December 28, 2018
Volume 18-27
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... .
Middletown Valley Bank  presents the Krumpe's Donut Drop to kick off the 2019 New Year in the square of Downtown Hagerstown, complete with fireworks and live music!

Join HighRock outside on the square in downtown Hagerstown for free  AC&T  coffee & hot chocolate, free soup from  Burkett's Deli  and of course, free  Krumpe's Do-Nut Shop Inc.  donuts to the first 5,000 people!

5:00pm - Kid's Zone with games, crafts, coloring, balloons and other fun kid's activities, sponsored by  Mid-Atlantic Sprint . Look for the big, yellow Sprint flags.
5:30pm - Live performances begin by  Staff Infection  on the square.

6:00pm - Family Festivities: live music, kids activities and fun demonstrations from local businesses, free  AC&T  coffee & hot chocolate, popcorn, soup and Krumpe's Do-nuts to the first 5,000 people.

6:59pm - Happy New Year's! The Krumpe's Donut Drop begins!
7:00pm - Fireworks and live music from Staff Infection.

We hope you'll make the Donut Drop the first stop for your New Year's Eve plans. Be sure to stop by downtown restaurants and shops that will be having specials in honor of the big event!

It's good for FREE movies, FREE popcorn & soda for you and a friend for an entire year - while you're at the Krumpe's Donut Drop!

HERE'S HOW: Stop by any  Mid-Atlantic Sprint  location and drop off a warm clothing item to benefit  Children In Need Washington County  (or bring it to the Krumpe's Donut Drop with you). For each item donated you'll receive one chance to win the Golden Ticket! The winner will be drawn live on New Year's Eve!

S Potomac parking deck, N Potomac parking deck, Central lot, Market lot, street parking where indicated.

If local businesses would like to get involved, contact Melissa Fountain at
301-791-1221, ext. 151 or .
Plan to join thousands of local citizens in downtown Hagerstown for the annual "Donut Drop" on New Year's Eve from 5-7 p.m.
Directly after the drop, Bridge of Life will show the movie
"Incredibles 2" at Bridge of Life Church at 14 South Potomac Street,
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back in "Incredibles 2" - but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again-which is easier said than done, even when they're all Incredible.

Phone: 301-791-1674

The free movie starts after the Donut Drop around 7:15 p.m.
with free drinks and popcorn available in the lobby.

Bring the kids!
Bring the neighbors!
For Sponsorship Information –contact Mary Anne Burke at 301-791-3132 or

January 2019 Exhibit

The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. hosts Mick Williams’ “Suitcase Filled with Light: A Colorful Watercolor Journey” for the month of January 2019. The exhibit opens with a reception to meet the artists on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 5pm-7pm and will continue through January 29, 2019. Mr. Williams will again be at the gallery for an Artist Talk on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm providing another opportunity to speak with the artist and learn about his process, his techniques, and the meaning behind his work .
Historic Houses of Worship Tour
Photo Contest

Deadline: January 11, 2019 at Noon

Calling all Washington County Art Educators!
The Washington County Arts Council invites all art educators in Washington County’s public and private schools to enter work for the February 2019 exhibit. This is an invitational exhibition and all work will be accepted. Each educator can submit three works that have been completed within the last two years. Artwork may be dropped off Friday, January 25, 2019 from 11am to 5pm, Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 10am to 4pm, or Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 11am to 5pm.

The Exhibit will run from January 31, 2019 through February 26, 2019. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm.
For additional comments or questions please contact Chris Brewer at 301.791.3132 or email:
Maryland State Arts Council
Creativity Grants
Click HERE for the Guidelines and Application Process
Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning February 1, 2019, for the FY 2019 cycle, and on April 1, 2019, for the
FY 2020 cycle .
The purpose of the program is to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations to maintain a strong and stable arts infrastructure in the State of Maryland. The Creativity Grant also provides opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. For more information, go to Creativity Grants .
Maryland Citizens for the Arts
Maryland Arts Day
Thursday, February 14, 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Francis Scott Key Auditorium
St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland
Park and Get the Shuttle at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium
Early Bird Registration is $25 per Person Until January 31, 2019
Maryland Arts Day is the largest annual gathering of arts professionals in Maryland. With more than 500 participants, representing every county in the state and Baltimore City, this statewide arts advocacy event connects artists, educators, administrators, volunteers and trustees with lawmakers from every legislative district in Maryland. Maryland Arts Day needs your participation to show strong support for the arts in Maryland and the impact they have on the economic and cultural vitality of the state. For more information, go to  or call 410-467-6700.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
A Conversation Between
Artist Jack Boul and
National Gallery of Art
Senior Lecturer Eric Denker

Sunday, January 6, 2019
2:30 PM | Free

Join us at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts for a discussion about Introspection & Contemplation: The Art of Jack Boul with the artist and Eric Denker.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive | Hagerstown, MD 21741
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6-8pm
Maryland Entertainment Group presents
“The Three Musketeers”

March 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 8PM
& March 9, 10, 16, 17 at 2PM

$20 General Admission, $15 Seniors (55+), $10 Students, HCC Students & Staff Free

Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, this swashbuckling adventure will take audiences on a journey to France where Athos, Porthos, Aramis and newcomer D'artagnan fight for France. The novel has been recreated in various forms since its publication largely because of its examination of strong themes including: friendship, loyalty, courage, and triumph over evil.

Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater
11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown MD 21742
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