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Founded in 1938 by members of the Parkersburg West Virginia Woman’s Club, the Art Center is the oldest arts organization in West Virginia in continuous operation! Now in its fifth home, the Art Center is located on a busy corner right in downtown Parkersburg.

The facility houses six separate gallery areas (including one just for kids) that can be used individually or in tandem, and those galleries hold an average of 16 exhibits each year. Shows range from the works of internationally known artists, to art by area schoolchildren. There is ALWAYS something interesting to see. Become a Member! Check out this video of the Parkersburg Art Center with Mark Lewis of the Parkersburg CVB!

The Art Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and admission is just $2.  Wednesdays are “get in for free” days, and there is never a charge for kids under 12.  Please call ahead for special open hours.