The Amazing Raise
ArtsLink and the Wetzel County CVB
are hoping for
community support in voting for
our Levitt AMP
New Martinsville Grant Awards. Voting starts on November
October 31, 2018 - ArtsLink and the Wetzel County CVB are now in
the running to bring a 10 - 12 week live music series to New
Martinsville during the summer of 2019.
Sponsored by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national
foundation dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America
through free live music, ArtsLink and the Wetzel County CVB hope to
qualify as one of 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt
AMP New Martinsville Grant Awards.
Supporters are asked to visit
to register and vote. Online public voting is open to everyone
starting Thursday, November 1 and ending November 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Eastern Time. The Top 25 finalists will be selected through online
public voting. The Levitt Foundation will then review the proposals
of these 25 finalists and will select up to 15 Levitt AMP winners,
which will be announced on December 18, 2018.
The Levitt AMP New Martinsville Grant Awards are an exciting
matching grant opportunity created by the Levitt Foundation to
serve small to mid-sized towns and cities with populations up to
400,000. Up to 15 nonprofits will receive $25,000 each in matching
funds to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series—an outdoor, free
concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional
ArtsLink submitted the proposal for New Martinsville. The proposed
venue site is the City grounds on Harlan Drive, site of the Back
Home Festival. New Martinsville’s proposal is now posted on the
Levitt AMP website for public voting.
A successful campaign for ArtsLink and the Wetzel County CVB
depends on community participation to get as many online votes as
possible to bring the concert series to town. Community support, as
measured by the number of online votes received, will be one of the
key factors when the Levitt Foundation selects up to 15
ArtsLink President Barbara Vincent comments, “This is an exciting
opportunity for New Martinsville, not only to bring free
world-class music of many genres to our community, but to foster
the growth of our region.” Sandy Hunt, President of the CVB,
continues, “The Back Home Festival will be just one concert in this
music series. We hope to represent all members of our community,
and we will feature performances geared to differing tastes and age
ArtsLink and the Wetzel County CVB ask supporters to start
spreading the word to family, friends, colleagues and neighbors and
rally the community to vote for New Martinsville’s proposal.
Learn more at
Contact the Wetzel County CVB 304-398-4910 for more information.
ArtsLink and the CVB are committed to providing universal
accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may
contact us to request assistance.
ArtsLink board members present at the annual Safety Award ceremony
included, back row, from left: Terry Wiley,
Barbara Vincent, Laura Kane, Dan Henthorn, Jane Knight,
Scarlet Hood, Amanda McPherson, and Fawn Price;
front row: Bob DeFrancis, Brian Rogers, Miranda Rogers,
Clara Glover, and Debbie Bennett.
At the March meeting of the ArtsLink Board of Directors, Safety
Committee Chairperson Clara Glover presented the annual Safety
Award to ArtsLink president, Miranda Rogers. Ms. Rogers accepted
the award on behalf of the membership. Glover remarked, “This award
marks another year of commitment to safety by the ArtsLink
membership.” Among the safety-related activities undertaken by the
organization are a safe-driving presentation at the annual meeting
and facility inspections prior to ArtsLink concerts and other
ArtsLink is the arts council for Wetzel and Tyler counties and is
committed to making the arts accessible to all. Upcoming activities
include the Summer Coffeehouse Series and the Wayward Players
production of Seussical, JR.
Support for ArtsLink’s programming is made possible with financial
assistance from West Virginia Northern Community College, the City
of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission, WETZ/WYMJ
Radio, EQT Foundation, Dominion Foundation, Ohio Valley Online,
Libby’s Kids Ministry, and the Wells Inn. ArtsLink is committed to
providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with
special needs may contact ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 for
ArtsLink receives a donation from Dominion
Resources Services. Pictured left to right are, Carolyn
Hizer, Mary Rohrig, Amanda McPherson, Miranda Rogers, Barbara
Vincent, Scarlet Hood, Jane Knight, Larry Tackett, Clara Glover,
and Brian Rogers.
Members of the ArtsLink Board of Directors recently received a
donation from Dominion Resources Services, Inc. ArtsLink, the arts
council for Wetzel and Tyler counties, will use the funding to
support arts programs in area schools. Dominion and its
philanthropic arm, The Dominion Foundation, annually award about
$20 million to causes that protect the environment, promote
education and help meet basic human needs.
The Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical,
social and economic well-being of the communities served by
Dominion companies, which also invest in communities through
programs and volunteer activities. Christine Mitchell, Dominion’s
local external affairs representative noted that Foundation grants
are funded by shareholder dollars and are not borne by customers.
“We are happy to support ArtsLink, and hope that it can continue to
enhance the teaching of the arts to our local children,” said
For information on ArtsLink’s activities, please call
304-455-2278. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal
accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may
contact ArtsLink to request assistance.
Website Gets Support
The ArtsLink, Inc.,
website is now being hosted by a local software management
Ohio Valley Online, a
division of Prosite Business Solutions, LLC, is helping ArtsLink to
get its message across to residents of
the Mid-Ohio Valley area.
website is www.artslinkwv.org. Ohio Valley Online is
located at 732 Third Street in New Martinsville, next to Sounds
"The ArtsLink website is a great place to check for
news about the organization, become a member or
donor, or check out photos from recent events," said
Fran Caldwell, ArtsLink president. "We are extremely grateful to
Ohio Valley Online for their help."
The ArtsLink website was originally designed by David
McCartney II, son of Dave McCartney, CFO at Wetzel County Hospital
and a former ArtsLink board member, as a senior project for his
college degree. Ohio Valley Online took over the hosting of the website to make it easier for ArtsLink
personnel to receive local technical support.
"We are now able to quickly
update the site and keep our information
Caldwell said. Ohio Valley
Online specializes in web design and hosting database
enabled websites where companies can post
images, text, products and events themselves without the ongoing need of a web designer.
Parent company Prosite Business
Solutions, LLC was established in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1998
by the husband and wife Information
Technology team of Cindy and Jason Warren, specializing in
Ecommerce Websites, Quick Books Training, MS Access
database development and overall IT solutions. In September
2001, Prosite rolled out Pro Business Tools (SM) installation
management tools and scheduling software were rolled out to
companies nationwide to help them better manage their service business.
In 2002, Prosite added an east coast
location in New Martinsville, Cindy (Willey) Warren's
hometown. More information about Prosite is available online
ArtsLink is committed to providing universal
wherever possible. Accessible seating is available for
events. Persons with special needs may contact