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Upcoming Events


Literary Evening

Agatha Christie
2nd Story of Venue
Caroline County Public Library

October 17th 6pm

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Caroline County
Council of Arts

P.O. Box 292

Denton, Maryland 21629

Phone: (410) 479-1009
Fax: (410) 479-5100

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Literary Evening Tickets | FACES Classes | A&E District | Storytellers


Literary Evening with Agatha Christie


A Literary Evening with Agatha Christie
Saturday, October 17, 6:00 p.m.
Second Story Venue of the Caroline County Public Library, Denton
Presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts


Celebrate the life and times of famed top-selling author and mystery writer Agatha Christie on Saturday October 17, 2015 at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton. The event kicks off at 6pm.  The second story area will be transformed into scenes from Agatha Christie stories. Guests will be treated to a fun-filled evening of good food and entertainment. While not required, guests are encouraged to get into the spirit of the event by dressing in period theme or as their favorite Christie character.

Entertainment will be provided throughout the evening by local members of the community, featuring Victoria McConnell, Keith Shaffer, Greg Minahan, and guest speaker, Christy Pierce.








Faces Exhibit


FACES Exhibits and Classes


Current Exhibits:

Common Sense and Pin Money: The Material Culture and Legacy of Lula Annie Butler

On display through November 14, 2015. An inter-generational and multi-media exhibition of four generations of former Caroline County residents. The focal point of the show will feature the modern quilts of Mrs. Butler made from scraps to supplement her income. Her family then followed in their own creative paths to create art including poetry, photography, fiber art, jewelry, and painting. Each subsequent generation adding to the family treasures.


Upcoming Classes:


Friday Night Teen Sew-In Club

Teen led sewing projects on the first Friday of every month from 6:00pm - 8:00pm; Advisor Lynn Davis; $20 annual dues; for ages 14-18. Group to determine sewing projects using donated supplies.  Encouraged to bring your own sewing machine. Drop-ins welcome to observe. First Friday dates: September 4.


Sip & Sew Ladies Night at FACES

Instructor led sewing projects on the third Thursday of every month from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Instructor Lynn Davis; $15/members, $20/non-members; for adults 21 and over; supplies and pizza included; Drop-ins welcome to observe.

  • Thursday, September 17, Insulated Lunch Bag
  • Thursday, October 15, Casserole Carrier


Youth No Sew Fleece; Friday, September 18, 6:30-9:00pm; Instructor – Lynn Davis; $20; for ages 11 -14. This warm and cozy fleece throw requires no sewing skills.  Instead, we will be cutting and tying the fabric together to make the fun fringe. 

Stadium Quilt; Sundays September 13 & 20, 1-5pm; Instructor – Lynn Davis; $35/members, $40/non-members; for 16 and up. Show off your team spirit (or other favorite fabrics) by making this fast and fun lap quilt.  It’s perfect for staying warm in or out of the stadium.  This quilt uses an easy Fold and Sew method for making square-in-a-square blocks.

Jelly Roll Throw; Thursday, October 8, 6:30-9:00pm and Sunday, October 11, 10am-4pm; Instructor – Lynn Davis; $35 /members, $40/non-members; for 16 and up. Come out and learn a fast and fun way to make a quilted throw using the quilt as you go method. Fabric shops sell pre-cut jelly rolls, or you can make your own by cutting strips from your fabric stash.  This makes a beautiful scrap quilt.


For more information and to register for classes contact 410-479-0009, or email Find FACES online at



Denton Arts & Entertainment District Redesignation & Expansion!

The Denton Arts & Entertainment District has been chosen by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Department of Business and Economic Development for re-designation and expansion as an Arts & Entertainment District for the State of Maryland.


The mission of the newly expanded District is to engage the community to develop downtown Denton by capitalizing on its cultural and historic assets, and encouraging creative enterprises that foster economic vitality. With key anchor sites that include The Foundry community arts building, the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES), the Chesapeake Culinary Center, and the Museum of Rural Life, the expanded boundaries will assist the town in attracting a high concentration of artists, and arts & entertainment businesses. Such enterprises can take advantage of various tax benefits and, in turn, stimulate revitalization by developing underused and vacant properties for artist studio space, affordable housing, performance venues, galleries, and other creative commercial and retail enterprises.


Marina Dowdall, executive director of the Caroline County Council of Arts (CCCA), said the organization is “delighted” to receive the news. “This is a result of many years of hard work from numerous people, business owners, and organizations,” she said. The CCCA heads the Denton A&E District management team that includes representatives from the Town of Denton, Downtown Denton Main Street, the Caroline Economic Development Corporation, and the Caroline Office of Tourism.  “Together we will continue to work hard to develop downtown Denton into a unique, vibrant, art-centric destination.”


Building from its sense of history, the Town of Denton, through the work of the Denton Development Corporation, established an Arts & Entertainment District in 2005 to promote the renovation and adaptive reuse of the historic blighted properties located in the heart of downtown Denton. With the successful completion of a number of redevelopment and public art projects in the Fourth Street corridor, now known as The Artsway at Denton, an expansion of the District boundaries was needed.


View a map of the expanded boundaries here.


With the re-designation and expansion taking effect on June 30, 2015, the Denton A&E District management team will engage residents, business owners, and other community stakeholders to become actively involved in creating a successful A&E District. For more information, contact the Caroline County Council of Arts by email at or call 410-479-1009.
According to the most recent FY2014 Maryland Arts and Entertainment Impact Analysis, Maryland’s A&E Districts collectively supported:

  • An estimated 6,000 direct, indirect, and induced jobs.
  • More than $198.5 million in total wages Nearly $571.4 million in total state GDP.
  • Approximately $38.5 million in total tax revenue impact.

Source: Maryland Arts and Entertainment Impact Analysis: FY 2014.





Local Writers Publish Storytellers & Host a Book Launch


The Caroline County Council of Arts has had a long standing tradition of providing programs for local writers, including an annual short contest for all ages that is now in its thirteenth year, and, most recently, an adult writing club called Write On! which meets twice a month at The Foundry. At these meetings writers share their work, encourage fellow writers, and generally enjoying the process.  This fall all this activity has culminated in the publishing of “Story Tellers”, a selection of writings from Write On! members and  Short Story Contest winners.  The book is illustrated by artwork from this year’s Youth Art Show winners.
Now on sale at The Foundry or online! 






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