HUNTINGTON – Ever since Coalfield Development purchased the old Corbin Building in Westmoreland, the former garment factory has experienced a new life not as an industrial center, but a playground for the arts scene.
Now dubbed the West Edge Factory, the shop’s cleared warehouse hosted its second Culture Storm art show in less than a year Saturday with around 20 local artists setting up on the old wooden floor.
“It’s progressive, and that’s the best thing I can say about it for Huntington,” said Zac White, one of the three main organizers and a vendor himself.
Operating under the flag of the annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival, Cultural Storm is a twice yearly art show organized to keep the September festival’s momentum during the summer and winter months. Saturday’s show, titled “Pop Visions” featured a pop art theme highlighted by parody, the abstract and lots of comic book-fueled inspiration.
This is the second year in HMAF’s seven seasons the festival has associated itself with an art show. White added he became a believer in the Culture Storm project after experiencing feedback from last year, and was reinforced by the growth shown in Saturday’s show from last September’s first Culture Storm…
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