Cecil County Arts Council
135 East Main Street
Elkton, MD 21921
Cecil County Arts Council
135 East Main Street
Elkton, MD 21921
Come to the gallery and enjoy the works of featured artist Adira Jenner to see her bright and colorful mixed media pieces. Hanging along with Adira is Margie Blystone's very elegant and classy pen and ink feather drawings. Guests are permitted into the gallery by dialing the Arts Council using the keypads on the front and back doors. Wear your mask and be mindful of distance requirements.
First Friday Opening Reception
Friday, September 4, 2020, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The opening reception for our next solo show, "Home is Where the Art is", featuring original artworks created by Colleen Tiefenthal using paint, found materials and creativity will be held Friday, September 4, 2020
from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Music will be provided by Chaz Massey and light catered fare from C3entral Tavern will be available.
Governor's orders must be followed so please wear your mask and be mindful of the six foot distancing protocol.
Drawing Sessions are Postponed at This Time
Portrait Study Sessions at CCAC
Every Friday 1:30- 3:30 p.m.
Portrait Study sessions take place on the 2nd floor of the arts council every Friday. Enhance your skills with a live model each week. Bring your art supplies, the arts council will provide tables, chairs and easels (limited quantity).
Cost is only $5.00 per person.
Figure Study Sessions at CCAC
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Figure Study sessions will take place on the 2nd floor for a 6 week class. Enhance your skills with a live model each week. This is an uninstructed class. Bring your art supplies, the arts council will provide tables, chairs and easels (limited quantity). Cost is only $5.00 per person. Artists under 18 must have legal guardian permission. CCAC is accessible to all.
CCAC is Hiring Models
Multiple models are needed ($30 stipend) for
Friday's CCAC Portrait Study sessions.
Multiple models are needed ($40 stipend) for upcoming figure sessions at the arts council on Saturday's. Must be over 18. (8 week session to start mid February)
Those interested in sitting for a session, please contact CCAC at 410-392-5740 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists In Action - Is Back!!!!!!!!!!!
Tables and chairs are set up at six foot intervals and masks are required to enter the building.
Bring your supplies and join artists in the gallery to paint, draw, or sculpt the day away. Beginners and professionals meet to work on projects, and to share tips and tricks. You never know who will set up in the gallery! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Always FREE, come in every Wednesday from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm and spend the day with the CCAC.
Tables will be 6 feet away from others with a limit of 10 artists.
Lunchlines-now held via Zoom
Want to join the poetry group? Email us for a link!
Join the poets every first and third Tuesday of the month. Entertaining and always clever, these "word wizards" are worth a listen. All ages are welcome and participation is free for all CCAC members.
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Thank You Celebration of the Arts Sponsors 2019:
Artesian Water Company, Inc.
VFW Elkton Post 8175
Cecil College - Milburn Stone Theatre, Laurie Fitzgerald, The Styer's and Friends, Upper Bay Counseling and Support Services, Trashy Women and J. P. Henry
Cecil County Public Library
Performing Artists Sponsors:
Showcase on Main
Picture it Framed
Schaefer's Canal House
Hors D'oeuvres Sponsor:
Bry Overhead Door Service
TriState Poroperty Solutions
Integrity Real Estate, John Ford
Maryland Pin Sponsor
Union Hospital Foundation
Mary Clark Confalone
R. J. & N. M. Valentine Family
For links to our sponsors, please go to our "Supporter Links" tab at the top navigation panel above.
The Cecil County Arts Council is open Monday through Friday, 10 am-4 pm, and the first Saturday from 10 am-2 pm (unless closed due to holiday or inclement weather). The Arts Council acts as a clearinghouse for information on the arts in Cecil County. Now in its 43rd year, the Arts Council is a non-profit organization, dedicated to “presenting, promoting and sustaining the arts in Cecil County”.
Supported, in part, by funding from the state, county, individual contributions, and sponsorship, the Arts Council is also a membership organization! We would love to include you as a member of this wonderful group of people!
At venues all throughout Cecil County, the Arts Council provides opportunities for the residents of our community to experience art events such as free concerts along the waterfront, exhibitions, workshops, classes and much more!
The Arts Council also provides grant and scholarship opportunities to community residents, organizations and schools. Each year, the Arts Council offers over $50,000 in sub-grants and scholarships to applicants.
Visit the Arts Council, experience what we have to offer!
Cecil County Arts Council Individual Artist and Small Business Relief Funds
We are in this together.
The Cecil County Arts Council has established a relief fund to assist individual artists and small businesses whose income has been impacted by COVID-19 crisis. This fund is open to all individual Cecil County artists, arts businesses, and performers who have been impacted locally by the current pandemic.
Please fill out the application and email completed form to CCAC at email@example.com
or print out and mail to CCAC c/o Artist Relief Fund
135 East Main Street, Elkton, MD 21921.
Questions? - Email the arts council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly Live Art Demonstrations and Instructions
with Liz & Iris
on Facebook Live!
Join Liz & Iris every week at noon for a socially distanced art class. Teasers and videos will be posted on the arts council's Facebook page and can be viewed live,
or replayed at a later time.
Yoga at CCAC with Shay Robb
You have a chance to join Shay two times a week at the arts council for one hour yoga sessions.
Just $7.00 drop-in.
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
Fridays at 11:45 a.m.
CCAC's 4th Annual 6x6 Canvas Fundraiser 2020
Stop by the arts council to pick-up a 6x6 canvas to paint or decorate as you desire and return it to the gallery by September 30, 2020. The Juried Show and the 6x6 exhibit will open on October 2, at 5 p.m. Come to see who picks your 6x6 canvas as their favorite or buy one for yourself! Remember - sign the BACK of the canvas. Each canvas will sell for $20 at which time the buyer can find out who the artist is. FUN!
In a joint venture with the main office of the Cecil County Public Library, the arts council has an additional location for our artists to hang (and sell) their work! “Gallery 301” is located at the Elkton Library branch and they welcome artists to rotate shows on the walls of CCPL! With more than 900 visitors, each day, the library is an excellent venue for your work to be seen and to be sold. Sales will be handled the same as they are at the gallery. If you are interested in being featured at the library, let us know.
Be Yoga Fresh Yoga with Amy-POSTPONED
Join Amy for 7 Foundational Gratitude Workshops at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the arts council. These classes are short in length and will include detailed instruction on alignment. Amy will do a warm-up, examine 1 - 2 poses, then finish with breath work and /or relaxation. Each session will be 30 - 45 min each, classes are by donation only. For more information go to: www.beyogafresh.com
Congratulations to CCAC 2020 Grant Recipients
Giving away more than $50,000 to recipients this year, CCAC has helped the following organizations bring more arts programming to the county: Cecil County Choral Society, Cecil Dancenter, Cecil College Performing Arts, Cecilton Elementary, Fair Hill Nature Center, Milburn Stone Theater, Providence Christian Academy, The Tome School and Upper Bay Counseling & Support Services
The Market at 135
CCAC, Cecil Land Trust and The Historical Soceity of Cecil County introduce, The Market at 135. A fun, educational collaboration involving art, history, land preservation and agriculture has begun at the arts council. Cecil County farmers will provide farm fresh products that can be purchased at the market, daily. For more information on the products, click on The Market at 135 tab at the top of this page.
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Cecil County Arts Council is supported, in part,
by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the state of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Full or partial financial assistance has been provided for this project through the Cecil County VLT Local Community Grant Program,
sponsored by the Cecil County Executive.
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