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?

Catch the holiday spirit at the Berkeley Art Works. Your shopping benefits local artists and artisans, and helps support the Berkeley Arts Council’s activities throughout the year. To make sure you have plenty of time to choose among the original designs and handmade creations offered in this year’s Holiday Art and Craft Market, we'll be open every Wednesday in December in addition to our regular hours!

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.

Call for Artists: Berkeley Arts Council Members’ Exhibit

Deadline January 5. All artists who are members of – or who join – the Berkeley Arts Council are invited to exhibit one or two art works in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, January 8 through February 1, 2015. To participate, deliver one or two art works to the gallery during regular hours on Thursday, January 2 (12-5pm), Friday, January 3 (12-8pm), Saturday, January 4 (12-5pm), and Sunday January 5 (12-3pm). There will be a reception on Friday, January 16 from 5-7pm.

The exhibit is not juried. Any current member of the Berkeley Arts Council may participate in the exhibit. Artists who are not 2015 members may join or renew online or at when is delivered for the exhibit. There is no entry fee other than membership dues. Participation in the exhibit is a benefit of membership. For more information about the exhibit, please visit:

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, December 11 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 December 19
Third Friday Photographic Salon

The Berkeley Art Works will host a Third Friday Photographic Salon* on Friday, December 19 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 January and February

Advanced Drawing Media Beginning Oil Painting Intermediate Acrylics
Beginning Color Pencil Beginning Watercolor Pencil Beginning Pastels

Workshops for January and February

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