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 offers up to $500 in Musical Grants to Non-Profit 501-c-3 Organizations and Schools.  Up to See if you qualify… for more information visit Music Grant Application

Spring Fine Art Show


At The Hampshire County Public Library


         $500 – First Place

         $250 – Vincent Melzac Memorial Award

         $150 – Third Place

           $50 – Up to 5 Honorable Mention Artists

The 2020 Spring Fine Arts Show is open to all U.S. artists age 18 and older. All original work from is eligible if it has never been submitted to an HCAC judged event.

Entries in the following media will be accepted: painting, watercolor, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, carving, textile, glass, wood, metal work, photography. Two-dimensional work must not exceed 3ft in width & 3ft in height, and must be ready for exhibition and ready to hang by wire.

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Come and show us your talents and artistic expression.

Call For Artist Entries  Be a part of the Spring Fine Art Show!!!

Art in Public Places




… the no sodium variety.  The HAMS are returning with a series of staged readings – comedy, serious, scary, romantic.  A fun opportunity for anyone who loves theater and would prefer not to attend lots of rehearsals and memorize lines.  January 25th will be the reading of The Murder Room – an hysterically fun whodunit.  An ability to read with feeling is needed. If interested please Email,




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 or send your check to Hampshire County Arts Council, P.O. Box 624, Romney, WV 26757. 


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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 available or send your check to Hampshire County Arts Council, P.O. Box 624, Romney, WV 2675


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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
  • Staggers & Staggers Law Firm
  • Sheila Melzac
  • Gail Borchers
  • Tim & Beth Reese
  • Melissa Snell & Larry Manning
  • Ed & Cheryl Ferguson
  • Roger Anderson
  • LOY Foundation
  • Koolwink
  • Spring Valley Farm & Orchard
  • Nancy Townsend


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