Coming Attractions: Previously enjoyed art available at the yART Sale

Coming Attractions: Previously enjoyed art available at the yART Sale
The Carroll Arts Center yART Sale is this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19. (Courtesy photo)

Thanks to all of you who have donated so many great pieces of previously enjoyed artwork, frames, books and art supplies for this weekend’s sixth annual yART Sale!

Join us this Saturday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to get the best selection of pre-owned artwork at yard sale prices. On Sunday, Aug. 19, any remaining merchandise will be “pay-what-you-want” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can make us an offer and get a great deal. Change your home or office decor for a fraction of the cost of new artwork, while supporting the Carroll County Arts Council at one of our favorite fundraisers.


In addition to yART Sale, we have plenty of events happening at the Carroll Arts Center. Find all of our programs at

Now playing

On Friday, Aug. 17, Film Lovers In Carroll County is presenting “Casablanca” at the Carroll Arts Center to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this classic film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Berman. See it on the big screen, as it was meant to be seen.

We are featuring two screenings, at 1 p.m. (with captions for the hearing impaired) and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $7 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. As always, members of the Carroll County Arts Council get a 10 percent discount on tickets. Popcorn, candy, soft drinks and adult beverages can be purchased at our concession stand. A special thanks to JeannieBird Baking Company for sponsoring this event.

If you’re in town over Labor Day weekend, come support September Song Musical Theater’s production of “Anything Goes,” held at the Carroll Arts Center. If you aren’t familiar with them, September Song is a nonprofit community theater company that has performed in Carroll County and neighboring areas for over 44 years.

This year’s selection, “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter, follows the madcap antics of a stowaway onboard an ocean liner from New York to London. The performances run Thursday, Aug. 30, through Saturday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m. with matinees at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 3. You can purchase tickets and find our more information at

A view from the gallery

This weekend, the galleries at the Carroll Arts Center will be hung with the preowned splendor of the sale items for yART Sale. As soon as those pieces come off the walls on Monday, we will start preparations for the openings of our next shows.

Beginning Aug. 30 in the Tevis Gallery, the show “Synergy” features three local artists whose work is combined to create a complementary synergy between sculpture, abstract pastels and photography and painting using color as language. In the upstairs Community Gallery, we are presenting the Carroll Camera Club’s “The World Through Our Eyes.” This visual travelogue promises to be another popular exhibit by the Camera Club, who will have prints and cards of their work for sale. Join us for the opening reception for these exhibits on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. Meet the artists and enjoy the artwork in a more personal setting.

Looking for a unique and creative gift? The Carroll Arts Center features a variety of local artists and artisan in our gift shop all year-round. Shop the wonderful jewelry, stained glass, pottery, candles, and textiles we have for sale and support our local artists.

Behind the scenes

In September and October, we are offering “Make It and Take It” art classes for ages 5-8 and 9-12. These classes are six consecutive Tuesdays, and allow students to experience their own creativity through projects they complete in class. These are popular classes that support your child’s creativity, so if you’re interested, be sure to register online.

You don’t have to be a kid to take classes at the Carroll Arts Center! We have several new offerings this fall for adults. On Sept. 27, find out how to enhance your garden and outdoor spaces by making mosaic stepping stones with instructor Susan Williamson.

We are also offering a fall art history series, covering topics as varied as presidential portraits, photography, and the influence of art deco in Carroll County. Both the mosaic class and the art history series are $25, and as always, members of the Arts Center get 10 percent off.

Whatever your interests, you can find a complete listing of our classes and information on becoming a member at