The Mountain Arts District is a place, a network, and a resource for artists; on-line, it is a directory for all people and events in our mountain counties. Its purpose is to promote the unique arts and culture of north central West Virginia, spanning the counties of Barbour, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker, and Upshur. MAD was formed by a collective group of volunteers to strengthen the arts economy, establish the area as an arts destination for tourists, and increase the development of public arts.Mountain Arts District welcomes artists of all genres and venues to be on its website and facebook page by subscribing to www.madwv.com.
Our first project: The MAD Arts & Events Directory. The MAD Arts & Events Directory is dedicated to the artists of every genre who draw inspiration from our small rural communities in the mountains of north central West Virginia. Many capture the traditions of mountain life and merge it with inspirations from other cultural adventures they’ve brought back with them to these hometowns. If you are looking for a unique keepsake, home-spun performance, or just things to do in the Mountain State then take a look at the MAD artists and venues in this directory. We give you who, what, when, and where to buy artists’ goods and services. There’s also info on venues, galleries, and festivals in our counties of Barbour, Pocahontas, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, and Upshur. Explore and enjoy the multitude of art and events available in our region.