Arts & Culture

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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.
Artistically Speaking: Aurora Celtic — Local Roots Planted in Traditions
Meet Aurora Celtic - a band that keeps the traditions of St. Patrick's Day alive year round.
Gallery Shop Fulfills Garrett County Arts Council's Mission
The Garrett County Arts Council's Gallery Shop will celebrate its “first birthday” in its new location with an open house event on Friday and Saturday, November 24th and 25th.
Valuable Designations: Arts & Entertainment Districts
Artists and fans of artists should take the opportunity to learn about Grantsville’s and Oakland’s Arts & Entertainment District designations
Oakland Becomes Maryland's 25th Arts & Entertainment District
The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has announced that the Maryland Secretary of Commerce has approved the designation of the state’s 25th Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District in Oakland.
Arts Connection to Feature Friendsville Interactive History Tour
The July Arts Connection sponsored by Garrett County Arts Council will highlight the new Friendsville Interactive History Tour.
Garrett County Arts Council to Host 10th Annual Artist Studio Tour
The Garrett County Arts Council will host the 10th annual Artist Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23, beginning with a preview party on Friday, July 21, at the Gallery Shop in Oakland.
Garrett Arts Council Holds Annual Meeting; Names Stutzmans As Friends Of The Arts
Artist duo Mark and Laura Stutzman of Mtn. Lake Park were named this year's Friend of the Arts by the Garrett County Arts Council.
Artistically Speaking: Garrett County Arts Council - Serving the Community Since 1976
The arts are such a natural part of our lives, we don’t always consider what is involved in incorporating so much enrichment into our world.
Artistically Speaking: Angela Hedderick - Painting Her World
Artist Angela Hedderick explains that things such as “beautiful mornings, dramatic cloudy skies, and attractive views” can get her creative juices flowing.
Make:Over Workshop for Artists & Creative Businesses Being Offered
An intensive 5-hour workshop for artists and creative businesses will be held on March 22nd in nearby Thomas, West Virginia.
Artistically Speaking: A New, Young Artist Joins the Gallery Shop
Rebecca E. Diller, a 23-year-old native of Garrett County, is one of the newest artists to display and sell her artwork in Garrett County Arts Council’s Gallery Shop.
Artistically Speaking: Jeanne Wagle - The Batik Watercolorist
Since June, Jeanne Waglet has exhibited watercolor and Batik watercolor at the Garrett County Arts Council’s pop-up gallery in McHenry.