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.

     Up Next… see what’s happening in and around the Hampshire County Arts Community.



Hampshire County Art Council is reviewing applications for

College Scholarships. 

 Two $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded!


Spin Straw into Gold


RUMPELSTILTSKIN and the  Missoula Children’s Theatre 

 ** POSTPONED till July 2021 **



Save The Date!!!

3rd Annual

Hampshire Highlands

Arts and Music Festival

September 12, 2020

10 am – 8 pm

Artists… Don’t miss out!!!

The festival was a success last year and planning an even bigger event this year including music, puppet shows, children programs, wine bar, etc.

Artists, give us a shout if you want to secure a spot at the festival.

The festival is held at the grassy, shady area outside Taggert Hall and on S High Street (we close the street). The cost to participate is only $10 for Hampshire County Arts Council members and $25 for non-members. We ask the artists to set up the morning of the festival by 9:30 am and take down after 5:30 pm.

If interested contact Melissa Snell by June 13th at 


The Festival Booklet…

Thank You Sponsors and Advertisers!

The Festival Program Booklet is being designed and will be distribute throughout the four-state region this year in hotels, restaurants, businesses, visitors’ centers, state parks, etc.  You may also spot them at a local festivals during the summer months.  To bring in the crowds this year the festival will include extensive advertising in the area papers. 

This is a full color and glossy printed booklet that measures     5.5”w X 8.5”h in size.

Booklet Shout-Outs may still available… but not for long.  If interested contact  Joanne Snead at

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this growing festival and a fun day in Hampshire County.  Monies raised by HCAC go back into the community in the form of scholarships, musical and art events, and workshops.

  Time to Renew Memberships

The Hampshire County Arts Council’s membership year runs from April 1 through March 31 each year, with membership renewal in April. On-Line Renewal is available by clicking the Join/Renewal Online Button or mail your check to Hampshire County Arts Council, P.O. Box 624, Romney, WV  26757. 

Your Donations are Appreciated

The Hampshire County Arts Council values our sponsors that are dedicated to continuing the art culture in and around Hampshire County.  On-Line Donations are accepted by clicking the Donate Button or by mailing your check to Hampshire County Arts Council, P.O. Box 624, Romney, WV, 26757.


Thank You!

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

The Bank of Romney
FNB Bank
Pam Eddis-Klein
Daniel Staggers
Dottie Eddis & Lowell Hott

Sheila Melzac
Gail Borchers
Tim & Beth Reese

Melissa Snell & Larry Manning
Ed & Cheryl Ferguson

Roger Anderson
LOY Foundation
Spring Valley Farm & Orchard
Nancy Townsend