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Basket weaving class

Nestled in the scenic Lost River Valley of West Virginia's Potomac Highlands, the Lost River Artisans Cooperative was founded in 1988. The Art Co-op and Museum are located in the 150 year old Harper Barn.

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.  We are located on scenic Route 259, which parallels Interstate 81, between Baker, WV and Broadway, VA.

We have an eclectic mix of art in every price range, including textiles, painting, ceramics, glass work, functional pottery, wood sculpture, artisan jewelry and woven wearable art.  This unique selection of handmade originals is great for personal gifts, practical kitchen art, and cabin décor.   Stop by and meet your talented crafters as they prepare their art.

Classes are being scheduled this year to provide participants 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 this year’s exhibit, Family Farming in the Hardy Valley, and about the history of this area. Presentations are planned throughout the year each under expert guidance and instruction.

Please visit our Artist Membership page if you are interested in joining the Cooperative.



April 11-May 17, Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM
May 23- 25, Memorial Day, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10 AM to 5 PM
May 27-June 28, Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM
July 3-September 4, Fridays 12 PM to 5 PM
July 4- December 6, Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM
November 27, Black Friday 10 AM to 5 PM
December 12, Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM