Everyone deserves art, and that’s true regardless of physical distancing, self-isolating, or whatever else we do to be conscientious members of our community. In that spirit, we have launched Virtual Delaplaine to bring the visual arts to you, wherever you are! This online initiative will not only help us stay connected during this challenging time, but also provide new tools to improve how the Delaplaine serves the community in the future. We will update this page as online content is added.

Our doors may be closed temporarily, but we’re more dedicated than ever to bringing art into each and every corner of the Frederick region!

Exhibitions Online

Current exhibitions:

2020 National Juried Exhibition

Dong Kyu Kim • Consuming Memories

Jenny Wu • YUGE Dilemma

Recent exhibitions:

Graphic Era Juried Exhibition

Delaplaine Faculty Exhibition

2020 Bettie Award Winners Exhibition

Community Art Gallery: Friends Meeting School

Frederick County Public Schools All-County Student Art Show

Community Outreach Gallery: 2020 FCPS Unified Art Show

FCPS Faculty Exhibition

Community Art Gallery: St. John Regional Catholic School

To view other recent past on-site exhibitions, you can choose a specific exhibition from the links on our Recent Exhibitions page, or you can head directly to our Flickr page and browse!

Live Programs

Join us live online or view recorded programs!

Hip Hop Lecture Series: Mass Incarceration with Shemica Sheppard (Zoom Webinar scheduled for June 11 at 7 pm. Register at the link.)

Hip Hop Lecture Series: Hip Hop and Mental Health (Zoom Webinar scheduled for July 9 at 7 pm. Register at the link.)

Art Matters: Juror’s Talk with 2020 National Juried Exhibition Juror Noah Smalls (YouTube Live recorded May 2)

Art at Noon: 75th Anniversary of VE Day with Dr. Corey Campion (YouTube Live recorded May 8)

Delaplaine At Home: Art Projects for Kids

Enjoy art projects at home with step-by-step directions!

Mayest Flowers

Rabbit/Duck Puppet

Street Scene Collage

Origami Crowns

Jungle Collage

Paper Stars

Delaplaine Workshops for Teens & Adults

View artist-led workshops!

Creating Hand-Drawn GIFs with Hayley Powers Thornton-Kennedy

Papercutting Workshop with Rosa Leff (print Rosa’s cherry blossom stencil)

What ART You Up To?

We want to see how you’re staying creatively engaged! Share a photo of your home-bound artwork with us. Remember to include your name and a brief description (25 words or less) that includes the media you used. We will be compiling what we receive in a social media photo slideshow.

What ART You Up To?

What ART You Up To? Part 2

What ART You Up To? Part 3

What ART You Up To? Part 4

Shop the Gift Gallery

View a video tour of the Gift Gallery.

You can now shop the Gift Gallery online!

Shop Drawing Art Kits

Shop Featured Artworks from the Gift Gallery

Shop Delaplaine “Artist at Work” Gear

Links We Love

Zentangle for Beginners with Mr. New

Create an Origami Box with Gemma Black

We Are Stardust Painting Demo with Kay Stratman

Dot Dot Dimension from Dick Blick

Look at Art, Make Art from the Walters Art Museum

Art Helps Your Brain (article) from NPR

People Across The Globe Take on the “Museum Challenge” and Recreate Iconic Art at Home

13 Easy Art Projects to Try at Home

Keep Up with Artful Things

Visit our FacebookInstagram, YouTube pages to keep up with all the engaging art activities.


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