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Tucker art scene has growing reputation

June 28, 2012
By Joe Hoover - Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

Tucker County has a growing reputation for fostering a culture of creativity, and a stroll through its assortment of art galleries will reveal a range of artistry as unique, engaging and beautiful as the local landscape.

Mountain Made, in Thomas, offers a fine selection of work from local artists and craftworkers. From artisan soaps, handwoven clothing and ceramics to paintings and photographs, the shop celebrates all well-wrought works from the local Appalachian region.

For those looking for a more modern aesthetic, The White Room, also located in Thomas, features works that range from the simply striking to the strikingly avant-garde. Its collection of local art includes fine handmade jewelry, paintings from a variety of genres and abstract sculptures, among many other things.

The West Virginia Highlands Artisans Gallery, in Davis, one of the largest galleries in Tucker County, displays an extensive array of art created by local artists, including leather and woodworks, ceramics and quilting, as well as photography, watercolors, pastels and even botanical collage.

The Squirrels Nest Studio, in Davis, specializes in watercolors and stained glass, and its collection of colorful works is sure to brighten anyone's day.

For more information about art in Tucker County, anyone interested can call the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-782-2775 or visit



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