Berkeley Art Works

About the Berkeley Art Works

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans.

Information for visitors to Berkeley Art Works

If you require assistance during your visit, please call 304-620-7277 in advance to let us know of your needs, or speak to a representative as you arrive. Parking is free after 5 pm. The city parking lot one block east on Burke Street offers plentiful parking. There are several restaurants downtown offering specialties and homestyle favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Artists At The Works

The Berkeley Art Works is the Martinsburg home for a select group of local and regional artists, whose work is on display and for sale in the gallery during our business hours. Meet the Artists at The Works here.

116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV - 304-620-7277
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Hours: Thursday, 11am-5pm, Friday, 11am-8pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, Noon-3pm

What's In The Works?

Berkeley Art Works is located in downtown Martinsburg at 116 North Queen Street. Regular hours are Thursday, 11am-5pm, Friday, 11am-8pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, Noon-3pm.

We need your input!
Please take our Art Instruction Survey and
let us know of your interest in art classes.

Special Workshop Coming in July

A Weekend of Polymer Clay Creativity with Christi Friesen
Friday, July 24 - Sunday, July 26, 2015


Berkeley Arts Council Members’ Exhibit

More than thirty art works are on display and for sale including paintings, photographs, and sculpture. Media includes oil, watercolor, pastels and more.

The exhibit is on display through January 31, 2015.

Winter Gallery hours are Wed 11-3, Thu 11-5, Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

4-H Club Photography Exhibit on Display in the Back Space

Photographs by Berkeley County 4-H students is on display in the Berkeley Art Works Back Space gallery through January 31, 2015.

The Berkeley County 4-H Extension office, in celebration of 100 Years of 4-H, invited all Berkeley County 4-H members to participate in a photography contest. This photography contest allowed our 4-H members to showcase 4-H values and to capture the story of Berkeley County 4-H through the eyes of our members and the lenses of their cameras. Winning photographs were published as the Berkeley County 4-H Calendar for the year 2015. Photographs were evaluated on the following: Impact, Creativity, Technical Merit, Composition, Subject Matter and Story-Telling.

"North Shenandoah Woods"

The Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, WV will present "North Shenandoah Woods", an exhibit of fine wood crafted art and hand-crafted furniture. For more information visit:

February 5-28, 2015
Reception Saturday February 14 from 4-6pm

“Trees” Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council will present "Trees" in the Berkeley Art Works main galley of the Berkeley Art works in conjunction with “Shenandoah Woods” an exhibit of wood craft.

February 5-28, 2015
Reception Saturday February 14 from 4-6pm

Berkeley Arts Council Students Exhibit

The Berkeley Art Works will display a selection of work by students who have taken classes at the Berkeley Art Work over the last year. The work will be displayed in the Back Space gallery.

February 5-28, 2015
Reception Saturday February 14 from 4-6pm

Call for Artists: Fifth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

Deadline February 23. The Berkeley Arts Council has announced the Fifth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit, to be held at the Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, West Virginia from April 2 through May 3, 2015. The exhibit, which is produced by the Berkeley Arts Council, will have the theme “Art and Earth: My Art – My World” and entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. The juror for this year’s exhibit is Margaret Winslow, Associate Curator for Contemporary Art at the Delaware Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. The deadline for entries is February 23, 2015. See for the prospectus and online entry system.

Special Events

Second Friday of Every Month; 6:30-8:00pm
Second Friday Poetry: Yours or Another's

The Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg presents “Second Friday Poetry Reading: Yours or Another's” on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 6:30-8:00pm. Sign in at 6:30pm. The evening is free and open to the public. (Donations to support the Art Works are appreciated.)

Readers will present their selection in the order they register. If there is a high turnout, readings will be limited to 30 lines. You may read your own poetry or the work of another poet if credit is given. For more information call Eldon Winston at 304-264-4783.

Third Friday Photography Salon: Friday January 16, 2015
Third Friday Photographic Salon

The Berkeley Art Works will host a Third Friday Photographic Salon* on Friday, January 16 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. This is an informal gathering of photographers to share work, give and receive feedback, ask and answer questions about any aspect of photography. Open to anyone interested in photography. All experience levels welcome. (Admission is free but donations to support the Art Works are appreciated.)

*(The term “salon” comes from the French salon, which refers to informal gatherings of artists or other “intellectuals” where areas of common interests were discussed. Later, the term was used to indicate major art exhibitions.)

Classes for February

Beginning Color Pencil Beginning Watercolor Pencil Beginning Pastels

Workshops for January and February

Color Pencil Painting Watercolor Pencil Painting Pastel Painting
Mom's Night Out Scrapbooking Art from the Heart Reverse Painting on Glass
  Youth Tempera Ages 7-12