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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Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for The Delaplaine Arts Center is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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