Bringing the Arts to Life
In Hampshire County,
The Hampshire County Arts Council fosters the creation, presentation and enjoyment of the arts in our community.
Message from the pres –
“Give an artist space and freedom to express themselves … and suddenly you’ve got a community.” Wildwood Whispers by Willa Reece
The Arts Council has been creating community for artists since 1994. From music to theatre to painting to writing and more, we have been reaching out for 30 years to encourage and support creativity in Hampshire County. And now with our(your!) studios in the Brannon Building in Romney, our dreams are even bigger.
What is an artist? A ukelele player and singer/actor in our community recently commented – “I can’t draw a straight line (so I am not an artist?).” There are so many arts beyond the ones that first spring to mind. From whittling to whistling, quilting (a woman’s art scorned for too long as just work) to quilling, baskets to batik – our creative minds have so many outlets.
One example of bringing art to the community is the Art Club (ending its second year) that meets on Wednesday afternoons at 4 for students grades 4-12 – Brannon Studio 203 – email classes@HampshireArts.org or call Dale 304.834.8369 to enroll your budding artist.
Art in Public Places
We are always looking for new artists and celebrating our favorites. With the support of local businesses, you can see who is doing what at the following locations
- FNB Romney, 105 N. High St, Romney, Paintings by Victoria Pendragon, thru December 4, 2023
- The Bank of Romney, 95 E. Main St, Romney, Paintings by The Painting Ladies, thru December 7, 2023
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.
The Hampshire County Arts Council sincerely thanks our faithful sponsors whose contributions allow us to offer the community many events each year.
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.Saturday, Aug. 26,