Sarah Fletcher Interview

MAD Interview Series: Sarah Fletcher I recently sat down to interview Sarah Fletcher a weaver and owner of Ben’s Old Loom Barn, which can be found in Canaan Valley. Raised by a teacher of weaving, she now teaches and weaves herself, sharing and selling traditional Appalachian weaving to tourists and residents. Her MAD page can […]

Interview With Michael and Carrie Kline

  It’s an interview with Michael and Carrie Kline! Michael and Carrie Kline are musicians, Folk historians, archivists, radio-people, and political activists. In this program by the Mountain Arts District, a brief account of their long story is told, and Michael and Carrie share their views on Music, on History, and on Life. Learn what […]

Ben’s Old Loom Barn

Local weaving shop founded by Dorothy Thompson. A working hand weaver’s shop specializing in hand crafted items made by local artisans. Local weaver and community advocate for fiber and related arts. There are 20 producers of fiber and related arts. Ben’s Old Loom Barn has rugs, placemats, runners, stoles, towels, baskets, afghans, and many other […]

Pocahontas County Artisan Co-op, feature

The Pocahontas County Artisan Co-op has more than 40 member artists and craftspeople working in two dozen mediums.  As a business incubator the Co-op assists regional artisans in advancing from hobby to cottage industry and are committed to promoting the arts in Pocahontas County through public demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions and community-based educational activities. Find Pocahontas […]

Artists at Work, feature

Artists at Work is a regional artists’ cooperative based in Elkins. With more than 20 producers, you can find jewelry, wood-turned bowls, pottery, paintings, baskets, cards, and more. The Co-op was founded in 1993 and has been operating for an impressive 24 years. This week in Parsons, they are beginning a rotating exhibition through the […]

Featured: Brightside Acres

“Herbal Teas mountain women have brewed for generations.” Brightside Acres: West Virginia Wildgrown creates herbal teas that are handcrafted from the leaves, flowers, and roots of wild plants that thrive in Allegheny Mountain forest and meadow. Brightside Acres welcomes visitors by appointment for garden tours, herb walks, kitchen talks and more! You can find their teas […]

Featured: Talbott’s Frameshop

This week we are featuring one of Mountain Arts District’s great arts resources, Talbott’s Frameshop. Located at 220 3rd St. in downtown Elkins, Talbott’s is a custom picture framing shop and art gallery located at 220 3rd Street, in the historic “Talbott Building.” Established in the early 1980’s, the frame shop developed out of Talbott Paint & […]

Featured: ArtSpring Festival

This week, our Featured Event is ArtSpring’s annual Memorial Day Festival! The Festival lasts from Friday, May 26th until Sunday, May 28th. See the full schedule here: www.artspringwv.com. ArtSpring Festival is an annual celebration of the vibrant arts community in Tucker County, West Virginia. The main activities hubs are in Thomas and Davis, and you are […]

Featured: CREATURE

This week we are featuring a newcomer to the Mountain Arts District Showcase, CREATURE, a gallery, studio, and imaginarium of Seth Pitt’s art. The work spans from hand drawn conceptual cartoons to large format time intensive melted crayon sculptures to absurdist sketches to excerpts of books that were never written. The next time you’re strolling […]

Featured: Jolynn Powers

This week our featured artist is writer/blogger Jolynn Powers. A self-proclaimed West Virginia Mountain Mama living slowly, foraging, cooking, canning, hunting, and fishing her way through Appalachia. “I’m a forty something mother of two who was born and raised in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain in Boulder, Co. I have lived, loved, and laughed in […]