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To Your Arts ContentGreater Morgantown is an art lovers paradise, whether you’re a serious collector, a fan, or you happen to be an artist yourself.

VISUAL ARTS

With more than a dozen galleries to explore, you’ll be astonished by the area’s array of art, including traditional and contemporary painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, and textiles . Greater Morgantown’s Appalachian roots are reflected in many of the galleries, but plenty of the world’s other cultures are represented, too.

Just five miles out of Morgantown is Brown’s Creations In Clay, Anna Brown’s pottery enclave, where the artist grows her own herbs and presses them into clay to complete her signature dishware, decorative vases and drinking vessels.

Stan and Sue Jennings run Allegheny Treenware, handcrafting kitchen and other household implements from West Virginia hardwoods.  The couple demonstrates their art by making a spoon from beginning to end while you watch!

Don’t miss the chance to meet some of the area’s visual artists at gallery openings, which take place year-round but with more frequency during the summer months.  Arts Mon, The Monongalia Arts Center and WVU’s Creative Arts Center Mesaros Galleries are sure bets!

PERFORMANCES

Broadway comes to Greater Morgantown every summer.  The West Virginia Public Theatre’s elaborate musicals pack the house–and has a new home, the historic Met Theatre.  Community theater groups offer fans a never-ending showcase of dramatic plays, musicals, comedic performances – even children’s dance and theater. Rising stars performing at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater are rivaled by -- the stars!  The outdoor venue is situated on the river front and hosts live performances and family movie nights all summer long.

The WVU Arts Series brings nationally-touring, professional performances to Greater Morgantown: The Ten Tenors, Garrison Keillor, African Children’s Choir, and Brian Wilson are just a few!

FESTIVALS AND ART FAIRS

Wine & jazz, country & western, rock & roll – it’s all here in Greater Morgantown. The All Good Music Festival is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most successful music and camping events.  The annual weekend-long gathering is held every July in Masontown and has featured past performances from Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh & Friends, Trey Anastasio, and String Cheese Incident.

The West Virginia Wine & Jazz Festival is known for its scenic splendor, renowned musical performances and diverse wine selection.  The event stretches over a weekend every September at Camp Muffly. 

West Virginia University pays tribute to its Appalachian heritage each fall during Mountaineer Week.  The craft fair is an indoor, juried craft fair featuring quality Appalachian handcrafted objects by over 60 artisans from West Virginia and surrounding states.

As you visit the area, discovering one gallery after another, a large playhouse or the intimate one-man stages, you’ll agree: art lies at the heart of Greater Morgantown!

Performing Arts

Amazing Women of History

Entertaining and well researched first-person theatrical portrayals of Mary Lincoln, beloved and tragic wife of Pres. Abraham Lincoln; Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale, inspiration for Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Snow Queen" on which the movie, "Frozen" is based; Margaret the "Unsinkable Molly Brown", social reformer and heroine of the Titanic; and Nellie Bly, adventurer, first female investigative reporter.
To book, contact JoAnn Peterson at
304-329‐6336, | EMAIL

Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheatre at Riverfront Park

Located on the Caperton Trail just off of University Ave. next to the Westover Bridge. Outdoor amphitheatre overlooks the Mon River. During the summer months, the public is invited to grab some lawn chairs, popcorn, and the kids for “Movies on the Mon,” free family-friendly films are projected on a large outdoor screen beginning at 9pm. Restrooms and vending area. 185 Garrett St., Morgantown, WV 26505.
304-296-8356 | Website

Laurel Mountain Coffeehouse Music Series

Second Saturday of each month, September - April at 8 p.m. The finest regional, national and international performing artists of traditional, original and contemporary acoustic music perform at this lovely venue space with an elevated stage for great viewing, comfortable seating, and delicious food and drink from Foxfire Coffee. Reservations recommended.
Held at Preston Community Arts Center, 123 South Price Street, Kingwood, WV 26537
Contact Joan Pitzer at 304‐288‐7024, laurelmountainmusic@yahoo.com,
JoAnn Peterson at 304‐329-6336, mountaineer@atlanticbb.net or
Foxfire Coffee for dinner reservations at
304-441-2133. | Facebook

Metropolitan Theatre

Newly restored and once again “West Virginia’s most wonderful playhouse.” A venue in downtown Morgantown showing plays, films, and more in a historic building. Please visit www.morgantownmet.com for more information about show times and event dates. 363 High St., Morgantown, WV 26505.
304-291-4884 | Website

M.T. Pockets Theatre

Energetic, daring, avant-garde, cutting edge theatre! Promoting new works, women & minorities in the arts with theatre that enlightens, provokes, inspires and entertains! Located in the Monongalia Arts Center. 107 High St., Morgantown, WV 26505.
304 284-0049 | Website

Monongalia Arts Center (MAC)

Arts and culture center that includes two galleries, community theatre, and arts education. Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-4pm. 107 High St., Morgantown, WV 26505.
304-292-3325 | Website

Morgantown Theatre Company

MTC provides school age children with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a variety of theatre arts activities. Each semester, every MTC student “gets a part” with direct on-stage experience. Besides acting, singing and dancing, MTC students develop behind the scenes skills in set and prop design, lighting, sound effects, makeup, stage management, and even directing. 364 High St., Morgantown, WV 26505.
304-291-6826 | Website

WVU Creative Arts Center

Clay Concert Theatre, Davis Studio Theatre

Over 500 performances yearly, monthly art exhibitions. Tours available. Located on WVU Evansdale Campus. PO Box 6111, Morgantown, WV 26506.
304-293-4841 | Website

Art Venues

Allegheny Treenware

Beauty and function for the kitchen. Tour the woodworking shop and watch as some of the nation’s finest hardwood kitchen utensils are made. Purchase products at discounted rates. Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm or by appointment. U.S. Route 50 10 miles east of Grafton on Route 1,Thorton, WV.
866-279-7526 | Website

Arts Monongahela

Located at 201 High St, in between the Pathfinder and Huntington Bank, Arts Monongahela represents the premier venue for supporting Visual, Literary and Performing Art forms.  Visual Exhibits change on a 6 weeks basis. Open Mon. - Fri. 9:30-4, Sat. by apt. Suite 3, 201 High Street, Morgantown, W.Va. 26505
304-291-6720 | Website

Brown’s Creations in Clay

Hand-built stoneware pottery, herb imprints in clay, demonstrations. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun. by chance. 343 Bull Run Road, Morgantown, WV.
304-296-6656

MAC Benedum and Davis Galleries

Two art galleries within the Monongalia Art Center. Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-4pm. 107 High St., Morgantown, WV 26505.
304-292-3325 | Website

Morgantown Art Association Gallery, Mountaineer Mall

A non-profit Art Association with a gallery displaying local original paintings by regional artists. They also have crafts for sale. Classes for children and adults available. Show changes monthly. Wed-Sat 11am-5pm or by appointment. Located in the Mountaineer Mall, 5000 Green Bag Rd., Morgantown, WV 26501. 304-291-5900

Preston Community Arts Center

Preston Community Arts Center Offers visitors an art gallery and retail store filled with juried arts and crafts made by local artists from fine chocolates, to pottery, books, CDs, baskets, candles, jewelry, paintings, photos, scarves, quilts and more.  The arts center hosts various concerts, plays, events, classes, and arts-related activities throughout the year.  Please check the CVB calendar of events.  The quilt lined hall is available for rent for parties, meetings, and receptions. 
123 South Price Street, Kingwood, WV 26537
(304) 329‐6336  |  Facebook

Wild Zero Tattoo Studio and Art Gallery

Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-Midnight. 229 Pleasant St., Morgantown, WV.
304-413-0229 | Website

Zenclay

Gallery, cafe and studio. A fully functional ceramic studio (complete with electric throwing wheels, gallery, two kilns) Mon-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-11pm. 1862 University Ave., Morgantown, WV.
304-599-POTS | Website






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