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Welcome to the Jack Caffrey Arts and Cultural Center

The Jack Caffrey Arts & Cultural Center, located at 143 Wyoming Street is a historically renovated structure that welcomes heritage, education and business to the City of Welch. 


The mission of the JCACC is to remember our past, reawaken our heritage and re-imagine our future through arts and education.

The Jack Caffery Center hosts several exhibitions and events annually. Current exhibits include works from the following artisans and crafters.


Tom Acosta 

George Jarosz 

Michael Hoback 

Brownie Mullins 

Daniel Cline 

Melissa Green 

and other local artists

Follow the Jack Caffrey Arts and Cultural Center Events on their TwitterFacebook for a listing of events and exhibits.


For information on participating in future activities, contact the center at (304) 436-5392.

Rental Venue Available

  • The rental includes the space, stage, tables, chairs and kitchen facilities (includes a refrigerator, microwave and sink).  White tablecloths are available to rent at $2 each upon request.

  • Capacity 280 or 150 for seated functions (tables/chairs)

  • JCACCE Rental Rules/Policies can be found here.

Upcoming Event:

The Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit, Crossroads -New dates set for Welch. City of Welch – Jack Caffrey Arts & Cultural Center– June 3 through July 6, 2022 (Opening Reception, Friday, June 3, 6pm)

The exhibit examines the present-day turning point at which many rural American towns find themselves. Since the early 1900s, rural America has experienced significant changes in demographics, educational opportunities, access to services, and economic viability. Today, the population of the nation’s rural areas is less than half of what it was in 1900, yet America’s small towns continue to creatively focus on new opportunities for growth and development. Economic innovation, including investment in cultural and creative economies, has helped many communities create their own renaissance.

CoalTown Commemorative Ornaments NOW Available

           Order Yours Now!

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Want to honor the coal mining heritage of your hometown, Welch, West Virginia, or to commemorate a visit to CoalTown, USA? The CoalTown Christmas souvenier makes a great gift, stocking stuffer, or addition to your ornament collection!


This specially designed CoalTown Christmas ornament measures 3.0" in diameter, has a satin finish, durable, and shatterproof. The embossed logo represents Welch's coal mining history, while its footprint alludes to the City's New Year's Eve "Coal Drop."


Ornaments are available for $10 each plus ($5 postage). Order online at or stop by the Jack Caffrey Arts and Cultural Center at 143 Wyoming Street, Welch, WV 24801. For more information, please email: or phone: 304-436-5392.

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