Several weeks ago I was invited to become a part of the Fayetteville Arts Coalition in Fayetteville, WV. Saying that I was thrilled is a major understatement. I am so honored and excited to be a part of this new and growing art community. The Fayetteville Arts Coalition was started in 2011 by multitalented artist Shea Wells. She wanted to bring a stronger art presence to Fayetteville and surrounding communities. She realized that there were many artists in the area but no major representation of them. Fortunately Shea is a motivated individual and so her vision turned into action with a mission to “create a sustainable arts community that supports local artists, creates art awareness and fosters artistic growth and education”.
Friday May 3rd was the second annual “Big Art in a Small Town” art show at the F.A.C. Ginger Danz and Shea Wells headed the event putting in many volunteer hours to make it such a success. It was a fantastic evening with food donated by Secret Sandwich Society and live music by Andrew Adkins and Melissa Bright. There were over 15-featured artists with mediums ranging from photography, woodworking, collage, painting, jewelry, fiber and more. And yes, Molly Wolff Photography was also featured.
The Fayetteville Arts Coalition operates in a co-op format. The organization is non-profit and artists volunteer a little time each month to keep the doors open. Donations and money raised by events goes to great causes such as the latest outdoor mural that is visible as you drive into downtown Fayetteville. Supporting the Fayetteville Arts Coalition helps keep artists and their work accessible to the community.