To check out what the PAC has to offer all year long, check out our PAST EVENTS page.
ArtOberfest: October 20
ArtOberfest is back on Saturday, October 20 from 5:00-10:00 p.m. ArtOberfest is a German style arts fair held at the 700 Block of Downtown Market Street. Just look for the red umbrelas and Edison lights.
Fine art, jewelers, pottery vendors, face painting, and more! Live music with Steve Hussey Music, OYO Music, and Scott Kitchen. Fine food and festival beer by Parkersburg Brewing Co., Mango Latin Bistro, Q-Wagon BBQ, and Busy Bee restaurant.
Masquerave: Tales from the PAC
Got a costume?! We have a party for you on October 27 from 8:00 p.m.-Midnight! Enjoy music by Premier Productions, Costume Contest, Food, Drink, Dancing!
This is a night for those 21 and over only but, don't worry, with your support we are planning plenty of FREE Saturday activities for kids this winter.
Tickets are $20. We recommend purchasing your ticket early! The first 50 ticket holders will be entered into a special prize drawing...details coming soon. Click the add to cart button to purchase your tickets now.
All funds raised go to support your community Art Center!
Gather Hear Tour: November 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Cost is free but donations gratefully accepted at the door. No need to pre-register.
Gather Hear Tour was launched in 2017 when pianist Miki Sawada drove around Alaska for three weeks with a piano in a van, performing 25 concerts in settings such as cafes, bars, lodges, galleries, schools, and parks. The goal is to perform concerts in all 50 states in a quest to understand, document, and contribute to American life coast-to-coast through an artistic communal experience.
For Gather Hear West Virginia, Miki performs a new work titled "A Kind of Mirror" that combines classical music with participatory theater, reflecting her desires to make classical music more immersive, personal, and democratic. The music for solo piano and electronics, newly written by WV-native composer Brendon Randall-Myers, combined with standard classical pieces, will act as the pillars of the performance while audience members are invited to the stage to follow a theatrical prompt that inspire spontaneous poetic storytelling. Theater direction by Daniel Pettrow; the creation of this work is supported by a New Music USA grant. More info about Miki at: www.mikisawada.com.
Purse Bingo: Monday, November 5
Come out to Purse Bingo at the Parkersburg Art Center on November 5th. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., games start at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $20 for 20 games!
Play for Thousands of Dollars in REAL designer handbags…no knock-offs! Raffle tickets for a great package valued at $150 available to purchase for $5 each or 3 for $10 at the event. Multiple prizes awarded throughout the night. Food available to purchase.
Call 304-485-3859 and talk to Dwaine to reserve your table of 10 or click below to buy individual tickets today.
2018 6x6 Show and Sale: Sunday, NOvember 18
This event is the Parkersburg Art Center fundraiser where we display well over 1,000 original small works of art, 2D or 3D, any medium, all on a 6" X 6" base. All will be for sale for $20. We will also sell beautiful frames and 6x6 boxes of edible goodies to enjoy then or during Thanksgiving. The 6x6's will remain on display and for sale until Christmas.
You may preview the artwork beginning Tuesday, November 6th during regular business hours or the night before at our annual FUN BLAST, Purse Bingo! We will offer a chance to get first pick of all of the 6X6s (and the purses)! Call 304-485-3859 for Purse Bingo tickets.
Members and Artists Opening: Friday, November 16, 5:30-7:00 party and preview. Sale is from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Each member and artist may bring two guests. $10 entry fee for others.
General community sale: Sunday, November 18th, 1:00-2:00 preview. Sale is 2:00-4:00 p.m. Free admission.
We have given all of our 2,000 free canvases away, but call to see if we have some boards left. You can still make or purchase a 6X6 and paint for us. Of course, water media can be done on 6x6 paper media. Photos cut to 6X6 are also welcome. The deadline for delivery is Saturday, October 27th!