Visit the virtual studios of some of West Virginia's finest artists
Find out what's up with the region's arts groups
The Division offers this as a resource to professional artists and arts organizations
involved in visual, literary and performing arts. We do not link to public school
organizations, nor to groups that do not practice or promote one of the disciplines
listed on the National
Standard Coding Sheet.
The Division of Culture and History does not maintain these sites, nor is
it responsible for their content. If you find a broken link, or would like to
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the webmaster. Reciprocal links back from your site are appreciated. If
your site is not responsive, it may be removed, and you will have to contact
us to have it added again. We do not add sites until they are active; "under
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The 1937 Flood, a string band from Huntington has performed throughout the
state, at the Vandalia Festival and on the FOOTMAD concert series, at the
State Fair, at Snowshoe, on the Fairmont concert series, as a guest artist
with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra, and various other venues.
Artist blacksmith, furniture maker, sculptor and designer craftsman producing
forged and fabricated art metal projects at the Anvil Works studio and workshop,
serving the Mid-Atlantic region from a convenient location in West Virginia’s
Arts Monongahela exists to: support, promote and encourage access to and
enjoyment of the arts in the Morgantown area; and nurture an alliance between
the arts community and the business and industry community.
ARTWORKS around town Inc, located in historic Centre Market of Wheeling,
is a nonprofit charitable and educational organization operating a Gallery
and Art Center to benefit the artists and general public of the region.
Owned by The Loy Foundation, The Bottling Works is Hampshire County's cultural
arts center, presents performances and hosts exhibits and concerts by The
Hampshire County Arts Council. It also houses the Hampshire County Convention
and Visitors Bureau's Visitor Center.
Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, West Virginia, presents performances by outstanding
artists and companies from around the world. It is an historic building that
has served West Virginia 98 years as a center of creative learning and expression.
A non profit organization in West Virginia that promotes sustainable entrepreneurial
activity. One of our strategies is to provide markets and market-related services
through our social purpose enterprise - Showcase West Virginia.
Charlotte, best known for her photo realistic detail, is able to maintain
a fine balance between the emotional aspect of her subjects throughout each
and every piece. Her style touches both young and old.
The Chuck Mathena Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving Southern
West Virginia and Southwest Virginia. Our goal is to bring engaging and rewarding
education programs, live music, and touring exhibits that will reach deep
into our communities.
Lee is a retired Research Engineer who has been an active painter since
1971, primarily in transparent watercolor. Lee also teaches private lessons,
has conducted regional workshops and been visiting lecturer on watercolor
at several colleges.
Patrick is a metal sculptor that excels working in several different media. He is presently expressing himself with steel, leaning toward abstract shapes, bending, forging, cutting and welding. Being a former rodeo clown there is quite often a sense of humor in his work Email
Based in Shepherdstown, WV, the mission of the Goose Route Arts Collaborative
is to collaborate with artists -- both urban and non-urban -- to create and
present new performance pieces; to cultivate in audiences an appreciation
of dance, music, and other art forms; and to provide communities with meaningful
The Greenbrier Valley Theatre has a history over a quarter of a century
as a cultural organization in the Greenbrier Valley. Its humble beginning
dates back to the summer of 1965, when it was started as a small theatre company.
A membership organization that mounts on-going exhibits at The Bottling
Works, an annual Fall juried Fine Arts Show, a monthly Artists Display at
the Hampshire County Public Library, a concert series, annual studio tour,
art camp, photography group, visual artists group, Ice Mountain Writers, provides
free weekly e-mail Arts Alerts, website, quarterly newsletter and more.
A volunteer organization located in Summersville (Nicholas County), our
purpose is to present literary, visual and performing arts in Nicholas County
and to assist in supporting a place for the literary, visual and performing
Leslie Nutting is a West Virginia painter who specializes in portraits and figures. She is especially drawn to the people and landscapes of the Mountain State. Please see her website for more information. Commissioned portraits welcome.
Functional stoneware (kitchenware) and porcelain created by potter, Paul Latos. Pottery is available at Tamarack, Appalachian Gallery in Morgantown, Wheeling Civic Garden Center (Oglebay Park), the Wheeling Artisan Center, and the Linn Pottery Studio and Gallery,Wheeling, WV. Each item is an original work of art as each is handcrafted using traditional wheel throwing and hand building methods.
At Leaning Oak Forge, Jeff Fetty creates high-end custom metalwork for the
residential and commercial markets including furniture, sculpture and architectural
elements. A line of furniture and accessories is also available for the wholesale
and gallery trade.
The works of more than 200 West Virginia artists, all in one location! MountainMade
is a nonprofit organization that promotes the West Virginia arts community
through the sale of WV art and fine craft both on-line and in our gallery
in Thomas, WV.
Begun in Hampshire County. An umbrella organization for all fiber artist
medium in the state. Monthly groups around state, Spring and Fall meetings.
Looking for other fiber artists for exhibits, conferences.
A solo entertainer with saxophone, vocals, and the amazing sounds of a Yahama
Tyros digital keyboard, Dr. Chuck plays standards of the 40s through 90s,
Latins, country, big band, jazz and rock and roll for dances, parties, receptions
A portfolio site for the artist Carol Pelletier, who's work explores notions
of landscape through abstract oil paintings and photography. Her work exhibits
around the country as well as here in West Virginia.
Sheila’ glass creations are inspired by found objects and treasures
around which she can build her original designs…an antique bottle, an
etched goblet, a cobalt blue broken butter dish, a flattened metal exhaust
An assistant professor at the communications department of West Virginia
State University in Institute, she has written and directed several short
film and video projects including Spare Change (2002), Three Three Minutes
(2001) and Palindromes (2005).
The organization provides cultural events, exhibitions, and workshops,
and enriches West Virginia through the creation of original artwork. The Ensemble
is comprised of professional artists who currently work and live in West Virginia.
Trillium is a non-profit performing arts organization that encourages artistic
expression and creative opportunities through the Trillium School for Performing
arts and educational workshops, community participation and ongoing informal
and professional performances.
Karen Vuranch is known for her traditional storytelling, plays based on
oral history, and living history presentations of famous American women. She
brings history to life through her unique performance style, which combines
storytelling and drama to create an engaging presentation.
The W.V. Blues Society is a 501(C)3 Non Profit Organization dedicated to
promoting and preserving the history and heritage of Blues Music as an American
art form through education, activities and events.
The West Virginia Music Teachers Association is a non-profit organization
for teachers of every instrument and voice. Our group includes independent
teachers, university professors and college students. WVMTA is affiliated
with the Music Teachers National Association.
The state's largest writing organization. Our aim is to expand and develop
creative writing and professional opportunities for writers, and to connect
the state's writers with others in the literary community and the public at
The West Virginia Youth Symphony is a non-profit arts organization that
supports four music ensembles and numerous chamber groups. The mission is
to provide excellent instrumental instruction and opportunities to present
Music! Music! Music!... Traditionally rooted national award winning music
from Connie Townsend and Dave Parker at Wild GinSang Music. Performances and
educational programs available. County blues and traditional.
Zenclay offers a setting and classes to have fun, meet new people, learn
new skills, relax and relieve stress through ceramic making. Classes and workshops
include throwing on the wheel, hand building, and decorating ceramic pieces.
Our galleries feature the best of the local artists and artisans.