About Oglebay Institute
For 90 years, Oglebay Institute (OI) has welcomed people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to engage in authentic arts, nature, and cultural experiences. These experiences—a rare gift in a city the size of Wheeling—enrich our lives, connect us more deeply to the people and the world around us, and strengthen the fabric of our community.
At OI’s seven facilities and in school and community programs throughout the region, you learn in supportive environments, explore galleries and collections, and exhibit and sell your artwork. You perform on storied stages, hike nature trails, and enjoy countless opportunities for collaboration, camaraderie, and creative expression. These opportunities engage more than 70,000 residents and visitors each year and generate an economic impact of more than $4 million.
As a driving force in the tourism market and with innovative, accessible programs that improve our local quality of life, OI is an integral part of the cultural vibrancy and economic vitality of our region.
To learn more, visit OIonline.com