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.

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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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Memorial Day Concert with Herrmann, Herrmann, McLaughlin & Wilborn Saturday, May 25, 7:00PM

The River House, 24 Rickie Davy Lane, Capon Bridge, WV


Hampshire County Arts Council presents at The River House: Sam & Joe Herrmann, David McLaughlin and Marshall Wilborn play music that draws from their respective backgrounds in the oldtime and bluegrass traditions. Songs and instrumentals from traditional and contemporary sources. Songs that express a range of experience that can make you laugh or make you cry and occasionally do both at the same time, ballads that tell stories of bad men and disappointed lovers. Instrumentals that will make you want to get up and dance or sit back and listen.
Marshall Wilborn, was honored as the IBMA bass player of the year for 3 consecutive years (2008-2010). 
David McLaughlin    was a founding member (1978) of The Johnson Mountain Boys.
Sam and Joe Herrmann have been the core ofThe Critton Hollow String Band    since 1975.
$8 in advance.  $8 at the door for Hampshire County Arts Council members, $10 at the door for non-HCAC members, $5 college students.  Kids 17 & under free
For info call 304-856-2440 or email

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Rug Hooking Class May 26

Learn the basics of rug hooking to make a 6”x6” potholder or hot mat in this 2-hour class taught by fiber artist, Candy Ponchak.  The $20 fee includes all materials.  Class size limited to 6 persons.  Pre-registration required.  For information or to register, call Candy at 304-496-9145.

Ukelele Club Launches

Beginning Friday, June 8. Hampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St. Romney, 11am-noon.  Youth and adults of all ages and levels of experience are invited to join the Ukulele Club for lessons and practice under the leadership of Jim Morris.  Ukuleles available for use or bring your own.   $5 per session or $35 for the 9 Ukulele Club classes scheduled for the summer.   Info Joanne Snead, 304-298-3039.

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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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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