First Lady Cathy Justice, WVDACH inviting artists to create ornaments for this year’s Artistree

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – First Lady Cathy Justice and the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History are inviting West Virginia artists of all ages to create and submit hand-crafted ornaments to be displayed on a Christmas tree at the West Virginia Culture Center.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary as a First Lady Initiative, the 2020 Artistree will honor West Virginia healthcare workers who have served on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, artists are asked to celebrate a healthcare worker by designing an ornament in their honor.

“Dedicating an ornament to a healthcare worker you know is a special way to show your appreciation through art and honor them for everything they do,” said First Lady Cathy Justice.

Ornaments must be hand-crafted and suitable for hanging on a tree. Size and weight should be taken into consideration.

Submissions must be mailed to:
Elizabeth Yeager
West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History, The Culture Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25305
ATTN: Artistree.

The deadline for submitting ornaments is Friday, November 20, 2020. The submission form and additional details can be downloaded at

Participating artists will also be featured in the 2020 Artistree catalog. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Yeager at 304-558-0240 or

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