The Saville Gallery is a professional art space dedicated to the exhibition of local, regional and national artists. Exhibits change every 3 to 4 weeks, so there is always something new to see and enjoy. In addition to annual events such as the Allegany County Student Art Showcase, Mountain Maryland Plein Air, Will's Creek Survey and Members' Exhibition, the gallery also features solo, two-person and group exhibitions by a wide range of talented visual artists. The Saville Gallery is located at 9 N. Centre Street (just off the Baltimore Street pedestrian mall), in the heart of Downtown Cumberland's Arts & Entertainment District. The Saville Gallery is handicap accessible from the front entrance, and all exhibitions are free and open to the public. Please follow this link for our Accessibility Statement.
The Allegany Arts Council’s Saville Gallery was originally dedicated on August 26, 2001 at 52 Baltimore Street in Downtown Cumberland. On June 14, 2008 the Saville Gallery was re-dedicated at its current location at 9 N. Centre Street. The gallery space is named after the Saville Family, who have been (and continue to be) very generous supporters of the arts in Allegany County.
The relocation of the Allegany Arts Council and its Saville Gallery to a new facility at 9 N. Centre Street was made possible by the generosity of Betsey-Hurwitz Schwab and Doug Schwab. Additional financial support was provided through grants from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Neighborhood BusinessWorks Program, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery is an 850 sq. foot gallery space that opened in 2014, expanding the Arts Council's ability to build community through the arts and provide innovative and educational experiences for the public. The gallery is equipped with a stage, lights, and a professional sound system and is available at no cost to Arts Council members for arts events, such as workshops and small performances. The space is also available to rent to non-members for meetings and special events.
Visual artists wishing to apply for an opportunity to exhibit in the Saville Gallery or the Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery may obtain an application form by visiting the gallery in person, emailing a request to [email protected], or by calling 301-777-ARTS (2787).
Monday through Friday: 9AM-5PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11AM-4PM (Open Sundays mid-May through mid-November) Also open late during opening receptions in the gallery, and for special events.
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