The Board of Directors of the Berkeley Arts Council announces the grand opening reception marking the beginning of our first year in their new space, the Berkeley Art Works, located at 116 North Queen Street in downtown Martinsburg. The reception is free and open to the public.
Main Street Martinsburg will help celebrate with a ribbon cutting at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, August 14. A reception follows from 5 – 7 pm, with light refreshments and entertainment by versatile local musician Melanie Climis. Melanie specializes in Appalachian and Celtic folk styles played on fiddles, banjo, guitar, flutes, and lap dulcimer. She also teaches flat-foot dancing at her studio DanceSynergy.
Come see how the Berkeley Arts Council helps connect arts with the community. The exhibit area displays work by artists of the Potomac River Artists Guild, and the Co-op marketing area features the creativity of nearly a dozen select local artists and artisans. Classes and workshops are scheduled in the new space for the fall season, beginning August 26.
The Berkeley Art Works is a service of The Berkeley Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in West Virginia working to ensure that Berkeley County has a vibrant, vital arts environment by promoting awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.