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 Leeann Crews at email@example.com.
Upcoming Downtown Events
DISTRICT Arts is pleased to present the paintings of artist Delna Dastur in a featured artist exhibition that focuses on Nature and its ebullience, bringing us joy and sanity during difficult times. In addition to a career as a professional artist, Delna teaches a class entitled “Exploring Abstraction” for the Smithsonian Institution and the Art League, Alexandria. First Saturday 11-7 PM, Exhibit runs through 10/2.
“Seeking the Light” by Delna Dastur @ DISTRICT Arts
Sundays 9:00AM-1:00PM The Frederick City Market is a local food and artisan market located in the historic district of Downtown Frederick, Maryland. Join us at 331 N Market St every Sunday from May through November. Here at The Frederick City Market it is our pleasure to serve the community with some of the freshest produce, foods, and most unique artisan products and services around. Everything is either farm grown, or handmade locally by our wonderful vendors. We are located on Market Street in downtown Frederick between 3rd & 4th Street each Sunday from May through November. More info at frederickcitymarket.com
Frederick City Market
Since you’ll already be in town for First Saturday… The art galleries encourage you to stay for a special Downtown Frederick Sunday Artwalk following each First Saturday. There will be special events, art talks, live demos, and DIY projects from 12-4pm. Find specifics for October 2nd below: Tarot Card Readings @ Gaslight Gallery In exchange for your written question, Cynthia will interpret the cards for you with her original, unique Tarot deck. ‘Tis the season when the veil between the worlds is thin. Listen within for answers. Between Ideas and Reality – artist talk @ NOMA Gallery At 2pm Steven Dobbin will present an artist talk about his current solo show entitled “Between Ideas and Reality” and be on hand to discuss the work until 4pm. DIY watercolor flowers & Popup Exhibition @ Y Arts Center Visit Lisa Sheirer and Karin Birch during their Open Studios and make your own DIY coffee filter, watercolor flowers with them. Then, stop by the popup exhibition, “Dreamscapes” by Irish artist Charlotte O’Brien in Gallery 115. Meet the Artist @ The Little Pottery Shop Local Artist, Katlynn Almansor, will be exhibiting a collection of her work. She utilizes texture and color […]
Originally from Mexico, Francisco LOZA creates Arte de Estambre, or Pressed Yarn Art, by working on wooden surfaces that he covers in a combination of waxes that he mixes together to use as an adhesive base. Onto these waxed bases, LOZA intricately presses, cuts, and shapes yarn into his original artwork of multiple colors, sizes, depths, and concepts. For his workshops, LOZA provides the following materials required for Arte en Estambre: -Two (2) types of wax (only available in Mexico) -Yarn of varying colors (yarn type found only available in Mexico) -Instruments for pressing yarn -Oil for cleaning hands -Pre-cut flat heavy cardboard pieces or wooden surfaces (5 x 7 or 8x 10) for each participant At this workshop you will learn the history behind this medium, the cultural significance, as well as the process and technique all mastered by Francisco Loza whose artwork has been exhibited at the American Visionary Art Museum, U.S. Department of State in Washington and in Brazil; Migration Policy Institute (Washington, DC); and exhibits at the Arlington Arts Center (AAC); Morgan Arts Council (Berkeley Springs WVA); and Keswick Wellness Center, Baltimore, MD. To learn more about Francisco Loza and his unique process you can find […]
Connecting Culture Through Art with Francisco LOZA @ FAC
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Austin Zumbro Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in the ocean, and the only one of their kind, When Rainbow Fish refuses to share their vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. It takes a friendly little fish, a goofy starfish, and a helpful octopus to teach the Rainbow Fish the value of friendship.
The Rainbow Fish Musical @ Maryland Ensemble Theater
ABBA The Concert continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world, dazzling all who see with their fantastic performance while playing the most iconic hits from ABBA, including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” and “Dancing Queen.” Come dance, come sing, having the time of your life!
The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA
Frederick’s annual film competition returns and for Year 17- there’s something a bit different! While teams will still only have 72 hours to make a film, for the first time since Year 4 the theme to the Fest will be kept secret until the Launch Party where filmmakers are given their criteria. Students, Amateurs and Pro teams alike will then have only a weekend to write, direct, edit and turn in their short films. Over 600 films have been made throughout the years for the Fest, showcasing talent from across the region. All of the films will premiere Friday Night over two blocks, with the finalists and award winners showcasing on Saturday Night alongside a new short with the hosts Mikael Johnson and Aura Manjarrez. The 72 Award Ceremony directly follows the Saturday Night screenings.
72 Film Fest
Fingal’s boss has given him a big assignment: to apply his fact-checking skills to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author D’Agata. But now Fingal has a huge problem: D’Agata made up a lot of his article. What starts professionally quickly becomes profane in this witty comedy based on a true story of D’Agata’s easy “What Happens There”.
Lifespan of a Fact @ Maryland Ensemble Theater
There are many ways of presenting thought-provoking ideas and themes in visual art. This exhibition will reflect the interpretation of this commonly used metaphorical expression in the art of 25 independently juried artists. It is on view from October 5 through October 30 and is free and open to the public. The opening reception is Saturday, October 8 from 5 to 7 PM. Visit https://www.districtarts.com/food-for-thought for more information, including gallery hours.
“FOOD FOR THOUGHT”, a Juried Themed Exhibition @ DISTRICT Arts
Come out and support the local civilians that lost their homes from the apartment fire that took place on August 24th in downtown Frederick on the corner of N Market and 2nd St. All donations will be given to the Go Fund Me accounts created by said civilians. For questions, please contact AudioElectricWV@gmail.com Must be 21+ with valid ID to drink. Show is all ages. Doors: 5:30 Music: 6:00 Faith In Jane •doom groove• faithinjane.bandcamp.com Puce Moment •noise/post punk• pucemomentusa.bandcamp.com/releases Fable Circuit (wv) •indie rock• fablecircuit.bandcamp.com/album/connector Motel Portrait •punk rock• motelportrait.bandcamp.com TeeVee. •ambient dream pop• experienceteevee.bandcamp.com/album/become-an-odor Be sure to also check out the Frederick Record Exchange Benefit show @ The Portside Chapel on Saturday, September 24th if you’re interested in helping the local record shop that was destroyed by the same fire. https://facebook.com/events/s/benefit-show-for-record-exchan/453318660064296/ Concept Art: Bill Kole Made possible by: Audio Electric West Virginia Left Over Pizza Productions The Maryland Doom fest team Frederick Arts Council
Post-Fire Relief Fundraiser @ FAC’s Sky Stage
One of the best-selling, greatest hits packages in recording history! Relive the sound of California Roots Rock note for note, cut for cut performed by Classic Albums Live. The Eagles Greatest Hits contains a selection of songs from their first four albums from 1971 to 1975. From “Take it Easy” to “Desperado” to “One of These Nights” to “Best of My Love” hear the beautiful harmonies and iconic songs that dominate the airways to this very day, live on stage.
Classic Albums Live – THE EAGLES Greatest Hits
Join us on 2nd Wednesdays through October featuring varied hosts, followed or preceded by open mic readings. All-ages, possible mature content. Free to enter; books/anthologies/journals/chapbooks may be available for purchase; byob.
Maryland Writer’s Association Presents Literature Night @ FAC’s Sky Stage
Enjoy this classic film once more on the big screen! Category: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes Rating: N/A Cast: Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke Synopsis: Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster out of lifeless body parts.
Wonder Book Classic Film Series: Frankenstein (1931)
FAME (Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise) hosts Open Mic night every 2nd Friday from May-October, 7-9pm. Come to listen, play, or both! Whether you are a pro or a novice, this is a welcoming environment for you collaborate, build your skills, and get to know other local artists. Free to enter. Please sign up with FAME prior to the event to participate as a performer (you don’t have to sign up to watch). Donations appreciated. All-ages, beer/wine may be available for purchase w/ID. Sign up information on FAME’s page here.
Open Mic Night hosted by FAME @ FAC’s Sky Stage
Celebrating nine albums and 45 years in the music industry, Oleta Adams is no stranger to the spotlight and delivering a captivating performance full of soul. The gospel singer has inspired a growing legion of fans worldwide from her roots that cross into R&B, urban and popular music. The velvety-voiced songstress toured with Tears for Fears, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton and Luther Van Dross before becoming a legend in her own right with four Grammy nominations and over two and a half million records sold.