Carroll County Arts strives to exhibit, educate and inspire creativity, imagination, and an appreciation for the arts. We have been a part of the community since 1993 with hundreds of people supporting the arts by volunteering andbecoming members. This support has made it possible for Carroll County Arts to present many wonderful exhibits and to build a collection of art by local artists into an extensive visual art gallery and gift shop. Carroll County Arts also provides an outlet for the creative spirit of our community through classes and workshops and concerts. Just as important as the exhibits and art classes is the impact our non-profit organization makes on the community through its education and outreach programs. Whether you are interested in taking a class, shopping the gallery, attending a concert or sharing YOUR talents, contact Carroll County Arts and we will help you find where you belong!
The Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Thursday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (except for Third Thursday), Saturday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (except for the third Saturday Kidz Klass), closed Wednesday.
Admission is free and open to the public.
On May 22nd, 2015 the photographers who entered the Photography Contest and Show will be opening their show as Featured Artists at the Carroll County Arts Center. The Fourth Friday reception will be from 6 to 8 PM. The group will be the featured artists for the month of June.
If past years are any indication there will be some outstanding photos taken in Carroll County. The awards of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded in each of the seven categories except those in which there are three or less photos submitted. Only a first place will be awarded for those. Categories are Life in Carroll County, People, Animals, Landscape and Scenery, Architectural and Cityscapes, Botanicals, Black and White.
Be sure to mark the date on your calendar to attend and vote for a "People's Choice". This will be decided by votes of the viewing public with only one vote per person accepted.
The popular Art for Everyone on the third Thursday, May 21st will be instructed by Peggy Baxter. The project for the evening, beginning at 6:30 PM is a stained glass stepping stone. All materials are provided for a cost of $30. Registration is necessary so that the instructor will have enough materials for all that wish to participate. Call 330-627-3739 to register for Art for Everyone or stop in at the Center. Hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Thursday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM except for Third Thursday (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM), Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM except for the Kidz Klass (10:00 AM opening).
Spring is here---maybe it's summer already!
But Garden Art
is in full sway at the Carroll County Arts Center, 204 West Main Street in Carrollton.
On May 16th the third Saturday, the Kidz Klass will be involved in "Garden Art" with instructors Cheri Bell and Peggy Baxter. The class begins at 10 AM at the Center. This particular class can be handled by younger than 3rd graders, if there is an adult present to assist them. The class is geared for up to 8th grade in middle school. The fee is $5 and registration is appreciated so there is enough"garden material" for all the students.
On the third Thursday Art for Everyone night, May 21st a workshop instructed by Peggy Baxter will be learning to make a Stained Glass Garden Stepping Stone. The fee is $30 and registration is required. The class will begin at 6:30 and run till 8:30 PM. So bring some gardening buddies and join us.
Registration for both the students and adults classes can be made by calling 330-627-3739 or stopping at the Center to register in person. The May featured artists, Helen's Painting II (and I ) Classes are still on display. Several new artists have been added to the Center also.
Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM; Thursday from 1:00 to 6:00 PM (except for Third Thursday); Saturday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (except on Third Saturday).
Carroll County Arts announces the 2015 Summer Camps
will be an Art Camp from June 8-12 and a new camp called Arts Sampler Camp
from June 15-19. Both camps will be held at the Bluebird Farm Park
, 190 Alamo Road, Carrollton. Both camps are for students entering grades 3 through 6th for the upcoming school year.
The enrollment fee remains at $50 per child per each camp. Camp times are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 2:00 M. The deadline for each camp is the Friday before each camp begins---June 5th and June 12th. First come, first served as the limit for the Art Camp is 30 campers and for the Arts Sampler, 20 campers.
One application as well as a medical form per child can be turned in at the Carroll County Arts Center or mailed to CCA, 204 West Main Street.
The Art Camp will be the traditional art camp featuring drawing, painting, creative arts and sculpture, with the focus on traditional visual art skills, creativity and enrichment. The Arts Sampler Camp will feature "Hot Pots", culinary arts, carving, photo arts and crafts--a different type of art will be experienced each day.
Campers will need to bring a sack lunch with a drink each day. A morning snack will be provided. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent.
For more information, call the Carroll County Arts Center at 330-627-3739. Registration forms can be picked up at the Center or downloaded from here shortly. Registration forms must be completed before a child is "officially" registered.
A family reception and art show will be held the afternoon of June 12th at the Bluebird camp.
Photography Show and Contest for 2015
Carroll County Arts announces the annual Photography Show and Contest for 2015. There is no entry fee and you do not have to live in Carroll County. The contest, however, is for amateur photographers only. Those under 18 who wish to enter must have permission of legal guardian/parent on the entry form.
Photos must have been taken in Carroll County but do not resubmit photos that have already been entered in Carroll County Arts photo contest in previous years.
Entry deadline is Saturday, May 16th by noon on that day. All entries are to be delivered to the Carroll County Arts Center..
Photos may be in color or black and white. They will be judged on composition, creativity and clarity. Points will be taken off for digital enhancement. Please limit any adjustments to cropping, only.
All submitted photos must be mounted on foam core or other photo mounting board, No framed photos will be accepted. Print size must be 8 x 10 or 11 x 14. Each submitted entry must have a completed entry form taped to the back of the photo and must have a string loop taped to the back for displaying the photo. Judges rules are final. Carroll County Arts reserves the right to refuse any photo it deems unsuitable.
Categories are: Life in Carroll County, People, Animals, Landscape and Scenery, Architectural and Cityscapes, Botanicals.
There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning entries for each category except where 3 or less photos are submitted for a category. Only a first place will be awarded for those categories. "People's Choice" award for overall best photo will be determined by the vote of the viewing public. Only one vote per person will be accepted.
The show will open with an Open House/Reception for the photographers on the Fourth Friday, May 22nd from 6 to 8 PM at the Arts Center. There is no admission charge and refreshments will be served. The Photographers will be the Featured Artists for June.
Entry forms are available at the Carroll County Arts Center or here. For more information, call 330-627-3739.