Downtown Frederick Artwalk

Downtown Frederick is a vibrant art community and is the perfect place for both artists and art lovers alike. We’d like to help showcase the incredible art that resides in our downtown by taking you on a walking tour of our galleries. Downtown Frederick is lucky enough to be one of 28 Arts & Entertainment Districts designated by the State of Maryland. Americans for the Arts defines Arts & Entertainment Districts as “well-recognized, labeled, mixed-use areas of cities in which a high concentration of arts and cultural facilities serve as the anchor attraction.” This designation ensures our downtown serves as an art-lover’s paradise.

Navigate this self-guided artwalk on your own time, at your own pace. With a self-guided tour, you have the flexibility to create your own path and explore as much or as little as you would like. Below you will find the featured galleries on this tour and some information about each to keep in mind as you dive into the art Downtown Frederick proudly displays. 

February Sunday Artwalk

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 each event below:

February 4th Events

Mexican Folklore-Inspired Art and Demonstrations @ The Delaplaine Arts Center (12-4pm)
50 Shades of Everything Exhibition @ DISTRICT Arts (11am-5pm)
FIRST LIGHT: Photographs in Black and White @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery (1-5pm)
Books and Collage @ The Frederick Arts Council Gallery and Studios (12-4pm)
Winter Work @ Gallery 322 (12-5pm)
How Did They Do That? @ The Potters’ Guild (12-4pm)
The Associates Exhibit @ TAG (12-4pm)


Self-Guided Artwalk

As you embark on your tour in Downtown Frederick, we hope you’ll wander throughout our town and grab a bite to eat or stop in one of the shops that caught your eye on the way. We are proud to be able to offer such a rich experience through the arts here in Downtown Frederick and know you’ll enjoy the incredible styles of our many artists! As the exhibits rotate monthly, your tour experience will too, so come back to visit anytime.

See for yourself why this Arts & Entertainment District is such a vibrant place to be.

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Each year, the Partnership tackles strategic initiatives to bring more residents and employees to Downtown Frederick, offers an exciting season of events and works closely with downtown businesses and partners to continue to strengthen and improve Downtown Frederick.