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About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the Citizens for the Arts (CART) is to foster an appreciation and awareness of the arts in Tazewell County and beyond.

About Citizens for the Arts

The Citizens for the Arts, (CART) is a volunteer, non-profit arts organization serving Tazewell County and the surrounding areas.  Founded in 1981, incorporated in 1983. This organization’s purpose is to provide a variety of cultural experiences and opportunities to the area citizens.  CART provides performing arts series of ten to eleven events per year.  An active Arts-In-Education program provides the area schools with artist residencies including performances, workshops, lecture/demonstrations and seminars.  Local artists are supported and encourages by offering exhibits and commissioning works of art.  Funding for the arts programming is made available through memberships, ticket sales, individuals, business and corporate support, foundations and local, state and federal funding.

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2015-16 Season

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Special Dedication

CART’s 35th Anniversary Season
Is Dedicated to and in
honor of
The Nassif Family
Bob, Nona and Greg
Beloved friends
and supporters of the arts

The Nassif family is a true testament to the dedication and support of our community. They have been instrumental in numerous community endeavors- church, the arts, business, sports, education-you name it. As they travel in a different direction we wish them well and will be missed by many. Bob and Nona have made their home Richlands for over 60 years, their hand print speaks volumes from the friendships they have developed.

Funded in part by …

 •  Virginia Commission for the Arts
 •  National Endowment for the Arts
 •  Tazewell Co Board of
    Supervisors
 •  Town of Richlands, Town of
    Tazewell, Town of Cedar Bluff

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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
 •  Richlands Area Chamber of
    Commerce
 •  Southwest Virginia Community
     College