Upcoming Downtown Events
A Community Interactive Art Exhibition The newest art exhibition coming to Gallery 115 at the Y Arts Center in Downtown Frederick will run from May 14 through August 15, 2022, with a Reception on Saturday, June 4th from 5 to 7pm. The exhibition concept comes from Frederick-based artist, curator, and writer Rula Jones. Graffiti derives from the Italian word graffiato which means “scratched”. The term “graffiti” is used in art history for works of art produced by scratching a design into a surface and would later evolve to refer to the art genre that means writing or drawings made on a wall or other surface, usually without permission and within public view. “I am so pleased to host this exhibition in our gallery over the summer as it is a uniquely immersive experience that is fundamentally inclusive of all ages and artistic skill levels,” says Anthony Brock, Director of Arts and Humanities. GRAFFIATO invites the Frederick, Maryland community to use chalk to express themselves through text and drawings within an interior gallery space that has been transformed with black chalk paper. Local artists have also been invited to contribute. “I am excited to participate in Graffito at Gallery 115 because, for me, it’s so immediate and […]
Graffiato Art Exhibition at The Y Arts Center
The FAC Art Center initiates a performance art workshop with the objective to create a space that allows the free flow of ideas and exploring the weird and experimental. Performance art is art created through the actions of the artist and or other participants. This can be scripted or spontaneous, live or recorded, silent or loud. Everything is welcome. We encourage bizarre and non-traditional ways of making art. Doors at 7:00 performances start at 8:00
See What Sticks: Open Stage
Asian American Center of Frederick has a new location! You can find the new office at 45 E All Saints St. Visit during one of their cultural events this summer. Don’t miss the first outdoor event of the series, “Celebrate Asian Heritage,” on Saturday, May 28th from 1pm-7pm along Carroll Creek Linear Park. Come enjoy the live cultural performances, delicious food, and arts & crafts activities all day long. Japanese Drumming, Bollywood Dancing, Shaved Ice, Teppanyaki, we have it all!! The event is free, but RSVP here for reminders and updates!
Carroll Creek Cultural Series presented by AACF
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
Info of the Week Music: Twenty Dollar Prophet Food: Tempo Di Pasta and Gambrill Mt. Food Co. Tap Takeover: Smoketown Beer: Brewer’s Alley 5-8PM every Thursday Alive @ Five is the outdoor happy hour that you don’t want to miss, featuring great live music, cold beer, wine and local food! Join us in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater every Thursday evening from 5-8PM, May 12 through September 29. Admission is $5 (cash or credit / paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. ID required. Drink tokens are $5 each for beer and wine, and food is available for purchase on site. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event. Presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick. About Alive @ Five Alive @ Five is a summer-long fundraiser for the Partnership that supports our work in the Downtown Frederick community all year long. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors and volunteers, and all proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/aliveatfive. Do I need a mask? If you are feeling sick, please do not attend. Don’t worry, we have […]
Twenty Dollar Prophet at Alive @ Five
Kick off Pride month with The Legend of Georgia McBride! Written by Matthew Lopez Directed by Julie Herber. He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business—and himself. For mature audiences ASL Interpretation Available on May 20th. ARTISTS: Playwright, Matthew Lopez; Director, Julie Herber; Scenic Design, Ira Domser; Costume Design, Sherry Shaner; Lighting Design, Tabetha White/Shayden Jamison; Sound Designer, Tom Majarov; Props Designer, Bailey Sterling-Lee; Stage Manager, Rachel Smith; Assistant Stage Manager, Karlie Cole; Hair/Makeup Design, Joe Chacone aka Johanna Rains; CAST: Steve Cairns, Ray Hatch, Michael Mattox, Jeremy Myers. MET BOX OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday – Thursday 12pm-4pm, Friday 12pm-2pm. Our box office is available online 24/7 firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-694-4744.
The Legend of Georgia McBride @ The Maryland Ensemble Theater
Performing for over 28 years, The Comedy Pigs are the region’s longest-running improv troupe, and they’re ready for another great season. Join them on the first Friday and Saturday of every month for hilarious shows filled with a series of fun short-form improv games. No two shows are ever the same, so be sure to join them on the first Friday and Saturday of every month at MET Comedy Night! Beginning September 1st, Maryland Ensemble Theatre will require proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance) and masking for all indoor events, subject to change. Please prepare to show your vaccination record and/or proof of testing at the box office upon arrival. You may display a hard copy, or a digital copy. Patrons under 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance), but must mask.
The Comedy Pigs – MET Comedy Night
We are offering a day filled with 30-minute experiences of classes we offer at The Center. These are all donation based with any monies collected going to the Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund. 9:00-9:30 am: Meditation with Pranayama Breathwork and gongs with Mari and Maren Good 10:00-10:30 am: Adult Longevity Yoga with Cia Parker 10:30-11:00 am: Kids Wellness yoga and Movement class with Cia Parker 12:15-12:45 pm: Medical Qigong with Katie Van Ness
Pop-Up Classes @ The Center . Sound . Mind . Body
Come celebrate 5 years with your favorite hippies! We will be having a little give-a-way, lots of delish specials and 10% off all draft poured kombucha. Thank you for supporting us all these years, we are so grateful to be here!
5th Birthday Party @ Hippy Chick Hummus
We are excited to share what we have in store for 2022! Join us on First Saturday for this year’s SOUL Street Pop-Up markets, supporting Black owned businesses. Thank you to everyone who has supported our mission so that we can continue to move forward. We are grateful for all of the new and continued partnerships and to bring you another season of great markets along with our new special events!
SOUL Street’s Black Owned Farmer’s Market @ Mountain City Elks Lodge
DISTRICT Arts presents “Mindscapes”, bas-relief nature studies by Patricia Taylor Holz. “Mindscapes” is a deeply personal, experimental, heavily textured mixed media series sculpted in acrylic, oil, sand, rice paper, silk, salt, sawdust, coffee, oxidized copper, Dutch gold, silver, bronze and iron on canvas, wood, and Masonite. Patricia was born on the Caribbean coast of Panama and has lived in the U. S. since 1987. She lives in Loudoun County, VA. First Saturday: 11am-7pm First Saturday Reception: 5pm-7pm Exhibit: June 1-July 2 Gallery hours:12pm-6pm Wednesday-Thursday, 11am-7pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday Mindscapes painting by Patricia Taylor-Holz.
Mindscapes @ DISTRICT Arts
We are over the moon for our new location on South Carroll Street. Join us for our Grand Opening ribbon cutting, Maker’s Market and a 4th birthday bash!! Come party with us, get crafty, meet our instructors and shop our local handmade market.
Grand Opening Maker’s Market and Ribbon Cutting @ Give Rise Studio
Anne Gibson Snyder shows new oils and watercolors at Gallery 322 in Downtown Frederick. The exhibit opens June 4th, 2022 with the latest pieces (some still wet) from her easel. First Saturday 12-8pm, Exhibit running June 4-26, Gallery Hours: Fri 4-7, Sat & Sun 12-5
“New Paintings” by Anne Gibson Snyder @ Gallery 322
Rebecca Jackson has been painting in oils for 27 years with a passion for “Nature’s Beauty of Flowers.” From Sunflowers to Pink Coneflowers and Magnolias to Waterlilies, she is always excited to see Spring as flowers begin to blossom. Flowers bring happiness and put a smile on a face. Every flower is a soul blossoming in Nature. Rebecca’s paintings have been exhibited in downtown Frederick, at Frederick County Art Association, Eastside Artists’ Gallery, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education and the Frederick Health Crestwood Art Gallery. Rebecca taught at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Young Rembrandts, and is former Curator of the Frederick Health Crestwood Art Gallery. Showing weekends throughout June at Eastside Artists’ Gallery. Gallery hours 1-5pm.