Programs & Events
The Caroline County Council of Arts, in partnership with the Caroline County Public Library, brings you the newly dubbed Friday Nites in Caroline, a merging of the former Friday Nites at the Library and Performing Arts Series. The new series offers a rich variety of entertainment to the residents of Caroline County from October to March. These free performances are held at one of several library venues in the county, and offer fun for the whole family! From brass, jazz, blues and classical musicians to comedians, dancers, circus acts and more, these critically acclaimed performances are a well worth seeing. These free performances are brought to you with support from Tri-Gas & Oil, Best Western Denton Inn, and the Maryland State Arts Council.
This series, offered by the Caroline County Council of Arts, features free artist demonstrations at The Foundry, our new community art gallery located at 401 Market Street in Denton. Free demonstrations from local artists will be held the second Saturday of every month from 2-4pm, with opportunities for audience participation during some events. Be a part of the creative process...from canvas to pumpkins, jewelry to wreaths, there's something for everyone to enjoy!
High School Open Mic Night
The most recent addition to the CCCA's program lineup, High School Open Mic Night at the Foundry offers a venue for the county's younger, open-mic set. Caroline County high school students are encouraged to come perform at The Foundry, 401 Market Street in Denton. Performers set up at 6pm and the show begins at 7pm. Admission is only $2 with your school ID.
Short Story Contest
The Short Story Contest is open to Caroline County residents with five (5) age categories. First and second place cash prizes are awarded in each category.
On Wednesday, April 2nd, the Caroline County Council of Arts will host its 12th Annual Short Story Contest awards reception at 7pm at the Denton Library.
The 2014 winners are:
K-2nd grade: Clarissa Peugh (1st place), Vanessa Rex (2nd place), and Talin Krashoc (3rd place)
3rd-5th grade: Abbye Daubach (1st place), Linda Davila (2nd place), and Pearl Uva (3rd place)
Middle School: Cassandra Brey (1st place), Jacob Newell (2nd place), and Hannah Napier (3rd place)
High School: Rebekkah Napier (1st place), and Logan Peugh (2nd place)
Adult: Phillip Varady, Sr. (1st place), Rick Barton (2nd place), and Elise Bryant (3rd place)
The Youth Art Exhibit is an annual program presented by the CCCA, in conjunction with the Woman's Club of Denton and the Caroline County Public Library, designed to encourage, celebrate and share the spirit of art within our youth.
The 2014 Annual Youth Art Exhibit is open to all grades (K through 12) and all Caroline County students are encouraged to
participate. Students may submit no more than two entries and are no longer limited to only one entry
per category. The artwork will be judged by local professional artists. An Awards Reception is scheduled for May 7, 2014 beginning at 6pm at the Central Branch of the Caroline County Public Library, with all entries on display there from April 28th thru May 23rd.
Art educators county-wide are invited to find out more by downloading our information package here.
Your participation in this program is greatly appreciated.
Community Arts Block Party!
This year's 6th Annual Block Party will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, taking place at 4th and Market Streets in Denton. Attendees will enjoy a free celebration of the arts – with live entertainment, artist demonstrations, art activities for all ages and lots of fun for the whole family. There will be live entertainment and dancing in the streets! Food and drink concessions will be available, including Italian ice, pit beef, pork BBQ, and hot dogs.
Participants can explore the new addition to the Artsway at Denton, the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) at 7 N Fourth St, home to a regional quilt and textile center. The Foundry community art gallery at 401 Market Street will also be open to view artwork by over 50 local artists.
Proceeds from gallery and food sales benefitting the Caroline County Council of Arts. The community is encouraged to come out, have fun, show support, and find out more about the Arts Council and its many programs, including the new quilt center project. For more information, contact the CCCA office at 410-479-1009, firstname.lastname@example.org.