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Tamarack, Beckley

If you’re traveling I-64/77 through Beckley, be sure to stop at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, located near the travel plaza. The nation’s first statewide collection of handmade crafts, arts and cuisine features 59,000 square feet of juried crafts, working art studios for resident artisans, a 178-seat theater and a fine art gallery, as well as A Taste of West Virginia food court. Here’s a helpful hint: Plan your travel time accordingly, because you just might spend the whole day here!

Art CentersPrinceton

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Chuck Mathena Center, Princeton

The Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton boasts an art gallery and offers a wide variety of performances, from children’s theater to concerts and plays. The 2011-2012 season began in July. Upcoming performances include “A Christmas Carol, “Macbeth,” Percy Sledge and Beatles tribute band Yesterday. Purchase a CMC Clubhouse ticket for pre-show refreshments.

Art CentersPetersburg
In Petersburg, the 305-seat Landes Arts Center is equipped with a stateof- the-art light and sound system and a large projection screen, two art galleries, dressing rooms and a green room for performers. Acoustics are excellent, according to organizers, and every seat in the house is a good one. The arts center’s most recent offerings include “County Store Opry” and a Conway Twitty-Roy Orbison tribute concert.
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