About the Monroe Arts Alliance

Our Purpose

Membership Reception in 2007 The Monroe Arts Alliance, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership supported organization committed to community service through the promotion of the arts in Monroe County and the surrounding area. Its purpose is exclusively charitable and for the enrichment of the general public.


We are active both in bringing artists to Monroe County and in helping our residents to participate. We sponsor:

  • Painting and drawing workshops
  • Creative writing workshops
  • Youth scholarships in music and dance
  • Special performance events

Look through our scrapbook of recent events.

Volunteer Opportunities

We'd love YOU to join our team and help the arts grow in Monroe County! You'd have opportunities to:

  • Help with publicity
  • Assist with children's activities
  • Work as events greeter
  • Write for grants
  • Serve on a committee
  • Help with mailings & MORE!

Membership Information

All memberships are effective for the calendar year, January 1 through December 31. The Alliance holds an annual membership drive in the fall of the year to encourage new and renewed members. Of course, you are welcome to join us at any time!

All contributors to the Monroe Arts Alliance will be considered members. Those who donate funds without completing the membership application will be listed as anonymous members for purposes of listing in programs and other Alliance materials.

All donations are directly used to support Alliance programs.

Everyone is welcome at our Board meetings, usually held at 3:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month, at the Public Library in Union.

The Monroe Arts Alliance received its corporation status from the State of West Virginia on July 6, 2001.

The application for tax exempt status was begun and we received an advance ruling granting the 501(c)3 status backdated to the incorporation date. The five year advance ruling ended in 2005 and we were required to submit financial reports for the ruling period.

Permanent ruling was received on March 28, 2006. For several years before this, the Monroe Arts Alliance was in existence on an informal basis, offering programs to the community and working with the Monroe Art Gallery.

Scholarship Program

Our Arts Scholarship Program began in 2010 with aid from the EZ-ARTS ACCESS program of the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Monroe County residents of all ages, as well as prospective instructors in areas nearby, are invited to participate.

Board of Directors

Nan Bowman, President
Sheila Truby Johnson, Resources
Linda Terry
Papi Crabtree
Paula Mann, Photographer
Christen Porterfield, James Monroe High School Art Teacher
Elizabeth Reed, Music Scholarship Instructor
Judith Bair, Publications

Contact Us

Monroe Arts Alliance
P.O. Box 456
Union, WV 24983
304 772 5203

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