Empower with art

The Art Center is a welcoming and inclusive creative home where everyone is encouraged to create, explore and discover the value of art through exceptional programming. We encourage arts opportunities for a lifetime of personal enlightenment. 

Throughout the year, we present innovative, fine arts exhibitions in our small, yet spacious galleries. Our Arts Program celebrates our community of artists, as well as emerging and established artists whose work encourages intellectual dialogue and serves as a source of inspiration. Monthly concert performances are held to a high level of artistic excellence from local/traveling musicians. 

Committed to making art more accessible to everyone, we offer art programs for individuals of all ages and abilities, for children and adults.  We want to encourage conversation and connections, bring joy to your life, and exceed your expectations in all areas of art.

Empower yourself through the arts!

Our Mission:

The mission of the Arts Center is to enhance the cultural and economic life of our region by providing facilities and arts programming that will entertain, educate, and inspire all of our citizens.


Our Vision

*providing arts education opportunities that will develop individual creativity and artistic expression

*presenting high quality art exhibits and musical performances from an eclectic mix of genres; and

*hosting a wide variety of community activities and events.

History of The Arts Center


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The Arts Center has served Elkins, WV, and the surrounding counties for 17 years. We opened our doors in 2001, and successfully serve the community. 




Over 20 scholarships for arts education are awarded annually to those that qualify.




Over 50 members, either Artists, Students or Families, which allow discounts into classes, exhibits and concerts.


Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved at The Arts Center! In addition to our arts and music programs, we have other ways to get involved. Check them out...


membership opportunities

Become a Member! Different levels to fit your needs for art students, artists and families.

Volunteer opportunities

Are you looking for volunteer work? We have many options for you. From hosting, planning, docenting, gardening or maintenance, we have plenty of options.

Make a Donation

Maybe you can't volunteer due to a busy schedule, but want to make a charitable cash donation. Donate through Pay Pal.


Arts Opportunities

The Arts  Center is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers nearly 100 classes, workshops, and lectures annually in the visual, performing, literary and culinary arts for children, teens, and adults at every skill level, from beginner to experienced. The approach is a multidisciplinary and includes classes in pottery, drawing, painting, cooking, fiber arts, traditional crafts as well as private music lessons. With professional and qualified arts instructors students receive classes in a small setting where they create and grow in their environment. 

“Where science ends, art begins,” Charles Nègre wrote. 


classes, workshops, and Camps 

From the beginner to the advanced, our instructors are offering a wide range of classes in a variety of media. Check it out!

call to artists

With the constant rotation of exhibits and the numerous fundraisers and arts classes we host yearly, we have opportunities for artists constantly! 


The Arts Center dedicates our Galleries to local and non local artists. We provide outreach through Randolph County schools and College levels. Fine Arts Exhibits rotate every 4 to 8 weeks in the Great Hall Gallery. Solo Exhibits for artists occur in conjunction in the Maxwell Gallery.

artist registry

All "Artist" Members have the option to exhibit in the Artist Registry via our website. Here you will find bios, images, and contact information for some artists.


2018 Quilt Raffle

Enter your chances to win this quilt...


Raffle Drawing on July 4, 2018.

Cost $5.00 per ticket.

The Arts Center is raffling off this beautiful, handmade quilt by
Fran Kordek. Titled, “Only Nine Pairs,” this quilt appraises at
$2,000.00 to $4,000.00.
Completed in 2002, this award-winning quilt has received
numerous accolades, including:
 West Virginia Culture Center Juried Exhibit, 2002
 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Williamsburg, WV, 2003
 American Quilter’s Society (AQS), Nashville, TN, 2003
 Husqvarna Viking International Convention, 2004
This quilt was also featured in American Quilter, January, 2004