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.
|5 K RACE FOR THE ARTS!|
| The Worcester County Arts Council is excited to announce the inaugural 5K Race/Walk for the Arts to be held on Saturday, May 16 in our historic, downtown Berlin. |
This healthful, family friendly, and positively focused event is a fundraiser to increase the awareness and importance of Arts in our Communities! Runners of all ages are encouraged to sign up!
For event's details, schedule, and registration go to: http://www.octrirunning.com
FREE, 1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP TO THE WORCESTER COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT!
Various sponsorship opportunities are offered. Getting involved on a sponsorship level is an important step in collaborating with the Community to support the local Arts!
|CALL FOR ARTISTS|
| THEME: THE ART OF STEWARDSHIP |
The Worcester County Arts Council invites all interested artists to participate in a juried art show to be exhibited during the month of April at the WCAC Gallery.
Detailed entry submission guidelines are available here: CALL FOR ENTRIES.pdf
The exhibition is open to all artists, professional or amateur with work in all media. The subject selected for this show is: "THE ART OF STEWARDSHIP".
Artists are invited to submit works of art in any medium that expresses what they care most for in our world - what is worth preserving and protecting on earth. All work must be original and completed within the last three years.
Work must be delivered to the Arts Council’s Gallery between March 26 - 27; 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM to be accepted.
Monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place during the Second Friday Arts Stroll reception on April 10 from 5 – 8 pm.
|Community Arts Development Grants Deadline: April 15th.|
| 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. |
Proposed activity or project must be open to the public. The applicant must be affiliated with non-profit group, or a government related organization, such as school or park & recreation department located in Worcester County and the amount requested must be matched one-for-one by organization funds.