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Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Chautauqua Being Recreated as Three-Day Festival
This three-day celebration will include a schedule of daily lectures, living history presentations, musical presentations, plus many more exciting events during the day and into the evening hours.
Garrett Lakes Arts Festival Begins 2019 Season on April 27th
This years's Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) season will kick off on April 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Garrett College Auditorium with Walt & Jackie.
Rose Gordy: Living the "Mysterious Adventure Into The Green Unknown"
Rose Gordy has played many roles in her lush “green” life: Daughter, teacher, coach, wife, mother, writer, poet, dream counselor, widow, grandmother, traveler, dancer and nun — just to name a few.
Bittinger Paper Artist Transforms Plants Into Colorful Artwork
In her studio near Bittinger, Annie Simcoe, transforms plants into what she calls “paper quilts” — an unusual combination of collage and quilting.
New Work on Exhibit at Gallery Shop
Members of the Garrett County Arts Council and staff at The Gallery Shop in Oakland hung new work on the shop walls this week.
Arts Council Announces Publication of "Ginseng"
The Garrett County Arts Council has announced the publication of the most recent issue of Ginseng, the council’s own literary journal. The book is available at The Gallery Shop.
Gallery Shop to Host Artist Reception for Greene Exhibit 
The Garrett County Arts Council's Gallery Shop is currently hosting an exhibit of artwork - "Beyond Time and Space" - by David Greene, A public reception will be held Saturday, Sept. 29th,at 5:30 p.m
GC Arts Council to Unveil Seymour, An Art Experience 
A new event will be added to this year’s Autumn Glory Festival weekend, as the Garrett County Arts Council unveils Seymour, an Art Experience, a fine arts exhibit and sale, complemented by live music.
A Mission of Love and Art
Jewelry artist Barbara Omholt has always had an artistic and creative spirit. Omholt is especially attracted to jewel tones and natural stones that have distinct designs.
Area Performers to Set the Stage for Chautauqua Actors 
The 24th annual Chautauqua Living History series will take place in the Garrett College auditorium July 5 to 7, featuring three influential figures of American history.
GLAF, MD Humanities to Present 24th Annual Chautauqua Living History Series
The 24th annual Chautauqua Living History series will take place in the Garrett College auditorium July 5 to 7, featuring three of the most influential figures of American history.
Artistically Speaking: Steampunk - Where the Past Meets the Future
What is Steampunk? We asked artist Brenda Caldwell of Aunt B’s Place, the local go-to gal for all things in the genre. She has been creating original Steampunk art for the past six years.
Garrett College Moving Forward With Performing Arts Center
A decades-long vision for a Community Education and Performing Arts Center on the Garrett College campus is moving forward.
Artistically Speaking: Leah DeLauder - Patience and a Love of Color
Quilling can be traced back to France in the 1500s and is once again popular around the world today. It is a delicate art form, which local artist Leah DeLauder uses to create images of beauty.
Artisans’ Work Sought For Local Festivals and Faires 
The work of area artisans and the wares of vendors are being sought for three area festivals slated for the spring and summer.