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Arts on the Internet

These arts-oriented web sites may be of interest you.
The Department of Arts, Culture and History does not maintain these sites, nor is it responsible for their content.

Allegheny Echoes, a group of musicians and writers who offer summer workshops that study and celebrate West Virginia and Appalachian culture and heritage.

Allied Artists of West Virginia, a group of West Virginia artists who strive to maintain high standards in all forms of art and promote the creativity of all its members.

Allegro Dance Company, a professional dance company in Wheeling that promotes and preserves the art of dance and the Italian culture by offering workshops, lectures and demonstrations.

American Association of Community Theatre provides networking, resources and support for those involved in community theatre.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, a nonprofit that offers artists of all ability levels, ages and backgrounds meaningful and energizing workshops at affordable rates.

Arts Advocacy West Virginia, a grassroots nonprofit organization representing the state arts community.

Arts Monongahela, Inc., a nonprofit that supports, promotes and encourages access to and enjoyment of the arts in the Morgantown area.

Artsbridge Online, a regional arts service agency serving Wood County, West Virginia; Washington County, Ohio; and contiguous counties.

ArtWorks Around Town Inc., a nonprofit charitable and educational organization operating a gallery and art center in historic Centre Market of Wheeling.

ARTWV, a free email list for West Virginia artists and crafters who wish to communicate with each other via the Internet on topics related to arts & crafts.

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, a nonprofit organization that fosters the study and practice of traditional arts in music, dance, craft and folklore.

The Berkeley County Arts Council provides unified communication, promotion, support and advocacy for the arts community in Berkeley County.

The Bottling Works is Hampshire County's cultural arts center, which presents performances and hosts exhibits and concerts by The Hampshire County Arts Council. It is owned by The Loy Foundation, also known as the nonprofit Hampshire County Historical and Arts Museum.

Carnegie Hall, a regional center for the visual and performing arts in the Lewisburg area.

Cedar Lakes Crafts Center, a state-owned and operated facility in Ripley that offers weekend and week-long craft classes.

Center for Economic Options, a community development organization in West Virginia that works with entrepreneurs and innovators who share a commitment to development that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

The Charleston Ballet, the official West Virginia State Ballet.

Charleston Light Opera Guild, provides high-quality, affordable musical theater in the Kanawha Valley.

Children’s Theatre of Charleston, the official West Virginia children's theater.

Chorus America, a national organization to develop and promote professional, volunteer and youth choruses.

Chuck Mathena Center, a nonprofit organization that offers education programs, live music and touring exhibits in southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia.

Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, an art museum, science center, performing arts center and hands-on educational facility in Charleston.

Crafts Emergency Relief Fund, a national artists’ service organization that provides emergency resources to artists.

CraftWorks at Cool Springs, a community supported nonprofit that provides exciting learning experiences in art, nature and sustainability in a beautiful natural setting.

Frog Valley Artisans, a collective of artists in Morgan County that specializes in art glass, metal and ceramics.

Gallery Eleven, a co-op of West Virginia artists who work in different media from acrylics, oils, and watercolor to clay/pottery and fabric.

Goose Route Arts Collaboration, a nonprofit arts organization in Shepherdstown that promotes and teaches dance.

Grantmakers in the Arts

Greenbrier Valley Theatre, a producing organization for live theater.

Hampshire County Arts Council, a membership organization that offers juried arts shows, displays, concerts, studio tours, art camps and more.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine, that offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media, including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving and woodworking.

Huntington Museum of Art, a fine-art museum and nature conservatory situated on more than 50 acres with two nature trails.

Huntington Outdoor Theatre, a regional theater group that presents outdoor productions at Huntington's Ritter Park Amphitheater.

Ivy & Stone Council for the Arts,a volunteer organization in Summersville that presents and assists in supporting a place for the literary, visual and performing arts in Nicholas County.

The Juried Online Arts Festival, offers online portfolios of outstanding artists and crafts people.

Kanawha Players, the second oldest, continuously operating amateur theater company in the country.

Landmark Studio for the Arts, a venue for art and cultural events in Sutton.

Lost River Artisans Cooperative, an artist-owned and -operated cooperative in Lost River, Hardy County, featuring a juried selection of heritage arts and crafts.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company, presenting dance concerts, full-length ballets, original and contemporary works and Arts in Education workshops in Parkersburg.

Morgan Arts Council, providing quality arts programming for Berkeley Springs and Morgan County.

MountainLit & Life, a website that collects and disseminates information about past and present West Virginia authors and their writings.

Mountain State Fiber Artists, a statewide organization for all fiber artist mediums.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
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National Endowment for the Arts

New World Theater Company, a theater company that provides educational workshops for actors.

Oglebay Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides cultural, educational, environmental and recreational experiences to the Upper Ohio Valley.
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Power2Give, a project of Arts & Science Council that helps to match nonprofit organizations’ projects that need funding with members of the public interested in giving directly to local arts, science and history projects.

Randolph County Community Arts Center, offering live concerts and performances, classes, workshops and exhibit in Elkins. 

River City Youth Ballet, West Virginia’s official youth ballet offering a four-show season and numerous programs in venues throughout south-central West Virginia.

Shinnston Community Band, a concert band consisting of amateur and professional musicians from North-Central West Virginia.

Syphrus Recordings, an independent recording label in the Eastern Panhandle that offers recording, production, distribution, promotion, marketing, and management services.

Tamarack Artisan Foundation, a nonprofit arts organization that serves all West Virginia artisans, to advocate and expand artisan entrepreneurship to create a vibrant economy for West Virginia. 

Trillium Performing Arts Collective, a nonprofit performing-arts organization in Lewisburg that operates the Trillium School for Performing Arts and provides educational workshops, community participation and informal and professional performances.

U.S. Regional Arts Organizations

West Virginia Art and Craft Guild, a statewide nonprofit membership organization formed to promote and preserve the creative lifestyle in West Virginia.

West Virginia Art Education Association, a professional organization that sponsors conferences, programs, exhibits and other services to support art education.

West Virginia Blues Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the history and heritage of blues music as an American art form through education, activities and events.

West Virginia Development Office

West Virginia Humanities Council

West Virginia Music Educators, a service and professional organization for music teachers engaged in teaching music in schools across West Virginia.

West Virginia Music Teachers Association, a nonprofit organization for teachers of every instrument and voice.

West Virginia Symphony, a performing arts organization that presents more than 50 concerts annually to audiences across the Mountain State.

West Virginia Division of Tourism

West Virginia Writers, the state's largest writing organization that aims to expand and develop creative writing and professional opportunities for writers, and to connect the state's writers with others in the literary community and the public at large.

West Virginia Youth Symphony, a nonprofit arts organization that supports four music ensembles and numerous chamber groups.

West Virginia International Film Festival, a nonprofit organization that encourages, supports and promotes the film arts by offering critically acclaimed and culturally diverse domestic and foreign language feature films unlikely to be shown at theaters in West Virginia.