About Us

What is the Pocahontas County Arts Council Inc.?

The Pocahontas County Arts Council Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation founded in 1978. We build an appreciation of the arts through education and advocacy. Through programs available in the schools and in the community, we encourage the inclusion of the arts in all aspects of community life. Monies used in the Council are secured through a percentage of the county's hotel / motel tax and from generous contributions from individuals and businesses. The Council is made up of nine community representatives who serve as board members and officers. We meet monthly to conduct the business of the Pocahontas County Arts Council Inc.

We operate the Little Yellow House in Dunmore WV. We have a pottery kiln on site and are currently holding classes in wheel thrown pottery, drawing, pen & Ink, pastel, water color and oil painting. See our LYH classes page for class schedule or call the LYH at 304-456-4600.

We also operate the Green Bank Art Center in Green Bank WV. We have an art gallery featuring the works of area artists in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen & ink, jewelry and more. We are offering art classes in these media as well. Please see the GBAC classes page for a complete class schedule or call the GBAC at 304-456-4747.

We also operate the Durbin Art Center on Main Street in Durbin WV, across the street from the Durbin Train Depot. (Home of the Durbin Rocket steam train) We have an art gallery, featuring the art works of area artists, with class room space in the back. The PCCVB is sharing the space as a satellite visitors center.

We assist the schools in the county with the purchase of art supplies. We conduct the Pioneer Days Art Show in July, at the McClintic library in Marlinton.We also go into the public schools in Pocahontas County with a variety of programs that enhance classroom experience with art projects that enrich their learning experience.

Our Officers

Secretary - Diana Nelson, dnlnelso@k12.wv.us

President – Cynthia Gurreri, gholden407@aol.com

 Vice-President - Kathryn Gillispie, kathryn@pocahontasarts.org

 Treasurer - Eric Werner, eric@pocahontasarts.org