This page contains a list of resources to assist artists in their research and travel. 


Partnering with  arts and community organizations and hundreds of local, regional, national and international artists each year, FestivALL  is considered a premiere arts collaborator of Charleston, West Virginia. FestivALL is city-wide and multi-arts and serves its mission through its 10-day June FestivALL, FestivALL Preview in May, an October weekend FestivALL Fall and other programming throughout the year. FesitvALL is the main sponsor of Brickscape, which coincides with their annual festivities. 

West Virginia Division of Tourism

Offers an overview of West Virginia culture as well as places to go, things to do, places to stay, events and travel tools.

Charleston West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Provides lists of places to stay, play and dine in Charleston, WV as well as a blog following news and happenings. 

The West Virginia Encyclopedia

Comprehensive reference resource offering thousands of articles on West Virginia’s people, places, history, arts, science and culture.

West Virginia Division of Culture and History

Maintains state archives and history both online and at the Cultural Center located in Charleston, which also houses the State Museum. Website also lists grant opportunities available to artists in the state. 

Wonderful West Virginia Magazine

Website offers comprehensive digital archives dating back to 1936.

Kanawha Public Library

Offers an extensive collection of book and articles related to the history of Charleston and Kanawha County.

Charleston Area Alliance

Assists businesses and fosters community development in the downtown area. Organizes public events such as block parties and a monthly art walks.