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Upcoming Events

The 28th Annual Frederick Festival of the Arts

The 2022 Frederick Festival of the Arts will be held on June 11th-12th along Carroll Creek Park in Downtown Frederick, MD

The event attracts thousands of visitors and features over 100 artists from across the country and artist demonstrations.

The 2022 Festival is being presented in Partnership with Howard Alan Events

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Featured Exhibition

Infinite Growth 

An Exhibition of LGBTQ+ artists curated by Jillian Abir MacMaster

FAC Art Center

5 E 2nd St, Frederick, MD 21701

May 4th-August 12th

OPENING RECEPTION Saturday,  May 7th 5-8p.m.

On view Monday-Thursday 10-5, Friday 11-4, Saturday-Sunday 11-5

Infinite Growth brings together the work of regional LGBTQ+ artists to explore and dissect the limitless space for individuals to encounter and experience love, friendship, bliss, heartbreak, loss, and emptiness. Curated by Jillian Abir MacMaster, the exhibition features the work of Asher Burrows, Mentwab Easwaran, Ruby Bassford, Jamie Gerhold, Ashley Hoffman, Marz Jackson, Molly Marie Nuzzo, Brooklyn Rando, Charlotte Richardson-Deppe, and Rebecca Schwartz to consider how growth is cultivated, nurtured, and experienced.

The exhibition opening on Saturday, May 7th will feature a curatorial statement from MacMaster as well as a performance by musical guest Flo Petite beginning at 6:00p.m.

Curator Jillian Abir MacMaster (she/her) is a Palestinian-American photographic artist from Frederick, MD. She holds a BFA in photography from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. MacMaster is passionate about uplifting her community through art and giving platforms to artists who are historically underrepresented. From 2018-2019, she was an organizer of She/They, an artist collective in Frederick that exhibited queer, gender expansive, and women artists. Her exhibition work also includes serving as a juror for the Maryland State Arts Council’s exhibition Women and Nature in 2020. She exhibits her work regionally and was recently awarded best in show in the Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD.


Featured Exhibitions