Links to arts calendars in the Ohio Valley:

Arts events in the Mid-Ohio Valley from

Calendar of Events from Oglebay Institute in Wheeling, WV

Schedule of the Marshall Artists Series in Huntington, WV

Calendar of Events from The Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center in Athens, OH

Artists’ Web Sites

Kendra Ward and Bob Bence are musicians based in Gallia County, Ohio.  Their site is

Wetzel County, WV artist Chris Hoke has two Web sites available at or

Painter Bob Edmonston has his own Web site.  Take a look at this artist’s work from the northern end of the Ohio Valley. You can visit visual artist Jim Lane’s Web site at the Jim Lane Collection .

Carl Giordano is an Ohio tinsmith who has produced “An Emminent Assortment of Tinware, Made in the Best Manner”.

Visit Steve Lewis’ site Steve’s Wildlife Art .  Steve specializes in wildlife art created digitally and with gouache/watercolors.

Pat Walter is an artist and poet in Marietta, Ohio.   Her website features her original art and poetry.

Glen Barnes is a painter with 15 years experience who lives  in New Martinsville, WV.

Rita Schultheis is an artist and owner of R. V. S. Art & Frames in Marietta, OH.

Steve Free is a singer/songwriter from McDermott, OH.

The Ohio Arts Council site has information about grant programs, technical assistance, and e-mail connections to people you need to know in the Ohio state arts agency.  OAC’s site has recently been redesigned.

The West Virginia Commission on the Arts site has information about grant programs, technical assistance and connections to people you need to know in the West Virginia state arts agency.  The WV Commission’s site includes a email listing open to the entire West Virginia arts community.

The National Endowment for the Arts site has grant funding information, news about federal arts programs and links to arts programs around the US and the world.

The Oglebay Institute in Wheeling, WV now has a site that describes the full range of arts activities from theater to film to the fine arts.

artsbridge online is a guide to the ARTSBRIDGE arts education program, the Catalog of Artists and Performers, and arts events in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

The Juried Online Arts Festival is a commercial site in Lincoln County, WV with artists’ offering their work for sale on the Web.

Shining Reflections Vocational Training Program provides vocational and other services to people with mental and physical disabilities in the East Liverpool and Columbiana County, Ohio area.  Shining Reflections also has a very active arts program.

The Parkersburg Arts Center in Parkersburg, WV has a site that includes information about the Center’s exhibits, annual Realism competition and classes.

The Ohio Arts & Crafts Guild, started in 1963, is a not-for-profit service and informational organization representing practicing artists and craftspeople at all levels of achievement:  amateurs, professionals, and students.  Our membership represents people of all ages and walks of life who appreciate and support the arts and crafts. is a Web site with twenty-two choral publications that are now available for download from the JaymarDotCom Web Site. View/Download/Print the complete publication – Enjoy! All publications have been copyright protected.

The National Endowment for the Arts has a NEA Art Forms: A Copyright Primer for Artistswhich is a very user-friendly guide for artists. The site also has links to the federal copyright office and resources for legal advice.

Appalshop is a media arts and cultural center located in Whitesburg, Kentucky, in the heart of the Central Appalachian Coalfields. Appalshop produces and presents work that celebrates the culture and voices the concerns of people living in the Appalachian region.

The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia,has been associated with the finest in traditional music, crafts, dance and folklife for 27 years.  The Center’s activities fall into three categories: folklife programs, public events, and the program weeks known as the Augusta Heritage Workshops. For seven weeks of the year the Davis & Elkins College.  Since 1972, Augusta’s Heritage Arts Workshops have brought together master artists, students, musicians, dancers, and enthusiasts of all ages, to explore a variety of folk cultures.

The Athens Center for Film and Video was created in 1979 as an organizational outgrowth of the Athens International Film Festival, started in 1973 in Athens, Ohio. The Athens Video Festival, now incorporated with the Film Festival, started in 1979. Over the past twenty-five years, the Athens Film and Video Festival has highlighted the works of a wide variety of film, video, and media artists.

The Art Deadlines List is a monthly newsletter providing information about juried exhibitions and competitions, call for entries, poetry & other writing contests, jobs, internships, scholarships, residencies, fellowships, casting calls, auditions, tryouts, grants, festivals, funding, financial aid, and other opportunities for artists, art educators, and art students of all ages.  The List has a free list and a subscription only list.

The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society is a non-profit music society promoting blues, jazz & folk music in the Mid-Ohio Valley.   They are an all volunteer organization that for  twelve years has  provided cultural information, dance & music workshops and benefit concerts as well as nationally recognized blues, jazz & folk acts in the Marietta area.

Henry Robert Burke is one of the foremost historians in the ORBI region concerning the underground railroad, the Civil War and African-American cultural life in southeastern Ohio.  His web site has a wealth of information about these topics.

The Oil & Gas Museum in Parkersburg, WV has a Web site devoted to the history of the oil and gas industry in the Ohio Valley region.

The Hur Herald from SUNNY CALHOUN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA will take you back to a kinder and gentler time.   The Herald is a cheap, often unedited, sometimes misspelled epistle with shaky financial backing and poorly defined goals.  It is respectfully printed for the information and amusement of my neighbors and curious other folks.  It is generally written with a kind heart and with a notion that we should laugh at ourselves, and that stories and memories are among the greatest gifts we share, and besides, we’d just like to know what the heck is going on.

If you like old time music and dance, you might want to check out the Web sites of Morgantown (WV) Footmad and Kanawha Valley Footmad.

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