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.

It's easy... just one click awaySo Easy… Just one click away!!!

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 Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) brought their play Pinocchio to the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind the week of July 8, 2024 in Romney, WV. The cast of 23 was approximately half WVSDB students and half home school and public school students. The two MCT producer/directors – Abby and Jillian – brought with them all the costumes and sets and trained the cast in only 5 days to put on the show you see here on Saturday, the 13th. There was no cost to the children who participated or to the 150+ people who came to enjoy the performance.
This project was sponsored as a community service by the Hampshire County Arts Council with support from the Hampshire County Community Foundation, the Nora Roberts Foundation, the Koolwink Motel and a grant from the WV Dept. of Arts, Culture and History that got us started with our first production in 2022. 

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, tba
    • The Bank of Romney, 95 E. Main St. tba
    • Romney Federal Credit Union, 62 W. Main St. tba

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