A brand new event aimed at Amplifying the Arts
is titled Arts Expo, and it happens at
Martinsburg Mall on Saturday, March 19.
Arts Expo will be a day of arts demonstrations, exhibits, and performances with opportunities for artists and non-profit arts organizations to participate.
Since March is National Youth Art Month, activities focus especially on encouraging Mall visitors to discover their own creativity. A group of mini-workshops will offer youngsters—and adults—a chance to see how local artists actually produce their work.
Activities will include painting, pottery, photography, basketry, marquetry, carving and music. Fifteen artists are participating. Nonprofit arts organizations will describe their activities and welcome interested neighbors.
Other opportunities include The Berkeley County Strings ‘instrument petting zoo’ and Musselman High School drama students will be on stage with selections from their current productions.
The Arts Expo program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.
More details on the event including information about artists exhibit and sales opportunites and organizational information booths is on the Berkeley Arts Council Web Site.