The Clay Center is influential in the vitality of West Virginia’s progressive and thriving economy. Businesses are flourishing, tourism is vibrant, creative and talented citizens are bringing national recognition to the state. The Center’s programs enhance educational achievement and intellectual capacity and promote the arts and sciences as an integral part of life.
To inspire creativity, learning and wonder through experiences in the Arts and Sciences for all people of West Virginia and the region.
The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia opened on July 12, 2003. The Center, a 240,000 square foot structure, houses performing arts, visual arts and sciences under one roof – one of the few of its kind in the country. Located in the state’s capital city of Charleston, the facility is home to the Clay Center’s Avampato Discovery Museum, the Juliet Museum of Art and the Maier Foundation Performance Hall, home of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.