The Charles County Arts Alliance’s Major Accomplishments over the past 35 years

  • Promoted Charles County arts events, organizations and individual artists.
  • Devoted thousands of volunteer hours to achieve its mission.
  • Received over $1,000,000 in federal, state and county grants to support its mission.
  • Awarded over $750,000 in Arts Grants to support local non-profits and schools.
  • Awarded annual arts scholarships at each county high school. 
  • Produced ArtsFest, the largest annual arts festival in Charles County.
  • Managed the Fine Arts Building of the Charles County Fair.
  • Presented regional artist workshops and masterclasses.
  • Managed free public galleries for visual artists to display artworks at no cost.
  • Sponsored its first state-wide juried art show at Thomas Stone National Historic Site.
  • Presented numerous cultural events for county citizens and students.
  • Advocated for increased funding for the arts at the local, state and national levels.
  • Partnered with many non-profit, government and educational organizations.
  • Provided access to the arts for Charles County’s under-served population.
  • Ensured that the arts were included in the Charles County Comprehensive Plan.
  • Published Arts Vision 2020: A Strategic Plan for the Arts in Charles County.

We invite you to become a member – all are welcome!