Community Outreach

The Delaplaine is committed to make art increasingly accessible to all, bringing art education and experiences to young and old, regardless of background or economic level. Seniors, preschoolers, adults with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged people of all ages are just some of those who are served through our Community Outreach initiative.

We work with other nonprofit organizations and public agencies to create programming specific to the needs of their clients. Through these partnerships, we bring a variety of engaging and educational visual art experiences to enhance the quality of life for thousands of people each year. Some of our current and past partners include:

  • The Arc of Frederick County
  • Alzheimer’s Association of Frederick County
  • Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents Program
  • Daybreak Adult Day Services
  • Frederick County Department of Aging
  • Frederick County Health Department, On the Mark Adolescent Clubhouse
  • Heartly House
  • Hope After School Program
  • Housing Authority of the City of Frederick
  • The Judy Center
  • Way Station Camp Journey Respite Program
  • YMCA of Frederick County Head Start Program

“The Delaplaine Art Center’s generous invitation to include our public housing residents in art classes that would otherwise be out of reach, is indeed worth celebrating.  It is a true community art center that invites all community members from all walks of life to have a place in creating art.” ~ Ann Ryan, Director of Family Services, Housing Authority of the City of Frederick

“Thank you, the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland, the Frederick Senior Center, and the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center for sponsoring art classes for caregivers and their loved ones. … It has made a big difference in me and my life.” ~ Partners in the Arts participant

About-Community Outreach

Essential to the success of our programs are the individuals, businesses, and organizations that support the Community Outreach initiative through program sponsorships. We invite you to become an active participant and help us to bring life-changing arts experiences to all. You can sponsor directly through our Donate page.

For more information about supporting our Community Outreach programs or partnering with us, contact Duane Doxzen, Director of Development & Communications, at or call 301-698-0656 x109.

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