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.

Art Center Rental Rates

Tuesday- Sunday 11a-5p

Closed Monday

First Floor

The first floor includes 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 Comfort: 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. You can find contact information for all of the artists here.

Past Installations

The Salon: Winter Showcase and Artist Market November 2022- February 2023

Infinite Growth  May- September 2022

Flat File Holiday Showcase Nov 2021-Feb 2022

Barn Exhibit Art Center Works June-Sept 2021


Second Floor

FAC’s second floor gallery houses rotating exhibitions, public art initiatives, concerts, and events. 

There is a new installation coming soon.

Past Installations

Apply to show in the 2nd floor exhibition space or other FAC gallery spaces here.

Third Floor

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. 

Center Hours
  • Tuesday–Sunday: 11am–5pm
  • Closed Monday


Creative Lab Rental Form

Art Center Rental Form

Art Center Event Request Form: Art Center Event Request Form



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