Mission & History

Mission Statement
The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center provides the Frederick region with educational opportunities and experiences in the visual arts through classes, exhibits and programs.

The Delaplaine Arts Center, Inc. was founded in 1986 (as the Frederick Arts Center Foundation), and moved to the current location in the Mountain City Mill building in 1993. Extensive renovations to the structure of the Mill building and renovation of the first floor interior provided two large galleries, one mixed-use classroom, and administrative offices for a small staff.

Construction of an addition and renovation of remaining floors were completed in 1999.

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