The brainchild of former Carroll County Arts Council director Sandy Oxx, the PEEPshow began to little fanfare in 2008. It caught on quickly. After a few years it was the arts council’s biggest fundraiser and it now raises some $75,000, funding scholarships, free summertime movies, arts grants, camps and classes and other cultural programs the arts council provides throughout the year. In 2014, Just Born, the Pennsylvania-based company that makes Peeps, endorsed the PEEPshow and now sends its colorful candy-clad PEEPSMOBILE, a yellow Volkswagen Beetle with a sculpted Peep roof, to Westminster to help promote the event. Since its inception, the PEEPshow has been featured on national news shows, in national magazines and it has inspired art shows like it across the country. The Arts Council estimates that some 25,000 “Peeple” attend the event each year. This is the first PEEPshow for new Executive Director Judy Morley.