ARTS EXPERIENCES FOR ALL

Upcoming Activities at the Delaplaine

– Family Activities

– Talks

– Exhibition Related

– Ticketed Program / Registration Required

– Fundraisers

Accommodation Requests

The Delaplaine Arts Center is committed to providing an accessible environment for all of our visitors and students. All public areas of the Delaplaine are mobility-device accessible (except motorized scooters). We welcome requests for accommodations for other disability needs such as sensory-friendly times, ASL interpreting for programs, and other needs. If you have an accommodation need, please contact us (301-698-0656) at least two weeks in advance.

Daily Activities
FREE Art Cart hands-on activities are available every day!
FREE Art Scavenger Hunt available at the front desk!

FREE Interactive Collaborative Community Drawing on the 3rd floor

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity
Apr 15–Jun 14

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with two Art Carts and Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month. Contribute to a community woven sculpture inspired by El Anatsui. FREE


JULY

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity
Through Jul 14

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with two Art Carts and Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month. Make mixed-media moveable puppets. FREE

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity
Jun 15–Aug 14

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with two Art Carts and Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month. Use recycled materials to create sculptures inspired by El Anatsui. FREE

Art Matters Artist Talk
Saturday, Jul 6 • 2 pm

Exhibiting artist Joh Ricci discusses her mixed media artworks in her solo exhibition. FREE

Exhibition Openings
Saturday, Jul 6 • 3–5 pm

View exhibitions and meet the artists! Get exhibition details here. FREE

Creative Outlet
Saturday, Jul 6 • 3–5 pm

Kids and adults are invited to drop-in and get creative together on art activities at family tables! Each session features a themed activity. Use a fun watercolor technique to create “shadows” of natural materials. $2 per participant. Please, no large groups.

Downtown Frederick Artwalk
Sunday, Jul 7 • 12–4 pm

Take a self-guided jaunt downtown and visit local galleries! At the Delaplaine, Jaz Parks/Jaz Ceramics (functional pottery) will be showcasing and selling her work. FREE

Art at Night: Artist Michael Hunter Thompson
Thursday, Jul 18 • 7–8 pm

Photographer Michael Hunter Thompson discusses his recent Fade to Blue project, a nostalgic, immersive installation of Allegany High School artifacts, memorabilia, mementos, and parts of the now-demolished 1925 building, accompanied by the over 40 staged interior and exterior photographs Thompson took of generations of alumni and staff. FREE

Exhibition Opening
Saturday, Jul 20 • 3–5 pm

View exhibitions and meet the artists! Get exhibition details here. FREE


AUGUST

Art Matters Artist Talk
Saturday, Aug 3 • 2 pm

Artists from the Over 70 Show shared their inspiration and perspectives. FREE

Exhibition Openings
Saturday, Aug 3 • 3–5 pm

View exhibitions and meet the artists! Get exhibition details here. FREE

Creative Outlet
Saturday, Aug 3 • 3–5 pm

Kids and adults are invited to drop-in and get creative together on art activities at family tables! Each session features a themed activity. Make your mark on a collaborative mural about your community, led by visiting artist David Modler. $2 per participant. Please, no large groups.

Downtown Frederick Artwalk
Sunday, Aug 4 • 12–4 pm

Take a self-guided jaunt downtown and visit local galleries! At the Delaplaine, Nancy Ziegenfus-McIntosh (pottery) & Shawnee Holmberg (origami art jewelry, ornaments) will be showcasing and selling their work. FREE

Art at Noon: Thomas Sterner
Friday, Aug 9 • 12–1 pm

Working in a variety of materials, including steel, wood, paint, and ink, Thomas Sterner aims to make people smile and think. Aside from works created for exhibition in gallery spaces, he has also completed 16 large public sculptures since 2019, including Tree of Life, Water Lily Wave, and Water Lily Swirl, all installed along Carroll Creek in downtown Frederick. This discussion will explore his history and current practice through the lenses of artistic path, process, and purpose. FREE

World Photography Day Cyanotytpe Event
Monday, Aug 19 • Drop-in anytime 3–5 pm

Celebrate World Photography Day by dropping in to create an original work of art using the sun! Cyanotype uses a light-sensitive paper to capture images without a camera and is a fun technique for all ages. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. FREE, while supplies last

BYOS (Bring Your Own Supplies) with Special Guest teevee
Thursday, Aug 29 • 5–8 pm

Adult artists of all mediums are invited to get creative as we immerse ourselves in the mind-bending music of teevee, a Frederick-based shoegaze band, playing live in the art studio. Bring your artistic medium of choice and find some new sonic inspiration for your work! Easels are available. Registration is encouraged. COST $10 ($8 members)


LOOKING AHEAD: SEPTEMBER

Art Matters Artist Talk
Saturday, Sep 7 • 2 pm

Jim Roberts discusses the thoughts and designs behind the artworks in his solo exhibition. FREE

Exhibition Openings
Saturday, Sep 7 • 3–5 pm

View exhibitions and meet the artists! Get exhibition details here. FREE

Creative Outlet
Saturday, Sep 7 • 3–5 pm

Kids and adults are invited to drop-in and get creative together on art activities at family tables! Each session features a themed activity. Create assemblage sculpture inspired by exhibiting artist Jim Roberts. $2 per participant. Please, no large groups.

Using Art to Tell a Story: Workshop with Adam Booth and the Clustered Spires Quilt Guild
Thursday, Sep 12 • 5:30–8:30 pm • Ages 16 and up

Storyteller Adam Booth and the Clustered Spires Quilt Guild will lead participants in a one-evening workshop about creating quilted art as a storytelling device, inspired by the quilts in Adam’s performances. Participants will have the opportunity for their work to be used by Adam in his upcoming performance at Sky Stage on Sunday, September 15 at 3 pm. This program is being held in conjunction with a performance by Adam Booth co-sponsored by the Delaplaine and the Frederick Arts Council.

Register for the workshop here.

Get your tickets to the performance here.

Art at Noon: Catoctin Forest Alliance
Friday, Sep 13 • 12–1 pm

Join us as Reagan Herndon and Rachel Wojnar discuss their history as artists and their upcoming work as Catoctin Forest Alliance (CFA) Artists in Residence (AIR). Since 2010, the CFA AIR program has welcomed more than 30 artists. The artists stay in a historic cabin in Catoctin Mountain Park for one to three weeks and produce art influenced by the mountain setting. After the residency, each each artist donates one piece of the art they created during their stay to the CFA AIR collection. FREE

Alice in Frederickland Gala
Saturday, Sep 28 • 7–11 pm

This year, instead of going our usual over-the-top for the Delaplaine’s annual gala, we’re going through the looking glass! Join us to celebrate another year of bringing the visual arts to the Frederick region and to raise funds to provide arts access and opportunities for all in the community. The Wonderland-themed gala features delicious cuisine, music and dancing, and more. Sponsor and purchase tickets here.


LOOKING AHEAD: OCTOBER

BIG INK Special Workshop Event
Saturday & Sunday, Oct 5 & 6, 2024

Join BIG INK at The Delaplaine Arts Center for a relief printmaking workshop of epic proportions! Learn how to carve a woodblock under Lyell Castonguay, BIG INK’s co-founder. Then, print your carving on a custom-built giant printing press. Individuals of all skill levels are encouraged to register.

Register NOW on BIG INK’s website.