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First Saturday is a day to show your love for local! Support local businesses by shopping with an independent retailer, eating at a local restaurant, supporting local artists and exploring Downtown Frederick. Where you spend your money matters. Whether you’ve lived here for years, or you’re a first time visitor, First Saturdays are a great time to discover something new about our beautiful downtown. March First Saturday is presented with support from Renewal by Andersen LOCAL SHOPPING & EVENTS Downtown businesses celebrate First Saturday with their own unique events. From in-store tastings and gallery openings, to artist and vendor exhibitions… there’s always something new to explore! Check back as the date gets closer for a list of specific activities, or visit our events calendar to see what’s happening today. Bites & Bevs @ The Delaplaine Gift Gallery | 9am-5pm | 40 S Carroll St Kids Afro Fusion Dance Class @ The Center Sound • Mind • Body | 9am-10am | 28 E 6th St Chance to Win 8-Piece Barware Set @ The Kitchenette | 10am-6pm | 217 N Market St Modern Dance class @ The Center Sound • Mind • Body | 11am-12:30pm | 28 E 6th St […]
March First Saturday
Mysterious Artwork has been discovered… A mysterious set of artwork has been discovered in the basement of the Delaplaine! All we know about these works is that they are inspired by famous artists from the Frederick area like Lester Bowie, Claire McCardell, and Eduardo Sanchez. We need your help to visit various Downtown Frederick locations and match each work with the artist it represents. Use clues hidden within the works, solve puzzles, and speak to the famous artists themselves! One of the works was created by a mysterious artist known as the Next Great Artist of Frederick. Solve the final puzzle to learn the identity of our Mystery Artist! Check in: Start the game at the Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S Carroll St, Frederick, MD 21701 Presented by Academy for the Fine Arts, Surelocked In Escape Games and Downtown Frederick Partnership. For more info visit: www.fcpsartsacademy.org
Raiders of the Lost Art: A First Saturday Mystery
Restaurant Week Plus So Much More! Frederick Restaurant Week returns in 2024 as a newly imagined two-week long experience showcasing downtown’s robust culinary and craft beverage scene. Bites & Bevs will captivate the curiosity and the appetites of our community as local food and beverage establishments come together for an all-new Collab Week full of limited-time offerings and unique events. Week 1 Restaurant Week | March 3-9 Week 2 Collab Week | March 10-16
Bites & Bevs | Frederick Restaurant Week + So Much More!
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. More gallery info and an interactive walking map here: March 3rd events: All events are from 12-4pm unless otherwise noted. Bright and Beautiful Creations by Khmer Artist, Ratha S Art (12-4pm) Meet artist, Ratha Soumphontphakdy, and learn about the process for her bright and whimsical paintings and jewelry. Frederick Collage Collective and Immersive Book Club at the FAC Studios Classroom (11am-4pm) The Frederick Collage Collective will meet from 11am-2pm in the classroom, an immersive book club hosted by Barbara Delsack will meet in the classroom 2-4pm. Streaming Videos and Colorful Pouring Vessels (12-4pm) The Potters’ Guild will be highlighting a selection of pouring vessels along with our newest videos showing “How it’s Done.” Light of Day @ Gallery 322 (12-5pm) With the anticipation of spring, four women artists are brought together in the exhibition, “Light Of Day”, at Gallery 322. All of the landscapes, still life, and figure paintings embrace the style of contemporary realism […]