 4th – Re-Opening after Renovations Come and see the expanded sidewalk, central entrance stairs, and refinished porches at the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center.

August 7th – Art Reception for Gibby Waitzkin 5:30-7:30 pm. (Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

August 20th – 6:30 pm  Historic Lecture & Softball  Visit the historic community of Vicker Switch and join in a friendly softball game.