108 N. George St., Charles Town, WV 25414 Thu – Fri: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm • Sat: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm • Sun: 11 am to 5 pm

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 Washington Street Artists 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.

WSAC Member Artist Cynthia Huesman is offering a four-session workshop in June at the WSAC Gallery on the art of creating stunningly beautiful creations from, well – eggs!

The art of Pysanka (singular) (from Ukrainian “pysaty” – to write) dates from antiquity. The Pysanka can be made at any time of the year, including during the last week of Lent per the Catholic and Orthodox calendars. The purpose of creating pysanky (plural) is to transfer goodness from the household to the designs, which pushes away evil. They can also make unique gifts! To give a pysanka is to give a symbolic gift of life.