The Delaplaine Arts Center
WISH LIST: $100: 2 ArtStart sessions for preschoolers; $500: 2 ceramics classes for 12 children of Fort Detrick military personnel; $1000: a semester of arts for 6 developmentally delayed adults
The place positively hums. A full schedule of multi-media, multi-skill, multi-cultural exhibitions of paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, installation art and more enriches the lives of residents and visitors to Frederick. As befits a community arts center, The Delaplaine strives to maintain a nice balance between the familiar and the avant-garde, the local and the regional, the professional and the amateur. Some 200 courses a year draw over 1,000 students in drawing, painting, ceramics, woodworking, photography, printmaking, jewelry making, and crafts -- and summer camp serves another 600. Partnerships with local schools and service organizations provide dynamic educational support to the community: arts exposure for the most needy children -- 265 Head Start preschoolers with family incomes at or below the federal poverty line; arts exploration for developmentally delayed adults from the ARC; and full scholarships for needy clients from local social service agencies. Awarded the prestigious Seal of Excellence from the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, the Delaplaine will reward your generous support.
40 South Carroll Street
Frederick, MD 21701