Mountain Arts District member, The Arts Center, is holding its Annual Gala Exhibition from August 2
Call For Entries for the 2021 MAD High School Student Fine Art & Sculpture Contest
Enter to win! Open to all 2021 high school students in the Randolph, Tucker, Barbour, Upshur, Nicholas and Pocahontas counties. Download the 2021 High-School-Student-Fine-Art Participation Forms Submit your artwork online […]
The Arts Center Annual Gala Exhibition is On Display!
Mountain Arts District member, The Arts Center, is holding its Annual Gala Exhibition from August 2 to September 25, 2021. The Gala Exhibit is a fine arts benefit and exhibition […]
Pottery Studio Open House at The Arts Center
Saturday, July 24, 2021 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Mountain Arts District member, The Arts Center, is holding an Open House at its One Park Street Pottery Studio. The Open House […]
Augusta Block Party Honky-Tonk Dance
MADWV member Augusta Heritage Center is hosting a “Honky Tonk” featuring The Hooten Hallers on July 24th at the EBig Timber Brewing Company’s Beer Garden in downtown Elkins. The Honky […]
Augusta Block Party featuring The Hooten Hallers!
MADWV member Augusta Heritage Center is hosting an “Augusta Block Party” featuring The Hooten Hallers on July 23rd and 24th at the El Gran Sabor restaurant in downtown Elkins. The […]
The Augusta Festival scheduled for July 24th!
MADWV member Augusta Heritage Center is holding its annual “Augusta Festival” in Elkins City Park in Elkins, WV on July 24, 2021. Enjoy ongoing Appalachian craft demonstrations and join in […]
Stop into Artist At Work! in Elkins!
MADWV member Artists At Work is a collective art gallery in located. downtown Elkins, WV. Open since 1993, Artists at Work is West Virginia’s first full-time artists’ cooperative gallery and […]
Visit Buxton & Landstreet Gallery & Studios in Thomas, WV!
MADWV member, Buxton & Landstreet Gallery & Studios, located Thomas, WV, has original artwork by regional and Appalachian artists…you are sure to find something unique while you drink in the […]
Arts Center Class! Very Basic Baskets!
Very Basic Baskets Saturday, June 26 and 27, 2021 9:00 AM 4:00 PM This will be a class to learn the basic techniques of the traditional Appalachian basket. We will […]
Seldom Scene Perform at the Elkins Railyard June 26th!
Bluegrass legends The Seldom Scene will perform Saturday, June 26th at the Elkins Railyard Ampitheatre. This event is sponsored by MAD Member Augusta Heritage Center. This is a non-ticketed, public […]
Chance McCoy & Justin Golden Perform at the Elkins Railyard June 24th
Chance McCoy (GRAMMY-winning multi-instrumentalist formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show) and Justin Golden (traditional blues from Richmond VA) will perform Thursday, June 24 (7 pm Eastern)* at the Elkins Railyard […]
Elkins Sewing Center’s Quilter of the Month Bonnie Allen
Mountain Arts District member, The Elkins Sewing Center, is highlighting Bonnie Allen as its Quilter of the Month for June. Bonnie started quilting about 35 years ago. Prior to that, […]
Arts Center Class! Upcycling Fun for Kids!
Just For Kids—Upcycling Fun Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM This class will allow kids, ages 8-11, to make their own creations with the process of “upcycling,” […]
Elkins Sewing Center Hosts Facebook Live Class
Mountain Arts District member, The Elkins Sewing Center, hosted a free Facebook Live class June 5, 2021. Watch the video on their Facebook page to get the scoop on all […]
“Jumping into June” at The Arts Center
Mountain Arts District member, The Arts Center, is jumping back in and we are starting the summer right! Come hang outside with us on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 1-4 […]
Arts Center Class! Morning Mugs Workshop for Adults!
Morning Mugs Workshop for Adults Saturday, June 26, 2021 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Coffee and tea drinkers welcome! We are creating mugs, step by step, with beautiful designs that […]
Upcoming Art Classes at the Arts Center!
Just For Kids—Upcycling Fun Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM This class will allow kids, ages 8-11, to make their own creations with the process of “upcycling,” […]
Call for Artists! Richwood Art Walk!
A new fine art event is coming to Richwood in conjunction with the Mountain Color Art Show. It will take place on Main Street on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from […]
Augusta Heritage Center Receives Vandalia Award!
Mountain Arts District member, The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is the recipient of the 2021 Vandalia Award from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and […]
Augusta’s Online Heritage Workshop Series Starts June 7, 2021
Members of our summer heritage workshop series will once again be treated to everything Augusta has to offer. Study with over 75 traditional culture-bearers and master artists in bluegrass, blues, […]
Smakula’s Fretted Instruments
Bob Smakula at Smakula Fretted Instruments, has been making and repairing old-time instruments for more than 35 years. He also plays many of the instruments that he repairs. This small […]
Michael & Carrie Cline host FOOTMAD Virtual Song Swap May 18th
Join MADWV Members Carrie and Michael Cline on FOOTMAD Virtual Song Swap on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7 pm. Carrie and Michael, of podcast “Talking Across the Lines,” bring […]
Art in Green Bank Has a New Online Store
Shop for unique gifts at the Art in Green Bank from the comfort of your home! The Art in Green Bank has a new online store that includes unique and […]
Call for Entries for the 20th Annual Fine Arts Gala Exhibition
The Annual Gala Exhibition is a fine arts benefit and exhibition to celebrate years of providing accessible arts programming for artists, and our community. This exhibit coincides with our largest […]
The Arts Center’s Annual Member Exhibition is On Display
The Arts Center’s first exhibit in 2021, The Members Exhibition, will run from May 4 to July 24, 2021. It showcases the amazing artists members we love and admire. After […]
August Heritage Center Announces 2021 Summer Classes & Events
MADWV member Augusta Heritage Center will hold online classes and both online and in-person events for this summer’s season: Augusta’s Online Heritage Workshop Series Members of our summer heritage workshop […]
Visit Artistry on Main!
Spring has arrived at Mountain Arts District member Artistry on Main! As you venture out to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful weather, plan to stop by our store and see […]
Art Grants Available thru WV Dept of Arts, Culture & History
Training and Travel Grant Application Deadline: At least 6 weeks before event Description: Provides travel support to artists, arts administrators and arts educators for conferences, workshops, seminars, and showcases outside […]
Get Ramp Cookbooks at the Elkins Depot Welcome Center
It’s ramps season! In need of inspiration or just looking to switch it up? Stop by the Elkins Depot Welcome Center or call at 304-635-7803 to get your ramp cookbook […]
Artists! Learn Photography Basics for Online Stores
MAD Member Art in Green Bank, Inc is presenting 6 classes in June 2021 taught by MAD Member Elizabeth Sutton. The 2 hour classes deal with teaching artists and beginners […]
Peoples’ Voice Cafe Climate Concert featuring MAD Members Michael & Carrie Kline
Join Mountain Arts District Members Michael and Carrie Kline live online SATURDAY, April 17th at 8:00 p.m. EST on the People’s Voice Cafe Climate Concert. Michael and Carrie Kline present […]
Augusta and the WV Humanities Council present “A Visit with Master Artist Elizabeth LaPrelle”
Augusta and the WV Humanities Council present “A Visit with Master Artist Elizabeth LaPrelle” on March 30th at 7pm. Elizabeth LaPrelle will share stories about some of her Appalachian music […]
Augusta Heritage Center Event: Traditional Songs of Appalachia with Elizabeth LaPrelle
MAD Member Augusta Heritage Center will host a Facebook Event featuring songwriter Elizabeth LaPrelle. LaPrelle will share stories about some of her Appalachian music mentors and discuss her process of […]
Augusta and the WV Humanities Council present “Art and Social Justice in Beckley, WV”
Augusta and the WV Humanities Council present “Art and Social Justice in Beckley, WV” on March 23, 2021 at 7 pm. Watch live or see the archived session at: https://www.facebook.com/AugustaHeritageCenter/live […]
Augusta and the WV Humanities Council present “A Visit with Master Artist Lo
Lonnie Norwood will share songs and stories from his life-long journey with gospel music on Chicago’s South Side. Watch live or see the archived session at: https://www.facebook.com/AugustaHeritageCenter/live You can also […]
Second Cycle of Rural Youth Engagement through Public Art Grants Available
From the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History: CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The second cycle of applications are now being accepted for the FY21 Rural Youth Engagement through […]
The Arts Center Covid-Compliant Cohort Fused Glass Class
Starting Friday, May 7th, 2021, The Arts Center will be offering introductory hands-on COVID Compliant Cohort (CCC) workshops are designed for 2–5 friends/family members. You work in a small group […]
Augusta and the WV Humanities Council present “The Crossing: Irish and Appalachian Musical Connections”
Tim O’Brien will present tunes and stories that highlight the connections between Irish and Appalachian music and culture on February 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WV Lifts Some Event Restrictions
From the West Virginia Department of arts, Culture and History: “West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday made executive orders that will relax some of the COVID-19 restrictions put in […]
Augusta and the WV Humanities Council Present “A Visit with Master Artist Joey Saye”
Blues guitarist Joey Saye will present and play tunes from some of his blues mentors on February 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Augusta & the WV Humanities Council Present “The Great Migration, presented by Maggie Brown”
Maggie Brown has crafted a unique performance style designed to both educate and entertain on February 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center presents “Sea Shanties—Adding Historical Context to the Hottest New TikTok Trend”
Renowned performer, scholar, and tradition bearer John Roberts will present a discussion about sea shanties, their place in history and in current use on January 26 @ 7:00 pm – […]
Augusta Heritage Center Summer 2021 Celebration Dates Announced
From the Augusta Heritage Center: As we look towards the future, we eagerly anticipate the day that we will learn knee-to-knee, hold hands, dance, and sing joyously together. Our top […]
Public Art Grants for Rural Youth Engagement
Applications are now being accepted for the FY21 Rural Youth Engagement through Public Art Grant from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) and the West Virginia […]
West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History Artist and Art Organization Grants
Each year the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History awards grants to a variety of artists and arts organizations for arts-based projects. Deadlines are Feb 1st and March […]
The Arts Center Event: Christmas Brown Bag Concert
Happy Holidays! This Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 12 noon, The Arts Center will premier a virtual Brown Bag Concert here on its Facebook page for our community, featuring Deacon […]
Don’t Forget: Artists are Small Business Owners
Please consider giving works of art for Christmas. No matter the day, it’s important that you support your local artists, especially in this time of COVID. Visit the the following […]
Look what you can win!
Win this beautiful Nevada Tribble original titled “Still and Grey.”
Childrens’ Art in Coalton
Principal Alyssa Tallman and Artsbank Instructor Kylie Proudfoot-Payne received reproductions of murals done by children K-6 grade at Coalton School during the past two years.
Augusta Event: Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia
Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia Presented by Christopher Wilkinson Tuesday, October 20 @ 7 pm by The Augusta Heritage Center on Facebook Live, Zoom The coal fields of […]
Enter the MAD Pumpkin Patch Virtual Carving Contest!
Carve a pumpkin to enter into the Mountain Arts District Great “Community Pumpkin Patch Virtual Carving Contest”! Pumpkin enthusiasts! Submit your pumpkin carving masterpiece for prizes! Submission will be accepted […]
Augusta Heritage Center Event: Wet Plate Photography
Wet Plate Photography: History & Resurgence in the 21st Century Presented by Lisa Elmaleh Tuesday, October 6 @7pm Augusta Heritage Center on Facebook Live, Zoom This discussion focuses on the […]
RESCHEDULED: MAD “Creating During COVID” Networking Meeting
Marketing Rountable Featuring Christine Keller of CHRIZART September 29, 2020 7:30 to 8:30 pm Join us for this ZOOM EVENT Log In Information: 304-591-3345; PW: 3345 Join with Mountain Arts […]
The Arts Center’s Fall Juried Exhibition
The Fall Exhibit opens Wednesday, September 30th from 6 – 8 pm and runs thru November 13th, 2020 at The Arts Center.
Augusta Event: Arts Across America
This performance of Arts Across America: West Virginia Voices featues performances by Lady D, Bob Thompson, Ginny Hawker, and Emily Miller. It is a collaboration between The Augusta Heritage Center, […]
The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking Webinars
The The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking is holding monthly webinars on Creative Placemaking. Creative Placemaking is the next big idea in leading communities through healing and recovery. Get the […]
Augusta Announces Fall Events Schedule
All events are free and open to the public and will be streamed live on the Augusta Facebook page. Some sessions will also be accessible via Zoom to allow interaction […]
2nd Annual Droop Mountain Art & Craft Studios Tour
2nd Annual Droop Mountain Art & Craft Studios Tour featuring BrenWood Forge & Broom!
Ben’s Old Loom Barn: August’s Featured Venue
Ben’s Old Loom Barn, located in Davis, WV, has rugs, placemats, runners, stoles, towels, baskets, afghans, and many other hand crafted items for both home and gifts . The shop […]
Don Hall: August’s Feature Artist
Don Hall paints a variety of subjects, concentrating primarily on landscapes. He prefers to work en plein air, exclusively in oils on linen, canvas and artist board, capturing lovely mid-Atlantic, […]
Robert Rose: August’s Feature Artist
Robert Rose, a juried member of Tamarack, specializes in building dreadnought and parlor size guitars in the Martin style. His goal is to make an instrument that sounds as beautiful […]
Pocahontas County Arts Council: August’s Featured Venue
The Pocahontas County Arts Council (PCAC) is a nonprofit that promotes local art. They are located at the Green Bank Art Center, Durbin Art Center and the PCAC’s Little Yellow […]
Call for Artists for the Mill Whistle Art Gallery
Whistle Art Gallery is an artist’s co-op gallery in Richwood
The Arts Center 19th Annual Juried Gala Exhibition Opens August 5th, 2020!
On display from August 5 thru September 25, 2020 at The Arts Center.
COVID-19 Sessions for Artists and Arts Organizations by the WV Dept. of Arts, Culture & History
Over the next few weeks, The State Arts Office at the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History will be facilitating a series of free-form and topic-focused discussions centered […]
Augusta Bluegrass & Old-Time Week
Augusta 2020 Week 3 features Bluegrass and Old-Time music and art classes from Sunday July 19-Friday July 24th.
Augusta Blues & Swing Week: July 12-17,2020
This week will feature the genres of Blues, Vocal, and American String Band
Augusta Announces Cajun & Creole Week Events & Classes
Kathy Mattea headlines online events on Augusta’s Cajun & Creole Week of July 5th-10th, 2020
Kelly Mountain Mystic: July Featured Artist
Pete Houghton of Kelly Mountain Mystic is a sculptor and jeweler who works with material that has a story: natural materials, found objects and metals. Contact Kelly Mountain Mystic for […]
Alice Sabatino: July Featured Artist
Painter and Instructor from Elkins, WV
Creating During COVID-19 Networking Event
Virtual Networking Event for Artists | June 30, 2020
Chrizart Creations: June’s Featured Artist
Jewelry maker from Buckhannon, WV
2020 Student Art Contest Winners!
The High School Student Art Contest was a big success!
2020 Student Art Contest Entries!
Voting for the Mountain Arts District’s 2020 High School Student Art Contest begins soon. Members of the public can vote for their favorite art entries on the Mountain Arts District […]
Talbott Frameshop: May’s Featured Member
Talbott Frameshop, located at 220 Third Street, Elkins, offers a wide variety of choices for framing art and other collectables and keepsakes. Pricing varies according to the size of the […]
Artists at Work: May’s Featured Venue
Artists at Work showcases the work of more than 20 of the region’s premier makers of fine art and fine craft. Pottery, artisan jewelry, woodworking, fiber art, paintings, photography, and […]
Becky Blackley: May’s Featured Artist
“I was first introduced to felting in 1993 at an Augusta Heritage Center class with Beth Beede. It was love at first sight!”
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 […]
“Home-Aid ” by The Old Brick Playhouse
A weekly video for children during the Covid-19 pandemic MADWV member The Old Brick Playhouse presents “Home-Aid” a weekly video blog to provide hope, calm, comedy, love and comfort to […]
Economic Relief and Information Resources During Covid-19
(Updated 4/23/2020) Below, we are providing a list of funding and support opportunities for artists. If you come across additional opportunities, let us know so we can include it in […]
Quit Block Classes at Elkins Sewing Center: March’s Featured Event
Learn quilt blocking at the Elkins Sewing Center on Tuesdays at 10 am. Stop in for one session or join us for a series of classes: March 10th: Log Cabin […]
Bob Smakula: March’s Featured Artist
Specializing in the restoration and sales of fine musical instruments.
Artistry On Main: March’s Featured Venue
Artistry On Main is an Artist’s Co-op in Buckhannon, West Virginia.
February Featured Event – The Art of Quilting and Weaving Exhibit
The Art of Quilting and Weaving Exhibit will continue to run until February 28th at The Art Center in Elkins. This is a quality exhibit that should not be missed. […]
Brenda and Woody Harman Interview
We sat down on Brenda and Woody Harman’s porch out in Pocahontas County to interview them about their creative partnership, BrenWood Forge & Broom. Brenda is a broom-maker and Woody […]
MAD Interview Series: Kathryn Gillispie
Kathryn Gillispie is interviewed by our William Pounds. She works with the non-profit Art in Green Bank to teach art classes after having worked as an art teacher in West […]
July Featured Event – Augusta Heritage Festival
Our featured event for this month was the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins City Park!
Perpetual Growth: A Ron Hinkle Interview
William Pounds interviews Ron Hinkle, a native West Virginian glass blower. You can find him at Ron Hinkle Glass south of Buckhannon. Here is a link to the video portion […]
Gushing: An Interview with JoLynn Powers
This is an interview with JoLynn Powers, who blogs at https://westvirginiamountainmama.com/ and creates public art and murals. She lives in Upshur county and is currently working on restoring the Golden […]
Getting It Right: An Interview with Bob Smakula
Bob Smakula talks with our Patrick Facemire about his repair methods, differences in sound, his favorite musicians and much more. Check out the full interview on our Youtube channel! www.youtube.com/MAD […]
MAD Interview Series Schedule Announcement and Trailer!
Thank you to Dave Shombert, Bob Smakula, Sarah Fletcher, JoLynn Powers, Ron Hinkle, Kathryn Gillispie, and Brenda and Woody Harman for sitting down for interviews and photos! Dave Shombert and […]
West Virginia Day! – June Featured Event
Our featured event for this month is West Virginia Day at the Randolph County Arts Center! ” Designed to highlight our state’s beauty, our West Virginia Celebration is poised to […]
ArtSpring Festival: Featured Events!
Our featured event for the month is the ArtSpring Festival including subscribers Ben’s Old Loom Barn and Buxton and Landstreet Gallery giving demonstrations as part of their participation in the […]
New Video Interview with Sarah Fletcher.
Sarah Fletcher is interviewed by our AFHA AmeriCorps member William Pounds about her history as a weaver, teaching and being taught, and traditional weaving. You can find the text/photo portion […]
Spring into Art!
Our featured event for the month, Spring into Art with Artistry on Main (opening reception April 12th) Artistry on main got Spring started right with art showcase and reception at […]
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 […]
In the Works: a Dave Shombert Interview
Dave Shombert talks with our Patrick Facemire about his woodturning methods, preferences in types of wood, the difference between craft and sculpture and much more. Check out the full interview […]
Thomas Takes Its Art For a Walk
Our featured event for the month, Thomas’s Art Walk of March 16th. So, what goes on at a Thomas art walk? The galleries open up and the people come out. […]
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 […]
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