October 19, 2017

Celebrating 30 Years of Service to the Community
"Meet the Artists" Public Reception
Waldorf West Library
Saturday, October 28, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Waldorf West Library
10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf

Please join us as we celebrate the artists whose works are currently on display at the Waldorf West Library.  This is the 20th art show exhibited in partnership with the Library and the Arts Alliance, and includes 60 works of art by 33 artists. Light refreshments will be served, and you will get a chance to meet the artists and tour the Gallery in the main level and second floor. 

The theme was open to the artists and includes both two- and three-dimensional works by artists:  Beverly Adams,  Theresa Alo,  Cynthia Ruth Bailey,  Allan Canter,  Suzanne Cassidy,  William Cassidy,  Syanne Centeno,  Tracy Cole,  Dorothy Crown,  Andy Dixon,  Cecelia Dunay,  Gina Durgin,  Michael English,  William Gibson,  Penelope Gold,  Sally Goldsmith,  Patty Gyorda,  Gordon Johnson,  Nichelle Alston Jones,  Lori Joseph,  Philip Lang,  Addison Likins,  Susannah Lynch,  Nadira Nunez,  John Odom,  Nancy Owens,  Wayne Russell,  Dianne Shisler,  Ernest Sinnes,  Joanne Van Brunt,  Larry Velozo,  Jim Waters and  Ron Webb.

Most of the works are available for purchase.  They can be viewed online at

For more information, contact the CCAA Office at 301-392-5900.

Charles County Arts Alliance
Annual Grantee and Membership Gala

Saturday, November 18, 2017
6:00 - 10:00 pm

Old Waldorf School
3074 Crain Highway
Waldorf, MD 20601

Come join in as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Arts Alliance! There will be delicious food from Rucci's, great music with Gretchen Richie's Jazz Cabaret, a Silent Auction to benefit the Student Scholarship Program, and the award of grant monies to the Arts in Education and Community Arts Development Grant Recipients. Purchase your ticket now and save $10!

Click HERE to purchase "Early Bird" Tickets for $40
After October 31, Tickets are $50

For more information, contact the CCAA office at 301-392-5900 .

Call for Artists
for the Community Bank of the Chesapeake

Deadline to Submit:  November 16
Show Dates:  December 29, 2017 - April 20, 2018
Click HERE for Submission Details
Community Bank of the Chesapeake, in partnership with the Charles County Arts Alliance, is now accepting submissions for their next art show. This is a multi-media exhibit, to be held at the Main Waldorf Branch, 3035 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD, from December 29, 2017, to April 20, 2018.  

Current members of the Charles County Arts Alliance are invited to submit a maximum of two works of art on any subject for consideration (there is no submission fee).  Non-members are encouraged to join and be eligible to submit their art.  Click  HERE  to download a Membership Form.
 Artwork entries must be submitted electronically as digital images (jpegs) attached to an email sent to; reference "Community Bank Gallery" in the subject line.  Please refer to the Submission Details for submitting your art.

For more information, contact Gale Kladitis at

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Hard Bargain Players Theater in the Woods
The Weir
Friday - Saturday, October 20 - 21, 8:00 pm
Hard Bargain Amphitheater
2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek
Tickets: $10 Adults; $8 Students, Seniors, Members of the Alice Ferguson Foundation
In a small bar called The Weir in a rural town in Ireland, three local men are settling down for the night, enjoying good beer and company. Their normal routine is shaken up when their friend Finland enters the bar and introduces them to Valerie, an attractive woman from Dublin who has just moved into an old haunted house in the town. As the night (and the amount of liquor) progresses, each local from the bar starts to tell a tale of ghostly happenings in the town. What starts as innocent braggadocio between the men turns into a real fright when Valerie reveals a real, haunted tale of her own from the past. Examining chances of missed opportunity and the loneliness that results in it, The Weir is a haunting play with its roots in Irish folklore. For more information, visit

College of Southern Maryland
Southern Maryland Concert Band: Opera from Grand to Horse
Saturday, October 21, 8:00 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets:  Adults $5 in Advance or $7 Day of the Concert; $5 Seniors, Military, Youth of High School Age and Below

The Southern Maryland Concert Band (SMCB), under the direction of Michael Peerless, is a community-based concert band comprised of amateur and professional community musicians and CSM students. The SMCB is a popular fine arts fixture in the Southern Maryland music scene, performing concerts throughout the year in their community series and on the La Plata Campus.  For more information, contact the Box Office at 301-934-7828, or visit

Chesapeake Choral Arts Society
Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, October 21, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 22, 3:30 pm
Port Tobacco Players Theater
508 Charles Street, La Plata
Tickets:  $15 Adults; $12 Students, Seniors and Military

Show features songs from  Sweeny Todd, Little Shop of Horrors, and themes from The Addams Family  , Ghostbusters, and other ghoulish favorites. Come in costume and get into the fall festivities.  For more information, call 301-642-0594.  To order tickets online, go to

Music Teachers Association of Charles County
A General Recital for Students and Teachers of MTACC
Saturday, October 28, 1:00 and 2:30 pm
Christ Church, 112 East Charles Street, La Plata
Free and Open to the Public

Enjoy a delightful afternoon of music with flute, piano, violin and voice by students and teachers of the MTACC. For more information, contact Krista Keysar at
The Flute Choir of Southern Maryland
Music for Hope and Comfort
Saturday, October 28, 7:00 pm
Christ Church, 112 East Charles Street, La Plata
Free and Open to the Public, Donations Accepted to the Church

Concert features both adult professional and serious amateur flute players.  For more information, contact Lucy Snell at

Alice Ferguson Foundation
Film in the Woods: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday, October 28, 11:30 pm
Hard Bargain Amphitheater
2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek
Admission:  $10 Online; $15 at the Door
Seating is Limited, No One Under 18 Admitted
Refreshments Available for Purchase

Grab your fishnets, and jump to the Hard Bargain Amphitheater's Film in the Woods feature presentation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Time warp back to the 1970s and shimmy the night away to the voices of Magenta, Frank N Furter & Riff Raff, at this outdoor venue. Dust off your gold sequin top hat, snap on your rubber gloves and lace up your corset for a fun filled evening of call-backs and great one liners. For more information, visit

College of Southern Maryland
Thursday, November 2 and 9, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 3, and 10, 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 4, 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 11, 2:00 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center Theatre
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets:  $15 Adults, $12 Seniors, Military, Youth High School Age and Below
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together - that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician - united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair... and what it means to live in America. For more information, contact the Box Office at 301-934-7828.

Indian Head Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre
John Luskey
Saturday, November 4, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
4185 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head
Tickets:  $15

Join them for a evening of music from one of Southern Maryland's greatest local talents. John Luskey has performed all over the world for more than 20 years. Come out, sit back, or stand and sing along with this talented musician. For more information, visit

Jay Armsworthy & the Sons of the American Legion
Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Sunday, November 5, Doors Open at Noon, Show Starts 2:00 pm
American Legion Post 238
Corner of Rts. 231 and 381, Hughesville
Tickets:  $20 per Person
Refreshments Available for Purchase

Special guest "Just Us Band" opens the show.  For more information, visit  or call 301-737-3004.  
College of Southern Maryland  
Ward Virts Concert Series  
Megan Jolley, Viola  
Sunday, November 12, 3:00 pm
Prince Frederick Campus
115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Free Admission, Ticket Required
Megan Jolley is a professional violist living in Alexandria, Virgi nia. She  enjoys performing 20th and 21st century chamber and orchestral music  throughout the Washington, DC, area and especially enjoys mentoring young violists in her private studio. Ms. Jolley received a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the Blair School at Vanderbilt University.   To make a reservation, contact the Box Office at 301-934-7828.  For more information, visit .

College of Southern Maryland
Auditions for Ages 8 and Up
Monday - Tuesday, November 13 - 14, 6:00 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center Theatre
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Open auditions for these productions:
  • Lockdown (Cause Theatre)
  • Amazing Grace (Children's Theatre)
  • Around the World in 8 Plays (Children's Theatre)
Prepare a one-minute monologue. For more information, call the Box Office at 301-934-7828.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
On Screen/In Person: Call for Film Submissions
Deadline to Submit:  November 20, 2017

Apply now for the opportunity to take your film on the road with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's film touring program. All-expense-paid tours connect filmmakers with new audiences across the mid-Atlantic region. The  On Screen/In Person program provides opportunities for independent filmmakers to tour throughout the mid-Atlantic region with their recent films and foster greater understanding and appreciation of their work through direct audience engagement.  Animation, experimental, documentary, and narrative films on any subject are accepted for consideration.   Visit  for complete program guidelines.  For more information, contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at

Port Tobacco Players
The Christmas Schooner
November 24 - December 17
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm
Sundays, 3:00 pm
508 Charles Street, La Plata
Tickets:  $18 Adult; $15 Seniors (60+), Youth to 18, Military

The whole family will enjoy this heart-warming story of the first Christmas tree ship and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit.  Based on the historic Great Lakes voyages of Christmas tree ships during the late 1800s and early 1900s,  The Christmas Schooner tells the true story of a Michigan shipping captain who braves the deadly winter weather to bring Christmas trees to homesick German-American families in turn-of-the-century Chicago. His voyages become a yearly tradition, despite his wife's misgivings - until a fateful voyage makes her realize the true importance of his mission. For more information, call the Box Office at 301-932-6819.

Maryland Art Place
Call for Artists "Under $500"
Deadline to Apply: October 27
218 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore
Click HERE for an Application

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for UNDER $500, an annual affordable art sale. Held on Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9, 2017, this event will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region.  The exhibition will include 1-3 works by each artist with each individual piece retailing for $500 or less. Participating artists will receive one free ticket to the opening event on  Friday, December 8 . Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 with each artist or an optional 100% donation in support of MAP.   For more information and to apply, visi or  contact Naomi at .

College of Southern Maryland
Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery
Painters Be Like
Now through November 2
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, 
Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Free and Open to the Public

Featuring art by Jason Stopa, Adam Lovitz, and Madeline Seely.  Their works run the gamut from representation to abstraction, often straddling and blurring the line between both, and incorporating elements of humor, sincerity, and at times a casual indifference. For more information, visit  

Shop 53 Custom Tattoo & Art Studio
Put A Bird on It: A Collection of Art All About Birds
Exhibit Runs through November 30
6 St. Mary's Avenue, La Plata
Gallery Hours:  Monday, Wednesday through Saturday, noon - 8:00 pm
Tuesday by Appointment Only, Closed on Sundays

For more information, contact Shannon Wang at 240-349-2932, or visit

Mattawoman Creek Art Center Exhibits and Workshops
Smallwood State Park, 5565 Upham Place, Marbury, MD 20658
The Gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Admission is Free for MCAC Visitors! Inform the Park Ranger when entering the Park.
Click HERE for the Fall Brochure. Check out their Early Bird Special Rates for registering for workshops in advance!
Clue Live:  MCAC Murder Mystery Dinner
Friday, October 20, 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Waldorf Jaycees
3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf
Tickets:  $65
Click HERE for More Details and to Order Tickets

Watercolor Portrait Painting
Tuesday, October 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $75 for MCAC Members / $85 for Non-members
Instructor: Jung Lea Smith ( 

See a demonstration of how to paint the face, mixing the right colors for skintone and shadows. Prior to the workshop, do a large (12 X 16) sketch using a graph of a portrait from a photograph. Individual attention will be given to making that sketch come alive as participants work on their own. Bring your sketch, photograph, watercolors and brushes.

Express Charles County in Art
Exhibit Open Through October 29
Friday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday Open Studio
Now through December 15, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come create: paint, draw, take photos, sculpt, knit,  quilt, etc.   Bring your own materials and your lunch.   Bring your friends (both members and nonmembers).   Share ideas and techniques.  Critique each other's work.   Enjoy the creative process!  For more information, go to
MCAC Holiday Salon and Small Works Show
November 3 - December 17
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Opening Reception:  Sunday, November 5, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Holiday Tea:  Sunday, November 19, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Click HERE for the Holiday Salon Guidelines and Submission Form
Click HERE for the Small Works Show Guidelines and Submission Form

Seven 3-day weekends to sell your art!  This year, MCAC has added a Small Works Show to its Holiday Salon. Click on the above links for fees, deadlines and delivery information.
On Demand: Digital Content and Time-Based Media Exhibition
Deadline to Submit:  November 15, 2017, 11:59 pm EST
Click HERE for Entry Details
On Demand will be featured along with the 20+ illuminated sculptures on the 2018 BGE Light Art Walk, taking place during this year's  Light City festival from  April 14 through April 21, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland.  On Demand will host a curated program of looped video and time-based media content, exploring the range and diversity of experimental forms of cinema made locally and abroad. Creatives working across traditional and experimental short films, animations, poetronica, music videos, and other forms of digital media are encouraged to submit their existing works for consideration. For more information, visit

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Artists in Action: Call for Artists 
January 19 - February 28, 2018
Deadline to Apply:  December 8, 2017
13480 Dowell Road,  Dowell (Solomons), MD
Click HERE for Complete Application Details

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, is accepting applications for their resident program.  From January 19 - February 28, 2017, Annmarie's Main Gallery will be transformed into temporary artist studios, providing a serene retreat and experimental space for artists to develop new works, display and sell their work, network with other artists, and share their creative process with visitors.  Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center seeks artists working in any media to submit proposals to set up a working studio space in the Main Gallery for 1-2 week periods.  For more information and to apply online, go to,  or call 410-326-4640, or email


Solo Show by Nadira Nunez, through January 10, 2018
200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD 20646
Gallery hours: Weekdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Multi-Artist Show through January 31, 2018
E-Wing Assisted Living Dining Hallway
29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Gallery Hours: Daily, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
 "Meet the Artists" Public Reception - Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Multi-Artist Show, through December 29, 2017
3035 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Solo Show by Renee Fuqua, extended through October 20, 2017
5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646
Gallery hours: Daily, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Multi-Artist Show, through February 3, 2018
10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD 20603
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm; Friday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm; and Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
"Meet the Artists" Public Reception is Saturday, October 28, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

For more information about the Galleries, contact the CCAA Office at 301-392-5900, or

Citizens for the Charles County Public Library
Used Book Bazaar
Now through Saturday, October 21 
Thursday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
La Plata Branch, Lower Level,  2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata

Hardback books are 50 cents; paperback books are 25 cents.  Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21, get a grocery-size bag full of books for $2.00. Join C4CCPL and receive 5 free books during the bazaar!  For more information, visit
Life Journeys Writers Guild
Big Quarterly Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
The Legends Club at the Regency Furniture Stadium
11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf

Meet, greet and network with other writers.  Glean valuable information from their guest speakers.  Enjoy great food and their famous toast to literary success. For more information, contact Yvonne Medley at 240-427-5594, or email 

Writers of Color Book Club
Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 pm
Meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month
P.D. Brown Library
50 Village Street, Waldorf
For more information, call 301-645-2864  

Purple Hibiscus: by Chimamanda Ngozi Adicie.   This is the One Maryland One Book selection for 2017. Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear.  As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father's authority. Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom.
Indian Head Senior Center Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, October 25, 11:00 am - Noon
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month 
100 Cornwallis Square, Indian Head. 
Call 301-375-7375 for more information

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  Hetty "Handful" Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke's daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.O n her 11th birthday, Sarah is given ownership of 10-year-old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next 35 years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other's destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

Richard R. Clark Senior Center Book Discussion
Thursday, November 2, 1:00 pm
1210 Charles Street, La Plata
Meets the first Thursday of each month 
For more information, call 301-934-9001

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.   On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are the painter Scott Burroughs and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.  Was it by chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something more sinister at work? A storm of media attention brings Scott fame that quickly morphs into notoriety and accusations, and he scrambles to salvage truth from the wreckage. 

P.D. Brown Library Book Discussion Group
Saturday, November 4, 9:30 - 10:30 am
50 Village Street, Waldorf
Meets on the first Saturday of every month
For more information, call 301-645-2864 

Self-Selected Non-Fiction:  Select any non-fiction title and share your reactions with the group.

La Plata Library Book Discussion Group
Thursday, November 9, 7:00 pm
2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata
Meets on the second Thursday of every month
For more information, call 301-934-9001

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.  
Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.  Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.   Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.

College of Southern Maryland
Connections Literary Series Reading
Tim Seibles, Poet
Friday, November 10, 7:30 pm
Prince Frederick Campus
115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Tickets:  $3 in Advance, $5 at the Door

Poet Tim Seibles was born and raised in Philadelphia. He approaches themes of racial tension, class conflict, and intimacy from several directions at once in poems with plainspoken, yet fast-turning language. In a 2010 statement he shared in From the Fishouse, Seibles states, "I think poetry, if it's going to be really engaging and engaged, has to be able to come at the issues of our lives from all kinds of angles and all kinds of ways: loudly and quietly, angrily and soothingly, with comedy and with dead seriousness. [...] Our lives are worth every risk, every manner of approach." To order advance tickets, send an email to  For more information, visit
Celebrate Charles! FallFest
Saturday, October 21, Noon - 4:00 pm
Capitol Clubhouse
3033 Waldorf Marketplace, Waldorf
Free Admission

The festival will showcase Southern Maryland's talented artisans and crafters, plus a puppet show at 12:30 pm, and magic performances by John Jenson at 1:30 pm, and The Great Zucchini at 3:15 pm.  Food, drink and market items available for purchase.  For more information, go  to or call the Crain Memorial Welcome Center at 1-800-766-3386.
Community Senior Centers
Get the SCOOP on What's Happening!
The Department of Community Services operates each of the County's Senior Centers, where citizens 60 and older may access a variety of programs and services, including:  Social/Recreational activities, Clubs, Special Events, Trips, Nutritious Lunches, Health and Screenings Programs, Health Scope/Visit the Nurse, Educational programs, Physical Fitness programs, Creative Arts, and Computer Lab/Classes.  For more activities and events, get the October copy of The SCOOP, Charles County's Senior Center News, or cli ck here   to go to their website. 
Charles County Public Library
Stream TV, Movies and Music for FREE 
Click HERE to start your hoopla experience today!

CCPL is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital. Hoopla is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of Movies, TV Shows, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and Comics. With hoopla, you can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with your library card, and the best part... no late fees! Each cardholder is allowed six checkouts per month. All content is accessible via hoopla's mobile app and online at

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CCAA Board of Directors

Gale Kladitis, President
Robert Rausch, Vice President
Ronald G. Brown, Secretary/Treasurer
Diane Rausch, Past President
Bill Adams
Joseph Wimberly

Honorary Board Member
Cindi Barnhart

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John Javier
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The CCAA is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.  All membership dues and donations are 100 percent tax deductible.
Mailing Address:  PO Box 697, White Plains, MD 20695
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, 10250 La Plata Road, La Plata, MD 20646

About the Charles County Arts Alliance, Inc.


The mission of the Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) is to stimulate, promote, encourage, and provide recognition of the arts and the creative spirit.  Founded in 1987, the CCAA promotes ALL the arts in Charles County:  music, visual art, drama, dance and literature.

The CCAA is the official arts council of Charles County and is recognized as such by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) of the State of Maryland.  In this capacity, the CCAA serves as the "umbrella" organization for the arts community in Charles County.  The CCAA promotes Charles County arts organizations and individuals, provides financial support to nonprofit organizations and the schools through its annual arts grant programs, sponsors the creation and presentation of new, diverse cultural activities and special events for the community, provides arts scholarships, and ensures the Charles County's underserved population, people with disabilities, residents with limited income, minorities, and senior citizens have access to the arts. The CCAA builds partnerships with local government, the business community and the educational community, in an effort to enhance the overall quality of life for the citizens of Charles County.