The Delaplaine features a variety of art activities on first Saturdays! Activities are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Art Matters Artist Talks

Join us on-site or online on first Saturdays, 2–3 pm, for talks by exhibiting artists, Delaplaine instructors, and special guests as we enhance our understanding and appreciation of art. All ages are welcome.

See Programs at a Glance for upcoming presenters and other information.

Artist Bin Feng talking about his photography exhibit, "The American Dream," in September

Exhibition Openings

New exhibitions open most first Saturdays and exhibiting artists are on-hand to greet visitors, 3–5 pm. The Delaplaine offers five galleries on two floors showcasing local, regional, and national artists. In addition, the Community Art Gallery features artworks from local schools and nonprofit organizations, and the Community Outreach Gallery features artwork created through our community outreach programs partnerships.

See Upcoming Exhibits to see what’s in store!


Creative Outlet

Get inspired by artists from around the world and expand your appreciation of the visual arts at Creative Outlet! Creative Outlet is held on-site most first Saturdays, 3–5 pm. Each drop-in session allows young people and their families an opportunity to engage in art activities that focus on a different artist from throughout the nation and the world. Explore different mediums in a fun and open atmosphere while creating works of art in our studios or your home. Most sessions are $2 per artist. Creative Outlet is sponsored by RBC Wealth Management in Frederick.

See Programs at a Glance for upcoming Creative Outlet dates and themes.


Support visual arts activities at the Delaplaine!
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