The Capitol City Art and Craft Show, sponsored by the Kanawha City Lions Club hits home again in the Grand Hall of the Charleston Civic Center. The show will feature exhibits and demonstrations by more than 160 artisans from West Virginia and dozens other states all around the continental U.S. Artisans from Maine, Florida, and California make the annual trek to bring their art here to Charleston. All the artwork and crafts have been done by these artisans that have distinguished themselves with their respective states and won regional awards for their exceptional talents. Many of the exhibits on display are fashioned in the time-honored Appalachia tradition, while others are more contemporary in style and influence. Nevertheless, the Arts and Crafts Show is a shopper’s and visitor’s delight, offering a wide variety of one-of-a-kind originals. Some may be whimsical, practical, and/or decorative, and all are appropriate for gifts and use in the home or office.
Since 1968, when the show started, it has grown in popularity, attracting nearly 15,000 people during the three days it is open in mid-November. It has also served as a magnet for artisans not only to offer their works but to develop their craftsmanship. In addition to the exhibits, the Arts and Crafts show holds a coloring contest for kids. The event serves as an annual fund-raiser for the Kanawha City Lions Club and the net proceeds from the show play an important role in the work of the club and its dedication to help meet the needs of charitable and service groups in the Greater Charleston Area.
Our Hampton Inn hotel is just a 10 minute drive from downtown Charleston and the Civic Center, and various parking options are available once there. We offer free WiFi, and have an indoor pool and hot tub complex. You will be able to relax after the show in our oversized guest rooms completed with clean, fresh bedding. Be sure and check out all around our hotel as many great restaurants, and places like Cabela’s surround us. If you have any questions during our stay, head down to the front desk where any of our outstanding Hampton employees will be happy to help.
10 Minutes from Charleston Civic Center
Many fantastic Arts & Crafts on display and available for purchase
Fun for the whole family
Supports the Lion’s Club which helps all of Charleston