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The Pocahontas County Artisan Co-op has more than 30 member artists and craftspeople working in two dozen mediums. Our focus on the region’s arts and crafts heritage has attracted a blacksmith, broom maker, basket maker, stonecutter, several quilters, and wood craftsmen making everything from spoons and cutting boards to clocks, scrollwork, and fine furniture. We also have artists working in watercolor and oil, photographers, jewelry-makers, and members creating specialty foods from local sources. We are a business incubator, assisting regional artisans in advancing from hobby to cottage industry. We are also committed to promoting the arts in Pocahontas County through public demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions and community-based educational activities.
The Co-op supports a year-round gallery for exhibition of member arts and crafts, The 4th Avenue Gallery of Fine Arts & Crafts located in the historic C&O Railroad Depot at 720 4th Avenue in Marlinton, WV. On select weekends throughout the year, we stay open late, hosting local musicians and poets and providing craft demonstrations that transform our gallery into a community gathering place.
During the 2017 train season, April 29 - October 31 (and special train event days in November & December), the Co-op supports The Shops at Leatherbark Ford, located adjacent to the Depot at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. Once used as coal storage for the trains, these delightfully renovated rooms provide a charming shopping experience, where you’re certain to discover a locally handcrafted treasure. Before or after your train ride, the long covered porch is the perfect spot to watch a craftsperson at work. Please make time in your schedule to visit with us!
Throughout the year, the Pocahontas County Artisan Co-op works to advance awareness of our rich arts and crafts heritage through demonstrations, exhibitions and special events. Come see us in Marlinton or Cass and find out more!
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