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Nestled in the scenic Lost River Valley of West Virginia's Potomac Highlands, the Lost River Artisans Cooperative was founded in 1988.

Our season runs from mid-April until early December. Visitors to the cooperative will often find artisans demonstrating their talents and skills on the grounds around our cooperative's home, the historic Harper Barn in Lost River. We are located on scenic Route 259, which parallels Interstate 81, between Baker, WV and Broadway, VA.

Classes are being scheduled this year to provide visitors a hands-on opportunity to learn first-hand about heritage crafts and contemporary arts. Select the Classes button on the left to sign up for one of our classes. Check back often as our class offerings do change throughout the year.

Our sister organization, the Lost River Educational Foundation, operates the Lost River Museum on the lower level of the barn. The Lost River Museum features the largest display of Lost River Valley artifacts and history found in the Highlands. Select the Museum button to learn about the history of this area. Many symposiums and tours are planned throughout the year each under expert guidance and instruction. Award-winning, locally produced films and music are also presented from time to time.

Please visit our Members Listing page to learn more about some of our artisans. If you are interested in joining the Cooperative, we invite you to visit our Join Us page. If you have additional questions, please contact us for information.


May 23, 24, 25, 26, 2014 10 AM to 5 PM
Memorial Day until July 4th 2014. Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM
July 4, 2014 to Labor Day. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

10AM to 5 PM

Labor Day until December 13, 2014. Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM