2021 Governor’s Cup Marching Band Series Finals Award Winners Announced

            CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Governor’s Cup Marching Band Series award winners were recognized after the final competition at Philip Barbour High School in Philippi on Saturday, Oct. 30. The Governor’s Cup Marching Band Series is a culmination of ten local high school marching band competitions, including the annual West…

2021 West Virginia Juried Exhibition Artists Announced

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The 22nd biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition will open at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston, along with an awards ceremony, on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. Eighty West Virginia artists were selected for the exhibit, which will feature 110 pieces, including painting, drawing,…

Fall 2021 Issue of GOLDENSEAL Magazine Now Available

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Fall 2021 issue of GOLDENSEAL magazine is now available. Since 1975, GOLDENSEAL has been West Virginia’s Magazine of Traditional Life. Attached is a list of retailers where GOLDENSEAL magazine is available. This issue covers a wide swath of topics from 16 West Virginia counties. The cover story, written by…

2021 West Virginia State Marching Band Invitational Championship Winners Announced

            CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Forty-three bands from around the state showcased their talents in the tenth annual West Virginia State Marching Band Invitational Championship at the University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field on Saturday, Oct. 23. Barboursville and Milton Middle School bands opened the event with the national anthem.…

Forty-five Bands to Compete in West Virginia Marching Band Invitational

                  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The tenth annual West Virginia Marching Band Invitational Championship will feature 45 high school bands from around the state on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the University of Charleston Stadium, Laidley Field. Barboursville Middle School and Milton Middle School will open the event at 8:55 a.m. with the…

Help Trim the 2021 Artistree!

The Office of First Lady Cathy Justice and the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History invite West Virginians of all ages, including artists of all disciplines, to create an ornament for the Artistree to be displayed in the Culture Center Great Hall throughout the 2021 holiday season. All…

City of Wheeling – Request for Proposals

The Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission is seeking proposals for three murals on the trail-facing façade of 1 23rd Street, located in historic Center Wheeling. Artists or groups of artists may provide a proposal for one or more of the three sections. Murals should depict literal or conceptual interpretations of…

Creative Forces Grants

The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance, is pleased to announce the launch of a new grant program as part of Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. The Creative Forces Community Engagement Grants will support arts engagement programming for military and veteran populations and…

Richwood Galleries to Showcase Two Colorful Artists

Two acclaimed Nicholas County artists—one living, one deceased—will be showcased at separate galleries on Saturday, October 9, 2021 when Richwood’s 34th annual Mountain Color Art Show holds its first annual Art Walk street fair.   Bloomfield Gallery will be exhibiting the bold and expressionistic works of Nicholas County painter Steve Flynn.  The Lawrenson…

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Announces September Programs

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex welcomes the fall season with a series of activities, including Fossil Day, the first program of the 2021 Lecture and Film Series, a documentary, and a new “Featured Artist” exhibit. All events are free and open to the public.  On Saturday, Sept.…

Restrictions Lifted on Public Art Grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Rural Youth Engagement through Public Art Grant from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA) is now open for application to all communities in West Virginia. Deadline for application is Oct. 1, 2021. Originally…

Summer 2021 Issue of GOLDENSEAL Magazine Now Available

 News… CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Summer 2021 issue of GOLDENSEAL magazine is now available. Since 1975, GOLDENSEAL has been West Virginia’s Magazine of Traditional Life. Attached is a list of retailers where GOLDENSEAL magazine is available. Dedicated to the West Virginia Mine Wars, this issue focuses on the violent series of…

Grave Creek Mound Offers Activities for the Entire Family in August

 News… MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville is offering a range of activities and events during the month of August. They include a story-time program, documentary film, a presentation by local author Alan Fitzpatrick and two new art exhibits. The programs and exhibits are free and open…

Deadline Extended for 2021 West Virginia Juried Exhibition

 News… CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) has extended the deadline for its 22nd biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition. Submissions for the exhibit in the form of digital images on CD or USB flash drive will now be accepted until Monday, Aug. 9,…

West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office Announces Scholarships for the National Association of Preservation Commissioners Virtual Summer Short Course Aug. 24 and 25, 2021

 News… CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office is awarding up to 15 scholarships for the National Association of Preservation Commissioners (NAPC) virtual Summer Short Course on Aug. 24 and 25, 2021. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 23, 2021. This series of six webinars is geared…

2022 State Historic Preservation Annual Work Program Announced

 News… CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) announces the proposed Annual Work Program for the 2021-2022 Historic Preservation Program is now available for review and comment. The work program describes the activities and programs the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will undertake as…

One Book One West Virginia Statewide Book Discussion

 News… Charleston, W. Va. – The West Virginia Library Commission and the West Virginia Center for the Book have announced the One Book One West Virginia selection for 2021. Each year, one book by an Appalachian author is selected for this prestigious honor, and this year’s honoree is Patron Saint…