Strong local arts organizations and a vibrant community of artists are essential for the arts to flourish in our everyday lives.
— West Virginia Commission on the Arts

OUR Mission: 

To provide a fun, welcoming space where participation in the Arts inspires deep community connections and nourishes the lives of individuals and families.

   The River House Staff, Advisors and Collaborators

   River House activities are conducted through The River House, Inc. - a WV 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Day-to-day activities are managed by Executive Director, Johanna Murray - an artist, singer and previous substitute teacher.  

   The Board of Directors represents a diverse cross-section of the community: Beth Reese, Liz BraunMorgan HobbieBarbara Caballero, Steve Bailes, Beth Giffin-Delawder, Craig Perry, Dakota Karper, Stephen Gura, John Berry, Travis Delaplain. 

  The River House intends to collaborate with our public schools and local businesses, such as; Capon Bridge Library and The Farmer’s Daughter Market & Butcher, along with WV arts organizations, such as; Hampshire County Arts Council (HCAC), Hampshire County Co-op, Augusta Heritage Center, TAMARACK, and Virginia Division of Culture and History and West Virginia Commission of the Arts .