May 27, 2020
Volume 20-26
Welcome to Artist Alley,
Washington County Arts Council's electronic newsletter. We hope this publication will engage you with the arts in your community.
WCAC welcomes your ideas and support as it continues to take the lead in bringing together the community's art organizations to strengthen our region's arts culture.
For artist information, arts events, calls for art, and more visit WCAC's web page... .
Be sure to post rescheduled events and programs to the Washington County Arts Council community Event Calendar!
FREE registration is available
any time before a session begins.
Registration for the Maryland Arts Summit is open!
Visit to register today.

Creative Resurgence: A Vision for the Future of the Arts in Maryland
The Maryland Arts Summit will be presented by and for the Maryland arts sector, which includes, but is not limited to:
Arts Advocates
Arts Educators & Teaching Artists
Independent Artists
Arts Organizations
Community Stakeholders
Arts and Entertainment Districts
County Arts Agencies of Maryland
Public Artists
Boards of Directors
Folklife artists
Presented by Maryland Citizens for the Arts, in conjunction with The Maryland State Arts Council, Maryland State Department of Education, and AEMS: Arts Education in Maryland Schools 
For questions about the Summit, please email .
The Addams Family by  Barbara Ingram School for the Arts  has been rescheduled as the Spring 2021 musical - April 16-18 and 23-25.
Current ticket holders may hold onto their tickets to reuse for the new date or request a refund through Ticketmaster. For questions, please contact The Maryland Theatre through
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts launches its new COVID-19 Resource Guide!
The resource guide can be viewed on our MDVLA homepage as well as here:
The Washington County Department of Business Development announces that several farmers' markets across the County are seeking producers and farmers to attend and participate in the 2020 season.
Now, more than ever, residents are seeking opportunities to support small businesses by eating fresh and shopping local. If you or someone you know is interested in being a vendor at a Washington County Famers Market, please contact Agricultural Business Specialist Leslie Hart, at or call 301-573-7039.
Vendor opportunities include:
Tuesday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Boonsboro area
Wednesday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Williamsport Area
Wednesday 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Hagerstown area
Friday once per month on Friday in Hagerstown
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Hagerstown area
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Hancock Area
For applications, rules, and regulations, please contact Leslie Hart, at 301-573-7039 or
Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s Salute to Independence at Antietam National Battlefield Cancelled
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra, after reviewing the recently released Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery and consulting with the National Park Service and local government and health officials, has determined that the 35 th annual Salute to Independence scheduled for this July 4 th at Antietam Battlefield cannot be held. For thirty-four years this concert and fireworks display has been the largest event of the MSO season, and perhaps the largest single day event in Washington County. But the size of the event, combined with unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, require us to put the safety of our audience and musicians ahead of all other concerns. The MSO thanks all of its sponsors, donors, partners, and vendors who have always made the concert so successful and it looks forward to working with them again in the future to celebrate the birth and independence of our beloved United States of America through great orchestral music. 
MSO Music Director Elizabeth Schulze shared on behalf of the whole MSO family, “It’s always a privilege to perform at Antietam and we will truly miss our shared musical celebration there this summer.”
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater presents the next show in their 2020 season: Mamma Mia! This spectacular mega-musical will open July 24 at The Playhouse which is located at 44 North Potomac Street, Rear in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District and City Center
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The show is preceded by Dinner featuring Dinner Rolls, Salad, Dinner, Dessert, and Coffee, Tea, and Iced Tea. A Full Service Cash Bar is available. Bar tab and gratuity not included. Children under age 5 not admitted.
In order to support the ongoing effort to mitigate the temporary health emergency, we have made some temporary changes to provide you with a clean, comfortable, and compliant environment in which to enjoy your time with us:
Our dining area has been redesigned following social distancing best practices. The dining area capacity has been reduced as well.

We will be serving your dinner "cafeteria style" as we are temporarily eliminating our Hot Buffet and Salad Bar. Your meal will feature a plated salad.
Mamma Mia! plays July 24-August 9 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 6PM and Sunday matinees at 1PM. A special Thursday evening performance will be held on August 6th at 6PM.
Tickets are available at .
Use the hashtag #MDArtsUnite and share your art-centered posts
during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
Northern Middle School, Zoe Hayer, Grade 7, Teacher: Marisa Kenney
The Museum of fine Arts has announced that the Washington County Public Schools Annual Art Exhibition will be coming June 1, 2020 to the community virtually this year. The exhibition showcased the talent among K-12 students in Washington County, MD.
Virtual Exhibit at the Washington County Commission on Aging!
Imagine Hagerstown announces its Fourth Friday lineup! “We are cautiously optimistic that these four amazing evenings of entertainment will take place one way or another.”
Potomac Playmakers announces its 2020-2021 season!
The Potomac Playmakers are proud to announce their 2020-2021 Season! Filled with music, comedy, and drama, the 94th Season will mark the debut of the brand-new Potomac Playmakers Performing Arts Center!aymakers Performing Arts Center!
Ballet and All That Jazz’s Spring Recital has been postponed to the Fall. Please mark your calendar for Sunday, October 25th, 2020 for 11 AM, 2 PM, and 6 PM. Please note the time changes. If you have already purchased tickets, they will be applied to the new date. More details to come later.
City Announces Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Lineup
Free music series slated to start June 26 th
The City of Hagerstown is excited to announce the lineup for the 2020 Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music Series. The four evenings of outstanding free musical entertainment are slated to be June 26, July 24, August 28, and September 11—which is the rescheduled date for the original May 22 concert. Keeping the fluid COVID-19 situation in mind, the City is cautiously optimistic that the series will take place on these dates in some form or fashion. All shows are scheduled to take place at University Plaza at 50 West Washington Street from 5-8pm. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the venue.
The Amish Outlaws -- June 2, 2020
Skyla Burrell Band – July 24, 2020
Josh Morningstar – August 28, 2020
The Kelly Bell Band – September 11, 2020 (rescheduled)
Imagine Hagerstown is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (, the Washington County Arts Council, and Visit Hagerstown. Updated information about the Fourth Friday Music Series can be found on Facebook ( @imaginehagerstown), or by calling 301-739-8577, ext. 116.
2020 Photo Marathon
Call for Photographers
Deadline: June 20, 2020 @ 10PM*
*Please note: This is NOT a postmark deadline!
2020 Faces of Hagerstown
Hagerstown Cultural Trail
Call for Photographers
Deadline: June 26, 2020 @ 5PM*
*Please note: This is NOT a postmark deadline!
Museum of Fine Arts
Washington County presents
Art a Day Challenge

Art exploration doesn’t have to stop when you leave the museum. We know that unexpected school closures can add some stress at home. Here, find art challenges for you and your kids that relate to works of art from the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. There will be a new #ARTaDayChallenge for each day school is closed! When you complete a challenge, share your creation online and tag us @WashingtonCountyMuseumofFineArts on Facebook and @WCMFA on Instagram. Use the hashtag #ARTaDayChallenge and encourage others to continue art education at home!
The HCC Alumni Association Funky Fridays Concert Series for the summer of 2020 has been canceled. The series was planned to include The Reagan Years on June 19, Cazhmiere on July 17, and Southern Charm on August 21. The series will be rescheduled for the summer of 2021, with details on the exact bands, concert dates, and times to follow. For more information, contact Lisa Stewart in the HCC Alumni Office at .
The Maryland State Arts Council is always looking for more events to add to its Maryland-Based virtual Events and Content List. Email
See what artists are virtually doing around Maryland, check out
Please see below for an update on rescheduled performances at The Maryland Theatre
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 7:30pm
Hagerstown Community Concert Association
Shades of Bublé - Songs of Michael Bublé
Wednesday, August 5 - Friday, August 7, 2020
Preliminary Nights at 7:00pm
Saturday, August 8, 2020 Final Crowning at 7:00pm
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland's Outstanding
Teen Scholarship Pageant
POSTPONED until Friday, August 28, 2020 at 7:00pm
Maryland International Film Festival
Opening Night Red Carpet Event
POSTPONED until Friday September 25, 2020
7:00 & 10:00pm
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Ron White
POSTPONED until Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 7:00pm
The Maryland Theatre hosts
EagleMania-The World's Greatest Eagles Tribute
POSTPONED until Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 11am, 2pm, 6pm
Ballet and All That Jazz Recital
POSTPONED until Monday, November 9, 2020 at 8:00pm
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Dwight Yoakam
POSTPONED until Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 3:00pm
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Celtic Woman Celebration - the 15th Anniversary Tour
POSTPONED until Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 2:00pm
The Maryland Theatre presents
Remembering Hee Haw Starring
Original Cast members "The Kornfield Friends"
For a complete listing of Performances & Events:

The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation announces the 10th annual Summer Arts Academy in July 2020. The Summer Arts Academy provides a creative and supportive environment for young adults (grades 5-12) to grow as artists, writers, dancers, actors, musicians, and individuals.

We are making our best attempt to move all in-person classes and summer camps to a virtual platform. Please keep an eye out for more information as our schedule becomes available. People already registered in specific classes will be notified via email when new information becomes available. Thank you for your understanding.

Museum of Fine Arts Washington County
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Imagine Hagerstown Street Festival 2020
Saturday Street Festival Vendor Opportunities
September 26, 2020
Vendor Application Deadline: JULY 1, 2020
Gallery 50 and Music Makers are CLOSED until further notice. This includes the cancellation of all Music Makers activities (Open Mic Nights, Live Music Fridays, Writers Forum, Songwriters Forum, and our Community Book Club). Destination Arts will re-open as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

Follow Destination Arts Facebook page for the latest updates.
Imagine Hagerstown Street Festival 2020
Seeking Artists/Art Educators
Deadline: Until Filled
The Maryland State Arts Council is offering three grants that are available NOW!
Any matching requirements and timeline prerequisites have been temporarily suspended to support YOUR ideas for relevant and urgent needs in this time of viewing art in a new and creative way!

Learn more about each grant below and connect with a Program Director today to see how we can help!
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