The arts are essential to the quality of life in Frederick. The FWCC Arts Community Service Program allows our members to participate in, promote and support a broad spectrum of activities that enhance the arts. Many of our members also support local arts by attending plays, exhibits, lectures, and concerts as a group.
As a club and by partnering with community arts organizations, we participate in:
Youth Art: Sponsor an annual contest with monetary awards for middle and high school students placing first, second, third and honorable mention. In partnership with Frederick Community College, the student art is on display for the community to enjoy for several weeks early each year. Our members raise money to provide the monetary awards and to make contributions to district and state youth art.
Frederick Reads: Serve on the county-wide Frederick Reads committee that annually brings major authors to the community. We also assist at the author presentations and handle the data entry of all written evaluations of the major annual events for the library staff.
Frederick Arts Council: Maintain membership in Arts council; staff the volunteer coordination booth during the annual 2-day Frederick Festival of the Arts.
Within our club, there are many talented artists and artisans who lend their talents to bettering our community. Here are some recent projects our club members participated in:
- Made felted and woven hats, shawls, and jewelry to raise funds for the Child Advocacy Center.
- Created a unique “historic Frederick” design that includes Steiner House for FWCC’s web site and a new club logo.
- Knit comfort caps for cancer patients at the Frederick Cancer Center.
- Designed and created a memorial quilt commemorating FWCC’s 100th anniversary.