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.

New exhibit at Harford Artists Association gallery opens today!  Check it out!
02/27/2020
Armory Marketplace

New exhibit at Harford Artists Association gallery opens today! Check it out!

Harford Artists Association has a brand new gallery exhibit! The Visual Harmonies exhibit features two and three dimensional art focusing on the artist’s interpretation of our surroundings. Exhibit opening day is Thursday, February 27th! The gallery is open Wednesdays - Sundays at Armory Marketplace. https://www.artinharford.org/

Maryland State Arts Council call for artists! Application deadline is March 5, 2020 for the exhibit exploring our relati...
02/19/2020
MSAC Call for Artists-2020 Women & Nature Open-Call Exhibition

Maryland State Arts Council call for artists! Application deadline is March 5, 2020 for the exhibit exploring our relationship with Mother Earth through visual art and poetry.

MSAC's exhibition Women and Nature explores our relationship with Mother Earth through visual art and poetry created by Maryland artists. The exhibition will include a variety of media within two-dimensional works, including drawing, painting, mixed-media collage, photography, etc., as well as poetr...

02/13/2020

Incredible Baltimore artist and arts advocate Joyce Scott!

Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) coordinated a great day in Annapolis for us to advocate for funding for the arts! O...
02/13/2020

Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) coordinated a great day in Annapolis for us to advocate for funding for the arts! Our keynote speaker, Joyce Scott, was incredible and we are so grateful for the time our delegates spent learning how the arts impact our communities and how much we count on the funding through Maryland State Arts Council.

02/13/2020
Arts Across Maryland (Statewide)

We are proud of our strong creative community in Bel Air and we appreciate all the support we receive from the Maryland State Arts Council! Great day in Annapolis today advocating for the arts! Can you spot Bel Air in this video?

The Maryland State Arts Council advances the arts in the state by providing leadership that champions creative expression, diverse programming, equitable acc...

We LOVE our local shops and restaurants!
02/10/2020

We LOVE our local shops and restaurants!

Great opportunity for children ages 6012 through the office of Harford County Therapeutic Recreation. Registration infor...
02/07/2020

Great opportunity for children ages 6012 through the office of Harford County Therapeutic Recreation. Registration information below.

New Program! Creative Discovery will be a 5-week program where kids ages 6-12 will have the chance to work on a project over the 5 weeks with our Therapeutic Art Specialist Nicki. They will learn about different types of mediums and create an awesome piece of art to take home. This program will be held on Tuesdays for the month of March at the Bel Air High School Art room. Registration is open and online.
Harford County Government

Looking for a clever Valentine's Day gift? Why not contact Bay Country Gentlemen for a singing Valentine!
01/30/2020

Looking for a clever Valentine's Day gift? Why not contact Bay Country Gentlemen for a singing Valentine!

https://baycountrygentlemen.com/node/340

* A quartet dressed in formal tuxedo
* A two song serenade sung in the four part Barbershop harmony style.
* A fresh long stemmed red rose
* A small box of chocolates
You are welcome to take souvenir pictures or video.
$60.00

What a beautiful addition to the The Liriodendron Mansion!  A gorgeous piece by local artist John Sauers - purchased and...
01/14/2020

What a beautiful addition to the The Liriodendron Mansion! A gorgeous piece by local artist John Sauers - purchased and generously donated by a member of the community for all to enjoy!

We have the good fortune of receiving this beautiful work of art - "The Emergence of Spring" - painted in 2019 by our great friend, John Sauers! One of our artists' group members (meeting here on Wednesday afternoons) purchased this striking painting from John and then very generously donated it to the Liriodendron Foundation. The donor loves the painting so much, but wants it to be available for everyone to view for the joy it radiates! It is displayed in our lovely bridal suite. You can see it during our Open House hours, Wednesdays 1:00 - 5:00pm, and the Second Sunday of each month from 11:00am - 3:00pm. And if you are planning a wedding, we would love to welcome you to the Liriodendron for our Bridal Fair on Saturday, January 25, Noon - 4:00pm!

SOLD OUT!! Almost time for the Slate Ridge Entertainment concert featuring the Seldom Scene at the Bel Air Armory.
01/13/2020

SOLD OUT!! Almost time for the Slate Ridge Entertainment concert featuring the Seldom Scene at the Bel Air Armory.

Kick off the New Year with the first of the 2020 Brown Bag Lunch Series at The Historical Society of Harford County Inc!
01/07/2020

Kick off the New Year with the first of the 2020 Brown Bag Lunch Series at The Historical Society of Harford County Inc!

Many thanks to the Harford County Cultural Arts Board for their support of events in the Bel Air Arts and Entertainment ...
01/03/2020
Harford County Cultural Arts Board

Many thanks to the Harford County Cultural Arts Board for their support of events in the Bel Air Arts and Entertainment district!

“The arts affect and improve every aspect of our lives," Jessica Cleaver, Harford County Cultural Arts Board coordinator, said. "The arts increase property values by up to 20 percent and spark growth and innovation, causing people to love where they live and feel 1.6 times closer to their neighbors.”

Maryland State Arts Council Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) Harford County Public Library Harford Cable Network Harford County Government

Did you know how many wonderful opportunities await you in Bel Air in 2020 to research your family history?  Check out t...
01/03/2020
Research Family History in 2020 - Bel Air Arts & Entertainment District

Did you know how many wonderful opportunities await you in Bel Air in 2020 to research your family history? Check out the new article on the A&E site for some great resources! http://www.belairartsandentertainment.org/2019/12/31/research-family-history-in-2020/

The cold days of winter often lead to more time inside and more time to take on new projects.  If you have ever thought about studying your genealogy, this could be a great time for you to start.  There are many resources available in Bel Air, including workshops being held throughout the year, th...

01/01/2020
Still plenty of holiday fun to be had in Bel Air! The Liriodendron Mansion  presents a dramatic reading of A Christmas C...
12/23/2019
Wishing Star Theatre presents a Christmas Carol (2019-12-28)

Still plenty of holiday fun to be had in Bel Air! The Liriodendron Mansion presents a dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol on December 28th and December 29th. Get your tickets now! http://christmasinbelair.com/event/wishing-star-theatre-presents-a-christmas-carol/?instance_id=61

Wishing Star Theatre presents a dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol based on the Charles Dickens novel. The readers will bring the story to life in the historic setting of the Liriodendron Mansion. Program is for ages 10 and up. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 10-18.

Share your musical gifts and join the Deer Creek Chorale in 2020!
12/20/2019

Share your musical gifts and join the Deer Creek Chorale in 2020!

Registration is now open for the spring semester. Rehearsals will begin on January 14 and will encompass repertoire dealing with the beauty and wonder of nature. Included will be a commissioned piece for mixed choir, children’s choir and full orchestra as well as the sublime Sunrise Mass Under the baton of guest conductor Dr. Arian Khaefi. Information can be found at https://deercreekchorale.org

12/19/2019
Winter Wonderland at the Armory in Bel Air

Too chilly for our horse tonight! See Winter Wonderland at the Armory in Bel Air for updated info!

Due to extreme cold predictions this evening, the owner of Tanglao Carriages and myself have decided that it would be in the best interest of both the riders and the animal, that we reschedule tonight's carriage rides.
While we understand that this will be a disappointment to those that have planned to enjoy a ride, we need to take the overall health and happiness of the horse into consideration. The demand has been so great, Tanglao Carriages will return on December 28th and conduct carriage rides from 5-9. They also plan to bring an additional carriage to help ease any disappointment that this has caused.

This Saturday the 21st will remain the same:
5-9 Carriage rides
5-8 Visit with Santa, and hot cocoa
CCA will be wrapping gifts in the Armory

Looking for ways to enjoy some good old fashioned holiday magic?  Bundle up and take in the glorious light displays thro...
12/18/2019
Winter Wonderland (2019-12-21)

Looking for ways to enjoy some good old fashioned holiday magic? Bundle up and take in the glorious light displays throughout downtown Bel Air! Don't miss Main Street, Shamrock Park, Town Hall and Winter Wonderland at the Armory in Bel Air! http://christmasinbelair.com/event/winter-wonderland-at-the-bel-air-armory/?instance_id=81

This holiday season, visit the Bel Air Armory and enjoy its festive Winter Wonderland. Enjoy a beautiful light display in Frederick Ward Armory Park, visit with Santa in his sleigh and take a horse drawn carriage ride through Bel Air. Sponsored through a partnership between the Town of Bel Air,

Bel Air looks beautiful for the holidays! Join us for fabulous shopping, dining and lights galore!  Take a stroll down M...
12/14/2019
Winter Wonderland | Christmas in Bel Air

Bel Air looks beautiful for the holidays! Join us for fabulous shopping, dining and lights galore! Take a stroll down Main Street and be sure to check out Winter Wonderland at the Armory in Bel Air and all the lights at Town Hall and Shamrock Park! http://christmasinbelair.com/winterwonderland-2/

Winter Wonderland November 30th — January 1st Come Explore Winter Wonderland at Armory Park The Town of Bel Air, Bel Air Downtown Alliance and the Greater Bel Air Community Foundation are proud to bring Winter Wonderland to Armory Park. From November 30 – January 1, Frederick Ward Armory Park, a...

The Harford Choral Society, Inc. will be performing their holiday concert, Guided by Shepherds, at St. Matthew Lutheran ...
12/12/2019
Harford Choral Society Annual Concert (2019-12-14)

The Harford Choral Society, Inc. will be performing their holiday concert, Guided by Shepherds, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church Saturday, December 14th at 4:00. Tickets are available now and at the door!

Guided By Shepherds Join Harford Choral Society for a fascinating performance of Respighi’s Lauda per la Nativita del Signore, an exquisite but rarely performed piece of music. In this song of praise to the miracle of Christmas majestic sounding choral passages alternate with so

Looking for a holiday gift for a person who has everything?  Give the gift of a fun night out in downtown Bel Air!!  Tic...
12/11/2019
Slate Ridge Entertainment

Looking for a holiday gift for a person who has everything? Give the gift of a fun night out in downtown Bel Air!! Tickets are on sale now for Slate Ridge Entertainment's concert featuring The Seldom Scene at the Bel Air Armory on January 17th!

Slate Ridge Entertainment - Bringing great music to Harford County

The Christmas Parade scheduled for Sunday, December 1st in downtown Bel Air has been cancelled due to inclement weather....
12/01/2019

The Christmas Parade scheduled for Sunday, December 1st in downtown Bel Air has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The event will not be rescheduled.

Mother Nature didn’t cooperate this year and for the safety of participants and spectators the event has been canceled. It will not be rescheduled. #HarfordNews #BelAirChristmasParade

The films at the Town of Bel Air Film Festival this past weekend were fabulous!  So great to see so many people enjoying...
11/18/2019

The films at the Town of Bel Air Film Festival this past weekend were fabulous! So great to see so many people enjoying their time in the Arts & Entertainment District! We second a big thank you to everyone who attended, the sponsors and volunteers!

That's a wrap! What an amazing weekend! Thank you to every one of you who spent time with us at the Film Festival. We had many familiar faces with us for all three nights and plenty of newcomers too! A special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers who made the whole weekend possible. We had a blast!

We’re here at Ferrari Frame & Design for our final Film Festival ticket drawing. Congratulations to Kristin Bachman who ...
11/14/2019

We’re here at Ferrari Frame & Design for our final Film Festival ticket drawing. Congratulations to Kristin Bachman who is our final winner for four tickets to the Bel Air Film Festival! Kristin was part of the Armory Marketplace giveaway as a customer of REB Records-MD. Be sure to visit all the Armory Marketplace businesses thru the holidays! Ferrari Frame & Design, Caprichos Books, Love Evolution Studio, Harford Artists Association, @REB Records-MD.

The Town Of Bel Air Film Festival starts tonight and runs November 14-16th.  Doors open at 7:00 each night for a 7:30 sc...
11/14/2019

The Town Of Bel Air Film Festival starts tonight and runs November 14-16th. Doors open at 7:00 each night for a 7:30 screening at the Bel Air Armory. See the trailers and get all the info you need at www.townofbelairfilmfestival.com

Chesapeake Sensory Plaza is going to be an amazing addition to Rockfield Park for families.  We are so excited about thi...
11/13/2019

Chesapeake Sensory Plaza is going to be an amazing addition to Rockfield Park for families. We are so excited about this unique nature-based play area that will teach about the Chesapeake Bay watershed in a fun, interactive way!

We broke ground on Chesapeake Sensory Plaza – Bel Air’s new, nature-themed interactive playground located at Rockfield Park– thanks to grant funding from @American Water Charitable Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association, the Greater Bel Air Community Foundation and the Bel Air Recreation Committee. #BetterCommunities

Enter for your last chance to win 4 free tickets to the Town Of Bel Air Film Festival!  Visit one of our Armory Marketpl...
11/12/2019

Enter for your last chance to win 4 free tickets to the Town Of Bel Air Film Festival! Visit one of our Armory Marketplace businesses to enter by Thursday, November 14th at 10:00am. Ferrari Frame & Design, Caprichos Books, Love Evolution Studio, Harford Artists Association, REB Records-MD. See you at the festival!! www.townofbelairfilmfestival.com

So many great things happening in Bel Air this holiday season!  Check them all out on our website!  #ChristmasinBelAir
11/08/2019
Christmas in Bel Air | Enjoy the Magic of Christmas in Bel Air

So many great things happening in Bel Air this holiday season! Check them all out on our website! #ChristmasinBelAir

CHRISTMAS IN BEL AIR Enjoy the Magic of Christmas in Bel Air! WELCOME TO CHRISTMAS IN BEL AIR! View all the local festivities and events that are going on at Christmas time in downtown Bel Air, Maryland EVENTS ~ SHOPPING ~ HOLIDAY FUN Featuring Our Annual Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Sunday, Dec...

The Town Of Bel Air Film Festival is just one week away! Friday night's film is "Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk" narrat...
11/08/2019
Loopers

The Town Of Bel Air Film Festival is just one week away! Friday night's film is "Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk" narrated by Bill Murray. Awesome film about the history of golf caddies - a hit for golfers and non-golfers alike! Hope you'll join us on November 15th at 7:30 at the Bel Air Armory. See the trailer below!

Film Synopsis: The Caddie's Long Walk is a visual tour de force shot on the iconic courses of Pebble Beach, Augusta National, St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Prestwick, Ballybunion, and Lahinch. Crafted in the spirit of documentaries like “20 feet from Stardom”, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and “Step i...

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Bel Air, MD
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