Olde Main Plaza, St. Albans
Alban Arts Center
St. Albans Area Chamber of Commerce

Current and Past Arti Gras Participants!

Friday June 15

  Albert Frank Perrone | Friday 2:00pm ​​

Albert's music is powerful in the singer songwriting tradition. Described as "the thinking man's musician," his songs range from emotion packed stories to whimsical toe tapping ditties. He takes inspiration from a long list of musical greats such as: Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, Bud Powell, Doc Watson, Gordon Lightfoot, Tire Kingston Trio, James Taylor, Pete Seeger, John Prine, and his older brother, Ron Perrone. His musical craftsmanship is admired by many. There is no mistaking the warm connection between Albert Frank Perrone and his audience. There are always smiles and laughter, as well as a few tears. No one else sings or plays an electric classical guitar quite like him.

    Jack Hollywood | Friday 3:00pm​​

Jack Hollywood

  The Bryan Roberts Project | Friday 4:00pm​​

The Bryan Roberts Project is Bryan Roberts finger-style acoustic guitar, Steve
Arnett - bass guitar & Lee Hines - percussion. BRP is an accomplished acoustic band covering classic songs and original Bryan Roberts compositions with a Jazz feel.

Makenna Hope  | Friday 5:00 pm

  Makenna Hope is local from St. Albans, and is proud to be a West Virginia country girl who loves God and family. She currently sings at various talent shows, fairs, festivals and restaurants, with apperances on Nashville Spotlight and CMA MusicFest in 2016.  
Instructions from Janine LeClair of Music Row Voice in Nashville, and guitar lessons fron Ron Sowell in Charleston, is helping her refine her talent. 
I have been inspired by many amazing singers including Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and
Reba McIntyre.

Tim & Stephen Jones  | Friday 6:00pm

Tim & Stephen Jones    Tim has been involved in the local music scene for 30 some years as a lead guitarist and, vocalist for numerous groups playing various styles from Country, to Classic rock, to Soul and Motown genres. Tim has performed at such venues as St. Albans Artigras, & Riverfest, South Charleston Summerfest, and early Mountain Stage.  
Stephen is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association. He has won first place in the 2017 Putnam's Got Talent competition, and numerous best male vocalist awards as a featured soloist.  Not only a strong vocalist, and guitarist, he also plays piano, ukulele, drums and percussion. This father and son duo, brings originality to cover songs along with originals, with their unique brand of bringing a fun musical experience for all ages and tastes.

Blues Crossing | Friday 7:00pm

Ray Hensley and Michael Lyzenga have been playing and recording original music together as Blues Crossing since 2004, mainly the blues with a touch of Americana and rock thrown in. Over the years they have played in numerous blues competitions, benefits, fundraisers, and various other gigs throughout the tristate region and are regulars at festivals and events hosted on Main Street St. Albans. Influences include Stevie Ray, Clapton, Floyd, James Taylor, Neil Young, Jonny Lang, Buddy Guy, Mark Knopfler, Tool, Son House, Chris Sutton.

  Mountain Heart
  Friday 8:00pm

Mountain Heart or members have been nominated for Grammy’s, ACM, CMA
awards. The band has also been nominated for and won multiple IBMA's.

They have appeared on the revered stage of the Grand Ole Opry in excess of
130 times, and have shared the stage with acts ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery Gentry, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Brad Paisley to Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain Stringband, The Punch Brothers, Levon Helm, John Fogerty and many more.

Sept 30, 4:00-10pm

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Defining Women Ladies Gym

Refurbulous Thrift with a Twist


Affordable Insurance Solutions

CC Fasions

LM Communications

Crystal Lotus Shoppe

Mountain State Senior Insurance Services

Flowers on Olde Main

Ladies of SA Women's Club

Lisa Harris

DA Brown

Mary Ellen Baughman

Ernie Downey

Meet the Breeds - Magic Valley Kennel Club


Saint Peter's United Methodist Church

Artistic Palette

Nancy's Fancies

JR Earls

AFSP OOTD Community Charleston Walk

Pearl's $5 Bling 

Love Beach Boutique

Purple Ferret Photography

Sylar and the Sycamore Leaves

Scentsy - Judy Fawcett


Our Favorite Things

64 Olde Main Plaza

54 Olde Main Plaza

1000 6th Aveneue, Saint Albans, WV 25177

200 Kanawha Terrace

100 Kanawha Terrace

89 Olde Main Plz

103 6th Ave St Albans

Rock Painting Booth

63 Olde Main Gallery

63 Olde Main Gallery

63 Olde Main Gallery

Flowers on Olde Main

Mountain State Senior Insurance Services

63 Olde Main Gallery

Informational booth St. Peter's UMC
Will be doing crafts for kids

Oil Paintings

Tabletop Jewery Display


Information about suicide awareness
free items to giveaway

Table Display and Standing Jewelry Display

Handcrafted Jewlery

Photo-Jewelry, Photo Keepsakes, Framed Photos and mated Photo Prints

Nitro author displaying illustrated/rhyming children's book 

Decortative Bottles, lamps, and tiki torches

Music and Entertainment

63 Olde Main Stage
Rachel Reynolds, Roger Rabalas, Tim and Stephen Jones, Eustice Justice, and Lee Hines group
VOODOO KATZ concert starts at 8
​with a special feature of Oriel
Oriel during Arti Gras on Main Street
Fire Performers, Cari Stone and Kristen Butcher from the Fire Artists of the Kanawha Valley have performed in several states at several events. 
Kristen is a Charleston native currently living in Ohio has been spinning for several years with the lighted poi, staff, and some new toys she is currently working on.  She has spun with Alex Grey and donated time for various fundraisers in the community. 
Cari is a Charleston native who enjoys spinning the staff, fire fans, and palm torches with some dabbling in contact fire activities.  She can also be seen around the great state of WV as various character roles in costume, including Twinkle the Gypsy Fairy. 
Together, these woman take strength and artistic creations in spinning fire together and can be seen from time to time on the Levee in Charleston on any given night having fun and trying new moves.
Arti Gras Young Persons Art Contest
The Second Annual Young Persons Art Contest will be open for display featuring art works from Kanawha County students Elemetary through High school during banking hours at CITI NATIONAL BANK in Saint Albans starting Thurs, Sept 28th-Sat Sept 30th. In addition, see the display during Arti Gras from 5-7:30 featuring the music of Plus One!

Car show during Arti Gras on Main Street
Triumph, Pontiac Fiero,1935 Chevrolet, 1966 Ford Fairlane, 1928 Ford Pickup, E Type Jaguar, 1957 Ford, 1958 Studbaker, VW Beetle, 1922 Studabaker Truck, 1953 Chevrolet
Vote for your Arti Gras Favorite! 
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Featured Artists and Entertainment
July 14, 6:30-10pm
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Thank you to everyone who came, donated, or assisted with our first ever fundraiser for Arti Gras!  See the Gallery Tab for event pictures!

Arti Gras presents:

Main Street Masquerade: Art Auction, Music, Hors d’oeuvres, Wine & More
July 14, 6:30-10 [email protected]
Art Auction | Taste of St. Albans - Appetizers | Desserts| Wine 
Music on the Veranda at Gallery 63
Cost: $30 each, $50 a couple - 20/40 Tax Deductible

Auction Items

  1. The Host
    The Host
    Artist: David Frazier Acrylic on Canvas 16x20 December 2016
  2. Untitled
    Artist: David Frazier Acrylic on Canvas, 8x10
  3. Snow
    Artist: David Frazier Acrylic on Canvas, 8x10
  4. Biodiversity
    Artist: David Frazier Acrylic on canvas, 8x10
  1. Untitled
    Artist: William T. Gambill Oil on canvas
  2. Cookie Jar
    Cookie Jar
    Artist: Larissa Stratton-Gatens Owner of Defining Women
  3. Nightlight
    Artist: PB&J Creations www.pbjcreations2015.com
  4. Sunset on the Gorge
    Sunset on the Gorge
    Artist: Emily Wall Reproduction
  1. Jim's Dream
    Jim's Dream
    Artist: Brenda Kincaid Beatty Watercolor - Limited edition archival reproduction The reference for the painting is taken from a photograph from the Lincoln County farm of Dr. James Brimhall, faculty member and VP of then WV State College.
  2. Vase in Blue
    Vase in Blue
    Artist: Brenda Kincaid Beatty Original Acrylic on canvas Painted from still life at now closed Museum in Community Putnam County WV
  3. When Cold Comes
    When Cold Comes
    Artist: DA Brown
  4. Hosta Salad
    Hosta Salad
    Artist: Brenda Kincaid Beatty The reference for this painting is the well-tended garden in front of the Saint Albans Library
  1. Taking Flight
    Taking Flight
    Artist: Sam Summers Reproduction
  2. Under the Sea
    Under the Sea
    Artist: Sam Summers Reproduction
  3. Bee's Knee's
    Bee's Knee's
    Artist: Sam Summers Reproduction
  4. Blending In
    Blending In
    Artist: Sam Summers Reproduction
  1. Fishing for Love
    Fishing for Love
    Artist: Sam Summers Reproduction
  2. A Million Fish in the Sea
    A Million Fish in the Sea
    Artist: Sam Summers Reproduction
  3. A Night Under Moonlight
    A Night Under Moonlight
    Artist: Sam Summers Reproduction
  4. Blocks
    Artist: Andy Sheetz Hand carved letter block set
  1. ...
    Artist: William Todd Gambill
  2. Old Country Road
    Old Country Road
    Artist: DA Brown
  3. Peace
    Artist: DA Brown Oil
  4. Racing the Storm
    Racing the Storm
    Artist: DA Brown Oil
  1. Tulips
    Artist: Chet Lowther
  2. Resting Place
    Resting Place
    Artist: Shawn Lilly (16 yrs old) Edited Photo on Canvas, Acrylic accents
  3. ...
    Artist: Mark Wolfe
  4. Baby
    Artist: Lisa Harrison Signed Print
  1. Ford Tailgate
    Ford Tailgate
    Artist: Lisa Harrison Signed Print
  2. Wanna Play
    Wanna Play
    Artist: Lisa Harrison Signed Print
  3. Inferno en Forte
    Inferno en Forte
    Artist: Emily Wall Acrylic on Canvas
  4. Date Night
    Date Night
    Artist: Lisa Harrison Signed Print
  1. Toronto, Canada
    Toronto, Canada
    Artist: Anita Gulliver Numbered print Donated by the Village Sampler

Featured Artists

Featured Musicians and Entertainment

Blues Crossing

We're just a little acoustic blues duo... jammin' together since '04.


Robin Kessinger

Robin is repeat winner of  National Flat Pick Guitar Championship.

A native-born living West Virginia flat pick guitar legend, Robin Kessinger keeps a busy schedule, teaching both beginner and advanced guitar students, and still finds time for memorable concerts, workshops and contests. 

His awards include the 1985 National Flatpick Championship at Winfield, Kansas; the 1989 and 1990 Galax, Virginia, Best Performer championship; and firsts in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Georgia. Robin headlines many festivals and judges up-and-coming flat-pick artists in contests around the country. He has appeared on PBS and BBC television specials and NPR radio shows. He has been an instructor at the Augusta since 1983. Robin lists his influences as "everything I listen to"; his father, Bob; and his great uncle, fiddler Clark Kessinger.  

Cari Stone

Cari is no stranger to the theater with dancing, singing, and acting to her credit since a small child.  She considers herself a “trans-dancer” in that she has studied under many teachers in different genres and just plain loves to make people smile. In her off work time, she leads workshops on Liturgical Dance with adults and youth, plays in a performing World Drumming group called “Circle of Sound” and spins fire.   

Cari’s “day job” is with the WV Division of Rehabilitation Services as a Rehabilitation Program Specialist.  When she is not at her day job, Cari can be found frolicking as Twinkle the Gypsy Fairy, spinning fire toys out and about town, and enjoying nature. 

Cari can be reached at [email protected] for party and special events.

Susan Hughart

Susan Hughart, a WV native, has been a student of dance for many years starting with ballet, tap, jazz and baton with Connie Picozzi at the age of 3.

Fast forward many years and after marrying the love of her life and having two children, Susan rediscovered her love of dance after seeing a beautiful dancer perform tribal fusion bellydance at a street fair.

Susan has been studying and teaching several styles of international dance since 2004. She is an award winning professional belly dance artist, winning awards in both recorded and live music categories.

Susan has also represented her current home town at the Mrs WV America Pageant, winning the titles of Mrs Ohio Valley and Mrs Jackson County.

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Taste of St. Albans Restaurants & Supporting Businesses


Mountain Que

70 Olde Main Plz 
Saint Albans, West Virginia
Call (304) 722-1500
516 Winfield Rd
Saint Albans, West Virginia
Call (304) 553-8747

Lil' Bit of Heaven Cupcakes

Angela's on the River

95 Olde Main Street
Saint Albans, West Virginia
Call (304) 729-8038
2 6th Avenue 
Saint Albans, West Virginia
Call (304) 722-2244

King Kabab

Marco's Pizza

4860 MacCorkle Ave. SW
South Charleston, West Virginia
Call (304) 926-0234

313 6th Avenue 
Saint Albans, West Virginia
Call (304) 945-3111

Village Sampler

Coal River Group

86 Olde Main Plz
Saint Albans, West Virginia
Call (304) 722-0123
181 Pettigrew Lane Meadowood Park
Upper Falls, West Virginia
Call (304) 722-3055

Arti Gras Fall 2016 Participants

Artist  | Musician | Performer                                           Location                          

Three Things starting at 6pm featuring                                                             Alban Arts Center  
Spencer Elliot, Crystal Good,  & Jeff Pierson                                                     65 Olde Main
Free Concert by Bob Thompson at 8pm
JP Owens                                                                                                                 City National Bank
Brenda Beatty                                                                                                        410 Sixth Ave
Newman Jackson
Kanawha County Schools Kids Art Show & Contest

Debi Ellis                                                                                                                  Mountaineer Financial Planning
                                                                                                                                  410 Sixth Ave

Sharlotte Wood                                                                                                      Ten Up Ministries Thrift Store
                                                                                                                                  51 Olde Main

​Mike Bennett                                                                                                          Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                                  421 Sixth Ave

Artists of the Four Brothers Gallery                                                                    Four Brothers Cafe
                                                                                                                                  1010 Sixth Ave

Mark Bradley                                                                                                           Southern Candles and Gifts
                                                                                                                                   708 Park Street

Stolen Moments Jazz                                                                                              C & O Depot
Historical Railroad Art and Artifacts                                                                    402 Fourth Ave
Historical Community Artifacts                                                                             St. Albans Historical Society

Chuck McCormick                                                                                                   Multiple Ventalation Products
                                                                                                                                   63 Olde Main

TBD                                                                                                                            Refubulous
                                                                                                                                    59 Olde Main

​J.R. Earls                                                                                                                    Booth on Olde Main

Purchase the Official Arti Gras T-Shirt!

Be a part of the event by wearing the
Official Arti Gras T-Shirt!

The Arti Gras mission is to unite the art world, local music and thriving business.

T-shirts will be sold for $15 at the Arti Gras fundraiser Main Street Masquerade on May 19th.

Can't make the event but still want a shirt?
Email us at  [email protected]