TVAC: Where Are We ?
West Virginia’s Tug Valley region is a remote area on the Kentucky border in the heart of a high mountain, narrow valley region of Appalachia. The primary industry is coal mining. The area has a rich heritage of music and song. Unfortunately much of the population of the area seldom get the opportunity to see live performances. It is very important that we bring cultural opportunities to young and old alike. The residents of the Tug Valley have only the Arts Council to provide professional artists presenting music, theater, or dance.
How to find us.
Rose G. Smith Theater, the venue for SOME TVAC performances, is located adjacent to what used to be Williamson High School, at 801 Alderson Street, Williamson, WV. Most Shows at 7:30 pm
TVAC: About us
The Tug Valley Arts Council (TVAC) has been in existence for over 35 years, serving the coalfields of Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. The aims and objectives of the TVAC are: Promoting, encouraging, and arousing interest and support in the arts by presenting a performing artist series that is enjoyable and displays a wide variety of music, dance, and theater live performances. To take programs into schools. To encourage artistic talent on the local level, and to bring an awareness to everyone of the rich heritage, culture, and freedom of expression that we are privileged to have.
How Do We Do It?
Every year the TVAC presents six to eight top notch performances reflecting a diverse variety of art forms and cultural traditions from the fields of dance, music and theater. We are challenged by the lack of an adequate venue. Sound, lighting and backline all must be provided by the arts council. Our strength lies in our board membership. We are fortunate to have a group of volunteers with experience in the arts, in technical requirements, in finances, and in advertising. These volunteers put in a lot of time and effort to see that each artist is well presented and well received.
TVAC is thrilled to learn that the state's Commission on the Arts has approved funding for a significant portion of our coming season of presentations for our community, enabling us to keep our ticket prices very modest compared to other presenters of these same world-class performers. The grant funding (and our sponsors who provide matching funds) make possible our six (6) to eight (8) concerts or programs each season (From September through May). Thanks to our legislators for recognizing the importance and value of the arts with funding to the Commission, and to the National Endowment for the Arts.
And of course, we sign up new members, and renew past members.
Acknowledging our funding
"This program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. "
The Pennsylvania Performing Arts On Tour
And One More:
The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation