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the Frederick Arts Council.

We advance and invest in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County and for our visitors.


Artist Applications for the Frederick Festival of the Arts 2020 Now Open!

2020 Festival Dates: June 5th-7th

Click here to apply online.

Register for Maryland Arts Day!

Maryland Arts Day 2020 Keynote Speaker: Joyce Scott
Order Your Tickets Now for Early Bird Pricing

Registration must be done through Maryland Citizens for the Arts link above.

To reserve your free spot on the bus ride with FAC, RSVP through Eventbrite. Seats are reserved on a first come first served basis.

Frederick Arts Council Purchases Historic Church to Serve as Center for Public Art

The Frederick Arts Council announces its purchase of the historic property located at 5 E 2nd Street. The building formerly served as a church and was built in 1871.
The Arts Council’s intent for the property is to use it primarily as a home base for the County’s Public Art Program, as outlined in “Connections,” Frederick’s Public Art Master Plan.
The converted church and community arts center will house public art projects, an office for the Arts Council’s Public Art Program
The public art program of the Frederick Arts Council is supported by the Ausherman Family Foundation which awarded the organization with a three-year Focus grant.
Portions of the funding for the church purchase has been generously provided by the Nora Roberts Foundation and Marketing & Research Resources (M&RR). FAC is also seeking donations from the public in order to renovate the space. Individual supporters who donate in increments of $50, $100, $500, and $1000 will be named on a special banner to be displayed within the arts center.
Following renovations, FAC plans to begin programming at the arts center by a tentative date of April 2020. Community members interested in making a donation should contact info@frederickartscouncil.org.

FAC Gallery presents

Thomas Faison’s Phase Change: Act III

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10 am to 4 pm
Saturdays 2-4 pm
11 W Patrick St
Downtown Frederick, MD

“Phase Change” has reached its third and final act which brings together elements from each prior piece and unites the work as a whole.

Over the last year, Faison has used water in its different states of matter as a vehicle to develop a broad narrative. Through a combination of sculpture and film, the instillation journeys through water, steam, and ice as it examines control, powerlessness, destruction, becoming, transformation, and hope.

After presenting a disaster in Act I and reckoning with it in Act II, Act III, ice, examines a way forward. There is an icy, brick staircase which, rather than ending at a destination, explodes with brick hanging in the air. Complementing this path which undoes itself, is an 8mm film of kids in the water. The children build, destroy, and play, demonstrating a creative freedom as a possible answer to this grand tragedy.

Alongside the new installation, visitors will be able to revisit the video portions of Act I and II through monitors in the gallery.

Faison is a multidisciplinary artist living in Frederick, MD. His films have been featured in film showcases and festivals in Baltimore, Ann Arbor, Chicago, and Frederick. His installation artwork has been featured in artist run spaces throughout Baltimore and he is the co-founder of the Baltimore Student Film Showcase, now operating within the Maryland Film Festival.

Nomination Form for Public Art Projects in FAC Annual Plan

Public Art Master Plan

We are delighted to announce the completion of our Public Art Master Plan for Frederick!
Check out the  Public Art Master Plan here!


 Visual Arts  Scholarship applications are now being accepted!

Guidelines and Application Dates

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Many local businesses and organizations have joyfully offered their space for rent. Check out a list of available space here!

If you have space available for rent or for free and would like to have it included, please send details to info@frederickartscouncil.org.

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