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2013 Harford Guide The Arts

Events throughout the year celebrate the arts and culture of the Harford County community.

Among the festivities is the annual Harford County Farm Fair in July, which has generated nearly $1 million for capital improvements to the Harford County Equestrian Center over the years. Another summertime favorite is the annual Havre de Grace parade and fireworks in July, with a concert in Tydings Park facilitated by hundreds of volunteers.

There are 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 issuance of grant money to more than 40 arts and cultural groups through its Community Arts Development, Opportunity and Challenge Grant Programs. The Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission serves as an advisory commission to the town government on celebration and promotion of 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 from young children to senior citizens.


Harford County Cultural Arts Board

Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission

Center for the Arts

Havre de Grace Arts Commission


Arts by the Bay Gallery

Harford Artists’ Association

Harford Community College Student Art Gallery

Harford Photographic Arts Society

Liriodendron Gallery

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 Dance Theater

Maryland School of Ballet and Modern Dance


Harford Poetry and Literary Society

Gunpowder Branch, National League of American Pen Women Inc.


Aberdeen Room Archives & Museum

Jerusalem Mill Village

Hays House

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum

Ladew Topiary Gardens

Skipjack Martha Lewis, Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy

Steppingstone Museum


Bay Country Gentlemen

Bel Air Community Band

Bel Air Community Chorus

Deer Creek Chorale Inc.

Harford Choral Society

Maryland Conservatory of Music

Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra Inc.

Upper Chesapeake
Chorus Sweet Adelines


Harford Community College:
Harford Dance Theatre, Phoenix Festival Theater


Tidewater Players


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