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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia will hold a jury session at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston, immediately following the “Arts at the Heart of Communities” 2017 Arts Day at the Legislature event. Tamarack seeks unique arts and crafts to showcase at their retail facilities. For more information on the jurying process, contact Stephen Cassle, product development coordinator for Tamarack, at (304) 256-6843 ext. 149 or [email protected]amarackwv.com.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts will host the annual Arts Day event from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.  The event celebrates the vitality of the arts in West Virginia and the impact the arts has on cultural growth, economic development and education.

This year’s event will be held in the upper and lower rotundas of the State Capitol and will include information booths representing artists, arts education and arts organizations from across the state. Individual artists and arts organizations are invited to participate. The deadline for registration has been extended to Feb. 8, 2017. Registration forms can be found at http://www.wvculture.org/arts/artsday/2017/New2017ArtsDayapplication.pdf

For more information about Arts Day at the Capitol or to register, contact Debbie Haught, cultural facilities and accessibility coordinator, at (304) 558-0240 or [email protected].

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the Office of the Secretary of Education and the Arts with Gayle Manchin, cabinet secretary. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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