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Brian Gilbert places first
March 06, 2012Maryland State Arts Council Announces Poetry Out Loud Maryland State ChampionPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced that Brian Gilbert, a senior at Marriotts Ridge High School in Howard County, placed first at the 2012 Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition on... Read More
March 02, 2012Media Alert: Second Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife FestivalPress ReleaseWHAT:  Maryland Traditions, a program of the Maryland State Arts Council, will present the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival, a free, day-long celebration of traditional artists and musicians... Read More
Poetry Out Loud
March 01, 2012Maryland State Arts Council announces Maryland Poetry Out Loud State Final CompetitionPress ReleaseAt the Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL) state final, eight students selected from 15,000 will compete to represent Maryland at the national POL competition. Students will perform three poems before a... Read More
Amber Waves by Wendy McAlister
February 21, 2012MSAC ANNOUNCES INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS AWARD RECIPIENTSPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, has recognized 100 Maryland artists from 15 counties across the state for creating work of exceptional... Read More
Gateway Arts District
February 02, 2012Study Reveals State's A&E Districts Spurring Jobs, New BusinessPress ReleaseAn economic impact study released today by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, shows that the State’s Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Districts... Read More
Department of Commerce Secretary Christian Johansson
December 07, 2011Sec. Johansson announces redesignation of Silver Spring A&EPress Release“The Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District redesignation is the culmination of years of work and tireless effort by the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development and its many... Read More
Ducy Decoy
November 28, 2011Dec 3rd - Free ALTA Awards Ceremony and ConcertPress ReleaseACHIEVEMENT IN LIVING TRADITIONS & ARTS A CONCERT BY 2011 NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOW WARNER WILLIAMS Saturday, December 3, 7:00P.M. Admission: Free! Tickets:  Call us Anytime!  240-567-... Read More
Dollar Sign
November 14, 2011Arts Generate $1 Billion in Economic Impact for MarylandPress Release“The arts are a significant source for job creation and part of the economic engine that powers our State,” said Governor O’Malley. “By investing in the arts, we are making a commitment to the most... Read More
Singing and Praying Bands
November 06, 2011Maryland Traditions Announces 2011 ALTA Award RecipientsPress ReleaseMaryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, today announced the winners of its annual ALTA (Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts) Awards, recognizing living... Read More
9/11 Memorial of Maryland
September 08, 20119/11 Memorial of Maryland Dedicated on 10th Anniversary of AttacksPress ReleaseTwo-hundred family members, guests and the public joined the Morgan State University Choir in the singing of the National Anthem as the program began. Gov. Martin O’Malley, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski,... Read More