Sky Stage


Sky Stage has transformed 59 South Carroll Street, a boarded building in the heart of Frederick’s downtown historic district, into a center for arts and culture.  This pre-Revolutionary War building was damaged by a major fire in 2010 and has no roof.  Now, the plywood boards on the doors and windows have been removed to reveal a green public art installation and interactive community art space designed by artist Heather Clark with assistance from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Digital Structures research group. Sky Stage offers free and low-cost arts and cultural activities for children and adults including drama, music, children’s story time, art classes, folklore, history, naturalists, and film. To learn more and to view our full season calendar, please visit

  • Recipient of an Historic Preservation Award for Community Leadership from Frederick’s Historic Preservation Commission
  • “Our Town” creative placemaking grant awardee from the National Endowment for the Arts
  • “Year in Review” 2016 Award Winner by Americans for the Arts, for the 50 best public art projects nationwide
  • Featured in Public Art Review, the international public art journal of record
  • Placed in the top 100 entries for the international CODAawards art and design competition