Allegany Arts Council’s Young at Art Series presents Photo Safari on the C&O Canal

Published: September 17, 2021

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Contact: Deb Litman

Allegany Arts Council’s Young at Art Series presents Photo Safari on the C&O Canal

CUMBERLAND—The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce the next in its Young at Art series, an initiative specifically geared toward novice artists 55 and older and generously funded by the Community Trust Foundation.

For this workshop, Young at Art: Photo Safari on the C&O Canal, participants will be transported along the C&O Canal to a series of outdoor photography shoots. This full-day field trip will take place Saturday, October 16, 2021. It will begin at Canal Place at 9:00AM, returning participants to their cars at approximately 4:00PM. During the safari, photographers will explore the Canal boat reproduction, Potomac River, and Blue Bridge. Additional stops will include Lock 75, the western-most lift lock along the C & O Canal; and Spring Gap, where participants will walk along the canal to capture reflections. Participants will then travel to Lock 70 where they will have lunch and have time to capture photos before visiting the Thomas Cresap House, a stone home built in 1764.

Penny Knobel-Besa will serve as instructor for the experience. An experienced photographer, Penny frequently leads workshops and photography field trips in the area.

Registration is free but limited to 12 participants. Registrants should be able to walk comfortably in park-like settings, and be able to ride a passenger bus between locations. Registrants should also plan to bring a camera - cell phone cameras are acceptable. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Any guests requiring assistance with mobility accommodations or dietary needs, or if a camera is needed, should contact the Allegany Arts Council. To register, please contact us at or at 301.777.2787. Participants must be age 55 or older to participate.


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