The City of Bluefield is a burgeoning arts community in Southern West Virginia. Together with Princeton, West Virginia the communities form a Certified Arts Community in West Virginia. With local music groups, resident artists, museums, galleries, and theater troupes Bluefield is a wonderful place to see a show, listen to a concert, and experience great art work. Here are some of our partners:
The Fine Arts Commission’s purpose is to work closely with civic-minded organizations and citizens interested in bringing to the city cultural attractions and other related activities necessary for growth in urban communities and to conduct programs to improve community relations and public relations generally set forth in the City Code of Ordinances. Visit the Fine Arts Commission website here for more information.
The Alliance for the Arts is a 501(c)3 organization devoted to nurturing and promoting the arts as well as maintaining the historic Old City Hall building, now the Bluefield Area Arts Center. The center is home to The Summit Players Theater, The Paine Gallery and other local area businesses. For more information call 304.325.8000.
Summit Players is Bluefield's longest running theater group. Summit Players is housed in The Bluefield Area Arts Center in downtown. Summit Players produces multiple shows throughout the year and also works to bring traveling groups, such as The Barter Players to the local area. Visit Summit Players website here for more information.
A local artist from Bluefield, Gary Bowling's House of Art is like no other gallery you will visit in West Virginia. Artist Gary Bowling provides what is a unique experience in contemporary art. Visit the Facebook page for Gary Bowling's House of Art here for more information.
The Paine Gallery is located in the Bluefield Area Arts Center in downtown Bluefield. For more information about current exhibits, please call 304.325.8000.
Four PALS Productions is Bluefield's newest theater troupe. Four PALS has produced favorites such as Steel Magnolias and productions by local playwright Vain Colby: The Passing of Pearl and Pearls of Wisdom. The Passing of Pearl is an award-winning production which traveled along the East Coast after its debut in Bluefield. Visit Four PALS Productions Facebook page here for more information.
The goal of Blue Mountain Performing Arts is to foster and encourage public appreciation of music, the teaching of music, and the history of music. Blue Mountain Performing Arts strives to bring a wide variety of quality programs to the community at affordable prices. Visit the website here to learn more about this year's season.
The East River Mountain Town Band is a concert band of volunteers who perform multiple concerts throughout the year. The East River Mountain Town Band is housed at the Bluefield High School Performing Arts Center. For more information on this year's performances or joining the band please call 304.327.2456.
The Bluefield State College presents many performances throughout the year through the Bluefield State Jazz Ensemble, Bluefield State College Community Singers, and BSC Theater. For information on future performances, please call 304.327.4103 or email.
Bluefield College maintains active art, music, and theater departments through the academic year. The departments feature touring choral groups, multiple theater productions each year, a youth theater program, a large Christmas production, and a Fine Arts Community School for families in the community. Christmas at Bluefield is billed as "the college's Christmas gift to the community" and is produced each December. For more information vist the Bluefield College website here.
The Bluefield Preservation Society is a 501(c)3 organization in Bluefield, West Virginia with the mission to "Preserve and Prosper." The Society has leased the historic Granada Theater in downtown Bluefield on Commerce Street with goals of restoring it to a multi-use facility for theater, cinema, meeting space, and more. To learn more about the Bluefield Preservation Society's plans, visit their website here.