Art Center News...
December 8, 2017, from 5 to 7 pm: Reception for the Log Cabin Quilters Exhibit and Katy McClane, Solo Exhibit "Nature and Art."
December 14, 2017, at 7 pm: Elkins High School Christmas Choir.
December 15, 2017, at 8 pm: Duke Ellington's Nutcracker. Make reservations in advance.
December 20, 2017, at Noon: Raymond Godwin plays Christmas music on the piano. FREE in the Great Hall Gallery; bring your friends!
The Arts Center is closed the week of Christmas. We will reopen in the New Year on January 2, 2018. Be safe this holiday season and Happy Christmas from all of us at The Arts Center!
- The Arts Center received the 2016 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts!
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The Arts Center
The Arts Center (RCCAC) is a non-profit organization promoting and supporting the arts in Randolph County and surrounding areas. The Arts Center is located at the corner of Randolph Avenue and Park Street in Elkins, West Virginia.
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.
The Arts Center will be a leader in the cultural life of our region by:
- 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: The Arts Center was founded in 2000, in Randolph County, West Virginia. The historic building was purchased, renovated and opened in 2001. The historic building was constructed in 1928 and designed by architect Walter F. Martens. Saint Brendan's Catholic Church served the community at this location until 1999. Features of the building include local quarried sandstone blocks on the outside with a border of stone relief angels around the building. Due to the artistic nature of the religious iconography, it remains unaltered in the nave.