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Allegheny Mountain String Project

This program is led by instructor, Gretta Sandberg, a retired teacher with over 40 years of music education experience, and has a satellite studio at the Center. Gretta started the program in 2011 as part of the Allegheny Mountain String Project through the Garth Newel Music Center to bring string instrument education to the Allegheny Highlands. Classes are available for children and adults, with performance opportunities throughout the year. Also available at The Highland Center is the Highland Community Orchestra, which Ms. Sandberg founded. This is an opportunity for adult string players to participate in an orchestra. Email Ms. Sandberg at or visit the String Project website.

Artist Studio

The Center includes a working studio space for visual artist, Liz Delahoussaye. The studio is open for many events and has works which are for sale. The large windows in the Center’s old classrooms provide ample natural light and artists find encouragement and inspiration working in a cooperative environment.

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The Gallery of Highland is located in the board room on the upper level of The Highland Center.  The gallery features the work of our talented Highland County artists and authors.  Purchases can be made with check or credit card and a portion of the profits benefits The Highland Center.  The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and during special events.

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Highland Children's House

Highland Children’s House opened its doors in August 2019 in the lower level of The Highland Center and is a business incubator client of the Center. Highland Children’s House offers care for children 8 weeks through 12 years in a homelike setting. For more information, visit or contact the director, Callie Smith, at 540-468-1100 or at

Highland County Arts Council

The Highland Arts Council seeks to enhance the life of the community through a diversity of performances, exhibitions, and workshops. Representing more than 300 artists in the county in live arts, fine arts, literature, and crafts, the Arts Council nurtures artists and audiences to help them grow in skills and appreciation. For more information, visit their main website at Highland Arts Council or the Council Facebook page.

Highland County Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s mission is to support local businesses and entrepreneurs, promote Highland County as a tourist destination, and champion economic prosperity and quality of life. For more information visit or contact the director Chris Swecker at 540-468-2550 or

Highland County Visitors' Center

The Visitor Center is located on the upper level of the Center and showcases available tourist, recreational, historical, and lodging opportunities in the area. It also highlights the maple syrup producing heritage of Highland County.

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Susanna's Confections Cafe

Pastry chef Susanna Baxter attended culinary school in Budapest, Hungary and shares her delicious, European style treats and hot drinks every Tuesday and Friday from 10am-5pm in the lower level of The Highland Center. For more information visit or follow Susanna on facebook.

VPAS Meals on Wheels

Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) provides hot meals to seniors in Highland and Bath Counties. Over one thousand home-delivered meals are prepared out of The Highland Center’s commercial kitchen each month. For more information, contact Harmony Leonard at (540) 468-2178 or or visit the website VPAS-Highland County.

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