Town of Bel Air Arts & Entertainment District

Town of Bel Air Arts & Entertainment District Artists, businesses, government and cultural organizations come together in the Bel Air Arts & Entertainment District.
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The 99-acre district covers most of downtown. Five venues that bring arts alive in Bel Air are: Bel Air High School, Rockfield Manor, Shamrock Park, John Carroll High School and the Bel Air Reckord Armory. Throughout the rest of the District, our residents and neighbors will find artistic pursuits in likely and unlikely places such as Harford Council Chamber gallery, churches and retail stores.

Harford County Artists! If your income has been affected by COVID-19, Harford County Cultural Arts Board has a grant opp...
05/12/2020
Harford County Cultural Arts Board

Harford County Artists! If your income has been affected by COVID-19, Harford County Cultural Arts Board has a grant opportunity available until May 25th.

Grants available to support Harford County artists who have lost income due to pandemic. Apply by May 25

Film aficionado? Did you know that right now you can take advantage of virtual screenings of films via The Charles in Ba...
05/07/2020

Film aficionado? Did you know that right now you can take advantage of virtual screenings of films via The Charles in Baltimore? So grab your tickets online, curl up on the couch with a big bowl of popcorn and enjoy! https://thecharles.com/

Shop local this Mother's Day!
05/05/2020

Shop local this Mother's Day!

Shopping for Mom is a breeze with the great delivery services many of our local shops are offering! Or maybe a gift card for her to spend later! Celebrate Mom and support our local small businesses this Mother's Day! #ShopLocal

Town of Bel Air Government
05/02/2020

Town of Bel Air Government

It's going to be a beautiful weekend!  What a perfect time to take the Art Walk in Bel Air!  View 20 pieces of public ar...
05/02/2020

It's going to be a beautiful weekend! What a perfect time to take the Art Walk in Bel Air! View 20 pieces of public art in a two-mile self guided walk - a great socially distant outdoor activity. http://www.belairartsandentertainment.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Public-Art-Walk-IN-2019.pdf

Virtual arts events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend!
05/01/2020

Virtual arts events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend!

We're always looking for more events to add (just email [email protected])! Or if you're interested in seeing what artists are virtually doing around Maryland, check out tinyurl.com/VirtualMarylandArts

Join the Maryland State Department of Education for their virtual series EMBRACE. A FREE professional development series...
05/01/2020
EMBRACE — Fine Arts Office

Join the Maryland State Department of Education for their virtual series EMBRACE. A FREE professional development series for Maryland’s creative education force. Two great workshops open to everyone this week: Creative Space and Intention and Hugging the Poet inside of you.

EMBRACE is a FREE professional development series for Maryland’s creative education force: Arts Educators, Arts Integration Teachers, and Teaching Artists.

Looking for some family fun all while showing your state pride? Play Old Line Bingo, Maryland Mad Libs or the State Scav...
04/29/2020
Maryland Fun for Everyone

Looking for some family fun all while showing your state pride? Play Old Line Bingo, Maryland Mad Libs or the State Scavenger Hunt from the comfort of your home! Thanks to the Maryland Office of Tourism for the fun games!

Maryland Fun for Everyone, games, Mad Libs, quiz

More terrific artwork to enjoy from our friends at Harford Artists Association!
04/29/2020

More terrific artwork to enjoy from our friends at Harford Artists Association!

Happy Wednesday!
Enjoy some more "stay-at-home" art from our members.

The Maryland Arts Summit will be a virtual event in May  focused on learning opportunities and on growth of the Maryland...
04/27/2020

The Maryland Arts Summit will be a virtual event in May
focused on learning opportunities and on growth of the Maryland arts sector. Stay tuned for more info! https://mdarts.org/summit/

04/22/2020
Zentangles take 2

Feeling creative or need to relax today? Join Town of Bel Air Cultural Arts Member and art instructor, Nicki, for a Zentangle art lesson.

Zentangles are relaxation drawings comprised of lines, shapes and patterns tangled together.

Thanks for continuing to share beautiful local artwork Harford Artists Association!
04/21/2020

Thanks for continuing to share beautiful local artwork Harford Artists Association!

Hope you have a fabulous day!!

Join the Maryland State Arts Council for their weekly series on self care starting Friday, April 17th.
04/17/2020

Join the Maryland State Arts Council for their weekly series on self care starting Friday, April 17th.

The first session in our self-care series starts today at 2pm! As a group we will discuss, brainstorm, and develop modes for self-compassion and personal wellbeing.

Visit msac.org/news/professional-development-webinars for attendance info.

Our Town Commissioners with a great reminder!
04/13/2020

Our Town Commissioners with a great reminder!

Local artists - do not delay in applying for relief funding if your income has been affected by COVID-19.
04/08/2020
Maryland State Arts Council

Local artists - do not delay in applying for relief funding if your income has been affected by COVID-19.

A coalition of national arts funders has created a $10 million national emergency relief fund for artists and creative workers in all 50 states that will provide $5,000 no-strings-attached grants. It is intended for anyone who earns income from their creative or artistic practice and who has also been affected by COVID-19. See the link below to apply TODAY!

Creating can be therapeutic in stressful times.  Read more about how the arts and arts communities can help us through t...
04/08/2020
Be a Creator - Bel Air Arts & Entertainment District

Creating can be therapeutic in stressful times. Read more about how the arts and arts communities can help us through the COVID-19 pandemic.

You don’t have to look far to see the positive effects that are being created in the arts community as we face the COVID-19 global pandemic.  We are seeing a multitude of instructional videos, live musical performances, author readings, virtual museum and gallery tours and so much more that ar...

ARTIST FRIENDS:  Please use and share the resources made available to us by the Maryland State Arts Council related to t...
04/03/2020
MSAC COVID-19 State of Emergency Statement & Resources

ARTIST FRIENDS: Please use and share the resources made available to us by the Maryland State Arts Council related to the impacts of COVID-19 on our arts community.

Information Updated March, 27, 2020 The COVID-19 state of emergency has resulted in lost income across the creative sector. MSAC has responded immediately by convening constituents to assess the most urgent needs, passing measures to ease the burden on organizations and artists during this challengi...

Thanks to Maryland State Arts Council for making these discipline specific gatherings available to our arts community!
04/01/2020

Thanks to Maryland State Arts Council for making these discipline specific gatherings available to our arts community!

Creative Conversations are discipline-specific virtual gatherings to give updates, hold the space for peer-to-peer sharing, encourage updated recommendations for action by the Maryland State Arts Council, and envision the resurgence of arts activities.

Open to the public, no registration is required. See below 👇 for the full schedule, or visit www.msac.org/news-events for more info.

03/30/2020
Lesson #2: Rubbing Transfers

What a beautiful Monday! If you are looking for an outdoor activity to enjoy some sunshine, watch the video below from Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission member Nicki Jergensen and then head outside to create some art!

Art lesson by NickiJArt Theraputic Art Specialist with Harford County Government.

It's time for another check-in!  Share with us how you are feeding your inner artist today!
03/27/2020

It's time for another check-in! Share with us how you are feeding your inner artist today!

03/22/2020
Music Land Store

Thanks Music Land Store - music make us happy!

Welcome to our free streaming concert featuring Ruff House.

Applauding Music Land Store for being creative and keeping their staff and all of us safe while they continue to serve t...
03/19/2020

Applauding Music Land Store for being creative and keeping their staff and all of us safe while they continue to serve the community!

Our curb side pick up is up and running - 10am to 6pm! The Music Plays On!

A great opportunity from the Maryland State Arts Council as we plan for the weeks ahead.
03/16/2020

A great opportunity from the Maryland State Arts Council as we plan for the weeks ahead.

We are hosting 3 online listening sessions this week where arts constituents are invited to join in conversation with MSAC Executive Director, Ken Skrzesz about the needs of the arts sector during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Registration not required! See below for details.

Creativity check-in! Extra time at home = Extra time to nurture your creative side.  Comment below and let us know what ...
03/16/2020

Creativity check-in! Extra time at home = Extra time to nurture your creative side. Comment below and let us know what you're creating today!

03/08/2020

A favorite at the Irishman’s Chorale! Thanks to everyone who was able to join us!

03/08/2020

Irishman’s Chorale sponsored by the Town of Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. So much fun!

Full house at Harford Artists Association’s Take a Chance on Art!
03/07/2020

Full house at Harford Artists Association’s Take a Chance on Art!

Yes, please! Grab your tickets before they're gone!
03/03/2020

Yes, please! Grab your tickets before they're gone!

The Chocolate, Brew & Wine Tour is this Saturday, March 7th from 11am-6pm brought to you by Katzen Eye Group, Anchor Mechanical LLC and Independent Brewing Company. This "pub crawl" event is for the beer and chocolate enthusiasts. Enjoy Main Street and all it has to offer while checking out the local pubs, discounted food menu, chance to win giveaways and the treats from local sweet shops. Grab your tickets while supplies last!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-brew-wine-tour-tickets-88839592613?aff=efbeventtix

Are you following along with the Harford County Barn Quilt Trail through the Visit Harford app?  (HINT: If you're not, y...
03/02/2020

Are you following along with the Harford County Barn Quilt Trail through the Visit Harford app? (HINT: If you're not, you should be!). Here's a new addition to check off your list!

Finally! In celebration of the barn quilt completion we are offering 10% online sales. Enter Promo code Barnquilt at check out
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Bel Air Department Of Economic Development, 37 - 41 N Main St
Bel Air, MD
21014

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We are a thriving (and growing) stage for concerts, art galleries, dance performances, theater for all ages, festivals and memorable holiday cultural events. If you are an investor or entrepreneur, we offer tax incentives and personalized economic supports to help you grow your artistic and business dreams. Our Social Media Acceptable Use Policy is available at https://www.belairmd.org/136/Technology

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