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 View: Infinite Growth curated by Jillian Abir MacMaster.
Click here to learn more about this exhibit featuring LGBTQ+ artists.
FAC’s second floor gallery houses rotating exhibitions, public art initiatives, concerts, and events.
Currently on display is Unstructured Rise by Knoxville artist Alyssa Imes from June 6th – September 23rd, 2022
The art installation, Unstructured Rise, features a variety of materials including textiles and cast iron that highlight Alyssa’s approach to creating a multi-media experience for her viewers. Imes’ work is about personal connections and social interactions that open new doors and which create a network of emotional relationships. Imes’ focus is to spread awareness of growth after trauma. “Unstructured Rise” serves as a retrospective of Imes’ work as an artist.
Alyssa Imes grew up in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree from Shepherd University in 2018. She uses mediums of knitted fibers and communal cast iron. She graduated with her MFA from University of Maryland in May 2022. She has a small cast iron furnace. Currently her work has transitioned from heavy iron work to light fiber works. Through the years of her art practice she is always inspired by connections she makes with people.
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.