Tamarack celebrates 25 years

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Tamarack arts and crafts center celebrated 25 years of representing the best of West Virginia over the weekend.

Tamarack hosted special events on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at the center, located just off the West Virginia Turnpike near Beckley.

“To celebrate, we’re going to kick off the day with live music,” said Tamarack Executive Director Tammy Coffman. “We’re encouraging everyone to bring their lawn chairs or a blanket and find a cozy spot on the lawn to settle down and enjoy the day.”

In addition to seven live bands throughout the day, more than a dozen West Virginia artisans held demonstrations on the lawn outside the arts and crafts center. Several craft beer brewers were on hand, and Tamarack provided fried green tomato sandwiches and barbecue for guests.

Tamarack also offered 25 percent off merchandise in the center, and gave away five $250 shopping sprees.

Visitors also viewed the contents of a time capsule sealed when Tamarack opened in 1996.

Jeff Miller, executive director of the West Virginia Parkways Authority, said Tamarack has been showcasing the best West Virginia has to offer to travelers for a quarter of a century.

“Tamarack is truly an asset to the state of West Virginia, and offers a unique opportunity for West Virginia artisans to show their work,” Miller said.

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