Upcoming Events



Apply via SlideRoom: https://frederickartscouncil.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/69392/eYlswhNU1M



Local artists working in all disciplines, including visual arts, dance, music, theatre, sculpture, literature or media/multimedia are eligible for an award if:

• the artist is a resident of Frederick County, Maryland;
• the artist has suffered financially due to a loss of artist income from the pandemic’s impact;
• the artist can provide evidence of being a practicing artist locally;
• the artist is in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service, the State of Maryland, and
Frederick County Government (by self-attestation); and,
• the artist is in compliance with Federal, State and Local human rights laws (by self-attestation)



Artist experienced loss of artist income since January 1, 2022 due to the continued impacts of the pandemic.

Application opens April 7, 2023
Release of funding will be in waves based on first come, first serve basis



The FAC ARPA Artist Recovery Grants will provide 200 local artists still struggling with the on-going impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts community with a $1,000 grant award.



A diverse committee consisting of Frederick Arts Council members, artists, staff and community representatives will review applications for this grant based on the applicant’s eligibility and financial need. The Committee reserves the right to request clarification or additional information as needed during the review of applications and to make a determination on an award amount at its discretion based on verification of information received. In the event more applications are received than awards can be provided, preference will be given to applicants who are member artists with the Frederick Arts Council.

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FAC Artist Studios

Units Available starting at $300

1-11 N. Market St


Need a space or looking to take a tour? Inquire to artiststudios@frederickartscouncil.org

The FAC Artist Studios & Gallery at 1-11 North Market Street provides a fully integrated space for artists to create, show their work, and build community.

Located in an early 20th-century bank, it also builds on the richness of Frederick’s history in the very heart of downtown. Offering the best of elegant historic detail and modern conveniences — such as an elevator, new HVAC system, and LED lighting in the Studios — it demonstrates Frederick’s and FAC’s commitment to providing the best for local arts.

The Studios are outfitted to house over 30 artists in creative spaces, and also offers additional amenities such as a kitchenette and classroom. The Gallery space displays the work of the Studio artists on a rotating basis, and also will be home to rotating contemporary exhibits, always offering plenty to see and a diverse array of creativity to the Frederick community and our visitors alike.

Featured Exhibition

Making Memories While We Wait

Khánh H. Lê

April – July 2023

FAC Art Center at 5 E 2nd St

The exhibit, entitled “Making Memories While We Wait,” features colorful paintings, photographic collage, and dramatic cut paper hangings that stretch from floor to ceiling.

Khánh H. Lê (b. 1981, Long Dinh, Vietnam) continuously probes his personal and familial histories to carve out a cultural identity for himself. Lê creates dazzling compositions based on deteriorating photographs and collective memories of his and his relations’ experiences as refugees living in Vietnamese internment camps in the 1980s. Through the collaging of materials such as acrylic paintings, glitter, prints, and sparkling plastic craft jewels, Lê merges narratives—both horrific realities and idyllic fantasies—that are filled with tension as he explores notions of home, country, and safety.

Lê graduated with an MFA from Syracuse University in 2008. His work has been exhibited at the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and locally at Vox Populi, Honfleur Gallery, DC Arts Center, Hillyer Art Space, Transformer, Cultural DC, Pyramid Atlantic, and Arlington Arts Center. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded Lê an Artist Fellowship for the Visual Arts in 2011, and 2015 through 2020. Lê was awarded second place in the Bethesda Painting Prize in 2018 and was a 2019 semifinalist of the Sondheim Artscape Prize in Baltimore.

Lê will hold an artist talk at the exhibit on Thursday, April 20th at 6 pm.

Art Center Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am-5 pm.

Featured Exhibition


a collection of artists

March – July 2023

FAC Art Center at 5 E 2nd St

COMFORT: art objects that represent and are integral in the ritual of consumption such as tea, coffee, and other beverages that ease our hearts, start our days, and provide a common thread to our communities. Just as we institute social rituals and make personal connections around sharing these drinks, we create art that celebrates and elevates them.

Concept: an interactive multimedia show of art related to coffee and tea, and an exploration of the rituals and personal connections surrounding those drinks.

Comfort is an interactive multimedia show of art related to coffee and tea, and an exploration of the rituals and personal connections surrounding those drinks. All artworks in this gallery from mid-Atlantic artists are for sale. The work in this exhibition includes a variety of media, from illustrations to sculptural teapots to music to photographs and digital art prints. Comfort’s curating partner is Robert van Rens, a local potter, coffee enthusiast, and student of the chanoyu Japanese tea ceremony.

The opening reception was held March 10th, from 6-8pm. 

Artists featured in comfort include Anthony Brock, Kathryn Burke, Chris Eliff, Janet Greer, Joan Hart, Dee Harris, Jevaun-Dean Linton, Dounia Loudiyi, Natalie Love, Jamie Moore, Tiffany Montes, Pat O’Brien, Constance Rankin, Ron Roos, Loren Scherbak, Janet Seifert, Allison Severance, Lee Ann Tristano, Leathia West.

See a complete list of works here.

comfort exhibition brochure

FAC Art Center hours:

Tuesday-Sunday 11a-5p


The 29th Annual Frederick Festival of the Arts

June 10th and 11th 2023

10a – 5p

Carroll Creek Linear Park

The Frederick Festival of the Arts invites art lovers to enjoy a showcase of finest national artists. Exhibitors are hand-picked by an independent jury and feature diverse mediums including jewelry, clay, metal, leather, digital, fiber, wood, mix-media, photography, painting, and sculpture.

Interested in participating as an artist in the 2023 show? Apply here.

More about the Festival: https://frederickartscouncil.org/programs/frederick-festival-of-the-arts/

Featured Exhibitions