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!


Spring Fine Art Show

At The Hampshire County Public Library


  • One of the largest and most diverse Spring Fine Arts Show that the Hampshire County Arts Council has sponsored to date!
  • Over 33 Artists from surrounding counties are on display.
  • Seven Honorable Mentions were awarded this year.

Take a Virtual Tour… Click Here

Click Here… for a YouTube video with Michael Davis


And the winners are !!!

People’s Choice Awards

Honorable Mentions….

  • Liz Braun with “Playing by Ear”
  • Bill Calvert with “Iron Horse”
  • Kristen Colebank with “Turn of Fortune”
  • Anna Dolly with “Salt River Foal”
  • Mary Fulloon with “Black Walnut Tree”
  • Deborah Gay with “Out Building”
  • Sybil MacKenzie with “Danae”


Send your poetry entries in today!

A Poetry Tea at Fort Ashby Public Library

** Entry Submission extended till May 2 **

Poetry Tea will be rescheduled…. 

  • Award Presentations and Reading of Winning Poems
  • Poetry Readings by audience of their original or favorite poem.**

Come and enjoy a delightful evening  of poetry and refreshments. 

Click Here for an Entry Form.

Sponsored by:

  • Friends of Ft. Ashby Public Library
  • Ice Mountain Writers
  • Hampshire County Arts Council

For additional information contact Jack Isemann 304-298-3846  or  Fort Ashby Public Library 304-298-4993

** Please keep your poetry readings short and sweet – like 32 lines – and sign up at the front desk at the library.

Spin Straw into Gold



Save the Dates!

Auditions :  July 27, 2020

Rehearsals :  July 28 – July 31, 2020

Performances : August 1, 2020


Students from grades 1 – 12 are invited to join the professional Tour of Actors and Directors from the Missoula Children’s Theatre.

The production and theatrical workshop will present an adaptation of this musical tale.

  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