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 and becoming 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!
Due to the parking lot renovation at the Carroll County Arts Center, entrance to the Center will be through the Memorial Garden walk at the back of the building across the veranda to the front door. This will give everyone an opportunity to see the lovely Memorial Garden and give access to the Center. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 10:30 to 4:00 PM, Thursday from 1:00 to 6:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 to 2:00 PM. This "new entrance" will be until at least October 10th.
Admission is free and open to the public.
On Tuesday, December 9th Carroll County Arts will hold its annual general meeting with election of board members and officers and a reports on the "State of the Arts" in Carroll County. Doors will open at 6 PM with light refreshments available. New memberships will be available at this time prior to the meeting. All members are urged to attend and vote. All attending must make reservations for the meeting so that advance plans for the refreshments can be made. Please call 330-627-3739 by December 1st.
Joann Heestand's Ornament Decorating workshop is set for Thursday, December 4th at 6:00 PM. This is an early Art for Everyone so that all attending will have a unique original ornament for their tree or for a gift exchange. All supplies are provided for a $10 fee. Registration is necessary so enough supplies can be available. Call 330-627-3739.
Stop after the Christmas parade for hot chocolate and cookies and entertainment by the novice dulcimer players. The Arts Center will be open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 29th. The parade begins at 1:00 PM. CCA members receive a 10% discount in November and December. Support Small Business Day!
November Art for Everyone is scheduled at 6 PM on November 20th, 2014 at the Carroll County Arts, 204 West Main Street, Carrollton. Barb Manning will be teaching participants in the art of "Gift Bag Painting". Absolutely anyone can learn to do this. It was so successful last year that the workshop was requested again. All supplies are provided for $10. For an extra $5, 3 brushes will be provided for the participant to create their own bags at home. Registration is requested by November 18th. Number for the class is a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8. Please call Carroll County Arts at 330-627-3739 to register.
On November 29th Carroll County Arts will be open from 11 AM to 4 PM in celebration of Support Small Business Day. The Christmas Parade is scheduled at 1 PM, so stop in and browse before the parade. Carroll County Arts' porch is a great spot for viewing the parade also. After the parade, the Sweet Pickin's Dulcimer group will be entertaining with Christmas tunes. Featured are the younger novice members of the group. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be available all day. Our Christmas Boutique is in full swing and CCA members receive a 10% discount in the months of November and December. While visiting Carroll County Arts, you can sign up for the Ornament Decorating Class taught by Joann Heestand of Minerva. Joann's workshop will be Thursday, December 4th at 6 PM. All supplies are provided for a fee of $10.
The Carroll County Chorale has begun rehearsals for the Christmas season at the First Presbyterian Church in Carrollton. All voices are needed---particularly sopranos and basses. There is no audition nor residency requirement---just a love of singing and support for one of the arts. Rehearsals begin at 7:00 PM.