a city becomes a work of art
What is FestivALL
Partnering with over 90 arts and community organizations and hundreds of local, regional, national and international artists each year, FestivALL, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is considered a premier arts collaborator of Charleston, West Virginia.
FestivALL is city-wide and multi-arts and serves its mission through its 15-day June FestivALL, an October FestivALL Fall, a monthly speaker series called Three Things, and other programming throughout the year. Each year FestivALL includes over 100 events, and 300 performances and exhibitions from music, theatre, dance, visual art, humanities and more. These events take place in over 40 indoor and outdoor venues, and many events are free or low cost.
This year FestivALL will turn 18, and we will be presenting mostly in-person events with some virtual programming that can be enjoyed from home.
The mission of FestivALL Charleston is to create, produce and present vibrant arts experiences and entertainment opportunities and serve as a catalyst for others in the community to do the same.
What We Do
FestivALL is known for it’s multi-arts, multi-venue summer festival and mini fall festival when a “City becomes a Work of Art”, but how else does FestivALL contribute to its community and the local and state economies?
A City Becomes a Creative Destination and Home
FestivALL helps create a lively city environment where entrepreneurs, artists and families want to visit, live, work and play. It’s become a time for homecomings, reunions and inviting friends to visit.
A City’s Children Become Achievers
A City’s Economy Becomes Robust
The arts are an essential part of Charleston’s identity and FestivALL showcases Charleston as a unique and desirable place to visit, contributing to the financial growth of artists and area businesses. Each summer FestivALL brings in an estimated $1.5 million in local spending, by residents and attendees from 17+ states.