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Festival Headliner Samba Mapangala and the Orchestra Virunga
May 21, 20144th Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival AnnouncedPress ReleaseFrom Maryland-rooted traditions like screen painting, banjo making and decoy carving to traditions with global origins, like Congolese Rumba, Chinese Calligraphy and Piñata Making that have taken... Read More
Maryland Traditions Archive Event at UMBC
April 30, 2014Arts Council Moves Maryland Folklife Archive to UMBCPress ReleaseAt an April 21 ceremony at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced that its Folklife Program—the oldest of any state arts agency in the... Read More
Star-Spangled Sing-Off
April 15, 2014O' Say Can You Sing?Press ReleaseToday the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) and Star-Spangled 200 (SS200) kickoff the search to find Maryland’s most talented vocalist to perform the National Anthem at Star-Spangled Spectacular.... Read More
Untitled (For Louise)  by Keith W. Bentley of Baltimore City
March 26, 2014Maryland Honors 89 Artists for Excellence Press ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, has awarded grants to 89 Maryland artists for creating work of exceptional quality within a range of... Read More
Artist at work in Gateway A&E District Studio
March 20, 2014A&E Districts Attract Visitors, Support Jobs Press ReleaseIn fiscal year 2013, 20 Maryland Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Districts collectively supported an estimated 5,144 new jobs that paid $149 million in wages. New jobs combined with A&E District... Read More
2014 Poetry Out Loud top three finalists
March 17, 2014Maryland Names Poetry Out Loud State ChampionPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) today announced that Akash Menon, a junior at Urbana High School in Frederick County, placed first at the 2014 Maryland Poetry Out Loud (POL) state final... Read More
Blessed Sheriff
March 03, 2014Students Vie for Poetry Out Loud State TitlePress ReleaseOf the more than 15,000 students in 17 Maryland counties who have competed in the 2014 Poetry Out Loud (POL) national poetry recitation contest, the strongest nine have advanced through a series of... Read More
Performing Arts and Humanities Building
February 28, 2014UMBC Selects Public Art Finalists Press ReleaseThe University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) today joins the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) in announcing the names of three finalists selected to create a public art installation outside... Read More
New Poll: Maryland Public Supports the Arts (cover art "Untitled," painting by Bill Schmidt)
February 04, 2014New Poll: Maryland Public Supports the ArtsPress ReleaseAt 81%, Marylanders overwhelmingly agree that “a vibrant arts community makes Maryland a better place to live,” according to a new statewide public opinion survey released today by the Maryland State... Read More
Alta Awards Honor Pillars Of Maryland Heritage
November 25, 2013Alta Awards Honor Pillars Of Maryland HeritagePress ReleaseMaryland Traditions, the Folklife Program of the Maryland State Arts Council, today announced the ALTA (Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts) Award recipients for 2013. The awards recognize... Read More

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