Community Investment Tax Credits
The Community Investment Tax Credit Program (CITC) offers State tax credits to Maryland businesses and individuals that contribute to nonprofit organizations that are working to address critical needs in the State’s communities. Through the program, businesses and individuals that make a donation to qualified nonprofit organizations receive a valuable State tax credit.
How does the program work?
Nonprofit organizations apply for tax credit allocations competitively awarded by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Downtown Frederick Partnership has previously been awarded allocations of these credits. Please contact the Partnership to see if any credits are currently available.
Entities that donate directly to nonprofits receive tax credits equal to 50 percent of the value of the donation. These tax credits may be claimed in addition to State and Federal deductions for charitable contributions.
Entities must start using the credits against taxes owed for the year in which the contribution is made. If the credits exceed the taxes owed, the excess credits may be carried over for up to five years following the tax year in which the contribution was made. Credits may not be used retroactively against taxes owed for years prior to the year in which the contribution is made.
Who is eligible for the program?
Any entity conducting business or operating a trade in or individual residing in Maryland is eligible.
- Investment minimum is $500 (state requirement)
- If previously invested in the Partnership, gift must be doubled from the previous year
- If gift has been doubled once while participating in program, you are excluded from previous requirement
- Downtown Frederick Partnership will provide credits for the total investment (previous investment plus increased investment)
Credits are sold on a first come first serve basis. For more information please call 301.698.8118 or email Danielle Doll at email@example.com.
Upcoming Downtown Events
WHIMSY, an installation art exhibition at Gallery 115 at The Y Arts Center in Downtown, Frederick will run Sunday, September 26th through Sunday, January 9th, 2022. Opening Reception: Saturday, November 6th, 7pm-9pm – the first open studios and micro gallery will also be open on First Saturday, and our artist-in-residence program officially launches on October 1st with two artists, Karin Birch and Lisa Sheirer. Whimsy presents the whimsical yet poignant works of Heather Harvey and Shana Kohnstamm, two Maryland based artists. Each artist created a semi-immersive installation in the gallery. Additionally, Harvey will be showing a collection of new paintings in the Foyer Gallery. Harvey utilizes an eclectic range of litter she finds on her walks and transforms it into an intriguing, surprising cascading chandelier of objects. Her work transforms the discarded into treasure while evoking the specter of stranger’s pasts. Kohnstamm’s work utilizes the ancient medium of hand dyed wool, an ecologically sustainable choice to create a variety of colorful biomorphic forms, at once playful, comedic and eerie. Sculptures are placed on unevenly placed platforms protruding from the wall or suspended from the ceiling evoking a theatrical and other-worldly communion. Harvey’s collection of new paintings in the Foyer […]
WHIMSY at Gallery 115
The Delaplaine Arts Center welcomes Toronto based artist, Amanda McCavour, for a stunning new exhibition, “Embroidered Spaces,” opening on Saturday, September 2. McCavour uses a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations. Through an exploration of line and its 2–D and 3–D implications, stitch is used to explore various concepts such as connections to home and the fibers of the body. McCavour is interested in thread’s assumed vulnerability, its ability to unravel, and its strength when sewn together. She shows her works, which are created on-site, in galleries throughout her native Canada and internationally. “Embroidered Spaces” opens to the public Saturday, September 2 and will be on view through October 31. Admission to the Delaplaine’s galleries is free. Delaplaine Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM Sunday, 11AM-5PM McCavour will give a free online artist’s talk on Saturday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. She will discuss her process and the ideas behind “Embroidered Spaces.” The artist will travel from Canada to Frederick in order to teach her unique embroidery technique in a special workshop at The Delaplaine Arts Center. Embroidered Botany: Hand Stitching and Water-Soluble Stabilizer will take place October 30 & 31 and is open to anyone 15 and older. Workshop capacity […]
“Embroidered Spaces” exhibition at the Delaplaine
Join us at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater for outdoor storytime! Enjoy stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! Geared toward ages 0-5, but all are welcome. For potential weather cancellations please check back here or call your local library. Ages 0-5 Presented in coordination with Downtown Frederick Partnership.
Family Storytime on the Creek
Wind interpreted by 29 artists This exhibition features works of 29 artists that incorporate their interpretations of wind in our lives, in history, in mythology, or in a multitude of other ways. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, digital, mixed media, glass and ceramic. Best in Show ($500) and an Award of Merit ($250) were announced at 6:00pm on Saturday, October 16 on Facebook and Instagram. This exhibition is on view from October 13 through November 14. Find Gallery hours on their event page. Painting: “Sail III” by Phillip Grove
DISTRICT Arts Presents “Wind”, a juried themed exhibition
ATTENTION: Capacity may be limited and masks required for ages 5+ per city/county regulations until further notice. Please register with Frederick Salsa. ______________________________ Dance to Latin beats at this popular monthly event! Starts with an approximately 30-minute salsa lesson at 7pm by Silvia Yacoubian of Frederick Salsa. 3rd Wednesdays. $5 suggested cash donation to Frederick Salsa; all-ages, beer/wine available with cash/cards for over 21s with valid ID.
Salsa Under the Stars at Sky Stage
Hailing from Annapolis/Baltimore Pressing Strings keeps it real, toeing the line between hometown darlings and rising stars, these boys-next-door combine robust rhythms and bluesy songwriting that’s folksy and heartfelt yet funky and feel-good. Sharing the bill is Frederick favorite, Silent Old Mtns. A band for 10 years running and best friends for twice as long, Silent Old Mtns. has warmed the hearts of many with the approachable sincerity of their energetic live shows and their policy of treating fans as family.
Pressing Strings with Silent Old Mtns.
Farm-to-Table Art As the rhythm of the season begins to change, we look forward to the rewards of our labor, harvesting the bounty of our farms and garden plots. This moveable feast for our eyes is evident is the fresh produce filling the farmer’s markets, our tables and larders. Gallery 322 is celebrating the abundance of this season with an all-gallery exhibit showcasing the paintings, sculptures and assemblages of the versatile gallery artists and highlighting that farm to table experience through their art. Visit Gallery 322’s website for more information.
HARVEST —a movable feast @ Gallery 322
Take a remarkable journey through Frederick’s gruesome and bloody past. Nearly 300 years of war, executions and revenge. True documented stories of the “Paranormal” with Maryland’s oldest operating ghost tour! Uncover politically savvy and defiant citizens, patriots from the Revolutionary War, beckoning soldiers from the Civil War, and so much more! This tour takes you where no other tour dares to go! A 90-minute foray into the archives of the dead in “MARYLAND’S MOST HAUNTED CITY!” Reservations Recommended. Tours available select weekends April—November. Private Group Tours available on “Non-Scheduled” dates year-round. Each purchased ticket includes a 10% off coupon for Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery. Frederick’s Original Brew Pub! Learn more at marylandghosttours.com.
Historic District Ghost Tour
Ever see a car dressed up for Halloween?! Stop by Everedy Square & Shab Row during Downtown Frederick’s Halloween celebration to check out all the Vintage VWs. Some will be dressed for the occasion, others will be showcasing their natural beauty! There will also be a few treats to gather if you’re in the business of trick-or-treating. The Mid-Maryland Vintage VW Club was founded in 2019 by vintage VW enthusiasts Jonathan Fitz-Enz, Tony Morone, and Gidget Gill. With over 25 members and growing, the MMVVW Club includes Beetles, Buggies, Vans, Dokas, Convertibles and Campers. Anyone in the mid-Maryland area with a vintage VW is welcome to join as the Club looks forward to continued growth. The Club’s FB Events page posts weekly car shows for all club members to attend. Join our group through Facebook or contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vintage VW Halloween Car Show & Trunk-or-Treat
Halloween in Downtown Frederick 2021 Great for families and kids of all ages! Costumes highly encouraged! Saturday, October 30th Sponsored by Frederick County Public Libraries & The C. Burr Artz Trust. There are plenty of things to fill your day with! Make your perfect schedule below: Halloween in Downtown Frederick 10am-12pm Trick-or-Treat at all your favorite downtown businesses (while supplies last) and enjoy some “ghoulish fun” with kid-friendly activities – decorate a mini pumpkin or make a noodle monster and snap some adorable pictures at the balloon photo booth @ 33 E Patrick St and dance to some music while you play a few games @ 30 N Market St! A map of participating businesses can be found below. Organized by Downtown Frederick Partnership Additional Halloween Events 9am-1pm Check out the Vintage VW Car Show in Everedy Square & Shab Row. Some of the cars will be dressed up in their favorite costumes for their version of Trunk-or-Treat! Go to the event listing here for more information. Organized by Mid-Maryland Vintage VW Club 6pm-9pm Join us for Halloween Movie Night on the Creek to watch Hocus Pocus! Bring a blanket or chairs to watch it on the inflatable screen […]
Halloween in Downtown Frederick
Located at 331 N Market St. A weekly outdoor bazaar featuring a variety of vendors and products, every Saturday throughout the year. More information: instagram.com/downtownsaturdaybazaar
Downtown Saturday Bazaar
Walk in the footsteps of doctors, nurses, soldiers and civilians who cared for 8,000 wounded soldiers in Downtown Frederick Every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM from April until October, docents from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will explain how Frederick became “One Vast Hospital.” Arguably the most trying moment in city’s history came after the Battle of Antietam in the fall of 1862. The town’s population doubled when 8,000 wounded soldiers were delivered by ambulance to make-shift hospitals throughout Frederick. Initially the walking tours will be limited to 12 participants. Masks are required throughout the tour and we request that you practice strict social distancing. Tickets are $15 and include admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in addition to the walking tour. Tickets are free for Museum members, but you must still reserve your spot. Reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. With accounts taken from the diaries and letters of the surgeons, soldiers, and civilians who were there, this guided walking tour will explore the locations of the city’s Civil War hospitals in churches, schools, and public buildings. This program is an excellent way to take in downtown Frederick as many […]
Walking Tours with National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Start Halloween weekend off right with the Weinberg’s Silent Film Series and the classic, The Phantom of the Opera. A 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star. The film remains most famous for Chaney’s ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film’s premiere. The film was released on November 15, 1925. Accompanied by the Weinberg’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ! Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test is required to attend an event at the Weinberg Center and masks must be worn when inside the venue.
The Phantom of the Opera
Hocus Pocus on the big screen! Come to the Carroll Creek Amphitheater around dusk to snag a spot on the grassy tiers and watch Hocus Pocus. Bring a blanket or chairs and some snacks* for a family-friendly outing. We have lots of great restaurants close by that offer carry-out options! Starting at 6:00pm, WFRE Radio Station will be providing some tunes and games while we wait for it to get dark enough to see the screen clearly! The movie will start around 7:00pm & Closed Captioning will be provided. *Reminder, alcohol is not allowed in City parks without a permit. Brought to you by Frederick County Public Libraries & The C. Burr Artz Trust
Halloween Movie Night presented by Frederick County Public Libraries
The Civil War brought up a lot of tension in the town. Unresolved anger, sadness, and even stupidity (Much stupidity). We’ve collected some of our favorite stories of the mayhem and the murder that happened in Frederick during the Civil War. We have a walking tour to prove it. Rain or Shine No Walk ins
Murder and Mayhem Walking Tour
New Spire Arts presents its 2021-2022 Concert Series featuring 5 superb artists encompassing a range of genres. New Spire Arts celebrates its inaugural season of the performing arts with an exceptional line-up of live music and musicians you are likely to see on any of the world’s finest stages. We bring the best from the around the globe to our corner of Frederick. Great Reasons to Subscribe Buy and Save : Subscription tickets are discounted more than 25% over single tickets. Best Seats in the House : The best seats in the Ausherman Theatre are reserved for you, a season subscriber. Move to the Front of the Line : With your tickets already in hand, you are the first to choose among our subscriber-only section. The Concert Series includes the following fantastic artists April Verch Band (Oct. 8, 2021): For over two decades the fiddler, singer-songwriter and step dancer April Verch has been recording and captivating listeners worldwide. Verch’s signature sound blends together regional Canadian, American old-time, bluegrass, country and Americana, resulting in a well-rounded tour-de-force of traditional sounds. An Evening with Dennis Quaid (Oct. 30, 2021): Best known as an actor, Dennis Quaid is also a passionate […]
New Spire Arts Concert Series
The second Silent Film at the Weinberg Center on this date, this 1922 silent German Expressionist horror film stars Max Schreck as Count Orlok, a vampire is interested in both a new residence and the wife (Greta Schröder) of his estate agent (Gustav von Wangenheim). Accompanied by the Weinberg’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ! Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test is required to attend an event at the Weinberg Center and masks must be worn when inside the venue.