The Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Barn with Inn and the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center have organized their second Art Hop, an event Saturday that will showcase a variety of local artists at several locations in Brooke and Hancock counties.
They include: Martha’s Gallery at 736 Charles St., Wellsburg; the Sarah Miller House at 900 Main St., Wellsburg; American Muscle Dock and Fabrication at 141 Sunset Ave., Wellsburg; James Funeral Home at 1245 Main St., Follansbee; Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center at 3149 Main St.; and the Summit Art Gallery at the Top of West Virginia CVB at 3539 Main St., Weirton.
An opening reception will be held at 10 a.m. at Martha’s Gallery, while a closing reception will be held at 4 p.m. at the Summit Art Gallery.
A relatively recent addition to the Top of West Virginia CVB, the gallery includes photos of many local points of interest as well as art by area residents of various ages.
The museum will close at 4 p.m. but re-open for a performance by the Ohio Valley Cloak and Dagger theater company, which will present a play featuring John Reilly and Robert Gaudio as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., when Gaudio will provide music.
There is no admission for the exhibits, but individuals may purchase tickets for $25 each, for which they will be entered into several drawings, be eligible for a discount at three participating restaurants and receive admission to the Cloak and Dagger show.
The participating restaurants will be Three Bridges in Follansbee or Station Grille in Wellsburg for lunch and Mario’s in Weirton for dinner.
Tickets may be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/second-annual-art-hop-weirton-follansbee-wellsburg-tickets or at Martha’s Gallery or the Summit Art Gallery on Saturday.
For information, call (304) 797-7001.
As in 2019, when the event debuted, some participating artists will have pieces for sale.
Slated to take part on Saturday are: Joyce Beatty, Dale Biesecker, Sarah Cale, Savannah Schroll Guz, Charli Infante, Doug Jackson, Dennis Jones, Bob Joseph, Diane Kessler, Kimberly Lawless, Cheryl Ryan, Russ Shaffer, Donna Sullivan, Mike Swartzmiller, Robert Watson, Suzi Whitaker and Nancy Wright.