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Artist Alley
Holiday Edition 
December 22, 2016
Volume 16-32

Community Calendar
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 Artist Registry
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 Special Events
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The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. hosts "Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2016." The juried community art exhibit continues through January 3, 2017.

Hard to choose just the right gift?

Have friends sign up for the Gallery Shop's Gift Registry...

The annual Historic Houses of Worship Tour will be held in downtown Hagerstown on December 26, 2016, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. This free, self-guided candlelight tour is a way to experience the City of Hagerstown's beautiful, historic churches festively decorated for the holiday season. Docents are available at many of the stops to provide interpretation. Seasonal music and refreshments are also offered at several of the tour stops. The 2016 tour includes 14 churches as well as the Miller House (Washington County Historical Society). Brochure guides are available at the Visitor Welcome Center at 6 North Potomac Street prior to the event and at the Miller House at 135 W. Washington Street the night of the event. Shuttle service will be available on a continuous loop. In case of inclement weather the tour will be held from 3-7 p.m. on December 27. The Historic Houses of Worship Tour is hosted by the Hagerstown Area Religious Council. The Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the City of Hagerstown are sponsors of the annual holiday event.
Call for Photographers
2016 Historic Houses of Worship Tour
Photo Contest

Historic Houses of Worship Tour organizers, in partnership with and support from the Washington County Arts Council (WCAC), invite the public to submit up to three photos to their 2016 photo contest. Photos should be taken during the Historic Houses of Worship Tour and must be submitted in jpg format by noon on January 13. The winner will be selected by contest judges and that photograph will be commissioned by the tour organizers and used to create promotional materials for the 2017 tour. The winner will be announced in February and will receive a $200 award. For the complete contest rules and entry form, go to: .  Submission deadline is noon on January 13, 2017.

January 2017 Exhibit

The WCAC January 2017 exhibit entitled "Philip Lindsey and Wilson College Arts Students: Theory and Practice" opens on Friday, January 6, 2017 with a reception to meet the artists from 5pm until 7pm. The exhibit continues through January 31, 2017.

T he Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by a grant from
the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the
Department of Business & Economic Development.
Supported in part by:
The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of County Arts Agencies of Maryland,
Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.

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