The Worcester County Arts Council, Inc. established in 1977, is a private non-profit corporation designated by the County Commissioners and the Maryland State Arts Council to promote and encourage visual, performing and cultural arts in Worcester County, Maryland.
The Worcester County Arts Council and Gallery is located at 6 Jefferson Street in historic Berlin, MD.
Our Co-Op Gallery features local artists and their work. Come see artists create in front of your eyes! Follow the links to the left for further information.
The Gallery is open Monday thru Friday, 11 am to 3 pm and some Saturdays.
Click on "Events & Exhibits" for a preview of upcoming exhibits at the WCAC. Or find out about the artists in our registry by visiting our "Meet The Artists" page.
Discover great art destinations, one-of-a-kind galleries, fabulous restaurants and special events that celebrate beauty and unique character of the Eastern Shore.
|Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants|
| The Worcester County Arts Council’s Community Arts Development Grants program is designed to assist local community based groups produce and present arts activities in Worcester County and is funded and supported by the Maryland State Arts Council. |
In the first granting cycle of FY 2015 the Worcester County Arts Council awarded $10,000 in Community Arts Development Grants program to various art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations beginning July 1, 2014. Last fiscal year the Arts Council awarded a total of $20,000 to local organizations thru this program.
Funding will support a wide variety of creative and innovative projects that are of outstanding artistic quality and demonstrate community benefit enhancing the lives of everyone living and visiting the Worcester County.
The next grant deadline is 2 pm on October 15, 2014.
|PAINT BERLIN - 5th ANNUAL PLEIN AIR: ARTISTS REGISTRATION BEGINS!|
| SEPTEMBER 18 - 20, 2014 |
Artists and Art Lovers are invited to make plans now to attend Paint Berlin, our 5th annual plein air event!
ARTISTS: Artists will paint any or all days during the event at a location of their choosing. Artists will have an opportunity to network, exhibit and sell their artwork as well as compete for attractive cash prizes.
ARTIST REGISTRATION FORM & EVENT SCHEDULE ARE AVAILABLE HERE: PAINT BERLIN 2014 REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE.
Registration deadline: August 31, 2014.
VISITORS: You’re invited to come and watch the artists work during this event and to attend the "Wet Paint" sale and exhibit to be held on Saturday, September 20 from 1 pm - 4 pm at the Worcester County Arts Council Gallery. In addition, visitors will have an opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice” award.
Paintings from the exhibit will be available for sale and remain on display until October 31.
|SUMMER ARTS CAMP IS A KEY TO SUMMER FUN!|
| Summer Arts Camp 2014 was again a huge success! |
The goal of our Summer Arts Camp program is to help area children improve themselves while having fun engaging in art activities. Involving children in self-expression and creative discovery engenders an enthusiasm for learning that has a positive impact on each child’s development.
Over the past 21 years, the Summer Arts Camp has grown in popularity! This year more than 100 campers, grades 3 – 8 who participated in this program, had an opportunity to experience not only the visual arts, but also music, dance, and theater arts.
Here is what our Campers say about their experience:
"I like that we get to use oil pastels and paint to make beautiful portraits. I also liked that Mr. Simpson brought in (his own paintings) what he made for us." - Cassie Perry (Extreme Color Exploration Class)
"I got to learn a new instrument (violin) quick and fast and it was so easy! We got to play games that helped us remember the notes." - Samantha Mc Manus (Learn to Play the Violin Class)