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Press Releases

Allegany Arts Council Presents winners of 21st Will’s Creek Exhibition of Fine Art
Published: September 24, 2020

The Allegany Arts Council announced the winners of its 21st Will’s Creek Exhibition of Fine Art during a virtual awards ceremony and juror chat. The event took place Saturday, September 12, 2020 via Facebook Live and YouTube and included remarks from juror Jessica Beck and reactions from award winners.

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Allegany Arts Council provides free creativity kits to kids
Published: September 1, 2020

The Allegany Arts Council, in collaboration with the Judy Center which has pledged $3,500 to the project, distributed 700 personal creativity kits to Allegany County public elementary school students receiving free lunches.

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Allegany Arts Council Names 2020-2021 Grant Recipients
Published: September 1, 2020

The Allegany Arts Council recently awarded a total of $25,000 in grant money among 15 area nonprofits that are helping to make our region a community "alive with the arts!"

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Allegany Arts Council Presents Work of the Appalachian Pastel League
Published: July 17, 2020

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce Emergence: The Artistry of the Appalachian Pastel League, a group exhibition to take place July 25-August 22, 2020 in its Saville Gallery.

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6th Annual Allegany National Photo Show Winners Announced
Published: June 30, 2020

The Allegany Arts Council launched its 6th annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition (ANPCE) with its first-ever LIVE virtual awards ceremony and juror chat. The event took place Saturday, June 27, 2020 via Facebook Live and YouTube and included an opportunity for those watching at home to ask questions of juror Brownie Harris.

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6th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition Goes Virtual
Published: June 18, 2020

The Allegany Arts Council’s 6th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition (ANPCE) is going virtual! For the first time in ANPCE history, the show—which runs from June 27-July 18, 2020—will be available via an online digital gallery.

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AAC Accepting Grant Applications for 2020-21
Published: April 23, 2020

The Allegany Arts Council is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 grants program. The program, made possible by County Arts Development funding of the Maryland State Arts Council, supports non-profit organizations and individual artists in the creation of activities, programs, and placemaking efforts which champion the arts in our community.

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AAC Rolls Out New A&E District Logo, Video
Published: March 12, 2020

The Allegany Arts Council, in conjunction with the Maryland State Arts Council, is pleased to announce the unveiling of a new logo and video designed to promote Cumberland’s Arts & Entertainment District.

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Recent Articles

Arts & Tackling the Opioid Epidemic
Published: April 1, 2020

This is the 1st in a series of articles submitted by Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) and its Tackling the Opioid Epidemic: A Community Resilience Approach project partners. This column will focus on building strong people and a stronger, connected community during these difficult times as we deal with addiction, the COVID-19 crisis, and other challenges.

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