Check out these exciting events coming up in downtown Princeton!

Previous events

EVERY WEDNESDAY- Music in The Square

Dick Copeland Town Square

Thanks to Princeton Times and The Music Exchange, enjoy a lunchtime concert series every Wednesday at noon in The Town Square! Bring a lawn chair and plan to eat lunch with the food vendor at the event.

5th Annual Cruiser's Reunion!

Mercer Street, Princeton, WV

Come cruise Mercer Street like in days past! Enjoy classic cars, music, vendors, and a reunion of friends; a nostalgic party remembering the past and celebrating the present! The volunteers that make this event happen are driven, enthusiastic and excited to bring this tradition back to life. Keep up with them here: https://www.facebook.com/CruisinMercerStreetWV/timeline

Dixon's Violin Live in The Room Upstairs

The Room Upstairs @ The RiffRaff , 869 Mercer Street

The world's premier visionary violinist, Dixon's life mission is to inspire people - and he has done so across North America, including giving three TED talks/performances, ten years at Burning Man, plus radio, TV, and film appearances. Dixon walked away from a distinguished career to follow his dream full-time, and invented a whole new music genre. Based on his classically-trained violin mastery, Dixon now improvises on a 5-string electric violin with a looper to create an all-live one-man symphony. Guided by his remarkable personal story of life transformation, he shows the beauty of doing something seemingly impossible. Dixon's passionate energy will enchant, mesmerize, and inspire you!

Catch this concert in the beautiful Room Upstairs, a turn of the century ballroom turned small theater featuring couches and a laid back listening room atmosphere.

Tickets are $12 and include complimentary drinks and snacks.

Celebrate Princeton Street Fair

Mercer Street, Princeton, WV

Enjoy a festive day in downtown Princeton with music, dance and comedy performances, tons of vendors, carnival rides, a car show, live art, demonstrations, quilt show, art show and much more. Stay tuned for the full schedule of events and find more here:

http://www.celebrateprinceton.com/

All Together Arts Week GRAND FINALE Parade & Day of Merriment

Mercer Street , Princeton, WV

The most whimsical day of the year in downtown Princeton! Don your faerie wings, grab some glitter and join the fun! The day begins at 11am with sidewalk chalk, face painting, costuming and joyous festivity. We will make our way to the parking lot next to Service Cleaners at 12:30 p.m. and begin marching at 1 p.m. down Mercer Street. Costumes, wings, puppets, glitter, and non-motorized floats are welcome and highly encouraged. Anyone is welcome to join the parade! (No motorized vehicles are allowed.)

After the parade we will make our way to the Town Square for drumming, dancing and general merriment.

This day concludes a week of creative activities around Mercer County as the Grand Finale of All Together Arts Week.

If you would like be an artisan vendor, call 304-425-6425.

Stay tuned to alltogetherarts.com for more information.

EVERY SATURDAY- Acoustic Open Stage @ Local Mo'Joe

Local Mo'Joe, 929 Mercer Street

From Mo'Joe's page: "Grab your instument and bring your singing voice to Local Mo'Joe this Saturday from 2-4 pm for our Acoustic Open Stage. Everyone is welcome to share their talents and collaborate with other local musicians. The music can continue until 6 pm if you want to keep playing."

2nd Annual Business After Hours and Live Art Auction Fundraiser

Chuck Mathena Center , Princeton, WV

Sponsored by City National Bank, this special PMCCC Business After Hours and Live Auction will benefit The Princeton Renaissance Project and the restoration of The Historic Royal/Lavon Theatre. Expect mingling, delicious food and libations.

Own a Piece of History! The unique works of art were created by area artists using antique pressed tin tiles salvaged from the theatre.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO BID! All art may be shipped. Here is how the Absentee Bidding Process works: The bidding will not start at your maximum bid. The bidding will start on the floor and your bid will be advanced until you either win the item or are out-bid. In other words, you may have bid $100.00 on an item and win it for less than your High Bid. The winning absentee bidders will be notified within a day or two of the 7th and arrangements will then be made for payment, pick-up, etc.

The works of art are now available for viewing and early bidding at www.princetonrenaissanceproject.org/auction. More will be added soon, so check back often.

A live auction conducted by Mike and Anita Eades of 4 Seasons Antiques will conclude the evening of this event. The artwork will be on display the week leading into the auction in the Grand Hall at CMC. You maybe stop by to view the art and also make bids in person if you desire.

There will be a $5 admission charge.

Join the event page for on Facebook for updates here: https://www.facebook.com/events/993216284081412/

EVERY SATURDAY- Acoustic Open Stage @ Local Mo'Joe

Local Mo'Joe, 929 Mercer Street , Princeton, WV

From Mo'Joe's page: "Grab your instument and bring your singing voice to Local Mo'Joe every Saturday from 2-4 pm for our Acoustic Open Stage. Everyone is welcome to share their talents and collaborate with other local musicians. The music can continue until 6 pm if you want to keep playing."

Corky Brush Easter Kids Canvas Painting Class

Diamonds and Gold Look , 901 Mercer Street

This will be our Easter Themed Kids Painting Class. Kids will paint Easter themed paintings and parents are welcome to join them. If you have a young aspiring little artist bring them out and let them join in on the fun. All materials included. Snacks and refreshments $25 + tax/per child If you have any questions please call 304.425.7830. INFO here: https://www.facebook.com/events/737921099677126/

The Corky Brush Spring Painting

Diamonds and Gold Look

Are you suffering from cabin fever? Come and paint the many faces of Spring. Bring a friend or group or come by yourself, it's always a good time at The Corky Brush. We provide all you need to be the next Picasso. No experience necessary. Call us today at 304.425.7830 to reserve your spot. The price is $29.95 per person. If you have any questions just ask. Info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/181071052267055/

Community Art Talks: Bridging the Gap Between Art & YOU!

The Room Upstairs @ The RiffRaff , 865 Mercer Street

This is the fifth in a series of artist talks bridging the gap between art and the every day human. Every month will feature an open conversation with an artist.

The featured artist for February is Moren. She is a self taught artist that has worked with both traditional and digital media for the majority of her life. For the past five years, she's been designing characters and worlds and stories, focusing mostly on fantasy and sci-fi based themes. She fondly enjoys making both her characters and their environments lush and as tangible as possible. It wasn’t until after high school that she started wanting to work towards a more solid project regarding all the material she's created over the years. Starting in 2015, she has been working towards turning several long term projects into comics/graphic novels and possibly art books.

She also frequently take commissions online, mostly consisting of illustrating characters or things from other people’s stories and projects they’ve created.

This event is FREE of charge and complimentary coffee and cookies will be served. Please Join Us!

If you have an event going on in downtown Princeton and would like us to include it on this page, please write to lori@princetonrenaissanceproject.org.