Live Music - Silent Auction - Handmade Art Market - Art Openings - Gallery Receptions

Kids Activities - Artist Demonstrations - Wine Tasting - Lantern Parade - Public Art Unveiling

Farmers Market - Craft Beer - Square Dance - Thomas Art Crawl - Plein Aire Painters

Photography Walk - Poet Walk - film screening - 1,000 Paper Cranes 

All weekend

Young Artists Showcase // Davis Town Hall // Sat 11-5, Sun 11-3

Award-winning art of K-12 students from the annual all-county STArt Student Art  Show

Plein Aire Painters // various locations in and around Davis, Thomas and Canaan Valley

Handmade Art Market // Davis Firehall // Saturday 11-5, Sunday 11-4

  • Local and regional artists & artisans

  • Activities for kids & families

  • Hands-on demonstrations

  • Food Vendors

  • Farmers Market (Saturday only)

Poet Walk, 11-2p on Saturday/Sunday, sponsored by The Studio Gallery

Look out for Emily Dickinson & friends as they saunter through Davis sharing poetry.

Busker Stations featuring live musicians, plein aire painters, fire-eaters, face-painting and more

Friday

ArtSpring Silent Auction // Cottrill’s Opera House, Thomas WV

  • Friday // Opening Reception // 5:30-7:30pm

    • Bidding Opens at 5:30

    • Live music with Aurora Celtic

    • Food provided by Whitegrass; Music provided by Tip Top

    • Post-reception movie screening of "Coal Country",  fundraiser for AHP, upstairs at Opera House

Dare to be Square -- Square Dance // Thomas Education Center, 324 Brown Street // 7-10pm

Live Music at The Purple Fiddle with Time Sawyer, 8:30pm

Saturday

ArtSpring Silent Auction

Bidding Continues // 10am-9pm

Nature Photography

Saturday at 1p. Guided tour of juried installation of highlands nature photography at Cortland Acres. Meet in the Cortland Acre parking lot at the rear of the main building.

Ben’s Old Loom Barn // off Bensland Rd // Saturday 10a-4p

Demos of weaving, spinning, crocheting & needle felting

Handmade Art Market // Davis Firehall // 11a-5p

  • Art and Craft Vendors from Tucker County and beyond

  • Kids Activities include

    • Paper-making with Jill Jarom and Charlie Waters

    • Printmaking with Thisbe Cooper

    • Paper Crane folding with Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative

    • Face Painting by Christina

  • Wine Tasting with Healthberry Farm

  • Food Vendors

Live Music at…

  • Artists Market Stage // Davis Firehall // 11am-5pm

    • 11am - BickleSnob

    • 12pm - Marc Harper (Romney, WV)

    • 1p - Matt Jordan (Morgantown, WV)

    • 2p - Larkspur

    • 3p - Aaron Lefebvre (Pittsburgh, PA)

    • 4p - Josie Martin (Morgantown, WV)

  • The Purple Fiddle, Thomas

    • 12pm - Redleg Husky

    • 2:30 - Jason Ring

    • Side-Stage
      • 1pm - Pat Brooks (Weston, WV)
      • 2pm - Ruthie Melnick & Corey Bonasso (Tucker Co. WV)
      • 3pm - Jim Truman
      • 4pm - Arianna Villar (Silver Lake, WV)
  • Mountain State Brewing Company, Thomas

  • ArtSpring Music Stage, Davis Firehall

Artist Demonstrations at WV Highlands Gallery in Davis, Saturday

  • Hors D’oeuvres & Champagne Party

  • Artist Demonstrations

    • Photography with Laura Moul
    • Pottery with Pam Snyder
    • Spinning with Betsy Viola

Murder Mystery Dinner Show  // Canaan Valley Resort State Park, 6pm (tickets must be purchased in advance)

Pottery by Jerry McGee // Allegheny Holistic Health Care // Saturday 11:00-4:00, Sunday 11:00-3:00.

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Thomas Art Crawl // Saturday 6:30pm

Featuring Gallery openings, Live music & Late night gallery hours

Includes openings at...

  • The White Room:

    • Annual Memorial Day Weekend celebration

    • Opening of Master Painter Paul Lucchesi’s Solo Exhibition -  Saturday, 6:30pm

  • Creature:

    • First release of ‘Creatures of the Heart’ series originals and limited edition prints

    • 10,000 Cranes for Peace installation by Laurel Fork Learning Cooperative

    • Join Laurel Fork in Davis during the day on Saturday to learn to fold your own paper cranes

  • Lamplight Gallery:

    • Solo exhibition opening of “Lines” by  Courtney Childers

    • Year Three Anniversary Party, 6:30-9:30 pm

  • TipTop:

    • Opening of a new installation of Bathroom Galleries

    • Continued exhibition of Running Cat series by Michael Doig

Farmers Market // Highland Market, Davis // Saturday 11-4

Solar System Tour // Saturday 8:45p

Ranger Ted Hodson of the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge leads a tour of our Solar System and beyond while sharing tips on nighttime photography.  Meet at the observation deck on A-Frame Road.

Clear skies only. Sponsored by Friends of the 500th

 

SUNDAY

Ben’s Old Loom Barn // off Bensland Rd // Sunday 1p-5p (also Monday 10-4!)

Demos of weaving, spinning, crocheting & needle felting

Photo Walk - Focus on Macro Photography

On Sunday morning, Join Vernon Patterson for a photo walk in Blackwater Falls State Park, in search of the photogenic Pink Lady Slippers. The walk may also explore the magestic Lindy Point and Elakala Falls.

Meet at 9am at the ArtSpring Info Booth in Davis (see map) and drive to BWFSP together.

Macro photo equipment not required. Sturdy walking shoes suggested.

?? Info from Bruce: Sat 5/27, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Handmade Art Market // Davis Firehall // 11a-4p

  • Vendors
  • Kids Activities:

Beekeeping Demo & Candle-rolling with Healthberry Farm

Face Painting by Dina Colada

Pottery with Lori Haldeman and JoJo Patterson

Food Vendors

Live Music at…

  • Handmade Art Market Stage // Outside of the Davis Firehall // 11am-5pm

    • 11am - The Masons ()
    • Noon - Sugarfoot Stompers

    • 1p - Trevor Reichman (Terra Alta, TX and Thomas, WV)

    • 2p - Gravel Quire (Thomas, WV)

    • 3p - Local Motive (Tucker County, WV)

  • The Purple Fiddle, Thomas

    • Inside:

      • 12pm - Redleg Husky

      • 2:30 - Jason Ring

      • 8:30 - David Mayfield Parade (cover)

    • Side-Stage:

      • 1pm - Marc Harper

      • 2pm - Richard Rubock

      • 3pm - Chuck Nichols (??)

      • 4pm - Lindsey Hull

Artist Reception for Seth Hill at Buxton & Landstreet Gallery, 3-6pm

ArtSpring Silent Auction Closing Party @ Cottrill’s Opera House

  • Sunday // Closing Reception and Art Pickup // 6-9pm

    • Public Art Installation Unveiling // 6:30pm

    • Bidding Closes // 7:30pm

    • Parade Departs // 8pm

Handmade Art Market // Davis Firehall // Saturday 11-5, Sunday 11-4

ArtSpring Silent Auction // Cottrill’s Opera House, Thomas WV

  • Friday // Opening Reception // 5:30-7:30pm

    • Bidding Opens at 5:30

    • Live music with Aurora Celtic

    • Food provided by Whitegrass?

    • Local crafted brews provided by Mountain State Brew Company

    • Post-reception party & fundraiser for AHP, upstairs at Opera House (tent)

  • Saturday // Bidding Continues // 10am-9pm

  • Sunday // Closing Reception and Art Pickup // 6-9pm

    • Public Art Installation Unveiling // 6:30pm

    • Bidding Closes // 7:30pm

    • Parade Departs // 8pm

Craft Beer Pints -- ArtSpring Pints are available for sale at our Info Booth.

Drink from your Pint all weekend to receive $1/off per pour at the following establishments:

  • Stumptown, Davis

  • Mountain State Brewing Company, Thomas

  • Blackwater Brewing, Davis

  • Barrels Brewhouse, Davis

  • Tip Top, Thomas

  • The Billy Motel, Davis

Lantern Parade

  • Make your lanterns all weekend at Buxton Landstreet Gallery

  • During the Silent Auction Closing Party, Gather at Cottrill’s Opera House at 7:30. The parade will take off at 8pm to enjoy the beautiful twilight hours and the hidden nooks & crannies of Thomas.

Wine Tasting // Davis Firehall at the Live Music Tent // Saturday 11-6

thank you to our sponsors:

St. George Medical Center

Canaan Valley Resort

Highland Market

MountainTop Realty

Timberline Four Seasons Resort

Wicked Wilderness

Grant County Bank

Atlantic Broadband

Best Of Canaan

The Billy Motel

Black Bear Resort

Cooper House

Timberline Four Seasons Realty

United Financial