Howard County Arts Council

Howard County Arts Council The Howard County Arts Council enriches and uplifts our communities by advancing the arts, artists, and arts organizations for the benefit of all.
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🎨Paint It! Ellicott City is underway! Check out the Paint It IG account https://www.instagram.com/paintitellicottcity to...
06/06/2024

🎨Paint It! Ellicott City is underway! Check out the Paint It IG account https://www.instagram.com/paintitellicottcity to see what artists are working on throughout the event. The paint-out runs from June 6-9.

Open Paint: Be a part of the non-juried Open Paint portion of the event as an Open Paint artist! Registration is $10 and available online through Sunday afternoon at hocoarts.org/paint-it or scan the code!

Join us at the Howard County Center for the Arts on Monday, June 10, 6-8pm for the Paint It! Reception & Juried Artist Awards. The exhibit featuring juried artists’ work will be on view from June 10 to August 3.

Photo by Ray Urena

🌟 We want YOUR input! 👉 Scan the code, visit link in bio, or go here to take the survey: https://tr.ee/yFc8mo0xiY🌟 Share...
06/06/2024

🌟 We want YOUR input! 👉 Scan the code, visit link in bio, or go here to take the survey: https://tr.ee/yFc8mo0xiY

🌟 Share your thoughts on the types, themes, and locations of future art installations through our County's public art survey, open throughout the summer. Your feedback will shape the future of public art in Howard County!

🎨 Howard County's ARTS FOR ALL Public Art program has been launched by County Executive Calvin Ball in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council. This initiative aims to enhance our cultural landscape by commissioning permanent public art installations at county facilities and community spaces, showcasing the creative talent and vision of our community. Scan the code, visit the link https://tr.ee/u8vhuVqHUE or see link in bio for more info about Arts for All!

🎨Paint It! Ellicott City is starting tomorrow! ARTISTS, make sure to tag the Paint It! IG page  and check in over the co...
06/05/2024

🎨Paint It! Ellicott City is starting tomorrow! ARTISTS, make sure to tag the Paint It! IG page and check in over the course of the event so everyone can see what you're working on!

Paint It! Ellicott City paint-out runs from June 6-9. Join us at the Howard County Center for the Arts on Monday, June 10, 6-8pm for the Paint It! Reception & Juried Artist Awards. The exhibit featuring juried artists’ work will be on view from June 10 to August 3.

Open Paint: Be a part of the non-juried Open Paint portion of the event as an Open Paint artist! Registration is $10 and available online through Sunday afternoon at hocoarts.org/paint-it


Photo by Ray Urena

🎯LAST CALL for the Artists-in-Education Grant Program (deadline is Thursday)! A partnership between the Arts Council and...
06/04/2024

🎯LAST CALL for the Artists-in-Education Grant Program (deadline is Thursday)! A partnership between the Arts Council and local Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), the Artists-in-Education Grant Program places professional artists in residence at Howard County private and public K-12 schools to help students foster creative exploration. Link in bio or visit hocoarts.org/grants

🎨 Calling all OPEN PAINT artists! IT IS TIME for our annual plein air event Paint It! Ellicott City 2024 (June 6-9). Pai...
06/04/2024

🎨 Calling all OPEN PAINT artists! IT IS TIME for our annual plein air event Paint It! Ellicott City 2024 (June 6-9).

Paint alongside our juried artists in beautiful Historic Ellicott City. Work created by Open Paint artists will be part of an exhibit at the Howard County Welcome Center from June 14 – August 14. The fee to participate is $10 - go to hocoarts.org/paint-it (or link in bio) for more info.

🫱COMING SOON to Gallery II: Boundless - Christine Lee Tyler and Sookkyung Park explore themes of mortality and human emo...
06/04/2024

🫱COMING SOON to Gallery II: Boundless - Christine Lee Tyler and Sookkyung Park explore themes of mortality and human emotion. Tyler layers various media and patterns to create complex compositions evocative of nature while Park’s intricate paper sculptures are a nod to her Korean culture and background.

On view June 10-August 3 at the Howard County Center for the Arts. Reception on June 10, 6-8pm in conjunction with Paint It! Ellicott City 2024. More at hocoarts.org/exhibits

SAVE THE DATE and join us next week for a special opening reception on Monday, June 10th, 6-8pm in the galleries featuri...
06/03/2024

SAVE THE DATE and join us next week for a special opening reception on Monday, June 10th, 6-8pm in the galleries featuring "Paint It! Ellicott City 2024" and "Boundless" – reception is FREE & open to the public! Learn more at hocoarts.org/exhibits. Don't miss out! 🎉🖼️

Gallery I: Paint It! Ellicott City 2024
Gallery II: Boundless (artwork of Christine Lee Tyler & Sookkyung Park)
June 10 – August 3 | Reception: June 10, 6-8pm

🌟 We want YOUR input! 👉 Scan the code, visit link in bio, or go here to take the survey: https://tr.ee/yFc8mo0xiY🌟 Share...
05/31/2024

🌟 We want YOUR input! 👉 Scan the code, visit link in bio, or go here to take the survey: https://tr.ee/yFc8mo0xiY

🌟 Share your thoughts on the types, themes, and locations of future art installations through our County's public art survey, open throughout the summer. Your feedback will shape the future of public art in Howard County!

🎨 Howard County's ARTS FOR ALL Public Art program has been launched by County Executive Calvin Ball in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council. This initiative aims to enhance our cultural landscape by commissioning permanent public art installations at county facilities and community spaces, showcasing the creative talent and vision of our community. Go here https://tr.ee/u8vhuVqHUE or see link in bio for more info about Arts for All!

🎨 Calling all OPEN PAINT artists! We're less than a week away from our annual plein air event Paint It! Ellicott City 20...
05/30/2024

🎨 Calling all OPEN PAINT artists! We're less than a week away from our annual plein air event Paint It! Ellicott City 2024 (June 6-9).
Paint alongside our juried artists in beautiful Historic Ellicott City. Work created by Open Paint artists will be part of an exhibit at the Howard County Welcome Center from June 14 – August 14. The fee to participate is $10 - go to hocoarts.org/paint-it (or link in bio) for more info.

Happening this Saturday! The Downtown Columbia Maker Faire is a free, family-friendly event Merriweather Park at Symphon...
05/30/2024

Happening this Saturday! The Downtown Columbia Maker Faire is a free, family-friendly event Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods - Register today!

Pottery seems a lot more manageable when it's itsy bitsy. Craft Clay Crochet will be at Maker Faire on June 1 showing how to throw small and make miniature vases, pots, and more!

Downtown Columbia Maker Faire is a free, family-friendly event that's a great opportunity to find a new hobby! Register today!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2024-downtown-columbia-maker-faire-tickets-851017705867

05/30/2024
05/30/2024

Calling all Junior Dancers!!! On June 10th, Misako Ballet Studio is holding auditions for dancers ages 8-18 to join our Student Company for the 2024-25 dance season. Scan the QR code to pre-register.


05/30/2024

THIS SUNDAY! On Sunday, June 2, at 4 p.m., the Howard County Concert Odyssey will "kick some brass" as we host bass trombonist Matt Guilford, horn player James Nickel, and pianist Sophia Kim Cook at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Enjoy these outstanding musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra as they "kick some brass" with a rousing selection of classical and contemporary music.

You can get tickets to this exciting event at https://hococo.org/events-tickets/ or at the door. Hope to see you there!



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Join us at a community outreach meeting hosted by the Howard County Department of Public Works is TOMORROW Thursday, May...
05/29/2024

Join us at a community outreach meeting hosted by the Howard County Department of Public Works is TOMORROW Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m. to discuss the renovation of the Historic Circuit Courthouse. The meeting will be held in Courtroom 1 at the Historic Circuit Courthouse. Scan QR code for more info on the renovation project or visit https://www.howardcountymd.gov/News050924b

Photo: Ceremonial Wall-Breaking at the Courthouse on May 9, 2024. Pictured are Maryland State Senator Clarence Lam, Howard County Arts Council Executive Director Coleen West, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Asian American Pacific Islander Commission Chair Lanlan Xu, Roving Radish Manager James Zoller. (HCAC Photo)

📣 Calling all HoCo Youth! 🌟 Ready to make history as Howard County's first-ever Youth Poet Laureate? 🎤 If you're aged 14...
05/28/2024

📣 Calling all HoCo Youth! 🌟 Ready to make history as Howard County's first-ever Youth Poet Laureate? 🎤 If you're aged 14-21 with a love for poetry, seize this chance to share your voice! ✨ Deadline is this week - apply now before May 30th! Find guidelines and application details in our bio link or at hocoarts.org/hoco-youth-poet-laureate. In partnership with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and HoCoPoLitSo - The Howard County Poetry & Literature Society

Hey HoCo - Did you know about the big flag redesign here in Howard County? Designs accepted through June 30. See below f...
05/28/2024

Hey HoCo - Did you know about the big flag redesign here in Howard County? Designs accepted through June 30. See below for more information and to submit! Go to howardcountymd.gov/flag or scan the QR code for more information and to submit!

Let's talk! Join us for the monthly Arts Chat - a virtual, monthly conversation designed to connect HoCo’s arts organiza...
05/28/2024

Let's talk! Join us for the monthly Arts Chat - a virtual, monthly conversation designed to connect HoCo’s arts organizations and presenters and offer an opportunity for us to share our successes and challenges. Register for the next Arts Chat on May 29 at 1pm: https://tr.ee/a91o7L_S7R or link in bio.

Seeking Teaching Artist Proposals for Fall Classes & Workshops for all agesProposal Deadline: July 1More info: https://t...
05/24/2024

Seeking Teaching Artist Proposals for Fall Classes & Workshops for all ages
Proposal Deadline: July 1
More info: https://tr.ee/CLSoU4pLG8

📣 Calling all HoCo Youth! 🌟 Ready to make history as Howard County's first-ever Youth Poet Laureate? 🎤 If you're aged 14...
05/24/2024

📣 Calling all HoCo Youth! 🌟 Ready to make history as Howard County's first-ever Youth Poet Laureate? 🎤 If you're aged 14-21 with a love for poetry, seize this chance to share your voice! ✨ Apply now before May 30th! Find guidelines and application details in our bio link or at hocoarts.org/hoco-youth-poet-laureate.

⌚️Tick tock! Last call for the Resident Visual Artist Exhibit 2024 and Unfolding: Dualities - both on view through May 2...
05/24/2024

⌚️Tick tock! Last call for the Resident Visual Artist Exhibit 2024 and Unfolding: Dualities - both on view through May 26. Gallery hours: M-F, 10am-8pm; Sat. 10am-4pm; Sun. 12-4pm.

Resident Visual Artist Exhibit 2024 is an annual exhibit showcasing recent artwork by artists with studios at the Center for the Arts: Phill Branch, Kassamira Carter-Howard (Emerging Resident Studio Artist), Sara Engel, Sherry Jankiewicz, Myungsook Ryu Kim, Diana Marta, Lisa Scarbath, Jereme Scott, Asma Ahmed Shikoh, Andrei Trach, Jamie Travers, Mary Jo Tydlacka, and David Zuccarini.

Gallery II:
Unfolding: Dualities features the paintings of John Chang and sculptures of Jeffrey Repko.

https://www.hocoarts.org/explore/learn-participate/exhibits/current-exhibits/

🎯It's two weeks until the deadline for our Artists-in-Education Grant Program! A partnership between the Arts Council an...
05/23/2024

🎯It's two weeks until the deadline for our Artists-in-Education Grant Program! A partnership between the Arts Council and local Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), the Artists-in-Education Grant Program places professional artists in residence at Howard County private and public K-12 schools to help students foster creative exploration. Link in bio or visit hocoarts.org/grants

Join us for the 27th annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County on Saturday, November 2, 2024, at the Horowitz Visu...
05/22/2024

Join us for the 27th annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County on Saturday, November 2, 2024, at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center from 6-10pm! Tickets will go on sale August 1, in the meantime- save the date!

Hey HoCo! Join us at a community outreach meeting hosted by the Howard County Department of Public Works on Thursday, Ma...
05/22/2024

Hey HoCo! Join us at a community outreach meeting hosted by the Howard County Department of Public Works on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the transformation renovation of the Historic Circuit Courthouse. The meeting will be held in Courtroom 1, Historic Circuit Courthouse.

Scan QR code for more info on the renovation project or visit https://www.howardcountymd.gov/News050924b

Photo: Ceremonial Wall-Breaking at the Historic Circuit Courthouse on May 9, 2024 (HCAC Photo)

05/22/2024
⏰ CLOSING SOON...our annual Resident Visual Artist Exhibit 2024 and Unfolding: Dualities - both on view through May 26. ...
05/20/2024

⏰ CLOSING SOON...our annual Resident Visual Artist Exhibit 2024 and Unfolding: Dualities - both on view through May 26. Gallery hours: M-F, 10am-8pm; Sat. 10am-4pm; Sun. 12-4pm.

Gallery I:
Resident Visual Artist Exhibit 2024 is an annual exhibit showcasing recent artwork by artists with studios at the Center for the Arts: Phill Branch, Kassamira Carter-Howard (Emerging Resident Studio Artist), Sara Engel, Sherry Jankiewicz, Myungsook Ryu Kim, Diana Marta, Lisa Scarbath, Jereme Scott, Asma Ahmed Shikoh, Andrei Trach, Jamie Travers, Mary Jo Tydlacka, and David Zuccarini.

Gallery II:
Unfolding: Dualities features the paintings of John Chang and sculptures of Jeffrey Repko.

https://www.hocoarts.org/explore/learn-participate/exhibits/current-exhibits/

☀️😎 Be a pART of ART this Summer! Register for HCAC's Visual & Performing Arts Summer Camps - regitrations are going fas...
05/16/2024

☀️😎 Be a pART of ART this Summer! Register for HCAC's Visual & Performing Arts Summer Camps - regitrations are going fast! Camps are available for grades K-7, register for both full or half-day! Before and after-care available.
See our linktree or go to hocoarts.org/camp

Address

8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD
21043

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 10pm
Tuesday 9am - 10pm
Wednesday 9am - 10pm
Thursday 9am - 10pm
Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Telephone

+14103132787

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Bringing the arts to life in our community.

The Howard County Arts Council was created in 1981 to serve the citizens of Howard County by fostering the arts. We are devoted to nurturing local artists and arts organizations, furthering the public’s appreciation of the arts, and ensuring that the arts are accessible — regardless of age, ability or economic status.

To support our mission and goals, we sponsor a wide variety of arts initiatives that nurture and strengthen the arts. We award grants and scholarships, provide advancement opportunities for artists and arts organizations, create an environment for open expression and exchange, encourage people — young and old alike — to discover their own artistic talents, and act as the primary voice and advocate for the Howard County arts community. And, we provide a home for the arts at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City.