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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Hampshire Highlands Arts & Music Festival 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019

from 10 am to 8 pm in Romney, WV

Mark your Calendars!!!

Come and join us for a fun filled day in Hampshire County at our 2nd annual Hampshire Highlands Arts & Music Festival.  

The Hampshire County Arts Council will showcase the areas many talented artists and musicians in a crowd pleasing festival. 

Shows, Music Performances, Hands On Activities, and Demonstrations are just a few of the activities scheduled sure to delight all ages.

  Click Here for Festival Info

Blue Belles – Picture Perfect

The B-Belle’s mural design is now complete!  Come have some fun and step back in time with the photo-op heritage cutouts.  John D’Amico the designer and creator joins Charlie Snead to ensure that the cutouts, Anna and Ashley, are positioned just right.  Naturally, they had to take a picture and try them out.











Call for Volunteers – The Romney Project

Come join the Mural Team and have some fun by helping the town come alive with color.  HCAC / Romney Project is currently working on new murals at the Co-op building in Romney and we NEED YOUR HELP

The Co-op’s Main signage is being designed and painted, right on the building wall, by local artist Julie Cook. There are also several 4 x 8 foot panel designs that will be painted as well. If you are interested in volunteering contact John D’Amico at or 304-822-4437. The more people, the merrier…. So come and make your permanent mark on the town or Romney.

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. For On-Line Renewal Click Here  or send 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.

  • Augusta Animal Hospital
  • The Bank of Romney
  • FNB Bank
  • Staggers & Staggers
  • William Lipps, CPA
  • Gayle Borchers
  • Bob And Sally Caiola
  • Wendy & Roger Anderson
  • Sheila Melzac
  • Kimberly Sykes

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