Exhibits and Events
2015 Winter Program Schedule
Please click the link below to discover the wonderful classes we will be offering this winter!
Beginning Dec.4th, and running through Jan. 3rd the Dorchester Center for the Arts will present the annual ” Wednesday Morning Artists” “Small Works and Other Good Things” exhibit. This show and sale features art pieces specially chosen and priced for holiday gift giving.
Friday Morning Drawing 10:00 am to noon
Come join our Friday Morning Drawing class –October through December. This is a FREE class to DCA members, only.
Our artists enjoy their time together, while practicing their drawing skills of live models.
Come join us on Friday mornings at the Dorchester Center for the Arts. Bring your project and join a great group of fiber artists. From knitting, crocheting, quilting, rug hooking, to weaving—–all are welcome!
If you need assistance with your project, Windy Karpavage and Mary Romans are happy to be of help to you.
This is a FREE, ongoing class.
DCA membership is encouraged, but not required.
If you have any questions, please call 410-228-7782.
Friday, January 2, 2015 at 12 Noon.
Stop by on your lunch hour for a monthly bite of culture along with your sandwich. Local authors will read from and /or discuss their books.
Q & A included.
Bring your lunch, beverage provided.
Literary lunchbox is on the first Friday of each month at 12 noon.
Free. All are welcome. DCA membership encouraged, but not required.
Attention all DCA instructors and students!
The 2015 Instructors and Students Show & Sale will showcase the work of our talented instructors and their students in a variety of media during the month of January. To find out how to participate, download these forms or ask us about it at the Center. We hope to see you in January!
Join us Second Saturdays from 3:00-5:00 for Art for All!
Drop in and discover your inner artist! Guided projects vary monthly. All are welcome! No registration necessary. Under 16 please be accompanied by an adult.
This program is FREE!
Marking the culmination of a comprehensive planning and creative process, Dorchester County Economic Development (DCED) unveiled the county’s new brand marketing campaign “water moves us” to elected officials, businesses and community leaders earlier this month.
To read more about this exciting campaign visit choosedorchester.org
Applications are now being accepted for organizations wishing to apply for The Community Arts Grants program. The deadline for receipt of the Fall 2014 applications is Friday, Monday, July 15, 2014. The deadline for the Spring 2015 applications is December 21, 2014. These grants are an allocation of the DorchesterCenter for the Arts as the designated Dorchester County Arts Council, and monies are to be used for arts programming.
The funds allocated in the grant are from the Maryland State Arts Council and are intended to encourage arts participation across the county.
Supported arts disciplines include:
- visual arts
- film/media arts
- literary arts
- folk/heritage/traditional and multi-disciplinary arts programming
Individual grants average $100-900. Granting allocations will total $2000 for the 20014-2015 fiscal year. Programs must take place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
Applications are evaluated on the following criteria:
- artistic merit
- service to the community.
Organizations receiving funds must be located or producing programs in DorchesterCounty and be incorporated as a not-for-profit organization or be in the process of obtaining 501(c) (3) certification.
The Dorchester Center for the Arts recently awarded Community Art Grants for the January – June 2013 term. As the designated County Arts Council, with funding received from the Maryland State Arts Council, DCA re-grants funds for activities and events that promote arts in Dorchester County.
Recipients and their art programs for this term are:
Zion United Methodist Church – organ concert
Christ Church Concert Series – The Russian Trio
Harriet Tubman Organization – jazz concert
Mid-Shore Community Band – music for Dorchester County performance