A holiday wonderland of creativity and generosity!
This annual holiday event features over 100 unique handmade wreaths and holiday art that range from whimsical to wacky to wonderful! The pieces are sold through an online auction that benefits the Arts Council. Now in its 26th year, the Festival of Wreaths at the Carroll Arts Center has traditionally been one of the most eagerly awaited holiday events in the county. While all the bidding is done online, the Arts Center still hosts a cheery display of all the entries for patrons to visit!
The festival exemplifies holiday generosity in many ways, through the valuable wreaths that are contributed, as well as the generous bids from the community. In the past, wreaths have been adorned with a wide range of items and decorations including semi-precious gems, $50 bills, sock monkeys, computer mice, thumb tacks, eyeglasses, duct tape, Legos®, flip flops, painted crab shells, used auto parts, origami, wine corks, autographed sports memorabilia, duct tape, toilet paper rolls, and more. Many also come with special items like gift cards, specialty food and beverages, and unique experiences!
In-person visitors can also vote for the Top 10 Audience Choice winners. Voting closes on Saturday, December 2 at 7pm. Kids can also get in on the fun with Festival of Wreaths bingo!
Festival Theme Nights
Monday, Nov. 27 – Pajamas
Wednesday, Nov. 29 – Maryland Pride
Thursday, Nov. 30 – Ugly Sweaters
Come dressed in accordance with the theme and enter a drawing for fun Carroll Arts Center prizes!