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Artist Alley
July 24, 2015
Volume 15-15

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...

Exhibits continue through July 28, 2015:
"Perspective: Photographic Images by John Kuhn" and "Watercolors by Shari Kuhn". 

Two exhibits open at the 
Washington County Arts Council on
July 31, 2015 and run through August 25, 2015.
"Kate Keely: Natural Apparitions" and
"Tom Harple: Creations in Wood".

The Washington County Arts Council will host an opening reception at the Gallery at 34 South Potomac Street, in downtown Hagerstown on Friday, July 31, 2015 from
5 pm until 7 pm.
Music by the Lake presented by
the City of Hagerstown and the
Washington County Arts Council!
L: Ernie Bradley and the Grassy Ridge Band - August 1, 2015  R: Patent Pending - July 25, 2015

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The Fletcher Library in downtown Hagerstown is hosting a Comic Con this summer!


This event is FREE and open to all age groups!
There will be a costume contest, gaming, crafting, vendors, guest speakers, and more!

Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 11:00am - 4:00pm

For more information, or if you are interested in being a vendor at this event: Call 301-739-3250 x270

A ugustoberfest pays tribute to the area's rich German heritage and supports scholarships for exchange students to Hagerstown's Sister City-Wesel, Germany.
Watch for announcement of Guest Celebrity Chefs....coming soon!






Tickets are now on sale for the Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles concert with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, September 19, 8:00 p.m. at the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. Tickets may be purchased online at , in person at 30 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown or by calling 301-797-4000, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Congratulations Corey Householder,
the 2015 Blues Fest Poster Artist, who has been commissioned to design the covers of all three of Cindy Garland's
coming soon from Cressen Books LLC.
Corey is a graduate of the
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown, MD.
He was selected to provide the original design for this year's
20th Annual Western MD Blues Fest art that appeared in publications across the country, on t-shirts and posters.
You can see photos of his Blues Festart on the
Washington County Arts Council's Facebook page.

The Washington County Arts Council distributes Maryland State Arts Council Community Arts Development local grants
each year and supports those recipient organizations. 

WCAC CAD 2015 End of Year Report is available...CLICK HERE 

Due date: July 31, 2015

WCAC CAD 2016 Grant Application and Guidelines are available...CLICK HERE


For information contact Mary Anne Burke, Executive Director

301-791-3132 or  

Duende Quartet 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts


The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present the Duende Quartet in concert on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.  Seating for the performance is limited to 100.  Seating will begin at 1:45 p.m.  This is a ticketed event, $10.00 general admission and free for museum members and children 12 and under. Museum membership is open to all.  The concert is sponsored in part by the Maryland State Arts Council Touring Grant.

The Duende Quartet is devoted to playing Latin Jazz with a respect for the tradition while looking toward the future.  In a unique small group setting (piano, bass and two hand percussionists), Duende Quartet captures the vibe of the jazz combo while using the rhythms of a Cuban conjunto.  Duende has a vast repertoire ranging from traditional Cuban songs to modern Jazz compositions.

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 "Masters of American Photography"  

The North American Reciprocal Museum Association and the
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
"Masters of American Photography," on view July 11 to October 25, 2015
Washington County Museum of Fine Art 
401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21741.
For information call

For more information, go to ;
email ; or call 240-382-7269.

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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34 South Potomac Street, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740