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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

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MSAC Chair Barbara Bershon
August 13, 2012New Maryland State Arts Council Officers and Councilors Take PositionsPress ReleaseA new slate of Maryland State Art Council (MSAC) officers – elected at the Council's annual June meeting—and three newly appointed council members have assumed leadership. The Council is an appointed... Read More
Mike Auldridge
June 19, 2012Marylander Receives Nation's Highest Honor In Folk And Traditional ArtsPress ReleaseThe National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today announced that bluegrass and country musician Mike Auldridge of Silver Spring, Maryland has been named one of only nine 2012 NEA 2012 National Heritage... Read More
Bethesda Urban Partnership
June 05, 2012Bethesda Receives 2012 Arts & Entertainment Outstanding Achievement AwardPress ReleaseMaryland’s Department of Commerce today presented the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District with the 2012 Award for Outstanding Achievement. Bethesda Urban Partnership Marketing &... Read More
The Legendary Orioles
May 04, 20122ND ANNUAL MARYLAND TRADITIONS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED!Press ReleaseThe Festival features Maryland’s traditional musicians, arts masters and their apprentices playing music and leading workshops and demonstrations in screen painting, decoy duck carving, Smith Island... Read More
Todd Marcus
April 26, 2012Apply for a Maryland Touring Grant by April 30, 2012Press ReleaseThis is a unique and exciting program for Maryland performing artists to enhance their marketing and touring capacity, as well as showcase the wide array of diverse talent in the state. Maryland... Read More
9/11 Memorial of Maryland
April 03, 2012MSAC announces new audio tour for visitors to the 9/11 Memorial of MarylandPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council announced today that a new audio tour is now available to visitors of the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland, which was unveiled last September on the 10th anniversary of the... Read More
Brian Gilbert places first
March 06, 2012Maryland State Arts Council Announces Poetry Out Loud Maryland State ChampionPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced that Brian Gilbert, a senior at Marriotts Ridge High School in Howard County, placed first at the 2012 Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition on... Read More
March 02, 2012Media Alert: Second Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife FestivalPress ReleaseWHAT:  Maryland Traditions, a program of the Maryland State Arts Council, will present the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival, a free, day-long celebration of traditional artists and musicians... Read More
Poetry Out Loud
March 01, 2012Maryland State Arts Council announces Maryland Poetry Out Loud State Final CompetitionPress ReleaseAt the Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL) state final, eight students selected from 15,000 will compete to represent Maryland at the national POL competition. Students will perform three poems before a... Read More
Amber Waves by Wendy McAlister
February 21, 2012MSAC ANNOUNCES INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS AWARD RECIPIENTSPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, has recognized 100 Maryland artists from 15 counties across the state for creating work of exceptional... Read More

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