Mission Statement: The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center provides the Frederick region with educational opportunities and experiences in the visual arts through classes, exhibits, and programs.

Serving the community since 1986, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center has grown from an idea to a vibrantly active nonprofit organization, housed in the 100-year-old Mountain City Mill on the banks of Carroll Creek in historic downtown Frederick. Classes are offered in an ever-growing list of media and subjects for all ages and levels of experience. Small class sizes are led by experienced instructors, who are also working artists. Our award-winning facility features classroom studio spaces for drawing, painting, crafts, photography, printmaking, wood, and ceramics as well as an art reference library.

Over 50 exhibits are offered each year in six galleries of various sizes. Gallery talks and Master Artist Workshops round out the educational experience. The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center is still the only arts organization to have been certified under the Standards for Excellence in Nonprofit Management by the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations. This assures you that your gift is carefully and correctly managed so you know you are really supporting the arts!

Our 2012 Annual Report is available as a PDF download >> Click Here!