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HoCo Open 2022

HoCo Open 2022

HoCo Open is an annual, non-juried exhibit showcasing local artists. Presented in a salon-style format, this crowd-pleasing show is open to artists of all skill levels who live, work, or study in Howard County.

Artists aged 18 years and older who live, work, or study in Howard County were invited to submit one piece of ready-to-install original artwork completed in the last two years for HoCo Open 2022, with submissions limited to the first 100 received. The salon-style exhibit features art in a variety of styles and media, including watercolor, oil painting, sculpture, collage, drawing, photography, ceramics, and more.

Exhibit dates: December 18, 2021 – February 5, 2022. Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10-8, Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4. Please note special holiday hours: Closed December 24, 25, 26 & 31; January 1, 2 & 17. Galleries open 10am-5pm December 27-30.

This exhibit will also be available for virtual viewing at beginning December 27. The Arts Council will hold a free public reception on Friday, January 28 from 6–8pm (snow date: Feb. 4). A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the $500 Covington Emerging Artist Award, sponsored by HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, to an emerging artist participating in HoCo Open 2022.

Event Contact

Annie Braunschweig

Event Details

Repeats weekly Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday and Friday -- until Friday February 4, 2022 -- except Monday January 17, 2022.
Repeats weekly Saturday -- until Saturday February 5, 2022.
Repeats weekly Sunday -- until Sunday January 30, 2022.


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