The Maryland Center for the Arts being planned in Bel Air, Maryland is a multi-phased project which will not only include art space, but it’s surroundings will be notable for the nature plot on which it sits. The 41 acres of land gifted by a community member, Emily Bayless Graham will preserve much of what is there and has been used as the Bear Legacy Trail. To listen to a short interview from Executive Director Robert “Bob” Willenbrink, Ph.D., please visit the website.
The plans have been approved, and because they are quite extensive for what will provide space for galleries, art workshops and if all goes according to the wishes of those at the helm, will include an outdoor amphitheater. The best way to read about the project is to visit the website and look at the renderings.
This region is becoming a mecca for artists and arts enthusiasts, in part because it has a different vibe than the art scene in the cities of Baltimore, Washington, DC and New York. Those who enjoy the boating life, can travel the Susquehanna River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and take in some art and culture while in the area.
We look forward to seeing the development of this project and Harmer’s Town Art Center which are endorsed by the State of Maryland and other private and individual funding.