ARTS EXPERIENCES FOR ALL

Upcoming Activities at the Delaplaine

– Family Activities

– Talks

– Exhibition Related

– Ticketed Program

– 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!


FEBRUARY 2024

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity
Through Feb 14

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with two Art Carts and Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month. This month, visit the second-floor Art Cart to use recycled hardware to create a temporary structure, inspired by Theaster Gates. FREE

Art Matters Artist Talk
Saturday, Feb 3 • 2 pm

Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association artists and solo exhibition artist Frank Cole describe their experience in art making and the work in their exhibitions. FREE

Exhibition Openings: Meet the Artists
Saturday, Feb 3 • 3–5 pm

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

Creative Outlet
Saturday, Feb 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. Explore monotype printmaking to create original prints and Valentine’s Day cards. $2 per participant

Art at Noon: Bruce Campbell, Master Copyist
Friday, Feb 9 • 12–1 pm

Bruce I. Campbell joins us to discuss the importance of studying the old masters through copying their works. Mr. Campbell is a fine art painter and one of the longest continuous copyists at the National Gallery of Art, with more than two decades and over two dozen completed works, focusing primarily on the High Renaissance, the Baroque, and the Hudson River School. He is also an art instructor and the founder of Atelier BIC. FREE

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

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with two Art Carts and Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month. Create organic sculptures inspired by Ruth Asawa. FREE


MARCH 2024

Special Event: 2024 Bettie Awards
Saturday, Mar 2 • 2 pm

Join us for a presentation of the 2024 Bettie Awards Winners and the announcement of the Grand Prize Winner. FREE

Exhibition Openings: Meet the Artists
Saturday, Mar 2 • 2–5 pm

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

Creative Outlet
Saturday, Mar 2 • 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 a geometric work of art in the style of Piet Mondrian. $2 per participant

 Downtown Frederick Artwalk
Sunday, Mar 3 • 12–4 pm

Take a self-guided jaunt downtown and visit more than a dozen local galleries, including us! At the Delaplaine, we will be featuring artworks by Gift Gallery artist Ratha Soumphontphakdy in addition to our gallery exhibitions. FREE

Artobus: Bus Trip to the National Gallery of Art
Friday, Mar 8 • 9 am–5 pm

Join us for a bus trip to Washington, DC, where we’ll spend the day at the National Gallery of Art! The NGA collection of more than 150,000 paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings spans the history of Western art and showcases some of the triumphs of human creativity. The West Building exhibits European and American masterpieces in neoclassical surroundings, while the East Building is a celebrated design by I.M. Pei and showcases modern and contemporary works.

Tickets available here.

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity
Mar 15–May 14

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with two Art Carts and Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month. Create paper quilts inspired by Faith Ringgold. FREE


APRIL

Art Matters Artist Talk
Saturday, Apr 6 • 2 pm

Emerging Perspectives Exhibition juror Ryan Lauterio discusses his artistic practice and announces awards for the 2024 Emerging Perspectives Exhibition. FREE

Exhibition Openings: Meet the Artists
Saturday, Apr 6 • 2–5 pm

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

Creative Outlet
Saturday, Apr 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. Artist, neuroscientist, and author of Baby Senses, Dr. Jaya Viswanathan will lead us in scientific illustration exercises in this special Creative Outlet event. $2 per participant

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

Take a self-guided jaunt downtown and visit more than a dozen local galleries, including us! At the Delaplaine, we will be featuring artworks by Gift Gallery artist Gail Kaplan-Wassell in addition to our gallery exhibitions. FREE

Art at Noon: Artist Taurean Washington
Friday, Apr 12 • 12-1 pm

Washington’s art and artistic philosophy explore the intersection of art history and hip-hop music and culture. Through an engaging audiovisual experience, participants will see the intriguing relationship that they have and occupy. FREE

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


MAY

Art Matters Artist Talk
Saturday, May 4 • 2 pm

National Juried Exhibition juror Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah discusses her artistic practice and announces awards for the 2024 National Juried Exhibition. FREE

Exhibition Openings: Meet the Artists
Saturday, May 4 • 2–5 pm

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

Creative Outlet
Saturday, May 4 • 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. Design an original board game you can play with friends. $2 per participant

 Downtown Frederick Artwalk
Sunday, May 5 • 12–4 pm

Take a self-guided jaunt downtown and visit more than a dozen local galleries, including us! At the Delaplaine, we will be featuring artworks by Gift Gallery artist Linda Daniels Cermak in addition to our gallery exhibitions. FREE

Art at Night: Artist Jeff Hall
Thursday, May 9 • 7–8 pm

Join sculptor Jeff Hall for a look into his artistic process and history. In addition to stunning commissioned monumental sculptures in Washington DC, Colorado, and Arkansas, Hall’s work is represented by galleries across the United States. McClintock’s Distilling also will be joining us with special minicocktails available for purchase! FREE

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity
May 15–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


JUNE

Art Matters Artist Talk
Saturday, Jun 1 • 2 pm

Solo exhibiting artists, Stacy Lund Levy, Joe Gerlak, and Eunice Turner share about work in their exhibition and their creative past. FREE

Exhibition Openings: Meet the Artists
Saturday, Jun 1 • 2–5 pm

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

Creative Outlet
Saturday, Jun 1 • 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. Paint on transparent surfaces inspired by exhibiting artist Joe Gerlak. $2 per participant

Artobus: Bus Trip to the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Friday, Jun 7 • 9 am–5 pm

Join us for a bus trip to Washington, DC, where we’ll spend the day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts! Their newly renovated located is in the heart of Washington, D.C.  The National Museum of Women in the Arts advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change. Their exhibitions showcase historic and contemporary artwork and their collections feature more than 5,500 works from the 16th century to today created by more than 1,000 artists.

Get tickets here.

yART Sale
Saturday, Jun 8 • 9 am–4 pm & Sunday, Jun 9 • 11 am–4 pm

It’s time for spring cleaning at the Delaplaine, too! Stop by the yART sale for gently used books, miscellaneous art supplies, frames, decor, and other odds and ends. On Saturday, items are priced as tagged. On Sunday, it’s pay-what-you-want for the leftover items. Proceeds benefit educational programs at the Delaplaine. Sorry, we are not accepting donations for the sale.

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


LOOKING AHEAD

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.