August 28, 2020
Volume 20-45
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...
The second annual Washington Goes Purple exhibit "Purple: The Color of Recovery" is now open. Visitors can view "Purple: The Color of Recovery" in the Main Gallery from August 27, 2020 through September 28, 2020 while wearing masks and socially distancing. The exhibit can also be viewed “virtually.”
Introduction by Emily Keller and Vicky Sterling
Congratulations to the artists whose works were selected for
 "Purple: The Color of Recovery"
Jennie Avila
Linda Barnhart
Linda Barnhart
Cindy Downs
William Hentosh
William Hentosh
Tara Holl
Tara Holl
Lea Ann Hudson
Lea Ann Hudson
Lea Ann Hudson
Gail Kaplan-Wassel
Gail Kaplan-Wassel
Gail Kaplan-Wassel
jim mackey
jim mackey
jim mackey
Donna Mason
Donna Mason
Hal Mason
Patricia McCleary
Beck Metzbower
Teresa Roberts
Teresa Roberts
Teresa Roberts
Rebecca Thompson
Gloria Rae Whitley
Gloria Rae Whitley
Gloria Rae Whitley
Elaine Wolfe
Sky Cats #24 - Power Lines
Steps Out and Up to Recovery
Breaking Free
The Pit
Colors of Nature
Day Begins
Just Grow
Lost in the Garden of Life
Partners in Hope
Proud Dad
Necessary Nightmares
In Bloom
Ladder Out of Chaos
Finding the Path
The Chains That Bind
From the Sticks
Walking a Fine Line
I've Mended My Wings, and Now I Can Fly
Choosing the Right Path
Heart Entangled
The Classic Nude in Purples
Bridge to Recovery
Purple Heart
A Grandmother's Love
After the Rain
Vote online for the People's Choice Award!
City Park Summer Concert Series 2020 Continues
Summer Concert Series--Dave Winter Group, Jazz/Oldies
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Rain Date—Sunday, August 30, 2020

Join the City of Hagerstown in partnership with the Washington County Arts Council for free concerts at the City Park Band Shell! Bring your own blanket or a lawn chair and maintain social distance between yourself and others at the event. Limited seating will be available on the band shell benches. Treat yourself to concessions at Nena's Curbside Cafe, located by the new playground in City Park! Guests will be asked to maintain social distance and follow CDC health & safety guidelines. Concert begins at 6pm.
Call for Artists
Annual Community Art Show:
The Best Local Art of 2020
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. invites local artists working in any medium to submit their best new works for WCAC’s “Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2020.” The juried community art exhibit will be on display virtually and in the gallery from December 3, 2020 through January 5, 2021.

Submission Deadline: October 24, 2020
Working Life:
Hands, Mind & Heart
The Mansion House Art Center announces its September 2020 show: Working Life: Hands, Mind & Heart which will run from Friday, September 4, 2020 through Sunday September 27, 2020.

501 Highland Way, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Open Fridays and Saturdays 11am - 4pm and Sundays 1pm - 5pm.
Admission Free
Regional Arts Summit Save the Date!

The Regional Arts Summits are back and this year we are virtual! Join us for statewide updates from the Maryland State Arts Council, arts content-specific breakout groups, community sharing, and more – with options to connect with staff during daytime virtual office hours!

The MSAC’s Regional Arts Summits will be held virtually from 4:00PM - 6:30PM on Tuesdays beginning September 15 through October 20, convening artists and arts organizations from varying regions of the state. For regional schedules, session descriptions, and to register, please visit our website.
Mark your calendars….
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Washington County Gives is a 24-hour, online giving promotion hosted by the Community Foundation of Washington County MD for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Washington County, Maryland. This annual event gives the Washington County Arts Councils and local nonprofits the opportunity to raise unrestricted dollars and receive and prize money!
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