Springs Art Town-- -- and the Morgan Arts Council
Springs, art town began to flourish in 1977
when the Morgan Arts Council (MAC) was established. Today, the award-winning
arts council makes its home in the Ice House, a former 40,000 square
foot apple cold storage building currently being renovated into a community
MAC programs range from free summer concerts in Berkeley
Springs State Park every Saturday afternoon in July and August to an active Ice
House Theater Project and changing exhibit gallery with ArtWalks to mark show
openings. There are Ice House concerts, art classes, cultural lectures,
youth theater and an artists' cooperative selling visual products. MAC
has even published three volumes of local short stories.
All this activity, and the extensive community of working artists linked
with MAC, has earned Berkeley
Springs state, regional and national recognition.
It is West Virginia's first certified arts community, is listed among
the 100 best small art towns in all four volumes of the book by that
name, and reliably places among the top 10 art destinations among small
cities and towns in America.
To know what's happening in the art scene, sign up for email Art
Alerts and check the arts calendar at www.macicehouse.org or call 304-258-2300.