Friday, October 11th

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Arrive, Check-in at Appalachian South Folklife Center. 

6:00 p.m. - Opening Circle, Intros

7:00 p.m. - Dinner catered by Bucha Brewhouse & Bistro

8:00 p.m. - Music and Conversation in The Chapel by CassieRaye of Sheperdstown   

~free flow time


Saturday, October 12th

8:00 a.m. - Travel to the Mercer Street Grassroots District in Princeton

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Coffee & Scones at Appalachian Coffee House

Interactive Discussion with Roger Dolan of The Wild Bean (Lewisburg), Donna Hart of Espresso Yourself (Grafton) and others.

~free flow time

10:15 - 10:30 - visit The RiffRaff Art Boutique; Q&A with management.

~free flow time

10:40 a.m. - 11:40 - Visit Artistic Adventures. Enjoy a Cooperative Art Activity and Interactive Discussion about Visual Art Spaces and how they build community with Vicki Queen of Gary Bowling’s House of Art, Robby Moore from Beckley Art Center, and others. 

~free flow time

noon - Lunch at Bucha Brewhouse & Bistro

1:00 p.m. - Visit The Hatter’s Bookshop

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Public Art Walk followed by discussion at Sophisticated Hound Brewing Company.

Interactive Discussion with Jeff Pierson, Director of The Office of Public Art, City of Charleston, Jessee Heady of the Morgantown Mural Arts Project & others. 

~free flow time

2:45 p.m. - Enter The Room Upstairs.

Introduction of the space by Lori and Tour of the studio with creator Robert Blankenship.

followed by a Series of Interactive Discussions:

3:05 - 3:35 p.m. - Events & Civic Engagement

with the creators of BEX, Jim Pajarillo of #theartbrigade in Williamson, Creative Callouts & WillConn, and others.

3:40 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. - Open Mic Nights

with Derek Tyson and Bill Hornick of the Sterling Drive-In Open Mic in Welch, Glen Simpson of Starter’s Open Mic in Williamson and others.

4:10 p.m. - Towns to aspire to; Passing of Wisdom & Lessons learned. featuring Larry Levine of the Trillium Performing Arts Collective in Lewisburg, Shepherdstown and more TBA.

~free flow time

6:00 p.m. - Dinner at Stages Music School & performances by students; introduction and words of wisdom for youth engagement by founder Melissa McKinney.

7:00 p.m. - Awards Ceremony & Music by Option 22 in The Room Upstairs.

9:00 p.m. - Drinks and Social Time at Sophisticated Hound Brewing Company!


Sunday, October 13th

10:00 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast in the Dining Hall at Appalachian South Folklife Center. 

~free flow time

11:30 .a.m. - Closing Circle, Reflections

1:00 p.m. - Farewell Cookout