ArtsLink, Inc. is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to fostering the arts in Wetzel and Tyler Counties, West
Virginia as well as Monroe County, Ohio. The organization was
formed in 2001 and annually schedules programs of high quality art
related events including classical music concerts, children’s
programs, Shakespearean performances, monthly arts and photography
exhibits, Valentines concerts featuring the old standards and
annual Fourth of July “Arts in the Park” celebrations.
Mini-grants have been made to local artists to fund special
projects and many of the programs have had special presentations
for local school children as well as workshops being held at
local schools. ArtsLink’s Wayward Players have a regular
schedule of local performances.
ArtsLink is housed in a building
that was donated as a home for the arts to the West Virginia
Northern Community College. A major fundraising
campaign was successfully completed to match a $50,000
grant received from the State of West Virginia to bring the Francis
Creative Arts Center into compliance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act. All contributions are tax deductible.
Renovations are completed, with monthly exhibits and classes