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.
|BASKETS OF ART SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!|
| Thank you to all the artists and patrons who donated original pieces of artwork to our Baskets 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 $1,081.00 that will be awarded to talented students 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 2013 - 2014 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.
Scholarship applications deadline: March 14, 2014, 2 pm. Application Form and Scholarship Guidelines are available on our ART SCHOLARSHIP page.
|COMING ATTRACTIONS: HOLLY - DAYS EXHIBIT & SALE|
| Join us at the Worcester County Arts Council as we celebrate our Co-Op artists with a showcase of their seasonal arts and crafts on exhibit at the Arts Council's "Holly-Days" Gift Gallery. |
The showcase will be featured for the months of November and December.
Original paintings, handmade art, glass, pottery, ornaments, cards, and more will be available at very reasonable prices for all your holiday gift giving needs.
The holiday gallery is open Monday - Friday and some Saturdays, from 11 am - 3 pm trough December 31st.
|Community Arts Development Grants Awarded|
| The Worcester County Arts Council is proud to award $9,950 in Community Arts Development Grants program to 9 art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations during the 6 month granting cycle beginning January 1, 2014. |
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 following is a list of local, non-profit organizations and their events that are being awarded a Community Arts Development Grants: