The Foundry

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Upcoming Events


2nd Saturdays at the Artsway

There will not be a 2nd Saturday activity for the month of June. Visit us at our Inaugural Garden Gala instead!


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! | Expanded A&E District | FACES Classes | Storytellers


Garden Gala


Community Garden Gala Fundraiser

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.




The DCDG is located in downtown Denton off the Town Municipal Parking Lot at Fourth and Gay Streets.



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.


Denton Arts & Entertainment District Redesignation & Expansion!

The Denton Arts & Entertainment District has been chosen by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Department of Business and Economic Development for re-designation and expansion as an Arts & Entertainment District for the State of Maryland.


The mission of the newly expanded District is to engage the community to develop downtown Denton by capitalizing on its cultural and historic assets, and encouraging creative enterprises that foster economic vitality. With key anchor sites that include The Foundry community arts building, the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES), the Chesapeake Culinary Center, and the Museum of Rural Life, the expanded boundaries will assist the town in attracting a high concentration of artists, and arts & entertainment businesses. Such enterprises can take advantage of various tax benefits and, in turn, stimulate revitalization by developing underused and vacant properties for artist studio space, affordable housing, performance venues, galleries, and other creative commercial and retail enterprises.


Marina Dowdall, executive director of the Caroline County Council of Arts (CCCA), said the organization is “delighted” to receive the news. “This is a result of many years of hard work from numerous people, business owners, and organizations,” she said. The CCCA heads the Denton A&E District management team that includes representatives from the Town of Denton, Downtown Denton Main Street, the Caroline Economic Development Corporation, and the Caroline Office of Tourism.  “Together we will continue to work hard to develop downtown Denton into a unique, vibrant, art-centric destination.”


Building from its sense of history, the Town of Denton, through the work of the Denton Development Corporation, established an Arts & Entertainment District in 2005 to promote the renovation and adaptive reuse of the historic blighted properties located in the heart of downtown Denton. With the successful completion of a number of redevelopment and public art projects in the Fourth Street corridor, now known as The Artsway at Denton, an expansion of the District boundaries was needed.


View a map of the expanded boundaries here.


With the re-designation and expansion taking effect on June 30, 2015, the Denton A&E District management team will engage residents, business owners, and other community stakeholders to become actively involved in creating a successful A&E District. For more information, contact the Caroline County Council of Arts by email at or call 410-479-1009.
According to the most recent FY2014 Maryland Arts and Entertainment Impact Analysis, Maryland’s A&E Districts collectively supported:

  • An estimated 6,000 direct, indirect, and induced jobs.
  • More than $198.5 million in total wages Nearly $571.4 million in total state GDP.
  • Approximately $38.5 million in total tax revenue impact.

Source: Maryland Arts and Entertainment Impact Analysis: FY 2014.




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.


Second Saturday Knit Along

Group knitting on the Second Saturday of every month (excluding June) 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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