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Shepherdstown Street Fest

Come join us for a celebration in Shepherdstown, WV -- the oldest town in West Virginia -- and enjoy our local musicians, artists, restaurants and retail shops! The festival includes live music on two stages throughout the day, vendor booths lining our main street, kid-friendly activities and a beer garden located close to all of our local restaurants and retail shops. Come celebrate with us!

Williamson Night Market

Join us for our popular pop-up street festivals on the second Saturday of the month from May until August. Street vendors, musicians, artists, and more fill 2nd Avenue for a laid back evening on the town. To see vendors visit us on Facebook.

Blue Ridge Arts & Crafts Festival

Join us for the 2nd annual Blue Ridge Arts & Crafts Festival, to be held at the historic Peter Burr Farm in Shenandoah Junction, WV, featuring over 50 Blue Ridge artists and artisans, live music, local food and drinks, free children's activities, tours of the historic property, artist demos, door prizes, and more, with free admission for everyone.

A Handmade Christmas in Shepherdstown

Second annual free event at Town Run Brewing Co. in historic Shepherdstown, featuring holiday gifts from 18 local artists and artisans, free chair massages by Replenish Wellness, food and drink, family friendly event.

Trails and Trees Studio Tour

Welcome to our studios. Travel through beautiful Berkeley County, West Virginia and visit the studios of our 13 talented artists who call the area, “Home”. We invite you to this special weekend where we share our creativity, skills, stories, and distinctive art work with the public. Take your time and enjoy the arts and Berkeley County. Take a peek at “Creativity Where it Lives”, purchase artwork, view demonstrations, or win a door prize - and it’s all free!

HallowEast

Mark your calendars for October 25-28, 2017. HallowEast is the only 3-day Halloween celebration in West Virginia that spotlights the spookiest time of year. HallowEast 9 takes place in the edgy, unique, and diverse East End of Charleston, WV! ArtMares: This horror themed art show is back for its 9th year! Join us for a special reception, meet the artists, and enjoy the live music. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres are provided by your favorite local businesses. Free Friday Night Freak Show: Nearly four decades ago, the ultimate midnight movie was released in theaters and to celebrate, Electric 102.7 and HallowEast will showcase The Rocky Horror Picture Show on the big, inflatable screen at Laidley Field Friday, October 27th! HallowEast Costume Pub Crawl: Oct. 28 (Registration is open from 5PM – 9PM) Time: 7:00 – 11:00 PM Locations: 8 East End Pubs Elizabeth St./Washington St./Leon Sullivan Way Cost: $20.00 per person Check the website for updates and details about events.

Arti Gras, Art Around Town

Event takes place at 65 Old Main Plaza, St. Albans. Our area is full of fantastic artists and vendors whose talent range from painting and drawing to photography and jewelry and many categories in between! Find that perfect gift or browse for ideas! More information to come: artigraswv.com.

Watoga Art in the Park

Watoga Art in the Park – bringing together artists and the great outdoors. Watoga Art in the Park features a great fun- filled weekend for families set in one of West Virginia's most beautiful parks – Watoga State Park. The juried fine art and craft fair will feature some of the region's most impressive artists and craftspeople showcasing jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and much more Find that perfect gift for a loved one or yourself. Along with showcasing fine art for purchase, there will be eight professional artists, instructing in 22 workshops throughout the two-day event to help you create your own work of art. Learn pastels, watercolors, or acrylics from accomplished artists, watch and participate in wood-fire pottery or blacksmithing, make your own mask and paint or decorate it, check out white oak basketry, as well as yoga and art therapy. Join in one or all three nature walks lead by a Watoga State Park Naturalist. Learn about birds and then return to paint what you observed, make a clay dish using some of the natural materials you'll find along your walk, or check out the hike where you learn to identify animal footprints. In the evening you can participate in an Owl Prowl and the even make owl houses to take home with you. There will be great music both days as well as a variety of foods. Kids Corner open all day. Check us out on the web for details and to submit your artwork for consideration. https://watogaartinthepark.com/

Art in the Park

Arts and crafts are featured at Watoga! Juried artists will be at the picnic shelter area Saturday September 2 and Sunday, September 3, 2017. Overflow parking will be at the swimming pool area with shuttle service transporting guests as needs. Call the park office at 304-799- 4087 for activity, music and demonstration schedule and times. Overflow parking will be at the swimming pool area with shuttle service transporting guests as needed. Contact: Gail Hyer, 304-799-2228 (for vendor information)

5th Annual WV Tattoo Expo

The fifth annual West Virginia Tattoo Expo is finally here! Located at the Morgantown Event Center, the expo will run August 18th – 20th. With on-site tattooing and piercing from over 160 artists, multitudes of vendors, contests, a Miss Tattooed West Virginia pageant, and more, this will be the premier tattoo event in the state. The expo is open to the public, and kids under 12 are free with a paying adult. We Can’t wait to see you there!

Fayettevilles Merchant Mix & Match

Enjoy a stroll around Historic Downtown Fayetteville as our locally owned shops and restaurants pair up together for this special event! Restaurants will be teaming up with shops giving out free samples. There will be live music, karaoke, activities, displays, special offers, and lots of fun things going on throughout the event. There will also be artists and performers set up throughout town.

“Crosscurrents” Opening Reception

"Crosscurrents" opening reception July 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Opening reception is free and open to the public. Exhibit is on display through August 18, 2017 About the exhibition: Crosscurrents is a multi-media juried exhibition of top regional artists with cash prizes awarded to the winners.

“The Work of Rodney Gordon” Opening Reception

"The Work of Rodney Gordon" Opening Reception, April 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Opening reception is free and open to the public. Exhibit is on display through June 23, 2017. About the Artist: Broadway's master milliner and mask maker Rodney Gordon shares a collection of masks, hats, headdresses, jewelry, and armor created for some of the most popular and historic productions in theater history.

Putnam Tastes and Talents Month

Putnam County is home to a wealth of artists, artisans, musicians and writers. Tastes and Talents features these creatives in fun and engaging ways. Enjoy specials at locally-owned restaurants throughout Putnam County in March. Attend our Putnam County Artisans pop-up shop, take an art class, listen to local musicians, or meet local authors at events throughout the county. A full listing of participating restaurants and events is available on our website.

Arts Walk

This year’s ARTS WALK, sponsored by Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, Main Street Morgantown, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) and Arts Monongahela, will take place on Friday, October 7 in downtown Morgantown. Arts Mon, MAC and Appalachian Gallery are information points for the Arts Walk– you can get the inside scoop on where the artists are and what’s happening downtown. Arts Mon is located next to Huntington Bank on the corner of High Street and Pleasant Street. Monongalia Arts Center is easy to find, on the corner of High Street and Kirk Street and Appalachian Galley in on Walnut Street across for the parking garage. Participating businesses and places with artists are marked by lit tiki torches. Plan the perfect Friday night. From 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. you can stroll through over forty downtown businesses and see artwork from local artists. As you stroll through downtown, collect four fantastic bookmarks featuring Morgantown Area Artists. These artists are culture-makers who challenge the status quo and advance our region’s Arts… plus they are your neighbors. You can find them at Arts Monongahela, MAC, the Main Street Offices and pretty much every other business downtown! Enjoy music at numerous locations and a variety of unique dining choices.

Jewels & Drinks at Greenbrier Valley Theatre

Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, will host a jewelry trunk show in the Daywood Lobby on Sunday, August 28. This event is free and open to the public from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Jewelry artisan, Alan Anderson, will be at GVT to showcase an eclectic mix of costume jewelry. Beaded handbags, brooches, necklaces, earrings and much more will be on display. Complimentary hors d'oeurves and beverages will be served. For more information, call GVT at 304-645-3838.