BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Tamarack Marketplace welcomed tourists and locals this weekend with live music and honoring esteemed artists from West Virginia, and on a day that happens to be Father’s Day, the coup sending the Summer and West Virginia 158th Birthday.
“There’s just a ton of things to celebrate, both the fine art aspect of what West Virginia has to offer and the performing arts with our backyard concert series,” says Mandy Lash , director of the Tamarack gallery.
But of course, being one of the main centers of art and culture of the Appalachians, the market had a special focus on West Virginia Day, and to honor it, an awards ceremony was held for the 13th exhibition. annual art gallery, with many artists from across the state.
“This is the only show we’ve opened to all artists in the state and not just the artists who are on the Tamarack jury, so this year we got a ton of entries, we got over 300 entries from across the state. ”She says.
However, in addition to fine art, Tamarack is also giving guests a taste of the performing arts through their very first Courtyard Concert Series, which launched in early June and will last until Labor Day. These concerts take place every weekend in the Central Courtyard and also feature artists from across West Virginia.
“With our restaurant it’s nice to come and eat out and enjoy the live music, so we’ve reached out to a ton of artists from West Virginia, everyone who plays here that is scheduled every three months is from Virginia- Western, ”said Leah Dunmyer, Tamarack Marketing Director. “And we have a wide variety of music that will be here, so there is something different every weekend.”
And while these backyard concerts take place every weekend from noon to 3 p.m., they’ve been extended until 5:30 p.m. this weekend to celebrate West Virginia Day, our mountain state’s birthday.