WEIRTON — The Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced a new art exhibit to be featured in the Summit Art Gallery presented by the Top of West Virginia Arts Council.
The exhibit will feature the Tuscarawas County Art Guild of New Amsterdam, Ohio, and feature the works of approximately eight artists.
The Art Guild began over 50 years ago to provide artists in Tuscarawas County with an opportunity to advance their creative skills. Art education became a key part of the guild, and art history seminars and classes were added to the meeting agenda. The disciplines of pottery, photography, jewelry and fine crafts have been added to the curriculum.
The guild is a non-profit organization of people interested in the advancement of the fine arts. Members are professional and amateur artists expressing themselves through a wide variety of media. The guild strives to promote public appreciation for supporting community engagement. The guild is supported by annual dues, commissions from show sales, and outside contributions. The guild has donated scholarship funds to local high schools for senior graduates pursuing their studies in the visual arts.
Light refreshments will be served at the opening of the exhibition which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Bob Watson, the TWVAC event chair for this show, said the show will be available free to the public through June 25 at the Summit Art Gallery.
Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Parking is available behind the building, located at 3539 Main St., Weirton.