The highly-anticipated return of the Wheeling Arts Festival is just around the corner, and the excitement is palpable as the stage is set for a day of musical enchantment and artistic exploration at Wheeling Park on Saturday, August 5. Presented by the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission, this year’s festival promises an unforgettable experience for all attendees, featuring an exceptional lineup of local, live music and a diverse array of talented artists and makers at the Artist Market.
The Main Stage music lineup, set to kick off at 11 a.m., boasts a stellar collection of local talents, ensuring a dynamic and lively atmosphere throughout the day. The Main Stage schedule is as follows:
11 a.m. – noon: Rosella & The Visions
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: WLU All-Star Band
2 – 3 p.m.: Brother Randall
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Zane Run
5 – 6 p.m.: Mr. Fancy Pants
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.: The Trainjumpers
8 – 9 p.m.: Joshua Lee & The Nice Dream
As if the Main Stage wasn’t enough to satiate the hunger for music, the second stage will host a selection of talented artists to keep the beats flowing seamlessly. Attendees can enjoy the following side stage performances:
1:30 – 2 p.m.: Faire May
3 – 3:30 p.m.: David James
4:30 – 5 p.m.: Chump
6 – 6:30 p.m.: Isaiah Keez
7:30 – 8 p.m.: Corvus
While the music will undoubtedly be a major draw, the Wheeling Arts Fest will also feature an incredible Artist Market, where attendees can immerse themselves in a vibrant showcase of creativity and craftsmanship. The Artist Market will be brimming with dozens of vendors offering an array of handcrafted treasures and unique wares. Some of the talented vendors at the Artist Market include:
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A Frayed Knot Macrame
Acute Peach Art
Apartment Two Art
Cat’s Paw Art Studio
Colleen’s Crafty Creations LLC
East Wheeling Clay Works
Fuzzy Whale Paper Co.
Lone Stone Designs
Opossum Pouch Soft Goods
Rust Belt Stained Glass
Sarah Sweeney Designs
Scott Hanson Illustration
Stone Cottage Apothecary
Syd Weiler Illustration
The Dreambow Factory
Wonder Witch Co.
“We are thrilled to showcase such an incredible lineup of musicians and artisans at this year’s Wheeling Arts Fest,” said Rosemary Ketchum, Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission co-chair. “Our community’s vibrant creativity will be on full display, and we invite everyone to come and celebrate with us, supporting local talent and experiencing the magic of art and music coming together.”
You can join the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission at Wheeling Park on Saturday, August 5, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., to be part of this unforgettable celebration of art and music. Admission to the festival is free, and everyone is welcome.
This event is supported by the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission and several community sponsors, including Elle & Jack’s, West Liberty University, Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal, Climate Smart Business Solutions, Herndon, Morton, Herndon, & Yaeger Law, WTRF, Stratford Springs, Towngate Theatre, Public Market, Paree Insurance, Erin Yeager Photography and Thomas the Stone and Thomas Turtle.
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About the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission:
The mission of the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission is to support and promote Wheeling’s arts and cultural communities. Their vision is to be a catalyst for a long-term, rich, inclusive arts and cultural experience for the community. The Commission is committed to values of inclusion, commitment, boldness, and achieving high impact.