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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in and around the Hampshire County Arts Community.

 

It’s a Wrap!  

 

The 4th Annual Hampshire Highlands Arts & Music Festival September 10 featured a lively mix of art, live local musicians, dancers and puppeteers, environmental demonstrations and hands-on activities, a Plein Air “Quick Draw” Competition and sale, and delectable food.

Plein Aire Paint Out participant Jill Baldinger in Paint Out Winning Artist in the Plein Aire Paint Out 
Click to See More Festival pictures


Art Club for Students Accepting Sign-ups for Fall 2022 

   Students in 4th to 12th grades (in public, private & home schools) are invited to join in weekly Art Club sessions to explore a greater variety of arts than offered in school. Click for details.


Call For Artists Plan for Spring 2023 Fine Arts Show

The 2023 SPRING Fine Arts Show is open to all U.S. artists age 18 and older. All original work is eligible if it has never been submitted to a judged Hampshire County Arts Council event.  Click for details.  Click for PDF Entry Form.

Art in Public Places

We are always looking for new artists and celebrating our favorites.  And with the support of local businesses, you can see who is doing what at the following locations –

  • Oil paintings by The Painting Ladies,  thru Oct. 26, FNB Bank, 105 N. High St., Romney, WV
     Works by The Painting Ladies  
  • Pencil Sketches by Leah Strawn thru Oct. 24, at Romney Federal Credit Union, 62 W. Main St., Romney, WV

And click here to see how you can participate. Join the community of artists.

For more music, art and fun nearby, check these venues —

The Hampshire County Co-op & Heritage Marketplace in Romney WV

The River House in Capon Bridge WV

The Cat and The Fiddle in Capon Bridge WV offers classes

The Purple Fiddle in Thomas WV

The Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland Md offers a wide variety of events.

Thank You!

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


American Insurance Center
Patty Anderson
Wendy & Roger Anderson
Anonymous Donor
The Bank of Romney
Kristen Colebank
John D’Amico
James & Janis Dodgins
FNB Bank
Pam Francis
Stephanie Fulcher
Janet & Neil Gillies

Lois Groves
Lisa & Daniel Hileman
Dottie Eddis & Lowell Hott
Steven Humphrey
Dorothy Kengla
Koolwink Motel
Lamberts Drug Store
Bonnie Long
Melissa Snell & Larry Manning
Dave Martin
Sydney & Edward Maurer

Michelle Nilssen & Dave McNally
Susie & Gil Meyer
Savanna & Clarke Morgret
Paula & Michael O’Brien
Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
Beth & Tim Reese
Romney Federal Credit Union
Rick Schneider
Seeds of Grace Acres
Daniel Staggers


  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.