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West Virginia Arts Web Sites

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 have your link added, please email 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 construction" sites are not ready to be linked.The links below will open in a new browser window.

1937 Flood
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.
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.
Adventures in Elegance
Sculptor Lorna Vincent Venter gallery and giftline.
Allegheny Echoes
Allegheny Echoes is the concept of a group of West Virginia musicians and writers who wish to promote, support, preserve, and teach their own art from within.
Allied Artists of West Virginia
AAWV is a group of West Virginia artists who strive to maintain high standards in all forms of art and to help in the creativity of all of its members.
Allegro Dance Company
A professional dance company based in Wheeling WV promoting and perserving the art of dance and the Italian culture.
All Together Arts
allowatt.com
Dick Allowatt - Collage, mixed-media and assemblage artist and graphic designer dick@allowatt.com
Amp Photography and Design
Amanda Miller professional photography and design
Angel Art and Commission Portraits
Affordable angel and hillbilly fairy prints, original art, and commissioned art by award winning artist Holly Durr
Appalachian Heritage Festival Website
The Performing Arts Series at Shepherd College invites you to join us for a weekend celebration of Appalachian roots in beautiful Shepherdstown, WV.
Art Re'Marques,LLC
Patt Legg, owner and Artist in Residence. Patt's original oils and other WV artisans. Oil painting workshops. Patt does commissioned works including fine oil portraits.
The Art Store
Representing award winning West Virginia artists and the estate of West Virginia artist Grace Martin Frame Taylor
Arts Advocacy West Virginia
A grass roots non-profit organization representing the state arts community.
The Arts Centre
An Eastern Panhandle presenter of visual artwork, classes, films, and discussions -- and host of the annual West Virginia Wine & Arts Festival in May (Memorial Day Weekend) in Martinsburg.
Arts Monongahela, Inc.
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.
Artsbridge Online
Regional arts service agency serving Wood County, WV; Washington County, Ohio; and contiguous counties
Artwork by Wendy Wassink Ackison
Children's book illustration, fine art, commercial work and portraits for people all over the US
ArtWorks Around Town
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.
ArtWV
ARTWV is a free e-mail list for West Virginia artists and crafters who wish to communicate with each other via the internet 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.
Steve Balcourt Photographic Artist
I choose to point my lens at the undisturbed beauty often found in uninhabited, light-struct spaces and take a meditative and contemplative approach towards image making.
Barnett Wildlife Creations
Barnett Blades, Barnett Custom Gunstocks and Engraving, and Barnett Wildlife Art
Berkeley Arts Council
The Berkeley County Arts Council was formed to provide unified communication, promotion, support and advocacy for the arts community in Berkeley County, West Virginia.
Berkeley Springs Studio Tour
A semi-annual self-guided arts tour that takes place on Memorial Day weekend and two weeks after Columbus Day each year. Our site features tour artists and local tour sponsors.
Sculpture of Mark Blumenstein
Metal Sculpture from old farm machinery ,tools, and springs.
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.
Original art by Myra Bonhage-Hale
Paintings of La Paix Herb Farm's gardens and flowers
Carnegie Hall
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.
Cathy Rodgers
I am a Charleston, WV based artist who specializes in stylized acrylic portraits.
Center for Economic Options
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.
Charleston Ballet
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 and has produced over 150 shows during our 52 year history.
Charleston Stage Company
CSC performs high quality and innovative productions for West Virginia audiences.
Charlotte's Studio
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.
Children's Theatre of Charleston
Official West Virginia children's theatre
Chrizart
Appalachian art, jewelry, pottery and carvings by Christine Keller
Chuck Mathena Center
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.
The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences
A 21st century art museum, science center, performing arts center and hands-on educational facility
Clayville Pottery
Works in clay from sculpture to functional including baskets, fountains, figurines, serving pieces, candle holders claybeings.
Photography by Chuck Conner
Fine Art and Stock Photography
Doreane Conrad
Doreane's paintings display a drama of absurd, turbulent emotions which draw the viewer into the scene.
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
Scott E. Cornell
"Travel art," drawings done on the road in airports and hotels
Country Cabinetmaker
Maker of 18th century and early 19th century American Rural and Appalachian furniture, treenware and accessories.
Country Roads Studios
Photography by Rob Jones
Todd Coyle
A singer/songwriter/guitarist from the Eastern Panhandle
Stephen Cresswell Photography
Specializing in macrophotography, also bird photography and West Virginia landscapes.
T. Paige Dalporto
Music, Photographs and Poetry of Appalachia
Dark Hollow Stained Glass
Dark Hollow Stained Glass is 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. The Dennis McClung Blues Band is coming to a town near you.
Destiny Images
Specialists in 3D animation and special effects
The Dixon·ar·y
Dick Dixon's site provide businesses and other organizations with an alternative to slow-moving, impractical, big-headed, big-spending advertising agencies.
Lynn Earnest
This woman's art opens a metaphysical pandora's box of anatomical bronze sculpture, intaglio aquatint and color etchings, watercolors, and batiks.
Echo Valley Pottery
Betsy Cox creates one of a kind Horse hair Vessels, Saggar Pots and Smoke ware
Ed's Photogenics
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.
Express Framing and Stained Glass
Art from the heart of Appalachia
Extreme Pencil
Detailed freehand pencil drawings in graphite/lead only. I am dedicated to taking pencil as far as I can. Originals and prints for sale.
Fred Friar Handcrafted Chairs
The most wonderful rocking chairs you have ever tried
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 visiting lecturer on watercolor at several colleges.
Patrick Fetty Designs
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
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Frog Valley Artisans
A small collective of artists located in Morgan County, Berkeley Springs, WV. We specialize in art glass, metal and ceramics and take great pride in our collaborative efforts.
Mary Frances Rodd Furbee
Words and artwork by Mary Furbee
Kevin Funk Photography
Kevin Funk is a nature photographer from West Virginia who loves to show the beauty of WV through his photography
Gallery Eleven
Gallery eleven is a co- op of WV artists that work in different media from, acrylics, oils, and water color to clay/ pottery and fabric.
Garton Orginals
Featuring the master wood carving of Dr. John Rodgers Garton.
Gauley River Pottery
The Gauley River has inspired two whitewater enthusiast to create a hand thrown line of pottery as unique as any corner of West Virginia.
Glen Barnes Art
American Art of the Eastern Frontier
Goose Route Arts Collaborative
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 artistic experiences.
Greenbrier Valley Theater
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.
Haizlett Woodworks
Haizlett Woodworks is a father/son woodshop located on a farm in Brooke County, WV. 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.
Hannah's Pottery
"Enjoying art is drinking your morning coffee from a hand thrown mug... "
Happy Acres Art
Hand Carved Hiking Sticks from the Hills of West Virginia to the Hands of Mike Vickery
George D. Harper
Paintings, cartoons and pottery by George D. Harper
Harmony Ridge Gallery
In a sea of mass-production there is still a place where you can find art and craft made by hand.
Heath Studio Gallery
Whimsical and imaginative paintings by Jonathan Heath and inventive and accomplished printmaking by Jan Heath
The Hillbilly Artist
Art by Holly Hinkle that will make your soul smile.
The Home of Old World Santas
Patricia McCarty's Mountain Elves workshop, bulletin board and more
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 theatre company based in Huntington, West Virginia.
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.
Jewels of the Blue Ridge
Jewelry artist Clara Castelar
The Juried Online Arts Festival
Online portfolios of outstanding artists and crafts people
Kanawha Players
Kanawha Players has produced a season of live productions since 1922.
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. Please see her website for more information. Commissioned portraits welcome.
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, WV. Each item is an original work of art as each is handcrafted using traditional wheel throwing and hand building methods.
Thom and Sue Kellam Boxmakers
Kellams unique handcrafted wood jewelry boxes, collected and used worldwide since 1980, are available at Tamarack and fine craft galleries nationwide.
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.
Landmark Studio for the Arts
Theatre, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Media Arts
The Laurie Warren Gallery
Laurie is a watercolor artist living and working in Buckhannon
Leaning Oak Forge
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.
Rick Lee's Web Stuff
Commercial photography, pastel art and fun stuff
Steve Lewis Wildlife Art
I live in the mountains of West Virginia where I enjoy drawing, painting, computers, and wildlife.
A Light Monkey's Site
Photography by Paul Hartmann
Lost River Artisans Cooperative
An artist-owned and -operated cooperative located in Lost River, Hardy County, featuring a juried selection of heritage arts and crafts.
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 20 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.
MountainLit
Devoted to the history of the state's literature from the first book published with a western Virginia setting to contemporary authors
Mountain Made
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.
MountainRiverArtJewelry.com
Original handcrafted pendants, charms, and earrings made from resin, clay, pebbles, shells and twigs.
Mountain State Fiber Artists
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.
Mountain Thyme
The four women in Mountain Thyme perform songs and tunes that are often described as Appalachian Celtic.
Mountaineer Wood Industries
Furnituremaker/designer of custom tables, chairs, desks, chests, cabinets, Swiss chairs, carving and accesories.
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, Latins, 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
NEW WORLD performs Magic Theater. The purpose of our work is to bring joy, to communicate, and in some way touch those for whom we play.
Bob Noone, LawSongs Inc
When he isn't in the courtroom, you'll find him writing, performing and recording musical parodies that spoof the legal profession.
Oglebay Institute
Based in Wheeling WV, the Institute offers programming in diverse disciplines, including Environmental Education, Visual Arts, Museum and Theatre.
The ORBI Arts Network
A communications tool for the arts community in the Ohio River Valley, created by the Ohio River Border Initiative
Painted Images, Inc.
A design studio dedicated to enhancing the look of your home and business spaces through color and textures.
Paolo Marks
A luthier with a workshop in Pocahontas County who produces fine, handmade violins, violas, and cellos.
Brent Patterson
The art work of Brent Patterson whose work explores aspects of comfort, wealth, and social/historical contexts through digital imagery and other art experiments.
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.
Carol Pelletier
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.
Pine Hill Pottery
Kenneth Westfall, a studio potter located in Harrisville, West Virginia.
Prints by AJ
Austin Jones does reprints of historical documents, Miniature Books, and Misc. Broadsides
Randolph County Community Arts Center
From exhibits to performances to art education, the Center is supported by the community it serves.
River City Youth Ballet
Now in its thirteenth year, the Ensemble offers a four-show season, together with numerous programs in smaller venues throughout south-central WV. Official Youth Ballet of the state of West Virginia.
Jane Marie Rosenbohm classical guitarist
A West Virginia performing artist and have performed for many events from Mountain Stage, The Governor's Mansion, concerts and Arts-in-Education throughout the state.
Sawdust Dreams
Carving and Painting Wildlife in the Mountains of West Virginia
Schweitzer Studio
Original oil paintings of luminous, poetic landscapes. Commissioned portraits. Classes and workshops in drawing, oil painting and watercolor.
Sheila's Stained Glass
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 pipe.
Shinnston Community Band
A concert band consisting of amateur and professional musicians from the North-Central West Virginia area.
Art by Peter Shor
Paintings and other manifestations of Creative Energy
Robert Singleton
This collection is a representation of the metamorphic change which took place over a period of fifty years.
Cigdem Slankard
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).
Mark Slankard
Photographic artist and educator
SongSpring
West Virginia music site covering local and regional events and resources for musicians and music educators.
Sterling Images
Fine art and Architectural Photography by Sterling "Rip" Smith
Syphrus Recordings
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 Renaissance Art Gallery
The Renaissance Gallery is an artistís run co-op gallery in Huntington, West Virginia dedicated to bringing the finest in local original art to the region.
The Art of Allen Toney
Combining classical painting themes and techniques with the unique possibilities of digital image processing
Treehouse Arts Ensemble
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 Performing Arts Collective
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.
Valley Arts Publishing
Valley Arts Publishing is 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.
Vista Landscapes
Nature & Landscape photography including art prints, greeting cards, stock photography, and postcards.
Romance: WV Author C D Von Bruton
Where you will always find romance is in the air
Vue Fine Art and Design
Promoting Fine Art and Art Education
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.
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
The Guild is a state-wide non-profit 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 Blues Society
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.
West Virginia Music Center
A Directory of Live-Performance Musical Acts working in West Virginia
West Virginia Music Educators
We hope to make this website an important information source for school music in West Virginia.
West Virginia Music Teachers Association
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.
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
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 quality performances.
Wild GinSang Music
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.
John Wesley Williams
Designer and craftsman of fine furniture
WSG Gallery
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 the West Virgina area.
WVIFF
West Virginia International Film Festival Website
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
Zpots makes contemporary, functional pottery. Located in Shepherdstown, WV.