The West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts will host “Arts Day at the State Capitol” at the State Capitol Complex, Charleston, on Thursday,
March 8, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The event celebrates the vitality of the arts in West Virginia; the impact the arts has on cultural growth, economic development and education; and how the arts brings together artists, arts organizations and art enthusiasts from across the state.
This year’s event will be held in the upper rotunda of the State Capitol. More than 40 individual artists and arts organizations will be on hand to share creative talents, ideas, and answer questions. These groups include the Appalachian Children’s Chorus, Tamarack Foundation, Blenko Art Glass, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Morgan Arts Council, Fairmont State University and the Huntington Museum of Art among others.
For more information about “Arts Day at the State Capitol,” contact Jeff Pierson, individual artist coordinator for the Division, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 717.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Cultural Center in the state capitol complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.