Citizens For the Arts

A community endeavor for performing arts

2014 – 2015 Performing Arts Season Celebrating Our 34th Anniversary


One of the core commitments of CART (Citizens for the Arts) is to provide Arts-In-Education programs that expand the horizons of the public and nurtures our students. Our Arts-In-Education activities enrich the lives of students throughout Tazewell County and beyond.

Don’t miss these Special Annual Events

  • “Take a Shot in the Arm for the Arts”
  • Tazewell County School Back Pack project
  • “4” Authors in “8” Weeks Series
  • Children’s Summer Art Camp

Arts in Education Series – Sciencetellers

Sponsor: Ratcliffe Foundation

The following schools participated in the two-week residency from September 8 – September 19, 2014: Abb’s Valley Boissevain Elementary School, Springville Elementary School, Dudley Primary School, Graham Intermediate School, Cedar Bluff Elementary School, Richlands Middle School, Tazewell Middle School, Richlands Elementary School , North Tazewell Elementary School, Raven Elementary School, Tazewell Elementary School.

Abb's Valley Elem School, Sept 8, 2014 Sciencetellers

Abb’s Valley Elem School, Sept 8, 2014 Sciencetellers

Sciencetellers uses visually exciting experiments to bring the sights and sounds of a story to life! Students will be totally immersed in the 45-minute interactive storytelling show, featuring tons of exciting hands-on science experiments!

If you’re in the room, you’re part of the story! Each original and suspenseful story features experiments of a different science topic. The story for 2014 is called “Dragons & Dreams.”

In a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, ice sorceresses, and a powerful item known as the Horn of Fire, two villagers must take a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom!

Image16Join us as we learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of “Dragons and Dreams.” Wouldn’t dragons’s breath be an amazing sight to see?! Well, get ready to see it… feel it… smell it… maybe even taste it! This story features interactive science experiments with dry ice, flash paper, exploding bottles, and much more.
Enjoy this spectacular adventure and be swept away to a world where dragons are real and dreams come true – and where only the most daring of peop0le will survive to tell the tale!

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2014-15 Season

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Special Dedication

CART’s 34th Anniversary Season Is
Dedicated to and in honor of
Beloved friends and supporters of the arts.


Charlotte McVey is a founding member of Richlands Area Citizens for the Arts. She has served as President, Vice President, Performance Coordinator and a founding member of Virginia Arts Presenters. Dr. Jim McVey practiced medicine in Richlands for 52 years and Jim and Charlotte have been happily married for 60 years. Their leadership, guidance and wisdom continue to be instrumental in CART’s success story.

Funded in part by …

  • Virginia Commission for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Tazewell County Board of Supervisors
  • Town of Richlands, Town of Tazewell, Town of Cedar Bluff
logos Our Affiliate Organizations
  • Virginia Commission for the Arts
  • Virginians for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Arts Council of Buchanan County
  • Richlands Woman’s Club
  • Tazewell Music Club