The new studios space will house up to thirty working artists with rotating gallery exhibits
FREDERICK, MD – The Frederick Arts Council announced that it has leased and will open a new artist studios complex with gallery space in the heart of downtown Frederick. The new arts spaces are to be located in the historic former BB&T Bank lobby and office buildings, at 1-11 North Market Street. Studio spaces are currently available for rent.
The gallery and studios have been renovated and outfitted with LED lighting, a new HVAC system, fresh paint and updated shared space, courtesy of property owner Patty Hurwitz. Both the studios building, which features an elevator for accessibility, and the gallery space, which has been beautifully renovated to preserve its historic character, are ready to support and highlight the work of local artists. The forthcoming Albert Hurwitz Gallery will also honor the Hurwitzes’ late uncle, a lifelong arts aficionado and Chair Emeritus in Art Education at MICA.
“This is certainly one of the most enormously exciting projects we’ve undertaken at FAC,” said Louise Kennelly, FAC’s Executive Director. “We are particularly proud of the fact that this will locate a thriving arts complex directly on the Square Corner downtown. There can be no question that the arts are central to Frederick’s success, and our new studio and gallery spaces will underscore that for the community and for visitors alike.”
The gallery space will feature rotating exhibits of the studio artists’ work in addition to contemporary installations; an opening reception will take place Tuesday, May 23rd at 6 pm. The studios building can house up to 30 artists and a limited number of units are still available; interested artists should contact Emily Holland, FAC Public Art Program Manager, at email@example.com for more information. Creatives of all disciplines are welcome; monthly rents range from $300-475.
About the Frederick Arts Council
The Frederick Arts Council invests in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County. The organization fosters an environment where the arts flourish in the community through grants and scholarships, arts advocacy, and links to essential resources. FAC is responsible for large-scale programming such as the Frederick Festival of the Arts, Sky Stage, Frederick Public Art Initiative, Art in the Park, and Arts in Education grants. For more information about the Frederick Arts Council, visit www.frederickartscouncil.org