Downtown Galax is lined with historic buildings, award-winning restaurants, uncommon shops and chic boutiques, inspiring art galleries, and over 43,000 square feet of antique showroom space. The charm of the downtown area resonates every Friday with live performances that showcase our region’s musical legacy at the Historic Rex Theater. Quaint and friendly, Galax is home to Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, where residents and visitors can take a weekend class to explore a new art or hone their craft with a multi week advanced course, learning from accomplished regional and national masters.
This hamlet is a preeminent destination on the Crooked Road , America ’s Musical Heritage Trail, dubbed one of the 10 Best Driving Vacations by USA Today. Highly regarded for the musical style from which most American music sprang, Galax is known as World’s Capital of Old Time Mountain Music. The hallowed musical ground of this region spawned early hit recordings from the Hill Billies, the Stoneman Family, and so many others.