Sky Stage is both a large-scale public art installation and outdoor amphitheater, located at 59 South Carroll Street in downtown Frederick. Its design, which repurposes a Revolutionary War-era building, is the work of artist Heather Clark, with assistance from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Digital Structures research group. Its operations and programming are managed by the Arts Council.
59 South Carroll had suffered a major fire in 2010 (in which it lost its roof), and it stood empty for years, but thanks to Clark’s vision and the generosity of property owner Rusty Hauver, it is now a popular center for arts and culture. Programming ideas come mainly from the community, and it serves as a quality performance and exhibition space for rising artists and community groups.
At Sky Stage, one can experience anything from salsa under the stars to yoga to independent film to children’s storytime. The venue can also be rented for weddings and corporate events.
Installation at Sky Stage by Lusmerlin Lantigua, 2020/2021
For more info and our season calendar, check out Sky Stage’s official website at skystagefrederick.com (updates are also available through Facebook).
To submit a programming idea, fill out our Google form here.
Featured at the National Governors Association Annual Meeting and NGA publication Rural Prosperity Through the Arts and Creative Sector (2019)
More questions? Contact Maura Parrott, Sky Stage Curator at email@example.com.