Tucker County, West Virginia is budding with artists and wildflowers as the scenic mountains welcome spring and the 6th Annual ArtSpring Weekend on May 27-29.
Begun in 2011, ArtSpring showcases the rich and varied arts communities of Thomas, Davis, Parsons and Canaan. Gallery owners, artists and musicians come together each Memorial Day weekend to celebrate their mountain creativity.
The region, once the home to a thriving timber and coal business during the late 1800s and early 1900s, now serves as one of the nations’ major outdoor recreation hubs. Today, many of the historic buildings have new occupants who offer visitors lodging, West Virginia arts and crafts, antiques, gifts, fine food and beverage establishments, as well as guides and gear.
“Tucker County has a great and varied collection of natural and cultural assets,” said Jessica Scowcroft, Tucker County CVB executive director. “ArtSpring is a phenomenal weekend of live music, unique art, and great food – all atop the mountain.”
Whether you love to collect art or make it, ArtSpring offers a little something for everyone. Activities range from “Be Your Own Artist” projects to A Fine Art Showcase and photo exhibits. In addition, craft demonstrations, silent auction, kids’ activities, and a barbecue cook-off round out the weekend.
“As ArtSpring continues to support and engage the creative landscape of Tucker County and serve as a platform for arts and cultural programming, we hope to keep telling and imagining the story of this unique community,” Scowcroft said.
For a schedule of weekend activities, venues, and more, visit http://www.artspringwv.com. For a complete live music schedule, visit http://www.artspringwv.com/music. To learn more about the Tucker County CVB, visit www.canaanvalley.org.