NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
After a month of public voting, Wheeling artist Sherrie Mestrovic’s design has been chosen for a mural at Kossuth Park.
Wheeling Heritage is exploring the creation of a Wheeling museum. The organization has hired Travis Henline, a history specialist, as Museum Project Manager, to identify and develop the concept.
Wheeling Heritage today announced it has hired Betsy Sweeny, a preservation specialist, as its Historic Preservation Program Manager to lead its historic preservation efforts.
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Stop by the Wheeling Artisan Center to see "Tom Griffith’s Wheeling: Art & Architecture." This exhibit features over 20 paintings by local artist, Tom Griffith, that interpret Wheeling’s past. The paintings are from the collection of Wheeling Heritage. Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. ‐ 5 p.m.Find out more »
Grab your lunch to-go from a nearby restaurant, then head to Market Plaza to enjoy free entertainment! Musicians for the series include local artists who perform a variety of music genres: Friday, June 1: Logan Wojcik. Kicking off the series, Logan will perform both original and well-known country hits. Friday, July 6: Eli Lambe. Eli is a keyboardist who plays a variety of music, including jazz, pop, rock and alternative. Friday, Aug. 3: Jason Treuman. Jason’s acoustic act includes…Find out more »
Show of Hands is a community-supported crowd-funding event. Community members are presented with projects that would positively impact Wheeling and vote on the project they want to support with donations from the door and generous support of our community partners. Click here to learn more about our upcoming Show of Hands presenters! HOW SHOW OF HANDS WORKS: Attendees make a donation of at least $5 for a vote. Four pre-selected proposals for projects that benefit the community are presented. Attendees…Find out more »
Join us Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. for the opening reception of "The Poe Show," an invitational exhibition of 25+ artists interpreting Edgar Allan Poe in a variety of mediums. If you can't make it to the reception, be sure to stop by and browse the show. It runs through Oct. 31 on the third floor of the Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main Street. Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. ‐ 5 p.m.Find out more »
Join us Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. for the opening reception of “Portrait of America,” paintings by Alan Fitzpatrick. This exhibit will feature 55 pieces of oil on wood panels, all portrait subject matter. Alan's portraits capture the emotion and spirit of individuals in an ultra-realistic style, whether it is a historical character from the 18th-century or a contemporary model. This body of 55 pieces of his work is a testament to his passion for bringing our…Find out more »
Handmade Holiday is a new event that invites shoppers to buy local, shop small and discover one-of-a-kind gifts for the holiday season. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main Street, Wheeling. Inspired by the independent craft fair movement throughout the country, Handmade Holiday strives to establish a marketplace of unique and creative handmade goods that support local artists and increases awareness about handmade, locally produced craft goods and…Find out more »
Join us Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the opening reception of "Wheeling is Haunted," works by Gregg Oxley. Gregg Oxley is a mixed media and installation artist from Charleston, WV. He uses found objects, antiquated papers, forgotten photographs, handwriting samples and other ephemera to create work that inspires a nostalgic tone that sometimes plays on modern themes. The title "Wheeling is Haunted" comes from the idea that the people in the photos Gregg uses aren't around…Find out more »
Show of Hands is a community-supported crowd-funding event. Community members are presented with projects that would positively impact Wheeling and vote on the project they want to support with donations from the door and generous support of our community partners. HOW SHOW OF HANDS WORKS: Attendees make a donation of at least $5 for a vote. Four pre-selected proposals for projects that benefit the community are presented. Attendees cast their vote for the project they want to help fund. The project with…Find out more »
Wheeling Heritage will host an opening reception for Hip Hop: A Black Tie Affair, on Feb. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Artisan Center, 1400 Main Street. The exhibit will feature more than a dozen artists displaying photos, graffiti, and mixed-media pieces, as well as a video featuring area hip-hop artists performing a capella. The project, a partnership between the YWCA Wheeling and Wheeling Heritage, seeks to break down stereotypes and assumptions. The exhibit will run until Friday,…Find out more »