Arts & Culture

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Artistically Speaking: Angela Hedderick - Painting Her World
Artist Angela Hedderick explains that things such as “beautiful mornings, dramatic cloudy skies, and attractive views” can get her creative juices flowing.
Make:Over Workshop for Artists & Creative Businesses Being Offered
An intensive 5-hour workshop for artists and creative businesses will be held on March 22nd in nearby Thomas, West Virginia.
Artistically Speaking: A New, Young Artist Joins the Gallery Shop
Rebecca E. Diller, a 23-year-old native of Garrett County, is one of the newest artists to display and sell her artwork in Garrett County Arts Council’s Gallery Shop.
Artistically Speaking: Jeanne Wagle - The Batik Watercolorist
Since June, Jeanne Waglet has exhibited watercolor and Batik watercolor at the Garrett County Arts Council’s pop-up gallery in McHenry.
Artistically Speaking: Amy Childers - Celebrating Nature Through Fabric
Amy Childers' selects and hand sews pieces of commercially available fabric together to create stunning landscape scenes.
Artistically Speaking: Gloria Dean - Warming Up in Style
Artist Gloria Dean's latest endeavor - Scarves by BABKA - features personally designed, hand-knitted and crocheted fashion scarves.
Artistically Speaking: Pop-Up Gallery Shop in McHenry
The Garrett County Arts Council has opened another Pop-Up Gallery Shop.
Chautauqua 2016: Masters of Their Craft
Chautauqua 2016 marks the 22nd summer Maryland Humanities has brought this dynamic, free event to Garrett College.
Artistically Speaking: Penny Knobel-Besa - Capturing Memories
Penny Knobel-Besa is a fine art photographer who prefers to capture unique images of everything from street scenes to detailed portraiture.
Artistically Speaking: Hilmar Gottesthal - Worldwide Artist
Gottesthal is a man of many interests when it comes to art mediums, and inspiration for his work has come from a vast array of influences.
GCAC Grants: Arts Funding Available
Funding is available to local nonprofit organizations and government entities that provide art experiences, education, activities, and entertainment within the county.
Mini-Grants Help Attract Heritage Tourists
Communities in Garrett County have been named as recipients of Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West mini-grants for projects that attract cultural and heritage tourists to the region.
Artistically Speaking - Animated Ambition
Artist Seth Pitt of Thomas, WV will soon be featured at The Gallery Shop in downtown Oakland.
Artistically Speaking - Stitching Memories
Joan Chaney keeps the tradition of quilt making alive and well with her beautiful, one of a kind quilts.
Town of Grantsville Designated as an Arts & Entertainment District 
The Town of Grantsville received notice that their application for an Arts & Entertainment District Designation has been successful.