All About Maryland www.allaboutmaryland.com
Helping you become a well-informed traveler, visitor or native! This is an informative web site for all attracted to Maryland either for business, pleasure, or relocation.
Allegany County Toursim www.mdmountainside.com
An informative and comprehensive site for tourists, as well as local residents, that highlights the many activities and events, recreational possibilities, dining options and lodging accommodations that are available year-round in Allegany County.
Allegany County Historical Society www.gordon-robertshouse.com/
The Society develops and preserves an awareness of the history and traditions of Allegany County for its citizens and visitors to the County.
Allegany Magazine www.alleganymagazine.com
Allegany Magazine -- the region's only bi-monthly lifestyles publication -- contains feature articles and columns written by the area's most talented and promising writers, designed by celebrated graphic artists and shot by local photographers with an eye for art. In addition to a cover story and approximately half a dozen well written and topical features each issue, Allegany Magazine also contains regular columns penned by area experts in their field- from cooking to decorating, investing money to etiquette, art and entertainment to medical care. While it is a sister publication of the Cumberland Times-News, Allegany Magazine maintains its own separate identity, both in content and in style. It can be found on newsstands and in finer retail outlets and bookselling establishments in the area.
Americans for the Arts www.americansforthearts.org
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With 45 years of service, we are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
Appalachian Independent www.appindie.org
The Appalachian Independent is a local, online newspaper that serves as the dialogue for democracy in Western Maryland. “Our Mission: Citizen Journalists giving voice to a diverse Appalachian community.”
Art Gallery Worldwide www.gallery-worldwide.com
Artwork in different styles and media. Website offers a wide variety of features and services that enable customers and artists to buy and sell art.
Art-Search – USA Art Directory www.art-search.us
A large compressive directory of American fine art & entertainment arts. Get information on artists, art galleries, art supplies, art products and services, including dance, music, film&video. ART-SEARCH USA forms part of the international www.art-search.com network that services America, United Kingdom, Canada&Australia.
Art List www.theartlist.com
The #1 newsletter for art and photography contests!
This not-for-profit website is "Dedicated to the Enlightenment of Visual Arts and the Advancement of its Creators." The site’s goal is to expand promotion and the awareness of visual arts to a much broader audience. There's lots of good information for artists and art lovers alike. Artists get free listings!
A classifieds website devoted specifically to artists to better their professional and personal lives. The site hosts a wide range of art-specific categories including jobs, real estate, services, art/equipment for sale, academic programs, grants and fellowships, travel, personals and much more.
Artist Help Network www.artisthelpnetwork.com
A free information service designed to help artists take control of their careers. The network assists artists in locating information, resources, guidance, and advice on a comprehensive range of career-related topics. The network focuses primarily on subjects of interest to fine artists. People working in the applied arts, arts administration, and arts-related fields will also find this site useful.
Artists’ Health Insurance Resource Center www.actorsfund.org
A comprehensive information center to serve all artists. Items included are low cost or sliding scale dental clinics, pharmacy assistance programs, chambers of commerce, senior citizen health insurance, assistance centers, and local offices of the Child Health Assistance Programs (CHIP) in all fifty states and D.C. Also a toll free number, 1-800-798-8447.
Free resources designed to help artists and craftspeople manage and advance their careers. Learn to create and promote a website, find health insurance, do your taxes, get legal assistance and more.
Artrepreneur, The www.theartrepreneur.com
The Artrepreneur is a web site with artist resources, art coaching, financial advice and career tools to help artists succeed.
Bedford County Arts Council www.artsinbedfordpa.org
Bedford County, PA, organization that nurtures artists and makes the arts accessible to the community by sponsoring monthly exhibits showcasing artists from amateur to professional, from the other side of the road and from the other side of the world.
C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts www.gilchristgallery.com www.facebook.com/gilchristgallery
A charming early 19th-century Federal mansion located at 104 Washington Street in Cumberland with six renovated galleries, an art library and landscaped gardens is the setting for a rotating schedule of art exhibits from various media and theme-oriented presentations. The museum also emphasizes local and state history and culture. In addition, art lectures and classes are offered to the general public. Open April – December, Thursday-Sunday from 1-4PM. Available year round for special events, receptions and parties. Call 301-724-5800 for more information.
Canal Place Preservation & Development Authority www.canalplace.org
The first certified Heritage Area in the State of Maryland, Canal Place keeps Cumberland's transportation heritage alive by offering a variety of activities for its visitors.
Contemporary Art Gallery www.csagi.org
It is the commitment of The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, Inc. (CSAGI), to bring the community at large an environment in which the youth and citizens can be enriched by the art awareness experience. We strive to accent the positives with a new awareness and to bring a refinement of encouragement with contributions from all, both in school, and the community at large. (Located in Hagerstown, MD.)
Craft Lister www.CraftLister.com
Free database of over 50,000 crafters and craft shows.
DeWitt Photography www.dewittcamera.com
Ed DeWitt is pleased to announce the launch of his new studio's website! Ed has branched out into a full service photography studio specializing in weddings, event, and portrait photography.
Cumberland Times-News www.times-news.com
Newspaper serving the regions of Western Maryland and the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia.
Frostburg, MD www.visitfrostburg.com
Home to Frostburg State University and nicknamed the “Mountain City,” Frostburg boasts a bustling Main Street fittingly located up the hill from the Great Allegheny Passage all season trail access area. Nestled in the Maryland Mountains, the area is rich in mining, transportation and education heritage and is known for crisp autumns, snowy winters, beautiful springs and cool summers. The town is definitely worth the climb!
Garrett County Arts Council www.garrettarts.com
The Garrett County Arts Council promotes community arts development in western Maryland for the benefit of residents and visitors. We’re here for you!
The Greater Cumberland Committee www.greatercc.org
The Greater Cumberland Committee is a non-profit, business-based organization serving three states and five counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia on long-term projects of regional relevance in areas of economic development, transportation, education, energy and next generation leadership.
Hampshire County (WV) Arts Council www.hampshirearts.org
Features news, calendar of events, member and guest performer profiles, entry information for shows, images from the Annual Fine Art Show, membership info, useful links, and more.
Harrison Appraisals, LLC www.harrisonappraisals.com
Since 1992, Harrison Appraisals, LLC, has been providing formal appraisals of 18th & 19th century antiques, fine and decorative arts for clients in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the Washington metropolitan area. The firm provides appraisals for purposes of insurance coverage, damage claims, estate planning, domestic litigation, charitable contributions and liquidation. In addition to museums and private collectors, its clients include some of the largest insurance companies and law firms in the United States. Harrison Appraisals is proud to be a member of the Allegany Arts Council. For more information, please call 410-871-2017 or 1-888-871-2017.
Heritage Days Festival www.heritagedaysfestival.com
Historic Downtown Cumberland’s 35th annual outdoor festival featuring over 200 arts, crafts and food vendors.
Historic African-Americans of Allegany County www.whilbr.org/AlleganyAfricanAmericans/index.aspx
A comprehensive database of the history African-Americans in Allegany County, compiled by Albert L. Feldstein, Western Maryland historian and author. The listing is now part of the Maryland State Archives and the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.
Historic Women of Allegany County www.whilbr.org/AlleganyWomen/index.aspx/
A comprehensive database of the "historic" women of Allegany County, compiled by Albert L. Feldstein, Western Maryland historian and author. The listing is now part of the Maryland State Archives, Western Maryland Public Libraries, and the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center.
Laurel Arts www.laurelarts.org
Umbrella organization that links the arts and Somerset County, PA, by cataloging activities of other arts organizations, and by sponsoring exhibits, concerts, lectures, classes and workshops for adults and children.
Maryland ArtSource www.marylandartsource.org
Maryland ArtSource is brought to you by The Baltimore Art Research & Outreach Consortium in an effort to illuminate Maryland's cultural heritage for anyone interested in Maryland art, artists and cultural institutions.
Maryland Citizens for the Arts www.mdarts.org
Maryland Citizens for the Arts is the leading voice for the arts community in Maryland, serving the arts through advocacy, education and outreach.
Maryland Lawyers for the Arts www.mdartslaw.org
Maryland Lawyers for the Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides lawyer referral services and pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible artists and arts organizations.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources www.dnr.state.md.us/outdooradventures/
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Nature Tourism Program provides exciting recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to Maryland.
Maryland Info.Com www.MarylandInfo.com
The #1 search engine and directory for the State of Maryland, getting over 1.8 MILLION hits per month from Maryland Internet users looking for local products and services.
Maryland Office of Tourism Development www.visitmaryland.org
The official site of the Maryland Office of Tourism Development, a Division of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.
Maryland State Arts Council www.msac.org
The Purpose of the Maryland State Arts Council is to encourage and invest in the advancement of the arts for the people of Maryland, support artists and arts organizations in their pursuit of artistic excellence and ensure the accessibility of arts to all citizens promoting statewide awareness of arts resources and opportunities.
Mountain Maryland Art Sale and Tour www.artsaleandtour.com
The 2011 Mountain Maryland Art Sale and Tour will feature 57 participating artists over two weekends on October 22&23 and 29&30, from 11AM-5PM on all four days. Coordinated by the Allegany Arts Council on behalf of the many talented visual artists in Western Maryland and nearby West Virginia, the Tour has grown for more than a decade to become a “not-to-be-missed” and highly anticipated annual event.
Painter Gallery www.paintergallery.com
A comprehensive directory of artists and painters.
Arts directory on the web including art, painting, drawing and more.
Thrasher Carriage Museum Depot Center www.thethrashercarriagemuseum.com
This collection of early 19th and 20th century horse drawn conveyances, once privately owned by local resident James Thrasher, is noted as one of the most unique in the United States!
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad www.wmsr.com
The restored early 20th century rolling stock steams through the mountains of Western Maryland on a stunning 32 mile round trip between Cumberland and Frostburg from May through December.
WFWM Radio www.wfwm.org
WFWM is the public radio station of Frostburg State University that provides an informative and enriching listening service to the residents of Allegany county and the nearby region. WFWM is an affiliate of National Public Radio (NPR), and its musical formats include Classical, Jazz, Big Band, Celtic, Bluegrass, Blues, Zydeco, Reggae, Urban and Alternative. WFWM is an active supporter and promoter of the Allegany Arts Council and its programs.