The RiffRaff Arts Collective, a cooperative and interdisciplinary group of performing, visual, literary and healing artists, is based in a multi-purpose creative zone in downtown Princeton, WV. 2 buildings house 2 live performance venues, a state of the art recording studio, 6 artist studios, a music school with nearly 200 students, and a fine art gallery, and expansion is on the horizon. Several creative entities make up the collective: The Room Upstairs, a beautifully restored turn of the century ballroom, plays host to weekly music gatherings, experimental theatre, workshops, art shows, and more. LLyniuM entertainment produces annual events like Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival and All Together Arts Week to inspire unity and provide enriching experiences. Stages Music School provides music instruction with an emphasis on fostering a love and appreciation for the arts. Audible Art Studios offers multitrack recording, mastering, and more. The "Studios on Two" area is home to 5 newly remodeled studio spaces and a spacious gathering area. The RiffRaff Art Boutique showcases over 30 artists. Core artists work in and around the downtown space and offer a wide range of services from mural painting to custom photography to music instrument repair. Located in the Mercer Street Grassroots District of downtown Princeton, WV, the collective has pumped soul into neglected turn of the century structures, and is breathing life into a once depressed downtown area. With new businesses sprouting up all over Mercer Street, a bright and prosperous renaissance is afoot in this small WV town.

What's UP With The RiffRaff

Create Your State

After a decade of creative place-making here in Princeton, Lori & Robert have gained valuable experience which they now love to share. They now travel the region with an amazing group of RiffRaff collaborators inspiring and empowering others to transform their environment. Create Your State is a multi-media presentation featuring the music of Option 22 and a compelling exchange about the arts as a catalyst for growth. Find out more at createyourstate.org

All Together Arts Week Paints the Town!

May 12-19 will mark the 10th annual county wide celebration of the arts & community. The week begins with a circle talk for networking among creative people in & around our area, and concludes with an unforgettable grand finale day complete with music & merriment in the streets and a colorful parade. The rest of the week will be filled with events at various venues all across Mercer County, WV. Stay tuned for more about All Together Arts Week, which The RiffRaff created to bring people together in creativity.

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for a 2019 Schedule!

From concerts to comedy shows to drum workshops & parades, there are tons of ways to get involved & get creative! 

Princeton Renaissance Project

Something very exciting is currently happening on Mercer Street. After years of energy sparks, a synergy has taken hold, and The RiffRaff now teams with Community Connections, The City of Princeton, Princeton Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, Princeton Times, ETB Architects, WV Community Development Hub and more in a multi-dimensional downtown revitalization effort. One of the most exciting aspects is the acquisition of the old Royal/Lavon theater, newly christened "The Renaissance Theater," just a few doors down from The RiffRaff. Fundraising is on-going, and renovations are underway to restore the theater to its former glory. It will house movies, music and more. Find out more here:

Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival

Mural Projects!

Stages Music School

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