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Saturday Evening Cartoons

"Saturday Evening Cartoons" Art Exhibit opening featuring Culture Thief Apr 7 at 6 PM!!!

Brought to you by Artist Collective of West Virginia, Monongalia Arts CenterMARS Morgantown Art Record StudioRetro-tique, and Alien Gold

This an Art exhibition of the Artists interpretations of the cartoons, comics, illustrations, and crazy toys that have influenced our lives. This show will be highly entertaining with thought provoking work that will cross the boundaries of technical illustration – fan art – to manic cartoon surrealism. During this opening event we will have many interactive art pieces and experiences including projected outlaw animation room, cartoony games and 2 musical performances by the most amazing Culture Thief

WARNING – This show will have adult material not suitable for some audiences. There may be nudity, violence and/or adult situations. We assure you it will be in good taste or just hilariously insane like cartoons we love.

Snacks will be provided by the wonderful Cheese Louise!!!!

We will be raffling off some really super prizes such as
-Gift Certs
-Mystery Box

We will be playing awesome games like
– OG Bop it tournament 
– Cartoon Pictionary 
– Best Sound effects 

Beverages and light snacks will be provided. 
There is a $5 suggested donation for entrance into this opening event to support the band. 

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Opening Day for Trails & Spring Handmade Market Looking for Artist

Looking for more artists vendors to contribute to this event!

Hosted by Mon River Trails Conservancy

If interested contact: 
Ella Belling 
Executive Director Mon River Trails Conservancy
P.O. Box 282 

Morgantown, WV 26507 



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Create Your State

Morgantown WV – Morgantown has been selected as one of five WV communities to host the Create Your State Tour in March. Hosted by Hosted by Main Street Morgantown in collaboration with Arts Monongahela, CYS is a multi-media performance, educational presentation and workshop that inspires and empowers creative community revitalization and development. Anyone is welcome to come to the show and workshop on Wednesday, March 14th from 6:30-9:30pm at The Monongalia Arts Center (The MAC), which will provide a full program of immersive experiential learning and planning for leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, students and other involved citizens. Other spring tour stops include Wyoming County, Beckley, Elkins and Montgomery. All shows are free of charge and open to the public.The workshop features original music, visual projections and a compelling exchange about how the arts, creativity and an out-of-the-box approach can establish a creative scene that redefines and reinvigorates a community. Participants will have access to a web portal with step-by-step instructional toolkits, video shorts, webinars and more. And they will receive ongoing guidance from the Create Your State (CYS) founders to execute community projects and plant new creative capital in Morgantown.

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St Francis De Sales’s PSALM Chapter Returns To MAC This February

                   Nora Sheets Card Front                             

St. Francis de Sales School’s PSALM (Proud Students Against Landmines and Cluster Bombs) chapter returns to Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) for another February exhibition in the Benedum Gallery. This collaboration happens each February, with St. Francis students turning Morgantown’s attention to human rights tragedies around the world. Led by Nora Sheets, the organization’s history includes 19 years of generating public awareness and moving towards the subsequent elimination of landmines and cluster bombs.


The Road To Ottawa is inspired by the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, signed by 122 nations in Ottawa, Canada. Student artworks are dedicated to the countries, campaigns and members of civil society that created the legislation and the continued efforts to rid the world of atrocities associated with landmines. MAC invites all to witness this powerful and eye-opening exhibition.


The exhibition will be available for viewing by the public from February 2 to February 24, 2018 in MAC’s downstairs gallery. There will be a public opening reception on February 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, which will include the students who made the exhibition possible, along with Nora Sheets. MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV. Inquiries should be directed to or 304-292-3325.

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ARTS Walk Returns To MAC: Art, Music and More…

TG post cardFriday, September 22 marks the return of the annual Morgantown ARTS Walk from 6 – 9 pm. The program, sponsored by Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, Main Street Morgantown, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) and Arts Monongahela, is intended to celebrate the hardworking arts community in Morgantown.

MAC will be one of the information points on the ARTS Walk, which features street vendors and events across High Street, and it will host programming as well. Two new art exhibitions will be unveiled during the event: Life In The Projects, and Transcending the Gutter. The public opening reception for the two events will take place from 6 – 9 pm in accordance with the ARTS Walk schedule, welcoming the public to experience and celebrate the artists’ work.


Life In The Projects, the first solo exhibition featuring John Michael Barone, will be featured downstairs in the Benedum Gallery. It will feature many of Barone’s signature pieces, featured in many of MAC’s previous exhibitions, as well as some new pieces. Barone is the executive director at Artist Collective West Virginia, and known for his psychedelic and mystical style and a love for pop culture and humor.


Transcending the Gutter will be featured upstairs in the Davis Gallery with contributions from multiple artists. This exhibition features musical performances by Orville Rex and Hericide at 9 pm, with a $5 cover charge.


MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV. Inquiries should be directed to or 304-292-3325.



Image: Untitled by Capen Snyder, part of Transcending The Gutter


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