Bringing the Arts to Life

In Hampshire County, West Virginia

The Hampshire County Arts Council fosters the creation,  presentation and enjoyment of the arts in our community.

HCAC sees the arts as an integral part of daily life. An art-rich environment enhances the quality of life for residents and visitors, and encourages the development, recognition and appreciation of local performers, musicians, artists and writers.

Photographs by Jeff Keister at FNB Romney Fall 2017

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The Roosevelt Dime band

Hay Fever (Haza, Karper & Morris)


Throughout the year the Hampshire County Arts Council presents numerous opportunities to enjoy and participate in the the arts, and supports other entities in their efforts to enrich our community.

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Words of Love, With Cookies
Saturday, February 10, 1-3PM &
Sunday, February 11, 2-4PM

Hampshire County Public Library, 315 W. Main St., Romney, WV (Sat)
The River House, Rt. 50, Capon Bridge, WV (Sun)

Ice Mountain Writers and The River House Writers invite you to bring your original prose or poetry or your favorites on the theme of love and dedicate them to your honey (or not!)

Musical presentations also encouraged

All ages invited. Cookies and punch provided.  Sign up in advance or at the event at the front desk of the Library or the Café at The River House.

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Roosevelt Dime in Concert
Saturday, March 24, 7:30PM

The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St., Romney, WV

HCAC presents Roosevelt Dime. With a name appropriated from a coin minted in 1946, it comes as no surprise that historical reference points underscore the music of the East Coast- based quartet Roosevelt Dime. This engaging brotherhood of musicians traces the rich tributaries of Americana – Blues, Bluegrass, and New Orleans juke joint Rhythm & Blues, enduring genres newly electrified with a modern charge.

Click here for more information.  Click here  for tickets.

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Hay Fever Performs for Hampshire County Arts Council Annual Gathering
Saturday, April 7, 5:30PM

The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St., Romney, WV

Hay Fever will provide the entertainment at the Arts Council’s Annual gathering, which will include a pot-luck meal at 5:30, followed by the program and live music. 

Get your art ready!

Want to try something new? Check out the series of adult workshops designed to introduce and explore subjects you “have always wanted to try.” Check back often to see what is coming next. 

Calling All Artists

 Hampshire County Arts Council is pleased to announce the Spring 2018 Fine Art Show to be on display at the Hampshire County Public Library in Romney, WV, March 5 to 24. Open to all adult artists, the event will recognize the quality and diversity of art being created in West Virginia and neighboring states.  Dot Proctor from Bethesda, MD, will judge the competition. Cash and other awards will be presented at the Opening Reception, to which the public is invited, Friday, March 9 at 5PM.

2-dimensional and 3-dimensional entries in any media will be accepted at the Library Saturday, March 3 between10:30AM and 3PM. For details download the 2018 Spring FAS call for entries and 2018 Fine Arts Show Entry Form.

For further questions, contact Ibi Hinrichs by email or call 703-655-1767

Thank You!

The Hampshire County Arts Council sincerely thanks our faithful sponsors whose contributions allow us to offer the community many events each year.

Augusta Animal Hospital
The Bank of Romney
FNB Bank
Staggers & Staggers
Gayle Borchers
Bob & Sally Caiola
Wendy & Roger Anderson
Sheila Melzac
Kimberly Sykes
William Lipps CPA

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You Can Help!

The Hampshire County Arts Council earns a penny every time you search the Internet using, a search engine (powered by Yahoo!) that donates half its revenue—about a penny per search—to the charities its users designate. Use as you would any search engine. 

Go to and go to the “participating non-profits” and “West Virginia” list to find us as the charity you want to support. Just 50 of us searching four times a day will raise about $730 in a year without anyone spending a dime! Please try it out, and spread the word! HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

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More Ways To Help

Click on the image below to download and print out fliers for upcoming events— pass them along or post them wherever you go that folks might see them. These are jpg files the should open in your browser.Words of Love With Cookies poster