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“Show Your Pride” Window Display Contest

Charleston, WV Charleston

Using the colors of the rainbow, businesses throughout Charleston use their storefronts to turn the city in to a work of art! Vote for your favorite on the Rainbow Pride WV Facebook page through June 23rd. Winner will be announced Monday, June 24th! Have a few minutes to help us out? We’d love to hear […]

Free

Stories are Made, Loop by Loop Exhibition

The Clay Center 1 Clay Square, Charleston

This exhibit features local, regional, and international artists using the traditional technique of rug hooking to document and explore social, emotional, and personal topics. Using a variety of materials, from wool fabric to recycled plastics, these artists pull strips through an open weave fabric to create loops, pile, and texture. Rug hooking is steeped in […]

Downtown Open

Sidewalks of Downtown Charleston

Charleston Area Alliance invites you to head to downtown Charleston and enjoy this pop up putt putt course sponsored by West Virginia American Water. You may pick up and return putters and balls at any of these locations: Taylor Books, Adelphia Sports Bar & Grille, Art Emporium or Tony the Tailor.   THANK YOU to […]

Free

Community Keys

Capitol Market 800 Smith St, Charleston +2 more

What happens when you combine public art and musical instruments? Community Keys! Visit the Capitol Market, GoMart Ballpark, and Kanawha County Public Library and visit local artists turning pianos into works of art right before your eyes! Have a few minutes to help us out? We’d love to hear from you! Take our survey below […]

Born of Rebellion: West Virginia Statehood and the Civil War exhibit

WV State Capitol 1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston

This comprehensive, large-scale experience covers sectional tensions within Virginia preceding the Civil War, the violence and chaos of the war surrounding West Virginia’s formation, and its difficult aftermath as the new state struggled to forge its destiny during Reconstruction.

Ongoing

KCPL Tiny Art Competition

Kanawha County Public Library

Tiny art, made at the Kanawha County Public Library's Main Library, will be on display on the library’s third floor, showcasing how art – big or small – can be impactful! Come vote for your favorites throughout FestivALL. Have a few minutes to help us out? We’d love to hear from you! Take our survey […]

FestivALL Princess Exhibit

Kanawha County Public Library

In honor of FestivALL’s 20th year, view costumes, props, masks and more highlighting the evolution of the FestivALL Princess. While there, learn more about the woman behind the mask, Jude Binder, and her vast contributions to the arts. Have a few minutes to help us out? We’d love to hear from you! Take our survey […]

FestivALL Archives Exhibition

Kanawha County Public Library

Take a trip down memory lane with FestivALL as we celebrate 20 years of the arts! Check out this curated exhibit featuring pieces of public art and photos of events past throughout FestivALL 2024. Have a few minutes to help us out? We’d love to hear from you! Take our survey below – and of […]

2024 Art-for-ALL Kids’ Juried Art Exhibition

The Clay Center 1 Clay Square, Charleston

Art-for-ALL is a juried art exhibition open to children in grades Pre-K through 6th in 13 WV counties. Check out the exhibition in the Ticketing Lobby of the Clay Center or on the FestivALL Neighborhood Arts Facebook page. Exhibition open during Clay Center hours: Tuesday-Saturday | 10am-5pm Sunday | 12pm-5pm Monday | Closed The exhibition will […]

Free
Event Series Dizzy Doc Balloon Sculpture

Dizzy Doc Balloon Sculpture

The Clay Center 1 Clay Square, Charleston

Back by popular demand!Aaron Hay (Dizzy Doc) will construct a massive balloon sculpture, the likes of which have delighted FestivALL attendees for years. Enjoy visits throughout the creation starting June 11, and see the complete creation on June 17!For over 24 years, Aaron has been making art with the medium of Balloons! This amazing art-form […]

Free
Event Series Art Scavenger Hunt

Art Scavenger Hunt

Charleston, WV Charleston

Can YOU solve the riddles? Each day two pieces of art created by local artists will be hidden somewhere throughout Charleston! Follow FestivALL and Arts Amplified on social media to get a clue towards finding the hidden artwork. First one to find it gets to keep it! Find it or not, share a photo from […]

Free
Event Series Art Scavenger Hunt

Art Scavenger Hunt

Charleston, WV Charleston

Can YOU solve the riddles? Each day two pieces of art created by local artists will be hidden somewhere throughout Charleston! Follow FestivALL and Arts Amplified on social media to get a clue towards finding the hidden artwork. First one to find it gets to keep it! Find it or not, share a photo from […]

Free
Event Series Art Scavenger Hunt

Art Scavenger Hunt

Charleston, WV Charleston

Can YOU solve the riddles? Each day two pieces of art created by local artists will be hidden somewhere throughout Charleston! Follow FestivALL and Arts Amplified on social media to get a clue towards finding the hidden artwork. First one to find it gets to keep it! Find it or not, share a photo from […]

Free

Let’s Get Cooking with Chef Paul

Capitol Market 800 Smith St, Charleston

Come learn to prepare delicious recipes from Chef Paul Smith! The demonstration starts at 11 a.m. under the outdoor market pavilion. Sponsored by Have a few minutes to help us out? We’d love to hear from you! Take our survey below – and of course want to hear more about any event ideas and what […]

Free

Afternoon Family Yoga

Slack Plaza, City Center 177 Summers Street, Charleston

Bring the whole family to this fun and light hearted class that is accessible for everyone, even beginners! Join Nina Casto trauma-informed 500-RYT, LMT, Reiki and Sound Therapy Practitioner and Owner of The Folded Leaf Yoga and Wellness Center for an hour movement, breathwork and sound class to relax and restore. Must bring your own […]

Free

West Virginia Day Open House

Join us for West Virginia Day at one of Charleston's most historic homes! Refreshments, tours of the 1836 MacFarland-Hubbard House and a living history presentation will celebrate our state's birthday and the West Virginia Humanities Council's own 50th birthday!

Rolls on the River

Haddad Riverfront Park 600 Kanawha Blvd. E, Charleston

Join Charleston Montessori School as they team up with FestivALL to present Rolls on the River, an annual pepperoni roll competition. There’s no better way to celebrate WV Day than with pepperoni rolls!Attendees can taste delicious pepperoni rolls, sip beer, and shop local artisan vendors and vote for your favorite rolls. The Chucktown Allstars will be […]

$35

Downtown ArtWalk

Sidewalks of Downtown Charleston

Stroll downtown Charleston, WV and visit unique businesses, featuring area artists showcasing their diverse talents! Enjoy street performers, live music, musical easels, and more as you move through the venues! Participating shops are located along Quarrier, Capitol, Lee, Summers and Hale streets in Downtown Charleston and feature a variety of art and goods – from […]

Free

Family Movie Night

UC Stadium at Laidley Field

Join WQBE and Electric 102.7 at UC Stadium at Laidley Field for Family Movie Night! Beginning at 5:30 pm, inflatables and food vendors will be available to get the fun started. As it gets dark, sit down under the stars to enjoy a movie on the big screen! Check out wqbe.com and electric102.com for the […]

Open Mic Night

Folklore Music Exchange 1025 Quarrier Street, Charleston

Open Mic Night at Folklore Music Exchange Musical acts, comedians, storytellers, magicians, ALL are welcome! Sign-ups take place the day of the event. There are 12 slots available with each performer getting 10 minutes. Full sound will be provided, along with an acoustic guitar and a keyboard, but feel free to bring your own instruments. […]

Charles Jupiter Hamilton Retrospective

The Clay Center 1 Clay Square, Charleston

The lively, provocative work of beloved Charleston artist Charles Jupiter Hamilton (1948–2021) can be seen throughout our city, in homes and businesses, decorating buildings and pillars. In celebration of Charly’s life and work, the Juliet Art Museum at the Clay Center has organized a retrospective exhibition that will examine his entire artistic career, drawing on […]

Art After Dark

The Clay Center 1 Clay Square, Charleston

Enjoy an evening of art, entertainment, and interactive fun in the Juliet Art Museum, for FREE! This month, we are debuting a new exhibition celebrating the life and work of beloved Charleston artist Charles Jupiter Hamilton! And it's the last chance to see our contemporary rug hooking exhibition "Stories are Made Loop by Loop." We’ll […]

Free