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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Message from the pres – 

We have decided to reschedule our Hampshire Highlands Art and Music Festival, usually held in September, to a later date. Joanne and Charlie Snead (who have moved away) did such a wonderful job of creating this event from scratch and producing it over the last several years that we have had a challenge to build a new team to follow in their footsteps. We hope to be able to continue this small-town, family-oriented celebration in support of our local artists – musicians, painters, dancers, puppeteers and more.
We will keep you updated on plans and invite anyone in the community who would like to be part of the team to contact us at

The Hampshire County Arts Council is bringing the Missoula Children’s Theatre back for its 3rd year the week of July 8th. This year’s production is Pinocchio. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about theatre and just have some summer fun.
Auditions will be held on July 8 from 10 am-12 and are open to children who will be entering 1st through 12th grades in the Fall.
Rehearsals will be held starting at 10 all week and last until 2:15 pm with a short break for lunch at noon. Not all those cast will be at every rehearsal the first few days but everyone should be available and will know their schedule after casting at the audition.
For children ages 10 and up, there is an opportunity to learn about what goes on backstage to make a play happen by being an Assistant Director. No memorizing lines or stage fright!
Performances will be Saturday afternoon – July 13th.

Pre-registration is required – Click for Registration Form

.For more about the Missoula Children’s Theatre go to

.For questions about our production, email or call Dale at 304-834-8369.

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, Lizzie Yeehaw’s paintings thru July 11
    • The Bank of Romney, 95 E. Main St. Lizzie Yeehaw’s paintings thru July 11
    • Romney Federal Credit Union, 62 W. Main St. Lizzie Yeehaw’s paintings thru July 11

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.Saturday, Aug. 26,20