Part of the mission of the Maryland Center for the Arts is to support the work of artists in a variety of genres. In the Harford Plein Air Festival, we provide cash awards to our juried artists and the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Center's general operations.
Another part of the mission is to make the arts affordable to the community. This year, the Gallery Opening and Awards Ceremony and the Student Quick Draw fees are free. Grants received from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Harford County Cultural Arts Board with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council, and from the Harford County Office of Economic Development only partially support the Festival.
You can help support the Festival and receive benefits according to your level of sponsorship. Your support will go towards cash awards, ribbons for juried artists, community adults, and students, hospitality for the artists, lodging for out-of-town artists, entertainment at the Plein Air events, marketing, and printed hand-outs for the community.
For further information, contact Suzanne Zantop at [email protected].