Please help us keep YOUR Parkersburg Art Center running like a well-oiled machine. We need volunteers in many areas! If you are willing to help at the Art Center from time to time, please stop by or give us a call at (304) 485-3859.

Are you willing to: answer phones, take messages, use the copier, greet visitors, stamp and address mailings, hang art work, clean, help prepare or serve at receptions, type, assist with a class, assist with the art library, work with kids, do minor repairs such as painting, plumbing, dry-wall, carpentry, carpeting, electrical.... WE NEED YOU TO BE A VOLUNTEER!!


School and group tours are available!  A variety of fun and exciting art exhibits can be toured throughout the year. Tours are lead by our Docent volunteers. High-quality Arts Education can prepare students for the future!  Learning through the arts helps students understand to value diverse perspectives and cultures! Join our “Docent-on-Duty Day" for all shows the Wednesday after the exhibition opening. Come and join (or become a docent!) our docent committee from noon to 1:30 for an in-depth look at all the artworks.

Docent Led Tours

Trained volunteer docents will lead your class or organization on an informative tour of the works on display and will answer questions.

Please call two weeks in advance for your tour to be arranged. Tours are usually one hour in length.

Hands-on Art Program

Participate in a  hands-on project relevant to the exhibit. Have your group or class tour our current art exhibits and become Art Makers.

Open to elementary age children Grades 1-5. Middle school and high school students are welcome, also. Cost: $2.00 per person/child. Call the Art Center at 304-485-3859 to schedule your group’s tour today! Inspire the imagination in each child with the Art Center’s hands-on program. Docent-Guided Tour, with an art teacher and a hands-on art activity: $5 per person.