Art Galleries

Local art displays in Westminster can be seen almost anywhere from the walls of Main Street shops and restaurants to tucked inside government office buildings and educational institutions; however, the official ones are located below.

Most Visible: Tevis & Community
2 of the most visible art galleries in Westminster are the Tevis and Community galleries located in the Carroll Arts Center at 91 West Main Street. In addition to hosting exhibits of fine local and regional art, these galleries also serve as the main display areas for the Carroll Arts Center’s two main fundraisers - The Festival of Wreaths and The Peep Show. Both of these fundraisers present very unique works of art that raise funds for the on-going operation of the Arts Center. Be sure to catch them! The galleries are open:
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and Friday
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday
  • The galleries also might be open other hours during Arts Center events
Variety of Artists: Esther Prangley Rice
The Esther Prangley Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall on the McDaniel College campus hosts exhibits of local, regional and national artists, as well as McDaniel faculty and students. Exhibits include paintings, mixed media, sculpture and photography. In addition to featured exhibits, the Albert and Eva Blum Collection of Art from Five Continents is on continuous display. Gallery hours are:
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Students & Celebrated Artists: Carroll Community College
Between September and May each year, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, hosts art exhibitions in a variety of media and styles by students and regional and nationally celebrated visual artists. The college holds these exhibitions in three venues. The Gallery in the Robert A. and Phyllis B. Scott Center for the Fine and Performing Arts is a new and beautifully designed space dedicated to the exhibition of exciting contemporary works by artists of regional as well as national renown. The cathedral ceiling of the Great Hall Gallery provides the natural and diffused light that artists love. Exhibits in the Great Hall Gallery generally focus on county and state groups and highlight the diverse nature of their work. The Langdon Family Gallery is an intimate space devoted to the work of individual artists. The sky-lit gallery, with an upper tier, provides an ambiance that enhances multimedia displays. The college also hosts opening receptions for selected exhibitions, which are open to the public and college community. The viewing of the exhibitions is free of charge.

Life Galleries
The Carroll Life Galleries offer rotating art exhibits at the following locations:
  • Carroll County Office Building
    225 N. Center St.
    Westminster, MD 21157
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Carroll County Courthouse
    Annex 55 N. Court St.
    Westminster, MD 21157
    Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Commercial Galleries
Commercial galleries in the Westminster area include:
  • Ain't That a Frame, 99 West Main Street, has a spacious gallery featuring many well known and local artists. Currently, selections include original oils, acrylics, photography, pottery, bronze sculpture, hand forged ironwork, and much more.
  • Off Track Art is an artists' collective and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street next to the railroad tracks and just off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and Liberty Street in downtown Westminster, Maryland. The 20 member artists are dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.