What's Happening HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
The Worcester County Arts Council's Office and the Gallery will be closed December 24, 25 & 26.
The Gallery will remain closed in January. The office will be open the regular hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3 pm.

BASKET OF ART SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!
Thank you to all the artists and patrons who donated original pieces of artwork to our Basket of Art scholarship fundraiser and everyone who purchased the raffle tickets benefiting this valuable program for deserving local students.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants
The Worcester County Arts Council’s Community Arts Development Grants program is designed to assist local community based groups produce and present arts activities in Worcester County and is funded and supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.


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Visit Our Gallery:
WCAC Berlin Gallery
6 Jefferson Street
Berlin, MD. 21811
Phone: 410-641-0809

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Celebrating 30 years of Art!
The Worcester County Arts Council, Inc. established in 1977, is a private non-profit corporation designated by the County Commissioners and the Maryland State Arts Council to promote and encourage visual, performing and cultural arts in Worcester County, Maryland.

The Worcester County Arts Council and Gallery is located at 6 Jefferson Street in historic Berlin, MD.
Our Co-Op Gallery features local artists and their work. Come see artists create in front of your eyes! Follow the links to the left for further information.

The Gallery is open Monday thru Friday, 11 am to 3 pm and some Saturdays.


Click on "Events & Exhibits" for a preview of upcoming exhibits at the WCAC. Or find out about the artists in our registry by visiting our "Meet The Artists" page.
Discover great art destinations, one-of-a-kind galleries, fabulous restaurants and special events that celebrate beauty and unique character of the Eastern Shore.
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News & Announcements
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
The Worcester County Arts Council's Office and the Gallery will be closed December 24, 25 & 26.
The Gallery will remain closed in January. The office will be open the regular hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3 pm.

 
BASKET OF ART SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!
Thank you to all the artists and patrons who donated original pieces of artwork to our Basket of Art scholarship fundraiser and everyone who purchased the raffle tickets benefiting this valuable program for deserving local students.

Because of your support we raised $610 that will be awarded to talented student who demonstrate excellence in Dance, Music, Theater, Visual Arts and Creative Writing.

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR BEING A PART OF OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORT AND ALLOWING US TO CONTINUE THIS VALUABLE PROGRAM!

During the 2014 - 2015 school year, the Arts Council will award art scholarships of $1000.00 each to qualified students interested in pursuing academic careers in the arts. This year six talented local students have been each awarded $1000 art scholarships from the Worcester County Arts Council in support of their artistic goals. This is a merit scholarship and award decisions are based on evaluation of talent, dedication and potential, not financial need.

Application Form and Scholarship Guidelines are available on our ART SCHOLARSHIP page. APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 13, 2015.

 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Membership in our organization plays an extremely important part in promoting the Arts in our County. Membership dues notices are sent out monthly. Please show your support for the Arts in Worcester County by renewing your Annual Membership promptly!
The President and the Board of Directors take great pleasure in welcoming the following new members to our organization:

Individual:Susan Koski - Grafer

Family: Ellen Sprouls

We thank you for your support, help and dedication!

JOIN TODAY! MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
 

Featured Artist EXHIBIT FEATURING SEASONAL ARTWORK BY OUR GALLERY ARTISTS "Crimson Blooms" - Beth Cooper
“HOLLY -DAYS”
Click here to find out more about this artist.




Events & Exhibits Exhibit: A Most Respectable Bird: The Wild Turkey
Date: 09/12/2014
Time: 10-5:00 M-Sat, 12-4:00 Sun
Location: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Visit the Ward Museum’s Welcome Gallery September 12, 2014 – February 8, 2015 for a unique look at items portraying the remarkable history and significance of this respectable bird. Today there are five subspecies of wild turkey in North America, which have rebounded from development- and hunting-related decimation in the early 20th century, thanks to extensive conservation efforts.
Contact Information: 410-742-4988 x119
 
HOLIDAY ARTS NIGHT
Date: 11/28/2014
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Shop downtown for hand-made holiday gifts and watch as Berlin Main Street lights its Holiday Tree. Join us at the Worcester County Arts Council for the special Holly-Days exhibit, enjoy live music and complimentary refreshments.
 
SECOND FRIDAY ART STROLL
Date: 12/12/2014
Join us for the opening reception of our Holly-Days exhibit featuring original art and fine crafts created by local artists. Enjoy live music and complimentary refreshments.
 
Pine Tones Holiday Concert
Date: 12/19/2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Atlantic Methodist Church 105 4th St, Ocean City, MD 21842
Free will offering accepted.
 
Maryland State Arts Council
The Worcester County Arts Council is funded by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities.

Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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