Arts in Our Area
It is very important to us to keep the arts alive in the greater Morgantown area as well as in the entire state of West Virginia. In order to do that, we must support each other. Below is a list of different Arts organizations in the area that, like the West Virginia Public Theatre, need support and patronage to sustain.
The mission of the Morgantown Art Association is "to bring together all those individuals
interested in the creative arts".
For over half a century, the Morgantown Art Association has given creative individuals
a place to share their love of art as well as their artwork. With the support and
participation of its members, the Morgantown Art Association will continue to thrive
for years to come.
The mission of Arts Mon is to directly engage citizens and local artists by offering
fine arts experiences in an intimate setting, stimulating awareness and appreciation
of the fine arts. In this way, Arts Mon expands and improves the economic, cultural,
and social structures of the Greater Morgantown Area.
Monongalia Arts Center is committed to providing a home for the visual, performing,
and literary arts through programming and educational outreach. Monongalia
Arts Center (MAC) is a non-profit arts and culture center serving Monongalia County
and surrounding areas. MAC offers classes in both the visual and performing arts,
as well as houses the Benedum Gallery, Davis Gallery, Tanner Theatre, and a gift
shop featuring unique gifts and artwork from various local artists.
The Northern West Virginia Dance Council, dba Morgantown Dance, is the parent company
of the Morgantown Dance Studio, the Morgantown Ballet Company and the Morgantown
Youth Ballet Company and is a not-for-profit community arts organization located
in Morgantown, WV. Our mission is to promote education in dance and to provide
performance opportunities for greater Morgantown and the surrounding communities.
Appalachian Gallery is Morgantown’s largest framing studio, gallery and gift shop
specializing in art & crafts by West Virginia artists & artisans. In operation
since 1987, Appalachian Gallery is owned by Laurie Nugent and Penelyn Peterson,
whose experience in the fields of art and fine custom picture framing has a combined
total of over 60 years.
The Art Museum will provide a welcoming and stimulating educational environment for
diverse audiences to experience the transformative power of visual art. By exploring
the varied artistic traditions of different cultures, past and present, visitors
gain a better understanding of themselves, their communities, and their world.
This 100% volunteer company is a group of devoted theatre enthusiasts and
professionals who are dedicated to presenting theatre of the highest quality with
style, passion and artistic excellence. It brings together community members
of all ages--homemakers, business professionals, educators and high school
and college students in a “playground” that invites you to open your mind
and experience theatre, and life, without fear.
Morgantown Theatre Company was established as a non-profit organization in 1998.MTC
provides school age children with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in
a variety of theatre arts activities. 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. These activities help build
self-confidence, teamwork, responsibility, problem solving, communication, and
The Vintage Theatre Company is dedicated to providing high quality theatrical education
and professionally produced entertainment in West Virginia, while primarily featuring
the many talented artists that call the Mountain State their home.
As the state’s newest professional, non-union, theatre company, Young believes that
VTC will enrich the communities they serve economically, socially, and culturally.
“My vision for Little Lake Theatre Company is to encourage our creative artists to
produce work that has integrity, respect for the intelligence, spirit, aesthetics
and heart of the audience—and for each other as artists—while communicating clearly
and honorably the work of the playwright. This means that when the work is challenging
it is also fulfilling and, with every new project, we aspire to learn and to grow
as actors, directors, technicians and designers. And for our audience, it is our
hope that our work provides experiences that are refreshing, educational and enriching.”
---Sunny Disney Fitchett, Artistic Director
The mission of The State Theatre Center for the Arts is to focus on the operation
and management of the theatre's broad variety of events. As a non-profit community
organization, the Greater Uniontown Heritage Consortium fosters and creates artistic
enrichment and enjoyment through diverse theatrical presentations for the residents
of Southwestern Pennsylvania by providing for the performing, exhibiting and teaching
of the fine arts. The Theatre is accessible to community, government, education,
civic and business organizations for uses to encourage increased tourism and to
bolster the economic development of Fayette County and the surrounding areas.
Fairmont State University, with a 120-acre main campus in Fairmont, is part of the
state’s growing high technology corridor. With a long history of academic excellence,
FSU is a place where teaching and learning matter and students are our first priority.
Founded in 1865 as the state’s first private normal school in West Virginia, FSU
celebrates its Sesquicentennial in 2015. Over the past decade, the main campus
has been expanded with new construction including an Engineering Technology Building,
student center, residence hall, parking garage, improved library facility and significant
ADA accessibility improvements.
We envision broadening our role as a leader of innovation and engagement in the arts. The
College of Creative Arts educates succeeding generations of artists, teachers,
and scholars through an experiential student-centered approach to learning. The
College advocates the arts as a medium through which the diversity of human experience
is understood and valued. Exemplifying excellence and innovation in performance,
exhibition, scholarship, and creative research, the College offers artistic and
cultural opportunities for the citizens of West Virginia and the global community.