The Gallery Shop

The Gallery Shop is a retail storefront in the heart of the Oakland Arts & Entertainment District providing a venue for local visual artists to show and sell their artwork. Since 2000, the Garrett County Arts Council has juried in and accepted works from 4 local artists. We currently have artwork regularly on display from over 150 artisans. Monthly special exhibitions with lectures, workshops and demonstrations, and entertainment are scheduled throughout the year.

During the summer months, we offer eight Saturday morning artist demonstrations in art forms such as colored pencil, oil and cold wax, quilling, basket weaving, tatting, woodturning, balloon smash art and spinning. In 2021, we began expanding opportunities for artists, artisans, rural entrepreneurs, community members, and students to come together to participate in activities, lectures and socialization.

For up to date information, please follow our Facebook Page for more information on events, call for artists and the latest arts and cultural news in Garrett County.

Visit Us

108 S. Second Street, Oakland, MD 21550


Contact Us

(301) 334-8139


Our Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Private shopping appointments and artist appointments are available on Monday and Tuesday.  To make an appointment, please contact The Gallery Shop Manager, Rachel Precht, at

Independent Artist Application for The Gallery Shop

For activities occurring July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

  • Deadline for Jurying: May 20, 2023

For activities occurring July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

  • Deadline for Jurying: September 16, 2023
  • Deadline for Jurying: January 20, 2024
  • Deadline for Jurying: May 2024 TBD

The Gallery Shop jury meets and reviews applications for new artists 3 times a year: January, May, and September.  You can view and print the guidelines and a copy of the application to prepare. When you’re ready to apply simply submit the form below.  Your submission once recieved will be included in the next jury, and you will be contacted with results soon after.

Apply Online

The deadline to apply for the Independent Artist Application for The Gallery Shop is May 20, 2023.