Capitol Street is ALL Art

20Jun 2016

The Capitol Street Art Fair brings Charleston to life with fine art and fine crafts. It has been a main event of FestivALL since its first year of events and has grown each year. While the streets between Virginia and Washington are closed down, Capitol Street fills with potters, glass artists, jewelers, painters, photographers and much more. The talents of these West Virginia artists bring over 4,000 people to downtown almost every year.

In addition to art, the block between Virginia and Quarrier will entertain children… and adults with make-and-take art areas led by local artists and community groups, a children’s stage with child friendly performances, a children’s art sale, and other activities for young children. On Saturday only, the Kanawha County Public Library will present their street fair. Activities you and your family will enjoy include games on the Library Plaza, WOW Photo Booth, a bake sale, and a used book sale on the 3rd floor of the library.

There will also be entertainment throughout Capitol Street and into Davis Park. Free street stages will provide entertainment and music for a festive atmosphere. Keep an eye out for traditional FestivALL characters and the FestivALL Princess; she’ll be dancing and high kicking her way through the streets!

This year, under the direction of Betty Rivard, the event has grown to reach capacity, surpassing other events of its kind to become the largest art festival and fair in the state. There will be over 110 artists, over 30 new, allowing you to shop through thousands of goodies in a street filled with hand crafted goodies. In addition to the traditional Capitol Street setup, Spyro’s lot will now be lined with an additional 15 artisans.

Take a look at the 2016 Capitol Street Art Fair Artisans!

Bath & Body:

Anderson Hollow LLCBrookstone Soaps, Crystal Peace*Hermitage Workshops, Karen Shreve, Smiley Soap Co.Swallowtail Soaps*Wild Mountain Soaps

Fine Art: 

*Antique Pet Photos*Art of SethAska’s AtelierBase Camp Printing*Brenda Pinnell, *Charles Ott, Debi Ellis, Eddie Spaghetti ArtF. Brown SteeleJP Owens“Jeanne K” Cochran, Joyce Steele Paintings Plus, Charly Jupiter Hamilton, Margaret Arabia, Melony Gingery*Pat Cross Art, LLCPatrick Facemire, Philip G. Arabia, Rob Cleland, *Staci Leech-Cornell


Jesse Proffitt, Jr., *WoodVox


Creative Hands, Hill Top Garden Glass, PATCHStephanie DanzThe Art of Hubert Bain


Andrea Hoglund, *Anna Toler-Frazier, *Beadunique by Kari*Coin Rings & Ear Things*Connie McColley Handmade JewelryCree Lahti CeramicsDamienne Dibble, Izzabella Och, *Jeannette Justice, Elgood Mountain Rainbow Glass, Jewelry by Christine Keller, Linda Lerum, *Machele’s Creations, *Merideth YoungMoondance Art Jewelry, *Mud Made Beautiful by Harki Handmade, Nomadic Arts 2U, Robert Riffe, Rose Scott, *Soulfully Salvaged Paper Arts, *Teresa Gail Designs, The Artisan’s Menagerie


Alto Design Face Painting, *Charles Zhang, LeAnna Nichols, Nacha Vang, Robbie Hay


*Greenbrier Valley Leather

Musical Instruments:

Robert Rose Guitars


Andy Altman Photography, Kevin Jack Photography, *Molly Wolff PhotographyMorehead PhotographyRick Burgess PhotographyTara Fowler PhotographyVista Landscapes


 *Arts and Thoughts Studio, Carrie Dawson, Christine Daugherty, Debbie Wright, Denise Heckel – Studio D, Earthen Vessels Pottery, Linda Jo Knowles, Mike Bowen, Randy Selbe, Regina Swim, Sarah Jewell Olsen, Shelly Elonis, Wingard Pottery


Bob Fisher, *Michael Sizemore, *Seth MorrisStitzinger Stonecraft

Specialty Foods: 

Appalachian Mountain Specialty Foods, Connie Fisher, Jeni Burns- Ms. Groovys Kitchen*Mountain Momma Organics, *Plain Jane’s Country Cookin’, Rica’s Dips, Shari Leavitt, Uncle Bunk’s LLC

Textiles & Apparel: 

Clothes for the Soul, *Gretchen VanNostrand, Holly CoreyKin Ship Goods, *Limbertwig, Michael Davis, *Nellie Rose, Stephanie Woody, *Suzan Morgan 


Bob Lett,*Cartwright’s Creations, Sara’s Nature Made, Unique Pens LLC, Z&Z Woodcrafters


Request a Travel Guide

Plan your trip to Charleston today. Click Here