What's Happening BUS TRIP TO THE WINTERTHUR MUSEUM AND GARDENS: MAY 29TH
"COSTUMES OF DOWNTON ABBEY"
Join us for a day you won't forget! Deadline to place your reservation is April 25th.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE: BUS TRIP INTERINARY
To reserve your seat, submit the printable REGISTRATION FORM with your form of payment and deliver or mail it to the Worcester County Arts Council (6 Jefferson Street, Berlin, MD 21811).
BASKETS OF ART SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!
Thank you to all the artists and patrons who donated original pieces of artwork to our Baskets of Art scholarship fundraiser and everyone who purchased the raffle tickets benefiting this valuable program for deserving local students.

Summer Arts Camp 2014 - Mark your calendars!
Our annual Summer Arts Camp for children will be held again in Berlin Intermediate School
June 22 - June 27, 2014
9 am - 2:30 pm

Camp fee: $95.00
ART LECTURES “A is for Art!”
MARCH 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Dr. Marina Borovok
Fee: $12/participant/lecture
ART SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL - MARCH 28, 2014
APPLY TODAY!
Community Arts Development Grants Awarded
The Worcester County Arts Council is proud to award $9,950 in Community Arts Development Grants program to 9 art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations during the 6 month granting cycle beginning January 1, 2014.
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.

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WCAC Berlin Gallery
6 Jefferson Street
Berlin, MD. 21811
Phone: 410-641-0809

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OUR MISSION
The mission of the Worcester County Arts Council is to aid, encourage, advise and correlate all activities dedicated to the promotion of the arts in Worcester County, as may be found feasible; to integrate such activities into the total life of the communities served by the council.

General Information
The Worcester County Arts Council is a non-profit organization, funded in part through grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and contributions from our membership of approximately 300.

In 2011 FY, despite many economic challenges that we faced, over $21,000 was awarded for musical, performing and/or visual art events through the WCAC Community Arts Development Grant program. Six $1000 each art scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors who will continue their education in Arts. The Arts Council also provided $2000 to sponor art performances and workshops for students at the local Worcester County schools thru the Artists in Education program.

Eleven exhibits at the Arts Council Gallery in Berlin included paintings, photography, jewelry, and mixed media, by local artists from the Eastern Shore.
"The practice of art isn't to make a living. It's to make your soul grow."
- Kurt Vonnegut
Art is an essential part of life. The release and enjoyment art provides enriches not only the life of the artist, but the lives of those who come in contact with his creation.

A community without art not only lacks entertainment, but also spirit; for art is the gateway to the soul.

We at the Worcester County Arts Council believe that communities benefit from art.

Our purpose and goal at the Council is to enrich the lives of those in our community by promoting and encouraging the arts.
Maryland State Arts Council
The Worcester County Arts Council is funded by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities.

Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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