Programs at a Glance

PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

We’re always adding new programs and opportunities to experience art to the calendar. Check back often!

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Now registering for classes and workshops! View upcoming opportunities for kids, teens, and adults.

November 2019

Art Cart hands-on activities and the ArtSpotting gallery scavenger hunt is available to visitors daily. Recorded music in the galleries in November features new folk by Michelle Swan.

December 2019

Art Cart hands-on activities and the ArtSpotting gallery scavenger hunt is available to visitors daily. Recorded music in the galleries in December features holiday favorites by Marlene Young and the Frederick Chorale.

Arts & Crafts Expo: Holiday Artists’ Market

Saturday, December 7 • 10 am-5 pm
The Gift Gallery at the Delaplaine presents the BIGGEST holiday artists’ market in downtown Frederick! You’ll find some of the best artists and artisans in the region showcasing paintings, textiles, jewelry, woodworking, metal sculpture, pottery, and more. There will be decor for the holidays and one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your shopping list! Enjoy holiday music and complimentary hot cider while you shop. Free admission!

First Saturday Artist Talk

Saturday, December 7 • 2-3 pm
Exhibiting artist Jessica Damen speaks about the poems that inspired her Visions, Verses, and Voices exhibition. An ASL interpreter will be present to translate for the audience. Free admission.

Exhibits Reception

Saturday, December 7 • 3-5 pm
Join us for our First Saturday building-wide exhibits reception! New exhibits include Jessica Damen’s Visions, Verses, and Voices (oil paintings and audio installations); and the Frederick Camera Clique’s Members’ Exhibition (photography). Exhibitions by Michael Douglas Jones and Mary Sciré also will be open. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Admission is free!

Super Secret Elf Workshop

Saturday, December 7 • 3-5 pm
Calling all elves! Join us for our annual holiday version of Creative Outlet as we travel to the North Pole Workshop (otherwise known as our third floor studio!) to create craft projects you can give as holiday gifts. Kids can drop-in anytime that’s convenient during the program hours. Participation is $10 per elf. Gift wrapping is included.

Museums By Candlelight

Saturday, December 14 • 11 am-5 pm
We may not be a museum or offer candlelight to our visitors, by we are one of the historic sites and attractions participating in the Historic Sites Consortium’s annual Museums By Candlelight event! Stop by the Delaplaine to view exhibits and create a colorful candle holder! This is a self-guided, drop-in activity for all ages. Visit the Delaplaine and all the other sites in any order. Admission and the activity at the Delaplaine are free!

 

January 2020

Art Cart hands-on activities and the ArtSpotting gallery scavenger hunt is available to visitors daily. Recorded music in the galleries in January features alternative music by Fractal Cat.

First Saturday Artist Talk

Saturday, January 4 • 2-3 pm
Learn more about the Frederick County Art Association, one of Frederick’s oldest artist groups, as told by its members. Free admission.

Exhibits Reception

Saturday, January 4 • 3-5 pm
Join us for our First Saturday building-wide exhibits reception! New exhibits include the Frederick County Art Association’s Members Exhibit, Tali Margolin’s Preserving Memories (mixed-media 2-D), Sarah Jane Stoll’s Dusk (large-format oil paintings), and Tracey Ellis-Guss’s An Enduring Spirit (photography). Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Admission is free!

Creative Outlet

Saturday, January 4 • 3-5 pm
Create mini square paintings in the style of artist Mark Rothko, and participate in other drop-in art activities! $2 per artist.

Art at Noon: Warhol’s Celebrities

Friday, January 10 • 12-1 pm
Dr. Greg Metcalf, professor of Film and Twentieth Century Art for the Department of Art History and Archeology at the University of Maryland College Park, will discuss Andy Warhol’s portraits of celebrities. He draws from his essay “Heroes, Myth and Cultural Icons: Celebrated Commodities and Commodified Celebrities in Andy Warhol’s Portraits” from the 1998 exhibition Reframing Andy Warhol: Constructing American Myths, Heroes and Cultural Icons. The lecture will be accompanied by champagne from Spin the Bottle Wine Company, and craft sodas from the North Market Pop Shop. Bring your lunch or pre-order from Serendipity Market at 301-360-5463. Admission is free!

 

February 2020

Art Cart hands-on activities and the ArtSpotting gallery scavenger hunt is available to visitors daily. Recorded music in the galleries in February features indie pop/rock by Mr. Husband.

First Saturday Artist Talk

Saturday, February 1 • 2-3 pm
Master Art Copyists discuss the process of mirroring the skills exhibited by art masters throughout history, and the selection of works within The Art of Copying exhibition. Free admission.

Exhibits Reception

Saturday, February 1 • 3-5 pm
Join us for our First Saturday building-wide exhibits reception! New exhibitions include artworks by the late Barry Richardson and Christopher Carr in An Artist and His Student (watercolor paintings and limited-edition screen prints) and Master Art Copyists’ The Art of Copying (copyist works). Continuing exhibitions include Tali Margolin’s Preserving Memories (mixed-media 2-D), Sarah Jane Stoll’s Dusk (large-format oil paintings), and Tracey Ellis-Guss’s An Enduring Spirit (photography). Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Admission is free!

Creative Outlet

Saturday, February 1 • 3-5 pm
Create portraits in pencil in the style of artist Amy Sherald, and participate in other drop-in art activities! $2 per artist.

2020 Bettie Award Entry Deadline

Monday, February 3
Visit the Bettie Award page for more information.

Friday, February 7 • 8 am-5 pm | Artobus: Bus Trip to the Barnes Foundation
Join us for a trip to the incredible Barnes Foundation and the City of Brotherly Love! The 12,000 square-foot gallery in Philadelphia replicates the dimensions and layouts of its original space in Merion, PA. The Barnes Foundation is the collection of Dr. Albert C. Barnes and his wife, Laura Leggett Barnes. It includes impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, early modernist paintings, old master works, Native American fine crafts, early American furniture, decorative art, and African sculpture. The trip includes a scheduled group tour at the Barnes Foundation, with time to explore nearby sculpture gardens and historical sites. A list of options will be provided prior to the trip. Fee includes deluxe motor coach transportation, tour, and snacks on the bus. Space is limited. Cost is $135 ($110 members).

 

March 2020

Art Cart hands-on activities and the ArtSpotting gallery scavenger hunt is available to visitors daily. In celebration of Youth Art Month, recorded music in the galleries in March features the Frederick Youth Orchestra and the Frederick Children’s Chorale.

2020 Bettie Award Presentation

Saturday, March 7 • 2:30 pm
Join us to celebrate young local artists and announce the 2020 Bettie Award Winner! Visitors can vote for their favorite entry in the Finalists Exhibit and a chance to win the People’s Choice Award. Free admission.

Exhibits Reception

Saturday, March 7 • 3-5 pm
Join us for our First Saturday building-wide exhibits reception! We’re celebrating Youth Art Month with new exhibitions that include artwork by local youth from every Frederick County public school in the annual Frederick County Public Schools All-County Student Art Show, the FCPS Faculty Exhibit, and the 2020 Bettie Award Finalists. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Admission is free!

Creative Outlet

Saturday, March 7 • 3-5 pm
Celebrate the art of Anni Albers by weaving warm and cool colors, and participate in other drop-in art activities! $2 per artist.

Art at Night: An Exploration of Medieval Irish Art

Friday, March 13 • 6:30-8 pm
Join Dr. April Jehan Morris, Assistant Professor of Art History at Hood College and co-editor of The Crusades and Visual Culture, to discuss serpents, skelligs, and a manuscript called both “the work of angels” and “the product of a cold-blooded hallucination.” Medieval Ireland’s artistic and religious worlds were rich, dynamic, and unique  places full of fascinating figures and compelling imagery. Explore legends, historical events, and art works, bringing into focus the complex variety of ideas and forms of faith across the landscape of medieval Ireland. The lecture will be accompanied by whiskey by from McClintock Distillery and Dublin Roasters coffee from Dublin Roasters. Admission is free!

Art Carnival: Midway

Saturday, March 21 • 1-4 pm
Step right up for an afternoon of art! The Midway is a self-directed drop-in art experience that allows children to explore the creative world. Participants have an opportunity to complete five fun and inspirational art projects. Kids who complete all the Midway projects will receive an “Artist at Work” prize and be entered into a drawing to receive two free summer camp passes—one for you and one for a friend! Admission is free. $10 per Midway participant.

 

April 2020

April is still under construction! Check back for more programs.

Art Cart hands-on activities and the ArtSpotting gallery scavenger hunt is available to visitors daily.

Graphic Era: The Big Day Mini-Con

Saturday, April 4
Our month-long celebration of the graphic arts kicks off with a day of graphic art activities that include a bazaar with artists selling their prints and wares, and workshops and art talks focused on the graphic arts. Get program details and schedule of the day’s activities here!

 

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