Ellicott City Flood

Artists and galleries look to the future

Artists and galleries look to the future

Sitting around a table at Old Mill Cafe, the members of the Ellicott City Arts Coalition discussed the upcoming holiday season.

Should a banner be purchased to advertise the Holiday Hop on Dec. 1 and 2? Where was the Christmas tree being set up and would there be lights or just star ornaments?

While these concerns may seem trivial to many, they are a lifeline to normalcy for the group.

After a second flood in two years devastated many of their businesses and livelihoods this past summer, the members – a mix of artists and gallery owners - want to celebrate the future by showcasing those still standing either on Main Street or by relocating elsewhere.