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New hours for Artist Sales  Friday 12 to 5 PM

Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM
3rd Annual Fundraiser - Benefiting the Lost River Artisans Cooperative. Lost River Night Out! will feature live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, and a fabulous silent auction! This is the event of the season and you do not want to miss out! The Co-Op has been an incredible art presence in Lost River for almost 30 years! Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the Co-Op or the Guesthouse Lost River or from any board member or online by clinking the link above.

 RAFFLE on behalf of the Hardy Community Foundation: The winning tickets will be drawn on Saturday, September 30th. Winners will be notified by phone. Each ticket should have the name of recipient and their phone number written on the back. Tickets cost $1 each, $5 for 6 and $10 for 13.
LRAC Artists have donated some lovely items for this Raffle, including:
-Basket by Debra Zvanut, a new member.
-Matted sunrise photo taken by Ed Szrom.
-Large Pottery Bowl by well known clay artist Kathy Kavanagh.
-Hand Engraved and Colored Leather Hair Barrett by Kaia.
-Wood carving by Bill Collins, a longtime woodworker.
-and, a West Virginia made Blenko bottle hand engraved with “Lost River Valley, West Virginia” on the front.
This a great way to give back to your community. See you this weekend.




About Us

Josh Rogers and some of his Metal WorkWe were founded in 1988 in Lost River, West Virginia. In the past 20 years we have grown to nearly 100 active members. Our members work to preserve heritage arts and crafts, as well as teach the public about the value of handmade objects. Many examples of our artisans' work are available for purchase in our marketing center, located in the renovated 150-year-old Harper Barn in Lost River. Over the last two decades our name has changed from the Lost River General Store Association to the Lost River Craft Cooperative.

In 1994, we established the Lost River Educational Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to instill in the public (particularly youngsters) an appreciation of our heritage and the craftsmanship developed and used by the settlers of the mountains and valleys of the West Virginia Highlands and the Appalachians.

In 1998 the foundation opened the Lost River Museum in the lower level of the Harper Barn. There, more than 1500 square feet were devoted to exhibits depicting life in West Virginia's Lost River Valley over the past 200 years. In 2016 the museum move to our current location at 8937 State Route 259, Lost River WV.

In 2009 we adopted the name Lost River Artisans Cooperative, which we believe better represents our membership. Our name changed however, our purpose remains constant. We desire to engage the community in the artistic process. We foster an appreciation for the production and value of handmade objects through instruction, demonstration and display. We also provide a marketing center for regional artists and craftspeople.