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.
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|PAINT BERLIN - 5th ANNUAL PLEIN AIR: ARTISTS REGISTRATION OPEN|
| SEPTEMBER 18 - 20, 2014 |
Artists and Art Lovers are invited to make plans now to attend Paint Berlin, our 5th annual plein air event!
ARTISTS: Artists will paint any or all days during the event at a location of their choosing. Artists will have an opportunity to network, exhibit and sell their artwork as well as compete for attractive cash prizes.
FOLLOW THE LINK TO VIEW THE YOUTUBE VIDEO, created by our Gallery artist, Robert Johnson, promoting this year's Paint Berlin.
ARTIST REGISTRATION FORM & EVENT SCHEDULE ARE AVAILABLE HERE: PAINT BERLIN 2014 REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE.
Registration deadline: August 31, 2014.
VISITORS: You’re invited to come and watch the artists work during this event and to attend the "Wet Paint" sale and exhibit to be held on Saturday, September 20 from 1 pm - 4 pm at the Worcester County Arts Council Gallery. In addition, visitors will have an opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice” award.
Paintings from the exhibit will be available for sale and remain on display until October 31.
|TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR A TASTE OF THE ARTS!|
| This event is a fundraiser for the Worcester County Arts Council and the Worcester County Library Foundation to benefit the promotion and awareness of arts in Worcester County. |
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Worcester County Arts Council or reserved by phone: 410-641-0809.
A “Taste of the Arts” will offer a unique creative and culinary arts experience where everyone gets an opportunity to enjoy featured works created by talented artists and artisans, available for purchase, sample delicious treats prepared by JJ&K Catering, delight in the sounds of music – all while supporting art experiences in our community!
Participating Artists Include: Mitzi Ash, Dee Brua, Brigitte Bowden, Mary Back, Karen Dimaio, Jeri Lipov, Kathy Gibson, Ron Michaels, and David Simpson.
PLEASE JOIN US!
|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. |
In the first granting cycle of FY 2015 the Worcester County Arts Council awarded $10,000 in Community Arts Development Grants program to various art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations beginning July 1, 2014. Last fiscal year the Arts Council awarded a total of $20,000 to local organizations thru this program.
Funding will support a wide variety of creative and innovative projects that are of outstanding artistic quality and demonstrate community benefit enhancing the lives of everyone living and visiting the Worcester County.
The next grant deadline is 2 pm on October 15, 2014.