Howard County Arts Council celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month in October

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The Howard County Arts Council is joining Americans for the Arts and arts agencies across the country to encourage people to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month by supporting the arts in our community during the month of October.

The HCAC will participate in the NAHM with an exciting new public art exhibit, ARTsites 2021, on display through July 2022 at twelve locations in Howard County; and with Art Howard County 2021, a multi-jury jury exhibit featuring works by Howard County artists, on display at the Howard County Center for the Arts from October 16 to November 27, 2021. Gallery opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. , and Sunday noon-4 p.m.

Other Howard County arts events happening in October include:

October 8: One World Coffeehouse presents David Wilcox Live in Concert. Singer-songwriter David Wilcox tells stories full of heart, humor and hope. 7 p.m. $ 25. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, Colombia. uucolumbia.net/event-category/concerts/

October 10: Japan Day / Akimatsuri, presented by Misako Ballet Company. A cultural exploration with dance performances, a variety of artistic activities – including origami, calligraphy, floral arrangement – and more. To free. The Meeting House Gallery, Columbia. misakodance.com/events-mbc

October 15-16: Columbia Festival of the Arts presents Long Reach’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. A two-day open-air festival with musical entertainment, fine arts and crafts exhibition and sale, food trucks and family entertainment. October 15, 5 pm-9pm; October 16, 11 am-9pm. To free. Long-range village center, Colombia. longreach50.com

October 16: Comeback Concert, presented by Columbia Orchestra. The Columbia Orchestra is back with Beethoven’s joyful Seventh Symphony; Niiji Memories by James Lee III, a new work inspired by Native American history and culture; and the Spanish Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio. $ 10-28. Jim Rouse Theater, Colombia. Virtual option also available. orchestra columbia.org/

Coordinated by Americans for the Arts, National Arts and Humanities Month encourages Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives and to develop a habit of actively participating in the arts and humanities throughout. throughout their life. This month-long celebration grew out of National Arts Week, launched by Americans for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts in 1985. Visit americansforthearts.org/nahm for more information.

To learn more about Arts Council programs and other Howard County arts events, visit the Arts Council website and the online arts calendar at hocoarts.org.

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