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

Dan Frechette with guitar, Laurel Thomsen with fiddle
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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Dan Frechette returns with Laurel Thomsen Saturday, November 11, 7:30PM

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

Saturday, November 11, HCAC will present Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen, “making beautiful music together, this duo lit up the Mayfest stage…a remarkable singing voice…a match made in heaven,” says Dennis Taylor of The Monterey Herald.

Click here for more information.  Click here  for tickets.

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Fundraiser Concert
Saturday, November 18, 7PM

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

Hay Fever will be partnering with the Knobley Mountain Pickers and members of the Romney Middle School Choir to provide an evening of music to raise funds to benefit getting new risers for the Romney Middle School. Come out to hear some great music and support an awesome cause.

 More information to come.  Purchase tickets at the door.

Adult Art Workshops

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. 

Cornhusk Doll Making

Wednesday, November 15 from 6 to 8PM  @ the Hampshire County Co-op, S. Marshall Street, Romney. Taught by local artist Robin Pancake. To register, please call Robin Pancake at 304-822-5663 (preferably) or call the Co-op at 304-359-2008 and leave a message on the answering machine

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 links 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. 

Promo flyer for Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen Concert