Visual Arts

2015 Teen Art Search: FestivALL’s Quest for Xtreme Teen Artists Winners

On June 30, the Charleston Town Center Mall announced the winners of the 2015 Teen Art Search: FestivALL’s Quest for Xtreme Teen Artists. Pictured above left to right are College Division Winner (Madison Cochran), Best in Show (James Petit) and Purchase Award (Sam Slater)

The winners are:

Best in Show — James Petit

Purchase Award — Sam Slater

Crowd Favorite — Ethan Park

Best Photography Award — Jenna Nichols

College Division — Madison Cochran

High School Division — Sarah Hopkins

Middle School Division — Lindsey Taylor.

Art-for-ALL and Capitol Street Art Fair Awards

Below are the winners of the 2015 Art-for-ALL Kids Juried Exhibition Awards followed by the Booth awards of the Capitol Street Art Fair

2015 Art-for-ALL Kids Juried Exhibition Awards

Grades Pre-K through 2:

First Place

Sylvia Bleu Pierson

River Schroeder-Neal

Second Place

Gretchen Stallard

Third Place

Arianna Bateman

Honorable Mention

Brayden Bounds

FestivALL Fall: A Season becomes a Work of Art!

We hope you'll join us October 23-25 for FestivALL Fall when a season becomes a work of art. Here is what you can look forward to:

Top O Rock: Spirit of Reinvention Live Pitch & Reception

Meet and mingle with seven design teams, internationally recognized architectural experts, and potential investors for this first-ever design event created to empower community members to seriously consider the reinvention of our internationally award winning mid-century masterpiece, Top O Rock. The evening includes expert talk on mid-century modernism and the competitive pitches of seven design teams competing for more than $4000 in cash prizes, must more importantly, to preserve Top O Rock for future generations.

The Glass House/Top O Rock TOUR: Inside Charleston's Iconic Mid-Century Modernist Masterpiece

Whether it’s called the Glass House or Top O Rock, Henry Elden’s iconic 10,000 square foot mid-century modernist masterpiece continues to capture the attention and imagination of thousands. Since 1968, this award-winning modernist structure has inspired celebrities, politicians, international dignitaries, students and regular folks who still talk about it daily.

The Longest Day: Art with Heart

On The Longest Day, summer solstice, teams around the world come together from sunrise to sunset to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity. Local artists will design a work that can be contributed to by anyone. Each artist will have a two hour window to complete their work and the final products will be auctioned off at the Edgewood Country Club Culinary Cook-off (see June 23, 6pm).

"In the Making" The artistry of WV Master Artisans

The Tamarack Foundation presents "In the Making," a documentary series featuring WV Master craftsmen in their studios discussing their life's work.

Join us in the Cultural Center Great Hall

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.   Opening Reception

6:30 - 7:15 p.m.   Video Premiere and Live Artist Talk

WVIFF Screening of the 2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Action

WVIFF Screening of the 2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Action

These action shorts are traditionally among the year’s most creative and surprising films of any kind, yet they’re also the most difficult to find. They’re presented in one eye-popping program, with a brief intermission between the animated and live-action categories. The live-action shorts however are recommended for ADULT AUDIENCES ONLY.

Location: Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street

WVIFF Screening of the 2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Animated


Here’s your ticket to a satisfying banquet of this year’s Oscar® nominated animated shorts appropriate for ages 10 and up. See also Tuesday, June 23, 6pm.


Location: Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street


Street Performers and Artists

FestivALL Princess Jude Binder and her Birds (Crystal Yoak & Rachel Perry), Stilt Walkers Chally Erb and Elizabeth White, Mutts Gone Nuts, Jonathon Burns, Magician Dewayne Hill, Visual Artist Ian Bode