What's Happening ART SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: MARCH 31, 2PM
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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.
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
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.


SUMMER ARTS CAMP IS A KEY TO SUMMER FUN!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SUMMER CAMP 2015: JUNE 22 - JUNE 26, 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
LOCATION: MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL IN BERLIN
CAMP REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN MID APRIL.

INSTRUCTORS INTERESTED IN TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES: PLEASE SUBMIT ARTS CAMP WORKSHOP PROPOSAL NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28TH.
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.


Become A Member!   

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
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!

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CAUSE BY PARTICIPATING IN 5K RUN FOR THE ARTS ON MAY 16TH!

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!

We invite you to BECOME A SPONSOR for the 5K RACE/WALK FOR THE 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.
 

Featured Artist "Assateague Path" - oil This original painting, donated by Kathy, will be auctioned off in March!
Kathy Gibson
Click here to find out more about this artist.


"A Promise of Spring" This handmade by Carol bracelet will be auctioned off in March!

Carol Weber
Click here to find out more about this artist.


Events & Exhibits OPENING EXHIBIT RECEPTION
Date: 02/13/2015
Time: 5 PM - 8 PM
Location: 6 JEFFERSON STREET, BERLIN
Join us for the opening reception of our winter exhibit presenting fresh, new work by 25 Gallery artist displayed in a freshly renovated Gallery!
Live music entertainment by Tig Tignor and refreshments will be offered.
 
eBird Tuesdays at the Ward Museum: Each Tuesday thru May 26th
Date: 03/03/2015
Time: 9 am – 10 am
Location: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
free to the public
Contact Information: 410-742-4988 ext. 104
 
Nature Tales for Tots: Each Wednesday thru May 27th
Date: 03/04/2015
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Location: Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD
Early Childhood reading and craft. FREE.
Contact Information: 410-742-4988 ext. 104
 
Paint a Ruddy Duck with Bill Belote: March 28 - 29
Date: 03/28/2015
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Location: Ward Museum – 909 S. Schumaker, Salisbury Md, 21804
Participant must bring a carved primitive Ruddy Duck body and head (unattached), Cedar blanks available upon request
$90 for Members; $150 for Non-Members
Contact Information: 410-742-4988 ext. 104
 
Furnace Town Grand Re-Opening Day
Date: 04/01/2015
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: 3816 Old Furnace Road Snow Hill, MD 21863
Contact Information: Karen Taylor / Mary Houts 410-632-2032
 
Writers on The Shore: Cary Holladay
Date: 04/01/2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Commons, Worcester Room; Salisbury University
Contact Information: 410-543-6445
 
Ballroom Dance Class: Cha-Cha
Date: 04/06/2015
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Holloway Hall, Great Hall; Salisbury University
With origins in 19th century England, learn ballroom dance featuring professional ballroom instructor Marly Lynk. No experience necessary. No pre-registration required.
This class takes place over 3 Mondays, April 6, 13, and 20
Contact Information: Cultural Affairs – 410-543-6271
 
What IS Arts Administration? with Judith Dressel
Date: 04/09/2015
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Fulton Hall 111; Salisbury University
Drawing on her experiences in administration in major American art museums, Dressel discusses the various roles, background, skills and rewards in the management of cultural non-profit organizations. These include career choices in organizations dedicated to visual and fine arts, history and natural history, as well as the performing arts of theatre, music and dance.
Contact Information: 410-543-6030
 
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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