Visit the virtual studios of some of West Virginia's finest artists
Find out what's up with the region's arts groups
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This string band from Huntington has performed throughout the state, at the Vandalia Festival and on the FOOTMAD concert series, at the State Fair, Snowshoe, the Fairmont concert series, as a guest artist with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra, and various other venues.
A Brush and Canvas: WWA Portrait Painters / West Virginia Portrait Painters
West Virginia's first and only portrait agency represents painters ranging in skill from student/emerging artist to master/investment artist. Offering a wide variety of talent and style, WWAPP finds the right artist for any project and budget.
A Light Monkey's Site
Photography by Paul Hartmann
A group of West Virginia musicians and writers who promote, support, preserve, and teach their own art from within.
Allegro Dance Company
A professional dance company based in Wheeling that promotes and preserves the art of dance and the Italian culture.
Allied Artists of West Virginia
A group of West Virginia artists that strives to maintain high standards in all art forms and foster the creativity of its members.
Dick Allowatt - Collage, mixed-media and assemblage artist and graphic designer firstname.lastname@example.org
Angel Art and Commission Portraits
Affordable angel and hillbilly fairy prints, original art, and commissioned art by award-winning artist Holly Durr
Art by Peter Shor
Paintings and other manifestations of Creative Energy
Patt Legg, owner and Artist in Residence. Patt's original oils and other West Virginia artisans. Oil painting workshops.
Arts Advocacy West Virginia
A grassroots, nonprofit organization representing the state arts community.
Regional arts-service agency serving Wood County; Washington County, Ohio; and contiguous counties
Arts Monongahela, Inc.
Supports, promotes and encourages access to and enjoyment of the arts in the Morgantown area, and nurtures an alliance between the arts community and the business and industry community.
Artwork by Wendy Wassink Ackison
Children's book illustration, fine art, commercial work and portraits
ArtWorks Around Town
Located in the historic Centre Market of Wheeling, this nonprofit charitable and educational organization operates a gallery and art center to benefit the artists and general public of the region.
A free e-mail list for West Virginia artists and crafters who wish to communicate with each other on topics related to arts & crafts.
Augusta Heritage Center
The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College makes traditional music, crafts, dancing and folklore available.
Berkeley Arts Council
Formed to provide unified communication, promotion, support and advocacy for the arts in Berkeley County.
Berkeley Springs Studio Tour
A semi-annual self-guided arts tour that takes place annually on Memorial Day weekend and two weeks after Columbus Day. Our site features tour artists and local tour sponsors.
Bob Noone, LawSongs Inc
When he isn't in the courtroom, you'll find Bob Noone writing, performing and recording musical parodies that spoof the legal profession.
Brent Patterson’s work explores the aspects of comfort, wealth, and social/historical contexts through digital imagery and other art experiments.
Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg presents performances by outstanding artists and companies from around the world in a historic building that has served West Virginia for more than 100 years as a center of creative learning and expression.
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.
Center for Economic Options
A nonprofit 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.
In addition to the talented local artists, the ballet presents an outstanding slate of guest dancers, guest choreographers and other West Virginia dance companies on its programs.
Charleston Light Opera Guild
The Guild is dedicated to providing high-quality yet affordable musical theater to Charleston and the surrounding area.
Charlotte, best known for her photo realistic detail, is able to maintain a fine balance between the emotional aspects of her subjects throughout each and every piece
Children's Theatre of Charleston
Official West Virginia children's theatre
Appalachian art, jewelry, pottery and carvings by Christine Keller
Chuck Mathena Center
The Chuck Mathena Center is a nonprofit organization serving Southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia. Our goal is to bring engaging and rewarding education programs, live music, and touring exhibits that reach deep into our communities.
An assistant professor at the communications department of West Virginia State University in Institute, Cigdern Slankard has written and directed several short film and video projects including Spare Change (2002), Three Three Minutes (2001) and Palindromes (2005).
Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences
A 21st century art museum, science center, performing arts center and hands-on educational facility
Features works in clay, from sculpture to functional, including baskets, fountains, figurines, serving pieces, candle holders, clay-beings.
Contois Reynolds: Elegance in Glass
See samples of the work of glass artists Ann Contois and Steve Reynolds
Cooper Fine Art Gallery
Cooper Gallery has represented some of the finest West Virginia artists since 1995
Country Roads Studios
Photography by Rob Jones
Dark Hollow Stained Glass
A stained glass art studio that features the original designs of Jo Dugan Perez
Dennis McClung Blues Band
If you like blues bands and real blues music, you'll love this act.
Specialists in 3D animation and special effects
Doreane's paintings display a drama of absurd, turbulent emotions which draw the viewer into the scene.
Echo Valley Pottery
Betsy Cox creates one of a kind horse hair vessels, saggar pots and smoke ware
Ed Connors' photography has received many awards, including the Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards.
Eddie's Spaghetti Art
Eddie Maier works in oil-painted, woodblock printmaking, inspired by traveling in America and abroad to places in Europe and Ghana, West Africa.
Detailed freehand pencil drawings in graphite/lead only.
Fred Friar Handcrafted Chairs
The most wonderful rocking chairs you have ever tried
Frog Valley Artisans
A small collective of artists in Morgan County, Berkeley Springs. We specialize in art glass, metal and ceramics and take great pride in our collaborative efforts.
A co-op of West Virginia artists who work in different media from, acrylics, oils, and water color to clay/pottery and fabric.
Gauley River Pottery
The Gauley River has inspired two whitewater enthusiasts to create a hand thrown line of pottery as unique as any corner of West Virginia.
George D. Harper
Paintings, cartoons and pottery
Glen Barnes Art
American Art of the Eastern Frontier
Goose Route Arts Collaborative
Based in Shepherdstown, 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 artistic experiences.
Greenbrier Valley Theater
The Greenbrier Valley Theater has a history 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.
Haizlett Woodworks is a father/son woodshop located on a farm in Brooke County, where they produce unique hardwood sculpture and fine furniture.
Hampshire County Arts Council
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.
"Enjoying art is drinking your morning coffee from a hand thrown mug... "
Heath Studio Gallery
Whimsical and imaginative paintings by Jonathan Heath and inventive and accomplished printmaking by Jan Heath
Huntington Museum of Art
A fine art museum and nature conservatory situated on more than 50 acres with two nature trails.
Huntington Outdoor Theatre
A family oriented theater company based in Huntington.
Images Glass Studio
Since 1981 Images has produced the finest hand crafted etched glass.
Ivy and Stone
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 arts.
Jane Marie Rosenbohm classical guitarist
A West Virginia performing artist who has performed for many events, from Mountain Stage, The Governor's Mansion, concerts and Arts-in-Education throughout the state.
Jewels of the Blue Ridge
Jewelry artist Clara Castelar
John Wesley Williams
Designer and craftsman of fine furniture
Karen Vuranch: Actress, Storyteller, Writer
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.
Kevin Funk Photography
Kevin Funk is a nature photographer from West Virginia who loves to show the beauty of West Virginia through his photography
Leaning Oak Forge
At Leaning Oak Forge, Jeff Fetty creates high-end custom metalwork, including furniture, sculpture and architectural elements, for residential and commercial markets. A line of furniture and accessories is also available for the wholesale and gallery trade.
Lee Fritch Watercolors
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 a visiting lecturer on watercolor at several colleges.
Leslie G. Nutting Fine Art
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. Commissioned portraits welcome.
This woman's art opens a metaphysical Pandora’s box of anatomical bronze sculpture, intaglio aquatint and color etchings, watercolors, and batiks.
Michael Keller Photography
Commercial and location photography, weddings and events, photographic and digital artwork
Melissa May art
Melissa May is a painter whose work represents the underlying energy, mystery and spirituality of the universe.
Photographic artist and educator
Mid Ohio Valley Ballet Company
The area's official dance company presents dance concerts, full-length ballets, original and contemporary works and Arts in Education workshops.
Morgan Arts Council
Providing quality arts programming for Berkeley Springs and Morgan County for more than 30 years.
Mother Wit Writing and Design
The old-fashioned phrase "mother wit" means "common sense." Mother Wit Writing and Design has been driven by its name since 1983.
Devoted to the history of the state's literature from the first book published with a western Virginia setting to contemporary authors
Original handcrafted pendants, charms, and earrings made from resin, clay, pebbles, shells and twigs.
The four women in Mountain Thyme perform songs and tunes that are often described as Appalachian Celtic.
Mountaineer Wood Industries
Furniture maker and designer of custom tables, chairs, desks, chests, cabinets, Swiss chairs, carving and accessories.
Music by Dr. Chuck
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, Latino, country, big band, jazz and rock and roll for dances, parties, receptions and more.
National Dance Week
A week-long celebration each year to heighten the awareness of dance education and all its benefits.
New World Theater Company
Performs Magic Theater to bring joy, to communicate, and in some way touch those for whom we play.
Based in Wheeling, the Institute offers programming in diverse disciplines, including environmental education, visual arts, museum and theater.
Original art by Myra Bonhage-Hale
Paintings of La Paix Herb Farm's gardens and flowers
Painted Images, Inc.
A design studio dedicated to enhancing the look of your home and business spaces through color and textures.
A luthier with a workshop in Pocahontas County who produces fine, handmade violins, violas, and cellos.
Pat Cross Art, LLC
Oil painter Pat Cross offers original oil paintings and fine art prints of the North American landscape. Collectors of her work live in all parts of the United States and Canada, with some in Australia and New Zealand. Custom commissions are welcome.
Peeping Dragon Photography
Tara Chavez is a photographer in Wyoming County specializing in historical southern Appalachia life, landscape, and structures; and also on racing events.
Photography by Chuck Conner
Fine Art and Stock Photography
Pine Hill Pottery
Kenneth Westfall, a studio potter located in Harrisville.
Prints by AJ
Austin Jones does reprints of historical documents, miniature books, and miscellaneous broadsides
Randolph County Community Arts Center
From exhibits to performances to art education, the Center is supported by the community it serves.
Rick Lee's Web Stuff
Commercial photography, pastel art and fun stuff
River City Youth Ballet
A dance ensemble that offers a four-show season, together with numerous programs in smaller venues throughout south-central West Virginia. Official Youth Ballet of the state of West Virginia.
This collection is a representation of the metamorphic change which took place over a period of 50 years.
Original oil paintings of luminous, poetic landscapes. commissioned portraits. Classes and workshops in drawing, oil painting and watercolor.
Sculpture of Mark Blumenstein
Metal sculpture from old farm machinery, tools, and springs.
Sheila's Stained Glass
Glass creations inspired by found objects and treasures around which Sheila can build her original designs … an antique bottle, an etched goblet, a cobalt blue broken butter dish, a flattened metal exhaust pipe.
Shinnston Community Band
A concert band consisting of amateur and professional musicians from north-central West Virginia.
West Virginia music site covering local and regional events and resources for musicians and music educators.
Fine art and architectural photography by Sterling "Rip" Smith
Steve Balcourt Photographic Artist
I choose to point my lens at the undisturbed beauty often found in uninhabited, light-struck spaces and take a meditative and contemplative approach toward image making.
Steve Lewis Wildlife Art
I live in the mountains of West Virginia, where I enjoy drawing, painting, computers, and wildlife.
Stephen Cresswell Photography
Specializing in macrophotography, bird photography and West Virginia landscapes.
An independent recording label in the Eastern Panhandle, our resources include recording, production, distribution, promotion, marketing, and management.
Tari's Cafe and Gallery
Tari's Berkeley Springs art gallery provides guests with great food, friendly service and an unbelievable array of local and West Virginia art.
The Art Store
Representing award-winning West Virginia artists and the estate of West Virginia artist Grace Martin Frame Taylor
The Bottling Works
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.
Dick Dixon provides businesses and other organizations with an alternative to slow-moving, impractical, big-headed, big-spending advertising agencies.
The Home of Old World Santas
Patricia McCarty's Mountain Elves workshop, bulletin board and more
The Juried Online Arts Festival
Online portfolios of outstanding artists and crafts people
The Laurie Warren Gallery
Laurie is a watercolor artist living and working in Buckhannon
The Linn Pottery Studio and Gallery
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. Each item is an original work of art as each is handcrafted using traditional wheel-throwing and hand-building methods.
The ORBI Arts Network
A communications tool for the arts community in the Ohio River Valley, created by the Ohio River Border Initiative
The Renaissance Art Gallery
The Renaissance Gallery is an artist’s run co-op gallery in Huntington, dedicated to bringing the finest in local original art to the region.
Thom and Sue Kellam Boxmakers
Kellam’s unique handcrafted wooden jewelry boxes, collected and used worldwide since 1980, are available at Tamarack and fine craft galleries nationwide.
A singer/songwriter/guitarist from the Eastern Panhandle
Trillium Performing Arts Collective
A nonprofit 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.
Valley Arts Publishing
A premier fine-art printmaker and publisher of high-quality Giclée reproductions.
Virtual Universe Enterprises
Inspiring audiences to creative thinking, creative ideas and creative communication through workshops and performances that capture your imagination.
Nature & Landscape photography, including art prints, greeting cards, stock photography, and postcards.
Vue Fine Art and Design
Promoting Fine Art and Art Education
Waites Run Studios
Watercolorist Kristen Colebank is attracted to the interplay of sunlight and shade within landscapes and around architectural elements.
West Virginia Art and Craft Guild
A state-wide nonprofit membership organization, formed in 1963 by artists determined to promote and preserve the creative lifestyle in West Virginia.
West Virginia Art Education Association
Information and news for art educators
West Virginia Music Center
A directory of live-performance musical acts working in West Virginia
West Virginia Music Educators
An important information source for school music in West Virginia.
West Virginia Music Teachers Association
A nonprofit 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.
West Virginia Symphony
Based in Charleston, the West Virginia Symphony programs a full season of symphonic and pops concerts
West Virginia Writers
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 large.
West Virginia Youth Symphony
A nonprofit arts organization that supports four music ensembles and numerous chamber groups. Our mission is to provide excellent instrumental instruction and opportunities to present quality performances.
Wild GinSang Music
Music! Music! Music! Traditionally rooted, national award-winning music from Connie Townsend and Dave Parker. Performances and educational programs available. County blues and traditional.
The studio/gallery of Carl & Jody Wright is open on Saturday & Sunday from 10 - 5 and contains paintings, abstract stone sculpture, studio art furniture, prints and books by the artists.
Wonderment Puppet Theater
Wonderment Puppets perform at schools, libraries, events, fairs and birthdays doing puppets shows and puppetry workshops for children and teachers throughout West Virgina.
West Virginia International Film Festival
Zenclay Studio and Galleries
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.
Zpots makes contemporary, functional pottery in Shepherdstown.