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Artist Alley
December 5, 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...
Annual Community Art Show:

The Best Local Art 2014 


The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is pleased to present its "Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2014." The juried community art exhibit will run from December 5, 2014 through December 30, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, December 5 from 5pm to 7pm.


This year's Jurors were R. Benjamin Jones and Christine Tischer.

Come vote for the People's Choice. The piece with the most votes will win $250!
This prize is sponsored by the Hagerstown Arts & Entertainment District - supported by The City of Hagerstown.

The Washington County Arts Council Community Event Calendar has recently been updated!
The added functionality allows multiple dates and you can upload a picture to go with your event(s).
Click the link below and click on the green "+Add Community Event" button to add your event(s).
The Washington County Arts Council was so pleased to participate with and promote the Holiday Pop Up Event.  The gallery can boast of increased traffic and many, many praises for all the high quality local art.  Numerous visitors promised to return for their holiday shopping.  Kudos to all the volunteers for their creativity, countless hours and dedication to downtown Hagerstown.
Thank you to Marjorie Tressler, Linda Slothower, and Candice Mowbray......who joined WCAC during the 2014 Holiday Pop Up Event
Washington County Arts Council's Gallery Shop
for your holiday shopping...

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

Makerspace @ The Library


Do you have a craft hobby? Or a holiday project you're working on? Come share it with us at the Fletcher Branch's Hand-Makerspace! Bring your (portable) project, and we'll provide the space, snacks, and good company! Drop in for a little while or stay the whole time. No registration required. 


Fridays December 5th & December 19th

10am-2pm @ Fletcher Library

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
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
Historic Houses of Worship in Downtown Hagerstown


Monday, December 15th @ 7:00pm

Fletcher Library, Room #309

Architectural historian Dr. Paula S. Reed will give a talk about Historic Houses of Worship in Downtown Hagerstown. The presentation serves as a prelude to the annual Holiday Houses of Worship Tour that will take place Friday, December 26, 2014 from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 

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 Art of Cooking 2015

571 Jefferson Street, Hagerstown, MD  21740

Katrina Hoopes 

Canines & Coppertone  


Bill Fox:

Local Beauty            


Exhibit runs Friday, January 2, 2015 through Tuesday, January 27, 2015.


Opening Reception Friday, January 2, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm. 


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

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Happy Holidays!

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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