Allegany Arts Council

The Allegany Arts Council is a private, non-profit organization working to ensure that Allegany County, Maryland is A Community Alive with the Arts! As the official "umbrella organization" for the arts in our county,  our mission is to cultivate the arts to enrich the quality of life in our community.


Our ongoing goals are to (1) increase awareness of and access to the arts, (2) to provide a supportive environment for local artists and arts organizations to thrive, (3) to foster economic vitality through the arts, and (4) to develop the Allegany Arts Council as a high performing sustainable organization. 


Headquartered along with the Saville Gallery at 9 N. Centre Street in Downtown Cumberland's Arts & Entertainment District, the Allegany Arts Council sponsors and produces a wide variety of art events, activities and programs throughout the year. For questions or additional information about the Allegany Arts Council, please contact us at 301-777-ARTS (2787).

Upcoming Events
Artful Fashion Exhibit May 6, 2017 to May 27, 2017

National Competition & Exhibition featuring the Western Maryland Watercolor Society.

16th Annual Members' Show June 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

9th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air June 19, 2017 to June 25, 2017

Thirty nationally known artists will spend time painting the beautiful landscapes and architecture of Mountain Maryland.

Mountain Maryland Plein Air Collector's Reception June 23, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Judge Barbara Jaenicke announces awards and collectors get the first peek and the first chance to buy a NEW work by their favorite artist! Tickets: $30 (includes wine, appetizers, and an early first chance to buy!)

Mountain Maryland Plein Air Public Reception June 24, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Free and open to the public. Join invited Plein Air artists and see their fresh work in the elegant setting of the Saville Gallery.

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