ArtsLink, the arts council of Wetzel and Tyler counties, will kick off its 21st year with the annual meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, January 10, at the Francis Creative Arts Center. The Center is located at the corner of Maple Avenue and Washington Street in downtown New Martinsville. If you’re interested in attending, please contact ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The public is cordially invited to attend.
Board members will be elected and nominations will be accepted from the floor.
During the annual meeting, the board will take a look forward to a full slate of activities, many of which had been postponed due to the Covid-19 shutdown.
ArtsLink’s annual Concert Series, art exhibits, classes, and other arts activities have delighted audiences annually, as have children’s theater productions. A production of The Frog Prince by the Missoula Children’s Theatre is planned for June. A mini-grant program gives financial support to local artists and arts organizations. Much of the success of the organization can be attributed to its over 200 members and generous donors, including EQT Foundation, Dominion Foundation, and John J. Mensore, whose major donation was honored with the naming of the downstairs gallery the “John C. and Catherine Mensore Gallery.” Major partners include West Virginia Northern Community College and the New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission. Additional support for ArtsLink’s activities is provided by WETZ & WYMJ Radio, Ohio Valley Online, the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, and the Stealey Community Fund.
Event sponsorships are matched with grants from the West Virginia Division of Arts, Culture and History and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Neighborhood Investment Program state tax credits are also available for qualifying donations.
Following the annual meeting, the new board of directors will meet to elect officers.
ArtsLink is committed to making the arts accessible to all. Those needing assistance to take advantage of ArtsLink’s activities are invited to call 304-455-2278 for more information.