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ArtsLink Mission

ArtsLink is dedicated to fostering and the rich artistic resources that are essential to the communities we serve and making the arts accessible to all.

Peter Max...

"Don’t worry about mistakes. Making things out of mistakes, that’s creativity."

Welcome to ArtsLink

Donna Earley

Admin. Coordinator

ArtsLink is dedicated to fostering and sustaining the rich artistic resources that are essential to the communities we serve and making the arts accessible to all.

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Creative Resources

Due to its location, West Virginia has a strong Appalachian background and culture. The state’s folk singing, dancing, and music are influenced by the Ulster Scots people (Scots-Irish), who came from the Ireland/Scotland Border between 1717 and 1775. There are a number of festivals in the state that celebrate the traditional Appalachian heritage and culture.

About ArtLink, Inc.

ArtsLink, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the arts in Wetzel and Tyler Counties, West Virginia as well as Monroe County, Ohio. The organization was formed in 2001 and annually schedules programs of high quality art related events including classical music concerts, children’s programs, Shakespearean performances, monthly arts and photography exhibits, Valentines concerts featuring the old standards and annual Fourth of July “Arts in the Park” celebrations. Mini-grants have been made to local artists to fund special projects and many of the programs have had special presentations for local school children as well as workshops being held at local schools. ArtsLink’s Wayward Players have a regular schedule of local performances.

ArtsLink is housed in a building that was donated as a home for the arts to the West Virginia Northern Community College. A major fundraising campaign was successfully completed to match a $50,000 grant received from the State of West Virginia to bring the Francis Creative Arts Center into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. All contributions are tax deductible. Renovations are completed, with monthly exhibits and classes held regularly.

ArtsLink memberships are very affordable and help to meet the Organization’s operating needs. As a benefit, individual and family members are eligible for discounts on admission to Artslink events.