Holiday Art Donations

This year is our 26th Annual Festival of Wreaths. Please read through this year’s guidelines thoroughly as some things have changed.

Handcrafted holiday and seasonal art, such as but not limited to wreaths, table runners, garland, pillows, quilts, placemats, crocheted and knit items, paintings, and platter ware, may be donated by businesses, civic / social organizations, schools, offices, families, or individuals. There is no registration fee. Decorate your entry with a theme of your choice – creativity is encouraged! For businesses, incorporating your products or services into the theme in the form of merchandise or gift cards will maximize your exposure in the community as you support the CCAC. Your holiday artwork will be a donation to the Carroll County Arts Council, will be priced by CCAC staff, and auctioned off at the Festival of Wreaths. All proceeds will benefit the CCAC.


Donations of ORIGINAL holiday art, winter-themed artwork, and other HANDMADE fine crafts are welcomed. Items do not need to be Christmas-themed, wreaths don’t have to be round– think outside the circle! Be creative and have fun.

  • No live wreaths.
  • Attach a sturdy hanging device to wall hanging submissions.
  • Plug-in lights or battery lights can be used, but battery lights will not be replaced.
  • All entries must be no larger than 36 inches in any dimension.
  • Securely attach all gift cards, decorations, and ornaments to your entry.
  • Adding extra gifts to your entry such as gift cards, merchandise, etc. is encouraged.
  • Entries cannot require daily maintenance.

Questions? Email Gwen Asbury, Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator at

Important Dates

Registration is now CLOSED.

Registration can only be done online.

Drop Off Dates: Tuesday, November 14 – Thursday, November 16 during the Arts Center’s regular business hours

If you cannot make any of these dates, then please reach out to us by calling 410-848-7272 or emailing Gwen Asbury at

Event Dates: Friday, November 24 – Sunday, December 3

There will be a party for decorators on the evening of November 24 to celebrate the launch of the 26th Annual Festival and to recognize the decorators, volunteers, and sponsors.  

More Information

  • In appreciation of your donation, at drop-off you will receive a coupon for 10% off at Gallery of Gifts (November 17 – December 21, 2023).
  • Audience Favorite Awards – The public will vote for their favorites and the CCAC will present awards to the Top 10 winners.
  • As this is an Arts Council fundraiser and a family event, we reserve the right not to display a donation that is deemed inappropriate, offensive, unsafe, too large, of unacceptable quality, or is not pre-registered.

By entering this event I agree to the terms stated in the Registration Guidelines and agree that all submitted items become the property of the Carroll County Arts Council (CCAC) and will be sold to benefit the organization. Any unsold items will be disposed of at the sole discretion of the CCAC. By entering the Festival, I also agree to allow my name and images of my submission to be retained indefinitely and used by the CCAC in any future print or electronic promotion, publicity materials, or retail products.

Once you have registered you will receive an email reminder within one week of the drop-off dates.