Arts & Culture

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Maryland State Arts Council Announces 2021 Independent Arts Award Recipients
Award recipients include three Garrett County artists: Caroline Blizzard, Sonia Pratt, and Annie Simcoe.
Local Artists Included in 'Artists of Maryland: Visual Art'
Kathy Beachler, executive director of the Garrett County Arts Council, said the book was created by the Maryland State Arts Council for Hogan to give away as a gift to friends.
Garrett County Arts Council Receives Grant for $MART ART, Shared Workspace
The Rural MD Council Grant Review Board notified Garrett County Arts Council that it has been approved to receive a grant from the Maryland Agriculture Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund.
Plans for Garrett Lakes Arts Festival Noted During Annual Meeting
The 2021 season opens with a “Sofa Series” of virtual concerts: National Players’ “As You Like It;” Barron Ryan's Where Classical Meets Cool; & Charlotte B. Alston, African American Storyteller.
2021-2022 Folklife Apprenticeship Applications Now Open
This grant supports traditional arts education through the teaching of skills from a master artist to a learner artist.
Garrett County Arts Council's Virtual SEYMOUR 2020 To Be Part of Autumn Glory Festival
In partnership with Simon Pearce Glassworks, the Garrett County Arts Council has “rolled with the COVID-19 punches” to create an online version of its popular “SEYMOUR, An Art Experience” marketplace,
Community Art Project to be Unveiled
A Meshach Browning-themed community art project will be unveiled on Saturday, September 26th, at noon at the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club Park at 1249 Bumble Bee Road, Accident.
Garrett County Arts Council Names New A&E Coordinator
Oakland resident Mary Sincell McEwen started the new part-time job Monday. “I’m excited about shining more of a spotlight on our arts communities,” she said.
GLAF partners with Dancing Classrooms of the Alleghenies on School Program
The current project will be written to accommodate any age group or level, but for the 2020-21 proposed project, Ballet Theatre was asked to gear it toward the fourth grade.
FirstEnergy Foundation Sponsors GLAF 2019 Season with MD Symphony Orchestra
Garrett Lakes Arts Festival has announced FirstEnergy Foundation’s sponsorship of the 2019 performance season, including a special performance by Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
Garrett County Arts Council Names New Executive Director
Kathy Beachler will take over the position of Executive Director of the Garrett County Arts Council on July 1st, following Karen Reckner's retirement by the end of June.
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.