2020 High School Student Art Contest!

Enter to win! Open to all 2020 high school students in the Randolph, Tucker, Barbour, Upshur, Nicholas and Pocahontas counties. Download a PDF of the Contest Requirements The Mountain Arts District will display a photo of your artwork on our Facebook contest from June 12th-16th, 2020. The submission with the most “likes” will win a […]

JoLynn Unveils Her General Store Mural in Philippi!

You can find JoLynn’s mural at the Barbour County Development Authority in Downtown Philippi and her page with us here – http://www.madwv.com/item/jolynn-powers/ If you see her around, congratulate her on the mural (tell her you saw it here) and finishing up with three years (!!!) of AmeriCorps Service. She writes this great blog – https://westvirginiamountainmama.com/about/

Log Cabin & Maple Leaf, feature

This summer, Elkins Main Street will be continuing their heritage quilt blocks project throughout Elkins. This summer, they’re working on4×4 blocks in addition to the larger 8×8 blocks you can see on the side of the YMCA and Davis Trust buildings. The two quilt squares featured today are the Log Cabin pattern and the Maple Leaf […]

St. Brendan the Navigator

Some Good Friday Public Art: This sculpture was chosen by St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Elkins to portray their Parish Patron Saint in 2000. St. Brendan is chiefly renowned for his legendary journey to the Isle of the Blessed as described in the ninth century Voyage of St Brendan the Navigator. The statue situates St. Brendan […]

Public Art: Sun & Moon Mural

This bright piece of public art adds a splash of color on the outskirts of Davis between the town and Thomas. It was designed and painted by Elkins High School Art classes in 2015. Elkins High School art classes have produced several murals and art projects across the Mountain Arts District. Browse through our gallery […]


This week’s public art feature watches over Main Street, like Buckhannon’s own Dr. T.J. Eckleburg. Cock-A-Doodle-Dude was created for ART26201’s Art in Public Places program, which has been very successful at launching several public art  projects across downtown Buckhannon. From ART26201’s site, artist Ginger Diaz says, “Rarely do I view something beautiful without calculating how […]

The Mingo Indian

Descendants of the early pioneers wanted to honor the place where the an American Indian village had stood, now Mingo Flats. Though whether or not this village was Mingo or not, is debated. Remains of the village were visible to the first settlers, although clearly abandoned for many years. An online copy of “Monument to, and […]

Public Art

This week’s public art feature is another piece from Philippi: this time off of Alderson-Broaddus campus. “Apollo” is a piece inspired by Sir Isaac Newton’s quote “I stand on the shoulders of giants,” and the statue was so named to honor the space program. “Apollo” was installed in 1968.” See more art at our public […]