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"Walters Art Museum Baltimore" Photography by Ben Marcin 2018 IAA Recipient
April 24, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD (April 12, 2018) - The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced today that $225,000 has been awarded to 78 Maryland artists through the 2018 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). This year’s awardees were chosen from a group of 367 applicants and represent some of the state’s leading playwrights, craft makers, photographers, and non-classical music composers and performers.

 

Celebration of the Arts

Please Join the Maryland State Arts Council

for a Celebration of the Arts

Friday, April 20, 2018 6:00-9:30pm at The Walters Art Gallery

Heart pounding music, foot stomping dance, soulful poetry and electrifying digital and visual art – the Maryland State Arts Council supports it all.

We regret to inform you that we are sold out, but please register for the waitlist and we will release any tickets that become available.

Ken Skrzesz - Executive Director of Maryland State Arts Council
September 20, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD  – Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill joined today with Maryland State Arts Council Chair Shelley Morhaim to announce Ken Skrzesz as the next executive director of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce. A longtime arts advocate and performer with more than 25 years in arts education, Skrzesz will take on his new role in mid-October, following the six-month tenure of Julie Madden who held the position in an interim capacity. 

Sculpture by Jae Ko of St. Mary's County, 2017 Individual Artist Awardee
April 11, 2017

Maryland State Arts Council Announces 2017 Individual Artist Award Recipients

$245,000 awarded to 88 outstanding Maryland artists

BALTIMORE, MD (April 11, 2017) - The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, announced that $245,000 has been awarded to 88 Maryland artists through the 2017 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). This year, the MSAC received submissions from 348 applicants.

March 30, 2017

Maryland Commerce Names Julie Madden Maryland State Arts Council Interim Executive Director

Madden is a longtime arts advocate and artist with more than 30 years in business and the arts

BALTIMORE, MD (March 30, 2017) – Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill today announced that Julie Madden will serve as the interim executive director of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce.

Guitar Festival

The 5th Annual festival by Power Jam Music Alliance offers a Workshop plus Guitar Concert and Art Show. Headliners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer hold two GRAMMYs. The Art Show showcases local talent.

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