You can find some of West Virginia’s best art at these 5 spots
Throughout the state, incredibly talented artisans and artisan groups are creating amazing pieces and showcasing them for the world to see. Visit one of these local artisans and explore a different side of the Mountain State:
WV Highlands Artisans Group
The beautiful town of Davis has become a hub for artisans thanks to the towns scenic beauty and plethora of creative people. In Davis you’ll find the WV Highlands Artisans Group, an association of artists and artisans representing diverse media that present their works as a cooperatively owned and run gallery. Visit their gallery and discover one-of-a-kind jewelry, textiles, stained glass, quilts, woodwork, ceramic pottery and much more.
Holler: Contemporary Appalachian Art Gallery
Holler: Contemporary Appalachian Art Gallery located in Princeton showcases the work of contemporary Appalachian artists. The gallery was created by owner and founder Chase Bowman who wanted to showcase the art and artists of Appalachia. Any time you visit Holler you can discover and appreciate pottery, glasswork, sculpture, experimental media and more for an incredible experience.
WV Fine Artisans
Located in the heart of the Greenbrier Valley in charming Lewisburg you can find WV Fine Artisans, which seeks to embrace and promote local and state artists. The artist’s work includes wood carving, glass-blowing, mud work, oil painting, pastels and more. The gallery also offers classes, workshops and events that will help further any aspiring artists talents and abilities.
Augusta Heritage Center
A visit to the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins on the historic campus of Davis and Elkins College is always memorable and worthwhile. The Augusta Heritage Center teaches, shares and celebrates the wonder and diversity of Appalachian art. Throughout the year, the center puts on activities and programs that celebrate folk art and folklife traditions. Take advantage of the centers week long craft workshops that are offered throughout the summer and include lessons on letterpress, basketry and sculpture — just to name a few.
Tamarack is the perfect place for artisans and aspiring artisans alike to visit. Tamarack started out as a simple vision to promote the Mountain State’s wonderful image, and, today, more than 20 years later, it does just that and more. Tamaracks display team is constantly creating visual effects using products created by a variety of artisans. Any time you visit Tamarack, you can discover and shop for specialty products such as metal, apparel, jewelry, wood, glass, furniture, pottery, outdoor décor and more. Stop by the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery where you can view fine art and fine craft.Find boutique shopping
This post was last updated on March 17, 2022