Help Trim the 2021 Artistree!

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

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…

New Grant Programs Available for Artists, Arts Organizations

 News… CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission the Arts are pleased to announce the creation of eight new grant programs, as well as second-round funding and rolling deadline funding for nine currently established grant programs. These grant programs are…

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Offers Free Programs and Events in June

 News… MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville resumes its public programs and events in June with activities for children, a lecture on “Juneteenth and its History in the Ohio Valley,” and a new featured Artist of the Month. Also of interest are a towering replica stegodon…

Twelve West Virginia Middle Schools Benefit from Save The Music Foundation Grants

 News… CHARLESTON, W.VA. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) and Save The Music Foundation visited middle schools across the Mountain State on Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7, 2021, to celebrate Save The Music grants to middle school music programs. The twelve schools chosen…