Be Part of the Art!
Engage Berkeley Springs is a project where everyone gets the opportunity to create public works of art under the guidance of professional artists! Watch as the town of Berkeley Springs is transformed through murals and mosaics. Join the community and be part of the art. All activities are FREE and funded by the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.
For 2018, in collaboration with the Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Bath, the Morgan Arts Council presents Meter Mini Murals. We invited all community members to join in by creating a “mini mural” for one of 15 parking meters located on Independence Street, between Wilkes and Mercer Streets. Designs (five reserved for youth submissions) were accepted through an artist application process and reviewed and approved by a joint committee of the three participating organizations.
Mosaics were the medium of choice for the 2016 projects. Residents created two panels that now adorn the Ice House Independence Avenue entrance.
The RAG shop wall was transformed in April 2015 as artist Patty Ray Avalon brought together over 45 residents, weekenders and tourists to paint a large scale mural. The full wall 50 foot mural was inspired by Morgan County’s Panorama Overlook and the Paw Paw Tunnel. The design grew so everyone could participate and make a permanent addition for future residents and visitors to enjoy.
The first workshop on November 15, 2014 was led by artist Patty Ray Avalon. Eight adults and seven children created large mural panels that will be affixed to the Ice House in Spring 2015.
The March 2015 workshop focused on mixed media murals with a Matisse theme. Thanks to our community volunteers for decorating the East stairwell at the Ice House.
Previous Engage Berkeley Springs Workshops:
Join Janet Gauthier in an encore community art-making workshop as you learn how to make large scale wall murals that will be displayed in Berkeley Springs. Ages 10 to adult welcome. FREE! All supplies provided. Donations warmly accepted! Saturday April 25 from 11am to 5pm. Call 304-258-2300 to reserve your space. Mural Panels workshop info…
Be part of the art as you join Patty Ray Avalon in transforming the wall of the RAG shop and help to transform the community of Berkeley Springs! Come for the weekend or come for an hour to help paint a mural that thousands of visitors to Berkeley Springs will see driving through our community each year. Ages 10 to adult welcome. FREE! All supplies provided. Donations warmly accepted! May 23 – 24 from 9am to 5pm. Call 304-258-2300 to reserve your space. Rag Shop Mural info…
Be part of the art as you join Patty Ray Avalon in creating mosaic panels that will be displayed around the community of Berkeley Springs! Come for the weekend or come for an hour to create murals that thousands of visitors to Berkeley Springs will see displayed through our community. Ages 15 to adult welcome. FREE! All supplies provided. Donations warmly accepted! June 20 from 9am to 5pm and June 21 form 10am to 5pm. Call 304-258-2300 to reserve your space.