Road to arts -- The Howard County Arts Council's 18th annual Road to the Arts weekend, Sept. 7 to 9, encourages residents to explore the visual arts at 13 Howard County galleries celebrating their exhibitions with receptions. The event starts with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City (410-313-ARTS).
Receptions to be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Howard County Department of Education, Ellicott City (410-313-6634); Artists' Gallery, Columbia (410-740-8249); Gallery f64, Ellicott City (410-480-9004); and Art & Artisan, Ellicott City, (410-203-9370).
The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery, Columbia, will hold a reception at 4 p.m. Sept. 7 (410-772-4189); Slayton House Gallery, Columbia, at 3 p.m. (410-730-3987).
Camelia A. Blackwell and Fred Shermer will show their work at the International Center For Artistic Development, Savage Mill, Savage, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 (301-604-4484).
Holding receptions Sept. 8 are Greenbridge Pottery, Dayton, at noon (301-854-9008); Howard County Center of African American Culture, Columbia, at 1 p.m. (410-772-4002); Columbia Arts Center, Columbia, at 3 p.m. (410-730-0075); SJG Studios Inc., at 2 p.m. (301-776-5140); and Hands of Time Art Gallery, Savage Mill, Savage, at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 (410-880-4760).
For a Road to the Arts map and complete schedule: 410-313-ARTS. Or visit www.hoco arts.org.