By Jennifer K. Dansicker
1:24 PM EDT, June 20, 2011
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.
Harford County Cultural Arts Board
Bel Air Arts Commission
Center for the Arts of Harford County
Art Galleries & Organizations
Arts by the Bay Gallery
Harford Arts Association
Harford Community College - Student Art Gallery
Harford Photographic Arts Society
Freedom Road Productions
Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse
Havre de Grace Tourism
Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc.
Historical Society of Harford County
Rockfield Foundation, Inc.
Havre de Grace Art Show
Harford Ballet Company
Harford Poetry and Literary Society
Aberdeen Room Archives & Museum
Friends of Jerusalem Mill
Havre de Grace Decoy Museum
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
Ladew Topiary Gardens
Liriodendron Foundation, Inc.
Skipjack Martha Lewis
Bay Country Gentlemen
Bel Air Community Band
Deer Creek Chorale, Inc.
Harford Choral Society
Maryland Conservatory of Music
SusquehannaSymphony Orchestra, Inc.
Upper ChesapeakeChorus Sweet Adelines
Harford Community College:
Harford Dance Theatre, Phoenix Festival Theater
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