Happy Fourth of July! As we head into this holiday weekend to celebrate our independence, let’s take time to be grateful for all the freedoms and privileges we enjoy as Americans. It’s a great time to gather with family and friends and spend some time enjoying the talent and beauty provided by the arts. Check out what’s happening at the Carroll Arts Center at our website, www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.
We are excited to announce the launch of our first-ever season pass. We have scheduled programming from now until July 2020, and you can purchase tickets for at least four designated events for 20 percent off. You also have the option to purchase additional tickets throughout the season at the discounted rate, and exchange tickets if needed by just paying the difference in the face-value price. Season ticket subscribers also receive a free drink or popcorn per event. The season has a variety of rock, dance, drama, bluegrass and holiday events. You can find the entire lineup and enroll on our website.
We kick off our new 2019-2020 season on Saturday, Aug. 3 with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and is sponsored by Barnes Bollinger Insurance Services and Tevis Energy. Tickets are going fast, so don’t wait! Buy them for just this event, or sign up for the season pass and get 20% off!
Our free Summer Family Movies, sponsored by Ting, continue every Tuesday night through Aug. 6. Up next week is “The Muppet Movie” on July 9, sponsored by Cultivated, followed by “Paddington 2,” sponsored by Maggie’s Restaurant. The doors open each week at 6:30 p.m. and movies begin at 7 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served, and concessions will be for sale.
If you’re looking for a more adult-oriented movie experience, join us on Friday, July 26 for “The World’s Fastest Indian,” presented by Film Lovers In Carroll County (FLICC). This film, based on a true story, features Anthony Hopkins as New Zealander Burt Munro, who rebuilds a 1920 classic Indian motorcycle and sets off to pursue an absolutely mad dream — to set the land speed world record at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. Sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Baltimore, show times are 1 p.m. (captioned) and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.
Coming July 31, we will be presenting “Carroll’s Got Talent,” held for the first time at the annual Carroll County 4H/FFA Fair. Judges will choose a winner from each age group, plus an overall winner, who will be the opening act for the concert on Aug.1. Mark your calendars and come support our local talent!
A View from the Gallery
We currently have a unique exhibit in the Tevis Gallery. “The Art of the Musical Instrument” is guest curated by Ryan A. Koons. Weaving together sound, narrative, history, and actual instruments, this exhibit focuses on musical instruments as crafted art objects with diverse histories, in addition to objects that create beautiful sounds.
In the Community Gallery is our annual exhibit of the Carroll County Camera Club. Always a crowd-pleaser, you won’t want to miss this amazing photography. The Camera Club has cards and prints of their original photos, so take home your favorites.
Start cleaning out your craft rooms, garages, basements and attics for previously-enjoyed artwork, art books and craft supplies to donate for yArt Sale. We will accept donations Aug. 17-21. Whether you donate something or not, come shop the sale Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 and help the Carroll Arts Center with one of our most enjoyable fundraisers.
Behind the Scenes
If you have little one ages 5 to 8 at home for the summer, there’s still time to sign them up for Creative Explorations More Art camp, running July 8-12. They will get a fun introduction to the arts through a creative mix of craft projects, drawing and painting, a pottery wheel lesson, games, and more.
For the drama king or queen in your house, ages 10-13, we have Musical Theatre Camp running July 8-19. They get to experience the magic of live musical theatre as they learn dialogue, music, and choreography for a large-scale musical production. All campers will perform in the show. You can get all the information and register at our website.