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.
|SUMMER ARTS CAMP: REGISTRATION OPEN|
| Summer Arts Camp 2014 will be held June 23 - 27, 2014, 9 am - 2:30 pm at the Berlin Intermediate School. |
Registration form, including selection of workshops offered this year is now available: ARTS CAMP REGISTRATION FORM
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 6TH.
This camp is designed for students entering grades 3 - 8 in fall 2014 and last year more than 120 children attended.
We are offering volunteering opportunities for students (15 years old and older) who would like to help during our Summer Arts Camp for children. Volunteers will be involved in assisting art instructors during classes and workshops and will receive community service hours for their time volunteering.
Interested students should submit ARTS CAMP VOLUNTEER APPLICATION along with a signed copy of 2014 ARTS CAMP VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES to Anna Mullis, Executive Director. Volunteer's Application should be mailed to: WCAC, 6 Jefferson Street, Berlin, MD 21811.
|BUS TRIP TO THE WINTERTHUR MUSEUM AND GARDENS: MAY 29TH|
| "COSTUMES OF DOWNTON ABBEY" |
Join us for a day you won't forget! Deadline to place your reservation is April 25th.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE: BUS TRIP INTERINARY
To reserve your seat, submit the printable REGISTRATION FORM with your form of payment and deliver or mail it to the Worcester County Arts Council (6 Jefferson Street, Berlin, MD 21811).
The Worcester County Arts Council is planning a bus trip to Winterthur (Wilmington, DE) on Thursday, May 29 to see the “Costumes of Downton Abbey,” a major exhibition featuring approximately 40 historically inspired costumes from the award-winning PBS series and by real life at Winterthur.
From Edith’s wedding gown to Sybil’s harem outfit to the scarlet dress Lady Mary wore when Matthew proposed (the second time), the “Costumes of Downton Abbey” exhibit is the only United States exhibit to feature costumes from this renowned series which has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries and seven Emmy awards.
The day begins with a guided tour of the garden and house of Henry Francis du Pont followed by a guided tour of the exhibit hall where the costumes will be on display.
After viewing the impeccably made costumes, participants will have the opportunity to tour Winterthur Museum’s premier exhibits of decorative arts or take a stroll through gorgeous naturalistic gardens; similar to how Lord Crawley would spend his afternoon’s walking the grounds of Downton with his loyal canine companion.
The cost is $70, which includes deluxe motorcoach transportation (including driver’s gratuity), guided tours of the gardens and house and costumes exhibit, and free time to visit the galleries and shops.
Deadline to place your reservation is April 25th. Spaces are limited and early reservations are highly recommended.
To make your reservation, please call: 410-641-0809 or e-mail the Arts Council at:
|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.
Original Scholarship applications Deadline of March 14, 2014 has been extended until March 28th. Application Form and Scholarship Guidelines are available on our ART SCHOLARSHIP page.