Historic Preservation Development Grants Now Available

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications are now available for matching historic preservation Development Grants through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH). Eligible projects include the restoration, rehabilitation or archaeological development of historic sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places.…

Live History Show at West Virginia Independence Hall, Feb. 3

WHEELING, W.Va. – Live History, a theatre company that specializes in bringing your local history to life, will feature two showings of “A Timeless Gathering” at West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling on Saturday, Feb. 3. Showtimes are 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the WVIH courtroom and will…

National Park Service Accepting Applications for Semiquincentennial Grant Program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The National Park Service is accepting applications for their Semiquincentennial Grant Program. The Semiquincentennial Grant Program is intended to support buildings, structures, sites, districts, and objects that commemorate the nation’s founding. To be eligible for this funding, the structure must be listed on or eligible for listing the…

Arts Day at the Legislature 2024

Arts Day at the Legislature 2024 is scheduled for Thursday, February 29, 2024. Arts Day is a great opportunity for arts organizations from all around West Virginia to set up a display in the West Virginia capitol rotunda during legislative session. Personnel from participating organizations are encouraged to use this…

Governor’s Arts Awards 2024

About the Awards The Governor’s Arts Awards celebrate excellence in the arts in West Virginia. The awards focus attention on the importance of arts to economic development in the Mountain State by honoring individuals and organizations whose creative achievements and significant contributions to the arts enhance life in West Virginia. Eligibility Nominees must be West…

Arts in Our Communities Conference 2024

The registration link is LIVE! Complete your registration for the FREE Arts in Our Communities conference here: Conference RegistrationYou can gather at the Culture Center in Charleston with artists and arts organization representatives from all over West Virginia. Scheduled for Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday, February 28, the conference is designed…

December Events at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville invites the public to celebrate the December holidays with several activities and events. Local history, a student art exhibit, a holiday tree decorated with produce from the museum’s Interpretive Garden, and a variety of crafts are being offered. The museum…

Brass Quintet to Perform Holiday Concert at West Virginia Independence Hall

WHEELING, W.Va. – The Shadyside Brass Quintet, Artists in Residence at the Heinz Memorial Chapel in Pittsburgh, will perform a free holiday concert in the restored courtroom at West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. Holiday favorites such as “I Saw Three Ships…

West Virginia Juried Exhibit 2023 Winners Announced

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Artists from Fairmont, Marion County; Augusta, Hampshire County; and Richwood, Nicholas County, won the top prizes in the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History’s (WVDACH) 23rd biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition, which opened Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston.…

2023 West Virginia Juried Exhibition Artists Announced

West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History to Host Exhibition Opening and Awards Ceremony at Culture Center CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The 23rd biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition will open at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston, along with an awards ceremony, on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2…

Culture Center to Host Annual Halloween Bash on Thursday, Oct. 26

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History will host a Halloween Bash on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The Halloween Bash is free and open to the public. All guests are encouraged to…

Thirty-three Bands to Compete in West Virginia Marching Band Invitational

 PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The 12th annual West Virginia Marching Band Invitational (WVMBI) Championship will feature 33 high school bands from 25 counties around the state on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Philip Barbour High School in Philippi. West Virginia Wesleyan College will also perform during the competition as an exhibition band.…