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Autumn Arts Festival in City Park

Autumn Arts Festival in City Park
Events at the Museum

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts announces the 3rd Annual Autumn Arts Festival in City Park to be held on September 12 and 13, 2009. The Festival is held in collaboration with the Jonathan Hager House and Museum, Hagerstown Railroad Museum, the Mansion House Art Center and WCMFA.
Exciting events and activities are scheduled for each site and throughout City Park from 10am to 5pm each day. The Museum's events are sponsored in part by the Washington County Gaming Commission, PNC Bank and the Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Baked goods, snacks and drinks will be available in the Museum's parking lot and garden.
Saturday, September 12
Free Children's Art Activities located in the Museum's Parking Lot: Leaf printing, watercolor butterflies, "My Name" art center, scratch art, design your own card center and watercolor snowflakes.
Come and meet the Museum's Art School instructors who will be leading the activities. See what exciting classes for children the Museum will be offering and sign up.
Enjoy a balloon sculptor and face painting, both free of charge!
Art Demonstrations, Anne G. and Howard S. Kaylor Garden in Front of the Museum: Meet some of the instructors of our adult classes in the garden where they will be demonstrating their skills and offering works for sale.
Inside the Museum: Exciting exhibitions, scavenger hunt and gift shop.
Sunday, September 13
Art Demonstrations, Anne G. and Howard S. Kaylor Garden in Front of the Museum: New and different art demonstrations by Museum instructors.
Inside the Museum:
Exhibitions: Enjoy our featured exhibitions: "Garnet Jex: Views of Harpers Ferry," "Charles Dahlgreen Etchings," "Richard Orient," "Friends and Members Collect" and "The Unwritten War: A Visual Story of the American Civil War."
As always, exhibitions at the Museum are admission free and don't forget to have fun with our scavenger hunt and visit our gift shop.
Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting works of art for the people of Washington County and citizens from the quad-state (MD, PA, VA, WV) region, for over seventy-eight years, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts has been recognized as one of the finest small museums in the United States. Admission to the museum is free. The American Association of Museums accredits it and its collection includes over 7,000 works of art. This "crown jewel of Washington County" has an enduring commitment to arts education and to the support of regional artists. The Museum offers studio art courses, lectures, concerts, and exhibitions from its permanent collection and traveling shows. The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is funded through support from museum membership and annual fund donations by the public, fundraising events, grants from the business and corporate communities, and support from Washington County, the City of Hagerstown, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. For more information on the Museum, please telephone 301-739-5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm

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