The 2020 Festival has been canceled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Artist Demonstrations

Hood College Pottery Demonstrations

Hood College Pottery Demonstrations

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Graduate Students and Faculty members from the Hood College ceramics program will be giving pottery wheel demonstrations throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday during the Festival of the Arts.

Artifacts Glass Blowing

Artifacts Glass Blowing

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Originally from Frederick, Maryland Spencer Marshall now lives in northern Philadelphia. In October of 2014 Spencer took his first two introductory lessons behind the burner from Robert Kincheloe of Bullrun Valley Glass. After practicing pipe making for about a year, Spencer enrolled in classes at Salem Community College where he received two Associates degrees: Fine Art with a concentration in glass and Scientific Glass Technology.

As a pipe maker, Spencer seeks a balance of design, craftsmanship, and artistry in his finished pieces. After four years on the torch and having made hundreds of finished pieces, Spencer is now moving towards taking on students, while refining old techniques and discovering new ones.

Mid-Maryland Woodturners Club

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Club members will demonstrate turning small wooden items, such as bowls, vases, boxes, spurtles, handles, bottle stoppers, ornaments, spinning tops and weed pots.

Interactive Car Art

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Get wild and crazy while connecting to your inner-child. Paint, smocks and brushes included. Brought to you by Second Chances Garage, a Frederick nonprofit who helps local families and individuals get back on their feet by: accepting donated vehicles; repairing them; offering them to families in need for a nominal fee and offering Reduced Car Repair for those who qualify.

Downtown Frederick Partnership “First Saturday” Art Project

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Details TBA

Kids Zone

Hosted by the Festival committee, these hands-on art activities are sure to engage kids of all ages!


Sky Stage will feature an installation created for FFOTA by artist Larry Cook.

Frederick Festival of Film

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Frederick Film History: film memorabilia, articles, and facts displayed throughout the tasting room. Mock Film Studio: festival patrons can share on camera their own artistic experiences at the Frederick Festival of the Arts for use in a future promotional piece.
Local Film Screening: local artists short films on Saturday and/or Sunday night. Details TBA.

Frederick County Public Libraries – Children’s Activities

C. Burr Artz Library, adjacent to Carroll Creek
Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


In the Branch

Variety of hands-on art activities for adults and children, display of art work created by local school children and live entertainment throughout the weekend.

In the Community Room

The Little Gym of Frederick Experience – an active and air-conditioned break for families with children ages 0-10 will take place in the Community Room.

*Note, a signed waiver is required.


“In keeping with our vision that Everyone Deserves Art, the Delaplaine welcomes festival visitors to enjoy family friendly events rain or shine. We’re proud to partner with the Festival by showcasing art that matters and encouraging creative expression,” -Director of Education


Saturday, June 1

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
International Children’s Films in partnership with Frederick Film Festival

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Delaplaine Arts & Crafts Expo

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibits on view: National Juried Exhibit; Jacob Zimmerman; Steven Donegan; Brenda Murphy

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Drop-in Art Activities for All Ages (projects tbd)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids (preregistration required)

  • Scrap Fabric and Garland (ages 6-8)
  • Pop Up Books (ages 9-12)

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Creative Outlet – Drop-in Art Projects inspired by artist MC Escher

Sunday, June 2

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
International Children’s Films and Exhibits on view


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