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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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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
“BASKET OF ART” - RAFFLE FUNDRAISER
In efforts to raise additional funds to support the annual art scholarships for local students, we will be raffling off basket filled with original artwork generously donated by local artists.
To see the full list of donated artwork, please follow the LINK.

Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the Arts Council at $10 each or 5 for $40. Winner will be drawn during the Holiday Arts Night on November 28, 2014.
Ticket holder need not to be present to win.

 
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:Judith Cullen, Jennie Doll, Don W. Grafer

Family: Karen Dimaio, Stephanni Scott, Margo Takacs

Sponsor: Don and Kathy Westbrook

We thank you for your support, help and dedication!

JOIN TODAY! MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
 
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 second granting cycle of FY 2015 the Worcester County Arts Council awarded $11,000 in Community Arts Development Grants program to various art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations beginning January 1, 2015. 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 April 15, 2015.

Pictured above are the Grant Recipients who were present at the Annual Membership Meeting held on June 8, 2014.
 

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
 
Exhibit: Lloyd J. Tyler: Folk Artist, Decoy Maker
Date: 10/03/2014
Time: Mon – Sat 10-5:00, Sun 12 -4:00
Location: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Lloyd J. Tyler (1898-1971) carved his first decoy at the age of 12 using a spokeshave, pocketknife, and hatchet. The Ward Museum’s LaMay Gallery showcases the delightful variety of working decoys and works of folk art created by the versatile and prolific “Coy Duck King.”
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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