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2011 Guide to Harford - Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment Venues in Harford County

By Jennifer K. Dansicker

1:24 PM EDT, June 20, 2011

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Harford County has several events throughout the year that are focused on the arts and the cultural enrichment of the community. Included in this long list of festivities is the annual Harford County Farm Fair, which over the years has generated almost one million dollars worth of capital improvements to the Harford County Equestrian Center. Another highlight of the year is the annual Havre de Grace Parade and Fireworks with a concert in Tydings Park facilitated by hundreds of volunteers.

There are a few dedicated organizations in the county whose mission is to make the arts accessible to the community. Each year, the Harford County Cultural Arts Board oversees the issuance of more than $90,000 in grant money to more than 40 arts and cultural groups through its Community Arts Development, Opportunity, and Challenge Grant Programs. The Bel Air Arts Commission serves as an advisory commission to the town government on matters pertaining to the celebration and promotion of the cultural arts in the town. The Center for the Arts of Harford County provides arts education and appreciation opportunities to all segments of the community from amateurs, cultural enthusiasts and hobbyists, to aspiring professionals and students pursuing careers in the arts.

The center provides professional training, arts events, and continuing arts and humanities education in the form of group classes and individual instruction for students ranging in age from early childhood to senior citizens.

Community Agencies
Harford County Cultural Arts Board
410-638-3578

Bel Air Arts Commission
410-838-0584

Center for the Arts of Harford County
410-838-2177

Art Galleries & Organizations
Arts by the Bay Gallery
artsbythebaygallery.com

Harford Arts Association
www.artinharford.org

Harford Community College - Student Art Gallery
www.harford.edu

Harford Photographic Arts Society
www.hpas.org

Liriodendron Gallery
www.liriodendron.com

Freedom Road Productions
www.freedomroadproductions.org

Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse
www.concordpointlighthouse.org

Havre de Grace Tourism
www.hdgtourism.com/calendar.php

Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc.
www.mainstreethdg.com

Historical Society of Harford County
www.harfordhistory.net

Rockfield Foundation, Inc.
www.rockfieldmanor.com

Havre de Grace Art Show
www.hdgartshow.com

Dance
Harford Ballet Company
www.harfordballetcompany.org

Literary Arts
Harford Poetry and Literary Society
www.harfordpoetrysociety.org

Museums
Aberdeen Room Archives & Museum
www.aberdeenroom.com

Friends of Jerusalem Mill
www.jerusalemmill.org

Hays House
www.harfordhistory.net

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum
www.decoymuseum.com

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

Ladew Topiary Gardens
www.ladewgardens.com

Liriodendron Foundation, Inc.
www.liriodendron.com

Skipjack Martha Lewis
www.skipjackmarthalewis.com

Steppingstone Museum
www.steppingstonemuseum.org

Music
Bay Country Gentlemen
www.baycountrygentlemen.com

Bel Air Community Band
www.belaircommunityband.org

Deer Creek Chorale, Inc.
www.deercreekchorale.org

Harford Choral Society
www.harfordchoralsociety.org

Maryland Conservatory of Music
www.musicismagic.com

SusquehannaSymphony Orchestra, Inc.
www.ssorchestra.org

Upper ChesapeakeChorus Sweet Adelines
www.harmonize.com/ucc/

Theater
Harford Community College:
Harford Dance Theatre, Phoenix Festival Theater
www.harford.edu

Theatreworks…Live!
www.theatreworkslive.org