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
Card Making February 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Happy Valentine's Day session. Create Valentines or other cards for Birthdays, Easter, Get Well, etc. Penny Knoble-Besa, artist, actor, photographer, is leading this workshop.

Wine and Art Class: Valentine's Day February 13, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Create a lovely painting and enjoy a fun and relaxing art therapy session with the talented and accomplished Sandra Wright. It's a Valentine-themed painting this time. No previous painting experience required! Bring your own wine/beverarge, snacks provided. $30 fee covers all supplies

Creature Creation February 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Learn the basics of making a four legged animal in clay and then make it "fantastic!" Chris Sloan, Executive Director of the Allegany Arts Council and former Art Director of National Geographic leads the session.

Introduction to Theatre...Fun! March 12, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Explore being on stage using music and theatre exercises to learn stage blocking. Imagine creative improvisations and use hand puppets in a dramatic way. Penny Knoble-Besa, artist, actor, photographer is leading this workshop.

How to Draw a Building March 26, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Ever get frustrated trying to draw a house, a skyscraper, or just a box? In this class kids will get to use a "perspective machine" and learn how to solve those nasty drawing problems. Chris Sloan, Executive Director of the Allegany Arts Council and former Art Director for National Geographic leads the session.

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