The mission of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History is to identify, preserve, protect, promote and present the ideas, arts and artifacts of West Virginia’s heritage, building pride in our past accomplishments and confidence in our future.
Welcome from Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith.
March is Art Month at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Whether your interest runs to youth art, performance art or a celebration of our state’s community arts programs, we have something for you at the Culture Center this month.
On March 5, we host the annual Congressional Arts Competition awards program at 2 p.m. Talented high school and middle school students participate in the program. Three students’ art will be selected for a year-long exhibition in the United States Capitol Building.
On March 13, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will join us for the Governor’s Arts Awards celebration at 6 p.m. Individual artists, organizations, education programs, communities and legislators will be recognized for their contributions to arts in our state. The evening program features music and dance performances as well.
March 14 and 15 will see the West Virginia State Theater filled with high school students participating in the Poetry Out Loud statewide competition. One student will be selected to represent our state at the national Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington, D.C.
All month long, we celebrate National Quilt Month with an exhibition of traditional and contemporary West Virginia quilts in the Great Hall.
We look forward to seeing you!
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