As the only full-service arts organization in the Frederick region, the Delaplaine knows that "everyone deserves art." Each year, 84,000 individuals visit eight on-site galleries (and three satellite galleries at area public libraries) featuring exhibits in painting, ceramics, jewelry, printmaking, and more. Admission is always free. Art instructors and visiting artists lead 270 classes for all skill levels, from the art curious to the art professional, and needs-based scholarships ensure that anyone can participate. Community outreach programs partner with other local nonprofits and service organizations to provide customized art experiences to underserved populations – Head Start students, homeless youth, families recovering from substance abuse, adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Public programs, including an Art Carnival, drop-in activities, and free gallery talks, further integrate art into the community – because art has the power to enhance the quality of life for so many.
Headquarters: MD-Frederick County
Where They Operate: MD-Frederick County
Age Groups Served: Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Native American; Other
Population(s) Served: All
Awards & Recognition
Standards for Excellence in Nonprofit Management (from MD Nonprofits), September, 2003
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- The current budget for The Delaplaine Arts Center is: $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
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