ABOUT THE

Carroll County Arts Council

The Carroll County Arts Council is located in the magnificently renovated Carroll Arts Center, formerly the Carroll Theatre in downtown Westminster. The art deco building now houses a 263-seat theatre, the Tevis Gallery, Community Gallery, Director’s Hall Gallery, Gift Shop, two art classrooms, and offices.

Our Mission

The Carroll County Arts Council’s mission is to enrich our community, both culturally and economically, by presenting, promoting and supporting a wide variety of arts opportunities for our residents, visitors, and artists.

History

The Carroll County Arts Council was formed in 1969 by a group of volunteers who wanted to make the arts part of the everyday fabric of Carroll County life. In the 1980’s they hired a professional director and gradually played a larger role in the life of this community. About that time the Arts Council also became formally affiliated with Carroll County as one of the officially recognized Recreation Councils. While no longer a Recreation Council, the CCAC maintains an active partnership with the County through the Office of Tourism and the Recreation and Parks Department. The Arts Council is a private 501© 3 non-profit corporation which enables us to raise additional private funds to augment our public support.

The creation of the Carroll Arts Center was the result of a partnership between the City of Westminster, Carroll County Recreation & Parks Department and the Arts Council. Together we purchased and renovated the 1937 movie theatre on Main Street. It’s one of only two art deco structures in this county…the other being East Middle School. The original 850-seat Carroll Theatre opened on Thanksgiving Day in 1937 and was “the” place to go. The renovated facility opened in April of 2003 with 263 seats as well as space devoted to galleries, classrooms and visitor amenities. The building is now owned by the City of Westminster and leased to the Arts Council for $1 per year.

History

The Carroll County Arts Council was formed in 1969 by a group of volunteers who wanted to make the arts part of the everyday fabric of Carroll County life. In the 1980’s they hired a professional director and gradually played a larger role in the life of this community. About that time the Arts Council also became formally affiliated with Carroll County as one of the officially recognized Recreation Councils. While no longer a Recreation Council, the CCAC maintains an active partnership with the County through the Office of Tourism and the Recreation and Parks Department. The Arts Council is a private 501© 3 non-profit corporation which enables us to raise additional private funds to augment our public support.

The creation of the Carroll Arts Center was the result of a partnership between the City of Westminster, Carroll County Recreation & Parks Department and the Arts Council. Together we purchased and renovated the 1937 movie theatre on Main Street. It’s one of only two art deco structures in this county…the other being East Middle School. The original 850-seat Carroll Theatre opened on Thanksgiving Day in 1937 and was “the” place to go. The renovated facility opened in April of 2003 with 263 seats as well as space devoted to galleries, classrooms and visitor amenities. The building is now owned by the City of Westminster and leased to the Arts Council for $1 per year.

Funding

The Arts Council receives major funding from The Maryland State Arts Council, Carroll County Department of Recreation & Parks and the City of Westminster. The membership support of individuals and businesses in the community provides additional funding and is deeply appreciated. Our many cultural programs also generate important earned income such as classes, camps, bus trips, and art sales. Special events, such as the annual Festival of Wreaths, and PEEPshow, are also sources of contributed income. We offer a host of discounts and benefits at a variety of giving levels. Memberships are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Carroll County Arts Council Team

Judy Morley, PhDExecutive Director
Lindsay SierTheatre Coordinator
Moriah TylerEducation & Visual Arts Coordinator
Claudia RogersFinancial Coordinator
JoAnna CroneCommunity Engagement Coordinator
Rosalyn ThackstonRetail & Marketing Coordinator
Stacy CzerwinskiAdministrative Coordinator

Board of Directors

Officers/Executive Committee

Board Members

Thomas Sterner, President Ray Arnold Donna Dougherty Vickii Engel
Angela Nickolas, Vice President Amber Harte Maurer Farran Margaret (Peggie) Kozo Robert Lemieux
Kendra Hart, Secretary Cindy May Jeannie Nichols Kimberlee Schultz
Lynn Wheeler, Treasurer Harold Scott Gail Slater Karen Soisson
Carol A. Kolb, Officer at Large Bernard C. Vogel Joe Wawrzynski Sharon Yingling
Kathy Mayan, Past President Jeff Degitz (Carroll County
Government Liaison)
Kevin Dayhoff (City of
Westminster Liaison)

Board of Directors

Officers/Executive Committee

  • Thomas Sterner, President
  • Angela Nickolas, Vice President
  • Kendra Hart, Secretary
  • Lynn Wheeler, Treasurer
  • Carol A. Kolb, Officer at Large
  • Kathy Mayan, Past President

Board Members

  • Ray Arnold
  • Donna Dougherty
  • Vickii Engel
  • Amber Harte Maurer Farran
  • Margaret (Peggie) Kozo
  • Robert Lemieux
  • Cindy May
  • Jeannie Nichols
  • Kimberlee Schultz
  • Harold Scott
  • Gail Slater
  • Karen Soisson
  • Bernard C. Vogel
  • Joe Wawrzynski
  • Sharon Yingling
  • Jeff Degitz (Carroll County Government Liaison)
  • Kevin Dayhoff (City of Westminster Liaison)

Employment

The CCAC is an equal opportunity employer and accessible to those with disabilities or special needs.

The Arts Council maintains an active list of experienced sound engineers and stage lighting technicians to work at our many theatrical events. In addition to technical work, these hourly employees also assist with set-up, clean-up, facility maintenance and other tasks. Applicants must be able to work independently, lift heavy equipment and stand for several hours. Hourly salaries range from $8 – $15 depending on experience level. Hours are sporadic and are mostly at night or on weekends. Interested applicants should contact Lindsay Sier for more information.

The Arts Center needs your help!

For information on how to volunteer, click below, or to contact our volunteer coordinator, JoAnna Crone, email joanna@carrollcountyartscouncil.org or call 410-848-7272.

Learn More

Media

Here you will find press releases for our upcoming events. Please let us know by email if you would like to be added to our distribution list or if you would like a high-resolution photo to accompany any of these releases.

Rosalyn ThackstonRetail & Marketing Coordinator
 | Size: 61 KB 18th Jun 2021 June 21, 2021 | Tevis College Arts Scholarship Winners  | Size: 114 KB 13th May 2021 April 6, 2021 | Executive Director Departure  | Size: 427 KB 27th Apr 2021 April 6, 2021 | 2021 PEEPshow Winners  | Size: 122 KB 2nd Feb 2021 February 1, 2021 | Call for PEEPs  | Size: 205 KB 11th Nov 2020 November 11, 2020 | A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas  | Size: 204 KB 11th Nov 2020 November 7, 2020 | Gallery of Gifts  | Size: 206 KB 11th Nov 2020 November 7, 2020 | Festival of Wreaths  | Size: 105 KB 21st Oct 2020 October 21, 2020 | Biggest Little Farm  | Size: 117 KB 21st Oct 2020 October 17, 2020 | Members Show Winners  | Size: 68 KB 2nd Jul 2020 July 2, 2020 | Summer Camp Activity Box  | Size: 114 KB 26th Jun 2020 June 26, 2020 | WWII and Quarantined Exhibits Opening Soon  | Size: 127 KB 29th May 2020 May 29, 2020 | CCAC Gift Shop Reopens in June  | Size: 104 KB 13th May 2020 May 13, 2020 | "The Cordillera of Dreams" Virtual Screenings  | Size: 11 KB 13th May 2020 May 13, 2020 | 2020 Art in the Park Postponed  | Size: 77 KB 6th May 2020 May 3, 2020 | PEEPshow the Prequel Winners  | Size: 117 KB 27th Apr 2020 April 27, 2020 | Thread Exhibit Online  | Size: 149 KB 20th Apr 2020 April 20, 2020 | PEEPshow the Prequel is Online and Open  | Size: 63 KB 13th Apr 2020 April 13, 2020 | New Website  | Size: 72 KB 27th Mar 2020 March 24, 2020 | PEEPshow the Prequel  | Size: 119 KB 11th Mar 2020 December 20, 2019 | Martin Luther King Day 2020  | Size: 121 KB 11th Mar 2020 December 2, 2019 | Documentary Series 2020  | Size: 135 KB 11th Mar 2020 August 29, 2019 | Jazz Series 2019
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Media

Here you will find press releases for our upcoming events. Please let us know by email if you would like to be added to our distribution list or if you would like a high-resolution photo to accompany any of these releases.

Rosalyn SmaldoneRetail & Marketing Coordinator
 | Size: 61 KB 18th Jun 2021 June 21, 2021 | Tevis College Arts Scholarship Winners  | Size: 114 KB 13th May 2021 April 6, 2021 | Executive Director Departure  | Size: 427 KB 27th Apr 2021 April 6, 2021 | 2021 PEEPshow Winners  | Size: 122 KB 2nd Feb 2021 February 1, 2021 | Call for PEEPs  | Size: 205 KB 11th Nov 2020 November 11, 2020 | A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas  | Size: 204 KB 11th Nov 2020 November 7, 2020 | Gallery of Gifts  | Size: 206 KB 11th Nov 2020 November 7, 2020 | Festival of Wreaths  | Size: 105 KB 21st Oct 2020 October 21, 2020 | Biggest Little Farm  | Size: 117 KB 21st Oct 2020 October 17, 2020 | Members Show Winners  | Size: 68 KB 2nd Jul 2020 July 2, 2020 | Summer Camp Activity Box  | Size: 114 KB 26th Jun 2020 June 26, 2020 | WWII and Quarantined Exhibits Opening Soon  | Size: 127 KB 29th May 2020 May 29, 2020 | CCAC Gift Shop Reopens in June  | Size: 104 KB 13th May 2020 May 13, 2020 | "The Cordillera of Dreams" Virtual Screenings  | Size: 11 KB 13th May 2020 May 13, 2020 | 2020 Art in the Park Postponed  | Size: 77 KB 6th May 2020 May 3, 2020 | PEEPshow the Prequel Winners  | Size: 117 KB 27th Apr 2020 April 27, 2020 | Thread Exhibit Online  | Size: 149 KB 20th Apr 2020 April 20, 2020 | PEEPshow the Prequel is Online and Open  | Size: 63 KB 13th Apr 2020 April 13, 2020 | New Website  | Size: 72 KB 27th Mar 2020 March 24, 2020 | PEEPshow the Prequel  | Size: 119 KB 11th Mar 2020 December 20, 2019 | Martin Luther King Day 2020  | Size: 121 KB 11th Mar 2020 December 2, 2019 | Documentary Series 2020  | Size: 135 KB 11th Mar 2020 August 29, 2019 | Jazz Series 2019
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Rent the Arts Center

Theatre

Weekdays:

$175/ hour

Weekends:

$225/ hour

Classroom

Weekdays:

$25/ hour

Weekends:

$30/ hour

Theatre

Weekdays:

$175/ hour

Weekends:

$225/ hour

Classroom

Weekdays:

$25/ hour

Weekends:

$30/ hour

Weekend rate takes effect at 4PM Friday through 6AM Monday.

All rates hourly. Fees are based on total occupancy time, including setup and cleaning. 3-hour minimum for all rentals. Rentals subject to availability.

(Cumulative, applied to base rate; not applied to ticketing or additional services)
Nonprofit: 15%
Arts or Cultural Program: 15%
Arts Alliance Member: 10%
High Volume (20+ hours): 10%

Ticket Sales / Box Office Services*:
8.5% of gross sales

*Carroll Arts Center ticketing services mandatory for ticketed events. See ticketing policy.
Theatre Specifications
Rental Guidelines
rental request

For more information about renting the Arts Center, contact Lindsay Sier.