The Foundry

Upcoming Events


2nd Saturdays at the Artsway

Come Grow with Us &
Knit Along
May 9th 2-4pm


Community Garden Gala

June 20th 4-8pm









Caroline County
Council of Arts

P.O. Box 292

Denton, Maryland 21629

Phone: (410) 479-1009
Fax: (410) 479-5100

Please call for

office hours.






Raffle Tickets! | 2nd Saturday | Garden Gala | FACES Classes | Storytellers



Raffle Tickets Now on Sale!

Choose from 5 great prize packages. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20, available at The Foundry.


Enter to win one of the following:


  1. Wellness Package: Full body massage by Cindy Draper; manicure by Gina @ Defining Moments; express facial by Skin Sanity; and a foot ionization spa by D’Artemis Services.
  2. Arts & Crafts Package: 16x12 painting by Lisa Martin; $50 FACES gift certificate for a fiber arts class; assorted prints & notecards from local artists; Zentangle Art kit; and arts & craft supplies for all ages.
  3.  Garden Package: 3 passes for 2 and a $100 gift certificate for Adkins Arboretum; a garden-scaping consultation with Lisa Spears; the Living Landscape by Darke & Tallamy; Birdscape birdsongs; a medium Trug tub, raffia garden hat, notecards, and a variety of seed packs.
  4. Sports & Leisure Package: 2 Tickets to a 2015 Orioles game; 2 passes to Six Flags; 2 passes to the Wicomico County Wine Festival; 2 Harvest Ridge Winery tasting certificates; a Market Street Pub growler w/ fill of signature brew; and assorted local beers & wines.
  5. Pet Package: $50 Petco gift certificate; a pet grooming session at Paws & Claws; custom collar & leash set from Hounds Haberdashery; and assorted pet treats & toys.

Winners will be drawn at the Community Garden Gala on June 20, 2015. Need not be present to win. Must be 21 or older to participate.






2nd Saturday presents "Come Grow with Us" & Knit Along

On Saturday, May 9, 2-4pm, there are several activities for the public to enjoy at the Denton Artsway in downtown Denton. These activities are free and open to all ages.


The Denton Community Demonstration Garden (DCDG) offers their “Come Grow with Us” series where the community can participate in a number of community garden efforts to support the community garden. These activities will be offered on the Second Saturday of every month from 2-4 pm at the community garden which is located next to the Town Municipal Parking Lot near Fourth and Gay streets in downtown Denton. Come help us plant flowers and vegetables in the garden on May 9. DCDG volunteer, Elina McPherson, will be leading the effort. Plant and seed donations are welcome. Come and have some fun at the community garden!


The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) hosts a Knit Along with FACES instructor Alida Greenhalgh. Knitters of all skill levels, or those interested in learning, are welcome to bring their latest knitting project and join in. Get guidance and tips, while enjoying the company of fellow knitting enthusiasts.


The Artsway is located on Fourth Street, between Market and Gay Streets in Denton. Demonstrations and activities from a variety of artists are typically held either at The Foundry community arts gallery (401 Market St.), FACES (7 N. Fourth St.) or at the Community Demonstration Garden (behind FACES). For more information please contact the Caroline County Council of Arts at 410-479-1009.



Community Garden Gala FundraiserDemonstration Garedn

The Denton Community Demonstration Garden will be hosting its first Community Garden Gala on Saturday, June 20, from 4:00-8:00 pm.


The event will help raise funds to complete the garden’s accessibility ramp, and will be a great opportunity for the community to learn more about the garden. There will be family-friendly activities and entertainment, along with food stations and wine samplings. Tickets are $20 for adults (21 and older), $10 for ages 13-21, and free for kids 12 and under. Tickets are available at The Foundry and online at The DCDG is located in downtown Denton off the Town Municipal Parking Lot at Fourth and Gay Streets.




FACES Exhibits and Classes


Current Exhibits:

Children's Quilts


Children's Artwork Quilts, Shannon Shirley, curator, on display through June 13, 2015

Quilts by their very nature evoke a myriad of emotions, Shannon Shirley's Children's Artwork quilts reflect pure joy! You cannot help but smile when you look at the variety of textiles she has created to immortalize our children's creativity. She has found a way to capture the very essence of childrens' talents and the inherent pride in their artwork.


Upcoming Classes:


Friday Night Teen Sew-In Club

Teen led sewing projects on the first Friday of every month from 6:00pm - 8:00pm; Advisor Lynn Davis; $20 annual dues; for ages 14-18. Group to determine sewing projects using donated supplies.  Encouraged to bring your own sewing machine. Drop-ins welcome to observe. First Friday dates: May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, and September 4.

Fingerless Gloves

Saturday, May 16, 9am-12pm; Instructor – Alida Greenhalgh; $25; for 14 and up. Includes yarn. For basic knitters, using rib stitch and cabling, students will learn to knit a pair of fingerless gloves/wrist warmers.

Second Saturday Knit Along

Group knitting on the Second Saturday of every month from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, led by FACES knitting instructor, Alida Greenhalgh. Free! Knitters of all skill levels, or those interested in learning, are welcome to bring their latest knitting project and join in. Get guidance and tips, while enjoying the company of fellow knitting enthusiasts.


Sip & Sew Ladies Night at FACES

Instructor led sewing projects on the third Thursday of every month from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Instructor Lynn Davis; $15/members, $20/non-members; for adults 21 and over; supplies and pizza included; BYOB.

  • Thursday, May 21, 6-9pm, Envelope Clutch. Great for storage or use as a wallet.

  • Thursday, June 18, 6-9pm, Jewelry Pouch. A small drawstring pouch to keep all of your jewelry secure while traveling.

  • Thursday, July 16, 6-9pm, Quilted Wine Tote. Carry your wine to sipping events in real style.  Also makes a perfect hostess gift.

  • Thursday, August 20, 6-9pm, Infinity Scarf. The must-have accessory for fall.  "Sew" stylish.


Wedding Ring Table Runner

Sunday, June 14th, 9am - 4pm
Instructor - Lynn Davis

For Adults - Ideal for beginners
Come waltz through a traditionally pieced, time consuming pattern using a quick, modern, fusible technique of applique. Easy for beginners, no needle turning.




Local Writers Publish Storytellers & Host a Book Launch


The Caroline County Council of Arts has had a long standing tradition of providing programs for local writers, including an annual short contest for all ages that is now in its thirteenth year, and, most recently, an adult writing club called Write On! which meets twice a month at The Foundry. At these meetings writers share their work, encourage fellow writers, and generally enjoying the process.  This fall all this activity has culminated in the publishing of “Story Tellers”, a selection of writings from Write On! members and  Short Story Contest winners.  The book is illustrated by artwork from this year’s Youth Art Show winners.
Now on sale at The Foundry or online! 






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