State Fair basket
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- The 14th Edition Collector Basket commemorating the 88th annual West Virginia State Fair is available for purchase. The "Medium Crock" basket is adorned with a commemorative brass tag, "Cottage" blue weave featuring a tan/blue fabric liner, plastic protector and iron handle. The basket measures 7 3/4 by 2 by 6 1/2 inches and is 100 percent custom-made in the United States. Purchasers may register their basket online for a lifetime warranty.
To order, contact the fair office at 304-645-1090, or visit the office during the Aug. 10-18, 2012, state fair. The baskets cost $50 and shipping is available to your address for an additional $7.
Limited quantities of the 2011 "Bowl" basket are still available.
The 2012 West Virginia State Fair, "Memories that grow ... year after year," was named a top 100 event by the American Bus Association.
The state fair is a nonprofit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment and education. Visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Tamarack is sponsoring a display of artists' works through Oct. 1 at the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse.
Gallery manager Zach Hartsog said the exhibit features pottery, photography, glass, painting, pastels and mixed media from 28 artists representing eight Mountain State counties.
Tamarack artists included in the show are John Coffey, Rob Cleland, Deborah Herndon, Rebecca Adkins, Kasey Alexandra Short, Gary Hartley, Randy Selbe, Carter Seaton, Angela Matthews, Leona Mackey, Linda Clifford, Earl Gray, Traci Higginbotham, Emily Roles, Jerry Birdsong, Nancy Johnson, Ed Rehbein, Jeannie Brenneman, Rose Dobbins, Laura Moul, Homaira Ahmed, Tsukasa Kambara, Jane Ann Long, Anne Tamea, Patricia Sutphin, George McWilliams, Leah Towler and Martha Osborn.
Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse, 300 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301; 304-347-3000. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; visitors will be required to show a current picture identification, will be required to pass through a metal detector; weapons, cameras, cellphones and liquids are not allowed.
Huntington Museum of Art
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Tropical plants in the Huntington Museum of Art's C. Fred Edwards Conservatory are the subject of the upcoming Tuesday Tour for adults.
Plants that produce items used for food will be in the spotlight at 7 p.m. July 24. Admission for the conservatory tour is free.