The FAC Art Center is a newly renovated, converted church building at 5 East Second Street in Downtown Frederick. Our historic building not only houses resident organizations, public art projects, exhibitions, and offices, but also serves as an affordable venue for our member artists and organizations to hold events,exhibitions, and performances. The FAC Arts Center is a cultural hub and anchor point for the arts in Frederick County.
The FAC Art Center functions as a place for the community to engage in public art both inside and outside the building and complements the FAC Public Art Initiative.
The first floorincludes the FAC Shop, information about FAC members, and resident organizations such as Endangered Species (theatre) Project. The first floor also features rotating exhibitions in partnership with local artists and arts organizations.
Currently on display is The Salon: Winter Showcase and Artist Market (November2022- February 2023). All works are by local creatives, priced <$200, and may be purchased off the wall at the time of sale.
FAC’s second floor gallery houses rotating exhibitions, public art initiatives, concerts, and events.
Currently on display is Beneath the Forest by artist Pamela Moulton from November 2022- Februrary 2023.
“Beneath the Forest,” like much of Moulton’s previous work, fosters an ethos of generosity and creative exchange. The energetic sculptures and woven installations cultivate habitats for the imagination that raise awareness about our planet, offering windows of hope. Discarded materials such as fishing nets, hair curlers, lost mittens, heirloom gloves, and bottlecaps are reassembled, reorganized, and reinvented into new forms. The result brings into focus connections between many different types of human communities as well as with the precious natural world.
Artist Pamela Moulton lived in Europe for three decades before relocating to Maine. She received her BFA from UVM and Villa Arson, France (1984) and later her MFA from ESA-Aix, France (2011). She then studied dance pedagogy at IUFM Blois, France which was the catalyst for her collaborative large-scale performative community projects. Her work has been supported by fellowships and grants from the Maine Arts Commission, Kindling Fund, New England Foundation for the Arts and Conseil Regional in Central France, and has been shown in prominent galleries internationally including the National Gallery of Art.
Apply to show in the 2nd floor exhibition space or other FAC gallery spaces here.
The third floor houses the FAC Creative Lab, a studio and workspace free and open to the public. FAC invites artists and creatives to utilize the drawing tables, easels, armchairs, and to enjoy the library of artist books, artist editions, and monographs. The Creative Lab is free and open to the public during FAC Art Center hours of operation.