Become a Supporting Member

Projects of Garrett County Arts Council are funded by the Maryland State Arts Council, Garrett County Government, and by membership support.


Individual memberships are $25 per year. To become a member, please print this form or complete the online form below.

Your annual membership contribution enables us to sustain and grow programs included (but not limited to):

   Advocacy: Working toward continued funding for the arts at both the county and state level.  We take an active role with organizations such as Maryland Citizens for the Arts and events like the annual Arts Day presented to legislators in Annapolis.

   Artist Studio Tours: Annual tour of county artists’ working home studios with participating guest artists.

   Arts Connection: Monthly networking social for artists, board members, and arts supporters. Locations and themes rotate throughout the county.

   Arts in Education Programming: Multi-cultural programs for county schools students, sponsorship of annual Student Arts Fair, Achievement in Art Awards for area graduating seniors, periodic student visual art exhibits, sponsorship of high school literary journals.

   Arts Roundtable: Professional development education for grantees and artists.

   Community Art Development Grants: Funding for arts related programs and activities to local non-profits, educational entities, and government agencies.

    Community Collaborations: Programs in partnership with other area organizations.  Examples include Art in the Park at Deep Creek Lake State Park and Blooming Art, a floral and visual art exhibit with the area garden club.

   Event Calendar: Listing of regional art activities available on our web site, in the local news, and displayed on The Gallery Shop bulletin board

   Friend of the Arts Award: Annual recognition of residents showing ongoing exemplary support of the arts in Garrett County.

   Ginseng and Page-to-Stage: Ginseng is our annual literary publication showcasing the work of local authors.  Page-to-Stage is a celebration of that talent where the authors are invited to read their original work to a live audience.

   SEYMOUR: An Art Experience: Juried art show and sale held during the Autumn Glory Festival

   The Gallery Shop: Retail storefront providing the venue for local visual artists to show and sell their creations.

   Workshops and Demonstrations: Hands-on learning experiences for all ages, in varied mediums.

With your membership, you will receive the following benefits and more:

Gallery Shop 10% discount
Annual Membership Reception & Meeting including voting privileges
Gallery receptions
Email news and updates
Periodic newsletter
Special member events such as guided tours to art venues.

And most importantly, the satisfaction that comes from actively supporting the arts in Garrett County!

Membership Form:

Please complete the following form to become a member of the Garrett County Arts Council. Please call 301-334-6580 if you encounter any problems with the form.

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GCAC is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization and as such, all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.