ACRE Graduation Celebration


April 18, 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Join us for an evening of celebration as Wheeling Heritage and Bridgeway Capital come together to honor the creative achievements of the inaugural cohort of the Alliance for Creative Rural Economies (ACRE) program. Taking place on Thursday, April 18 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Wheeling Artisan Center Gallery, this event will showcase the dedication of nine individuals who have participated in intensive training and mentorship over the past year.

At the ACRE Wheeling Graduation event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear firsthand reflections from program participants on how their businesses have evolved, including:

  • Tina Rush, North Fork Jewelry Design
  • Becky Cochran, Becky’s Custom Sewing and Alterations
  • Natalie Kovacs, Shapelessflame
  • Emily Rouse, Edgington Studio
  • Mindi Yarbrough, Wild Heart Arts
  • Jes Reger Davis, The Painters Nest
  • Amanda Carney, Cats Paw Art Studio
  • Beth and Adam Bedway, East Wheeling Clayworks

This event is free and open to all, offering a chance for the community to meet and celebrate with the program participants while discovering the products and services they offer. Attendees are asked to RSVP and can do so by visiting

For more information about the creative entrepreneurs and the ACRE Wheeling cohort, visit


Wheeling Artisan Center
1400 Main Street

Google Maps:,80.723091W

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