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Artist Alley
November 20, 2014

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...

Washington County Arts Council wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving - WCAC will be closed Thursday, November 27, 2014 in observance of the holiday.

Marjorie Tressler:

Be Big, Bold & Beautiful 


Janie Moltrup:

Textures in Nature            


Exhibit continues through Tuesday, December 2, 2014.


Exhibition hours are:
Tuesdays through Fridays, 11am to 5pm and on Saturdays 10am to 4pm
The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Annual Community Art Show

The Best Local Art 2014 


Exhibit runs December 5, 2014 through Tuesday, December 30, 2014.


Opening Reception &

Awards Ceremony:
Friday, December 5, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm.

WCAC Artists Scheduled to Appear
Saturday, November 22 Marjorie Tressler 4-8
Sunday, November 23 Marjorie Tressler 12-6 / Linda Slothower 12-3
Friday, November 28 Marjorie Tressler 4-9 / Katie Toothman / Michelle Kwiatkowski
Saturday, November 29 Marjorie Tressler 12-8 / Katie Toothman / Michelle Kwiatkowski
The Washington County Arts Council is pleased to announce
the recipients of the FY 2015 Community Arts Development Grants:
Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation; Ballet & All that Jazz;
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation; City of Hagerstown-Blues Fest;
Hagerstown Choral Arts, Inc.; Hagerstown Community Concert Association;
Hub Opera Ensemble; The Maryland Symphony Orchestra; The Maryland Theatre;
The Potomac Playmakers; and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

The Washington County Arts Council is pleased to announce that its new website is now live!

The new site has been made possible by DH Web; the Rotary Club of Hagerstown; and the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Maryland International Film Festival-Sponsorship Opportunities 2015



Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau names

Betsy Devore Director of Marketing & Digital Communications
Noteworthy Sundays @ Your Library:

Danny Webber Jazz Trio

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00pm

Washington County Free Library-Fletcher Branch

100 South Potomac Street

Maryland Symphony Orchestra to Present 27th Annual

"Home for the Holidays" Concerts on December 13 & 14;


Music Director Elizabeth Schulze and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra will kick off the holiday season with its 27th annual "Home for the Holidays" concerts on Saturday, December 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m. at the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown.


This year's guests will be Colleen Daly, soprano; Rob Tudor, baritone; Hagerstown Choral Arts, and the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Concert Choir. And, it wouldn't be an MSO Christmas celebration without the popular and spirited yuletide sing-along, led by Jolly Old Saint Nick himself.


MSO will collect donations for Toys for Tots and Salvation Army.
The Maryland Theatre presents 
Comedian Ron White

Saturday, November 22, 2014 7:00pm & 9:30pm

Comedian Ron White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy phenomenon returns to The Maryland Theatre with his new stand-up show, NUTCRACKER. White has achieved three Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units. For mature audiences only.

"Drink Up" Exhibit Open at the Miller House


"Drink Up - A History of Alcohol Production and Consumption in Washington County" a recent exhibit presented by The Washington County Historical Society and Hagerstown Community College is now open to the public at the Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., in downtown Hagerstown. It will remain through December 30.


The exhibit will be open during regular hours of the Miller House Museum, Wednesday through Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday hours are by appointment and Friday walk-ins are welcome. It is recommended that visitors call 301-797-8782 before coming to make sure that staff or volunteers are available to conduct tours. Saturday group tours can be arranged by appointment. Admission prices are: $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors and students. Visit

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts presents the Children's Holiday Reception
featuring Reptile World with Michael Shwedick  & Santa Claus.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 --10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5 a person--Please register in advance. Call the Museum at 301/739-5727. 
Sponsored by the Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine Arts
The Art of Cooking 2015

The 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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