“Art is not a thing, it is a way.”


icons-bigWVThe Mountain Arts District is a place, a network, a resource for artists, and on-line, it is a directory for all people and events in our mountain counties. Its purpose it to promote the unique arts and culture of north central West Virginia. Spanning the counties of Barbour, Pocahontas, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, and Upshur. MAD was formed by a collective group of volunteers to strengthen the arts sector and establish the area as an arts destination for tourists. We also work to expand the role of the arts as an economic driver for the region and increase the development of opportunities for public arts. Our first project: The MAD Arts & Events Directory. The MAD Arts & Events Directory is dedicated to the artists of every genre who draw inspiration from our small rural communities in the mountains of north central West Virginia. Many capture the traditions of mountain life and merge it with inspirations from other cultural adventures they’ve brought back with them to these hometowns. Discarded Beauty If you are looking for a unique keepsake, home-spun performance, or just things to do in the Mountain State then take a look at the MAD artists and venues in this directory. We give you who, what, when, and where to buy artists’ goods and services. There’s also info on venues, galleries, and festivals in our counties of Barbour, Pocahontas, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, and Upshur. Explore and enjoy the multitude of art and events available in our region. The arts breathe life into our very hearts and souls and contribute to the quality of our lives. Come visit!

Be a MAD Subscriber

If you are an artist, musician, have a venue, event, or festival in or near the area we serve, consider becoming a subscriber.

Be a MAD Partner

Even if you are not an artist, musician, have a venue or festival to promote, you can be a partner in our community. You may donate, volunteer, sponsor an event, or run an ad on our site. Contact us for more information.