The Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative
Incorporated in August 2011 as the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative, the artists and artisans who exhibit in the Washington Street Gallery are continuing a tradition of exhibiting juried art work from local artists across the region. The Cooperative, a non-profit organization, began full operation on October 1, 2011. Our mission for this exciting endeavor is to provide a space where artists and artisans in the West Virginia Panhandle region can create, show, share, and teach, thus expanding interest and participation in art in the community. The Cooperative is a group of artists and artisans from the larger West Virginia Panhandle region who have come together to show their work, support each other, teach, learn, and engage the community in the process of creating and appreciating art.
DID YOU KNOW?
|The National Endowment for the Arts reports that annually, arts and culture production in West Virginia adds on average 2.3% – or $1.6 billion -to the state’s economy.||According to Americans for the Arts, 82% of Americans believe arts and culture are important to local businesses and the economy, and 87% believe that arts and culture are important to the quality of life.||Every year, WSAC hosts at least six exhibitions in the adjacent Fire Hall Gallery, which is shared with the Jefferson Arts Council. These shows represent a mix of work by co-op members, students and regional artists.|
Come visit the gallery all month for an artist’s collection of vintage photographs of ordinary early 20th century American life – when “ordinary” had a very different meaning for whites and blacks, yet they demonstrated every day that we are more alike than...read more
108 N. George St.
Charles Town, WV 25414
Telephone: (304) 724-2090
Thu – Fri: 11:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm