Exploring Arts in the Community Celebrating FestivALL Charleston

Exploring Arts in the Community Celebrating FestivALL Charleston

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Websites - For Adults

FestivALL

Since 2005, the Kanawha Valley's premier arts and entertainment festival. Don't forget to follow the links to their Facebook and Myspace pages!

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Charleston West Side Wiener Dog Races

One of the most colorful parts of FestivALL, the wiener dog race benefits the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association and West Side Main Street.

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West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals

Includes a 2010 event calendar that lists festivals throughout the state, from the Cowen Historical Railroad Festival to the WV Roadkill Cook-off.

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West Virginia State Folk Festival

An annual festival in Glenville that celebrates folk music and Appalachian culture.

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Artist and Organization Web Sites in West Virginia

The "virtual studios" of some of West Virginia's finest artists.

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Mountain State Art and Craft Fair

Occurring annually in July, an exhibit of Appalachian artisan products and demonstrations.

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Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival

Held in Wheeling, the largest Italian festival in West Virginia and the second-largest in the United States offers great food, arts & crafts booths and numerous games of skill.

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Lewisburg Chocolate Festival

The Chocolate Festival includes an exciting schedule of events, all coated with the chocolate theme: musical performances, chocolate-themed dinners, chocolate tastings, and events for all ages.

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Mountain Made

Mountain Made offers products from West Virginia's artists, craftsmen and craftswomen, and musicians.

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Bluegrass Festival Guide

Search for bluegrass festivals by state or area.

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Blues Festival Guide

Online directory for blues festivals and societies.

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Websites - For Children

Classics for Kids

This site is designed to help parents and teachers introduce children to classical music and offers examples of music, games, activity sheets and much more.

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Songs in the Key of Art

Accompanying website to musician Greg Percy's five volume CD collection of entertaining and humorous songs about art and artists.

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National Gallery Children's Page

Explore the collections and learn more about the artists who created some of the world's most famous masterpieces on the National Gallery's children's page.

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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Welcome to the official online resource of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, founded to inspire, especially in children and their families, an appreciation for and an understanding of the art of the picture book.

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British Museums and Galleries

The site is a collection of online games and interactive content produced by the UK's museums and galleries that are designed to help kids enjoy and visit galleries and museums. Parents can find tips and ideas to help you to encourage and extend your childrens' interest in their heritage, while educators will find interactive and resources that supplement classroom instruction.

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Giggle Poetry

The self-proclaimed number one fun poetry site for kids on the web! Learn to write poetry, create poems online, and read and rate hundreds of poems. Teacher resources available.

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BBC Musical Mysteries

Created by BBC, this website is designed to teach students about basic musical concepts in sound, rhythm, and mood. Visitors can gain valuable listening, composing and musical interpretation skills. Browse through activities, find lesson plans, or try your luck at the online quiz.

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New York City Ballet Alphabet

Created by the New York City Ballet, this website is designed for kids with an interest in ballet and who like learning on the computer. It contains an album-timeline with pictures which will tell visitors about the life of George Balanchine, from his birth in Russia to his life and work in America.

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Angelina Ballerina

This website is an online companion to a children's television program that captures the determination and passion of a mouse ballerina named Angelina.

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Amazing Kids

This website discusses the goals of a non-profit organization aimed to display the amazing achievements of children to help kids realize their limitless potential. There are sections on the site for creating artwork and becoming an animator, or you can write for the site's library and get published online!

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Imagination Stage

Fun games and activities presented by Imagination Stage, a theatre company in Bethesda, Maryland whose vision is to nurture the creative spirit of all children.

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Click Magazine

An interactive, online magazine for preschool and early elementary students developed to enhance the award winning Click print magazine. The site includes monthly themes, booklists, games, and printable projects to complete offline.

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