Visit and shop galleries from 25+ artists during Columbia Festival of the Arts Virtual Fine Arts & Crafts Show. Showcasing juried artists from previous years’ LakeFest event representing a wide variety of media. Held annually the second weekend of June, the Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show has been part of CFA’s programming for more than 20 years and we are pleased to continue this tradition of giving artists the opportunity to still reach the greater CFA community despite limitations due to COVID-19.
The Howard County Arts Council’s annual plein air paint-out is fun for artists and spectators alike! Over the course of the weekend, juried artists will set up their easels throughout Ellicott City’s historic district to capture the town’s picturesque charms as they vie for $7,000 in total awards. Community artists are invited to join the fun as part of the Open Paint-Out taking place concurrently. The event culminates in an exhibit of the juried artists’ work at the Howard County Center for the Arts and an exhibit of Open Paint artwork at the Howard County Welcome Center.
Students under 18 are invited to enjoy free admission to the museum at the Maryland Center for History and Culture all summer long - June through August. Thought-provoking exhibitions bring history to life using objects, artwork, and documents that engage young visitors in the stories of events and people who have shaped Maryland and America over time, including the new "Discover Maryland" exhibition.
An exhibit featuring artwork created by juried artists during Paint It! Ellicott City, an annual plein air paint-out in Ellicott City’s historic district. The juror for this year’s exhibit is award-winning landscape artist Lynn Mehta, who will offer remarks and present juror awards at the virtual reception on June 18.
Exhibit dates: June 19 - August 7; also available to view online.
Photo: Waterfall at Hamilton St by Linda McNamee (photo by Dan J. Goodrich)
Theaters, galleries, studios and more open for an art-filled evening of performances and exhibitions in the Bromo Arts District. Create your own tour and visit all of the participating groups. This event is free, but please register for a ticket to get event updates.
Who are Marylanders, why are they so obsessed with their flag, and what does duckpin bowling have to do with the Baltimore Orioles? This exhibition explores how Maryland and its people have changed since its founding in 1634. Learn how the dynamic geography of the state drove its industry, population, and the identity of Marylanders, and how the arts and culture of Maryland reflect on its past. For traveling visitors and lifelong Marylanders, Discover Maryland shows there is much to uncover about Maryland. Open through March 2022.
In fall 2019, UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presented Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter, the first retrospective of the artist’s career in over thirty years. We are pleased now offer this exhibition in an online version, available here.
Our 26th annual members' extravaganza back!
Don't miss the opportunity to have your artwork on the walls of our main gallery (yes, on our actual walls), or your fabulous talents showcased on our stage. Who knows... you might be the next BIG thing!
Did you know that The BIG Show was the very first Creative Alliance program? That first event led to twenty-five years of artistic expression, community, cultivation of young minds, and so much joy.