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Art

Gallery Eleven Cooperative art store located at 1033 Quarrier Street in downtown Charleston. Paintings and other artworks available to browse and purchase.

Clay Center The gallery hosts a variety of rotating exhibits.

There are a number of places in the Charleston area that have displays of art. They include the University of Charleston, West Virginia State University, The Cultural Center at the Capitol Complex and Taylor Books. Call for details and also check the Gallery Eleven Web site for more information.

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Dance

Charleston Ballet Fifty years of traditional and original performances.

FOOTMAD (Friends of Old Time Music and Dance) To keep alive the rich heritage of regional music and dance, FOOTMAD has a regular concert and dance series.

River City Youth Ballet Ensemble has school of dance featuring a variety of dance styles such as ballet, modern, tap, jazz and creative movement and also an annual performance.

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Music

Appalachian Children's Chorus Official Children's Chorus of West Virginia

Charleston Chamber Music Society Performances from musical groups worldwide

Mountain Stage A two-hour radio show recorded before a live audience in Charleston. The show has established a long tradition of featuring national and international acts in almost every style of music The show is broadcast on National Public Radio and also on XM Satellite Radio and the Voice of America' Satellite Service to an international audience.

West Virginia Symphony Nationally-recognized symphony orchestra that has a full classical and pops season. Usually two performances on Friday and Saturday at the Clay Center.

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Theatre

Charleston Light Opera Guild The Guild has provided musical theater since 1949 and they have had over 150 performances.

Charleston Stage Company Charleston Stage Company performs experimental and avant-garde plays, new dramatic works and American and European classic dramas.

Children's Theater of Charleston The "Official Children's Theater of West Virginia" has been giving children a chance to enjoy a theater experience since 1932.

Kanawha Players The Kanawha Players have provided the community with quality performances since 1922 as well as providing a place for education, training and encouragement to those interested in participating in the dramatic arts.

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An active arts community makes a city a vibrant, exciting place. Whether you're an avid collector or you just like to take in an occasional concert, having access to great music, theater, crafts, and art galleries can be a treat for all ages.

But what do you do when that big arts festival is over? Not to worry - with the Kanawha County Public Library and this reading map, you can host your own arts celebration any time of year, no matter where you are.

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