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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.
MSAC's 'The Future of Artist Employment in Maryland' Sessions
Make your voices heard! MSAC is sponsoring a series of five public dialogues in which artists are invited to share recommendations that will inform what MSAC offers as part of this initiative.
2021 Virtual Regional Arts Summit
Join the Maryland State Arts Council on Thursday, September 23rd, from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. to kick off the 2021 Virtual Regional Arts Summit!
Maryland Arts Summit Set for June 3rd and 4th
The 2021 Summit: Art OF the Community will hold 6 free live streamed sessions focused on current topics in the MD creative sector, interspersed with creative burst of art-making and performances.
New Public Art Commission Opportunities for Visual and Literary Artists
The program has announced the publication of Request for Qualifications for the MD District Court Catonsville District Courthouse and the MD Dept. of Agriculture Salisbury Animal Health Lab.
2022 Independent Artist Awards: Literary Artists Encouraged to Apply
The awards are accompanied by grants of $2,000, $10,000, and $15,000 that encourage artistic growth and sustained practice.
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.