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in Elkins, West Virginia

Empower with art

The Arts 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  galleries. Our Arts Program celebrates our community of artists, including emerging and established artists, whose work encourages intellectual dialogue and serve as a source of inspiration. We also hold monthly concert performances which are held to a high level of artistic excellence from local and traveling musicians. 

Committed to making art more accessible to everyone, we offer programs for individuals of all ages and abilities, from children to 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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with the ARTS!




The Arts Center has served Elkins, WV, and the surrounding counties for 17 years. We opened our doors in 2001, and bring a successful arts program to the community. 




Over 30 scholarships for arts education are awarded annually to those that qualify.




The Arts Center has over 60 members annually, either Artists, Students or Families. These memberships provide discounts into classes, exhibits and concerts.


Get Involved

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


membership opportunities

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

Volunteer opportunities

Are you looking for volunteer work? 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

Sign up for Art Class news here. We respect your privacy.

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 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 explore 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.