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
- Camp Journey Respite Program
- Frederick County Department of Aging
- Frederick County Health Department, On the Mark Adolescent Clubhouse
- Heartly House
- YMCA of Frederick County Head Start
“I cannot tell you how much the partnership with the Delaplaine Visual Arts program has enhanced the experiences of our middle school members. Their interaction with the Delaplaine and your artists have excited them to develop skills that we would normally be unable to provide.” –Patrick Gunnin, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County
“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.” –Program participant
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 email@example.com or call 301-698-0656 x109.