Founded in 1938, the Art Center is the oldest arts organization in WV in continuous operation! The facility houses six separate gallery areas (including one just for kids!) that can be used individually or in tandem, and those galleries hold an average of 16 exhibits each year. Shows range from the works if internationally known artists though art by area schoolchildren, and there is ALWAYS something interesting to see.
The Art Center also strives to be a community center, offering classes, facility rentals, summer camp programs, a preschool and many special events throughout the year. We are located at 715 Market Street. Phone number 304-485-3859. Web address www.parkersburgartcenter.org
Q: What are the hours of operation and how much does it cost to visit the gallery?
A: The Art Center is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and admission is just $2. Wednesdays are “get in for free” days, and there is never a charge for kids under 12. Admission is always free to Parkerburg Art Center members.
Q: Does the Parkersburg Art Center offer art classes?
A: Absolutely! We offer public programs from September through May. These classes range from afternoon workshops to semester long classes. Classes are available for all age groups, from toddler through adults. Check out our website to see what is currently being offered. www.parkersburgartcenter.org
Q: What does the Art Center offer for children?
A: We have art classes throughout the school year, summer art camps, a preschool program, special workshops, and birthday parties. With your Art Center membership, children are also welcome to come on in and play in the Art Factory and attend our Saturday Arty Parties (12 per year) free of charge!
Q:How do I find out about the latest Art Center events?
A:You can call us at 304-485-3859 or go to our website www.parkersburgartcenter.org
What is the cost of membership and what are the benefits?
• Free admission to the galleries, Arty Parties and reception parties!
• Free use of the Art Center reference library.
• Discounts on classes, preschool programs and gift shop purchases.
• Frequent newsletters with advance notices of classes, receptions and programs
• Individual or Senior $55 (Singles, and individual seniors 65 and over)
• Family $100 (Living at the same address)