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 awards $1,000 College Scholarships 

                       For More information….. CLICK HERE


Words of Love with Cookies

Love is in the air? Readers, writers, musicians, singers and actors are invited to share their original work – prose, poetry or song – or favorites by someone else, at the Co-op in Romney on Sunday February 16 for the celebration of the Sixth Annual Words of Love With Cookies.

Doors will open at 12:30 with the readings by the public starting at 1:00. A special feature this year is a reading at 1:30 of Love Letters by A.R. Gurney featuring Dottie Eddis and Lowell Hott. Audience is also invited and much appreciated as support for local talent. The readings are always entertaining, whether funny, happy, sad or even angry.

This event is sponsored by the Hampshire County Arts Council. Cookies and punch provided. Event is free with donations appreciated. For more information, call 304-834-8369, email The Hampshire Co-op and Heritage and Marketplace is on South Marsham in Romney.




Spring Fine Art Show

At The Hampshire County Public Library


              $500First Place

              $250Vincent Melzac Memorial Award

              $150Third Place

                $50Up to 5 Honorable Mention Artists

The 2020 Spring Fine Arts Show is open to all U.S. artists age 18 and older. All original work from is eligible if it has never been submitted to an HCAC judged event.

Entries in the following media will be accepted: painting, watercolor, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, carving, textile, glass, wood, metal work, photography. Two-dimensional work must not exceed 3ft in width & 3ft in height, and must be ready for exhibition and ready to hang by wire.

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Come and show us your talents and artistic expression.

Call For Artist Entries 

Be a part of the Spring Fine Art  Show!

Art In Public Places



  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