Save The Date For The 2019 Celebration Of The Arts In Howard County

Save The Date For The 2019 Celebration Of The Arts In Howard County

Howard County's signature event, the Howard County Arts Council's Celebration of the Arts in Howard County gala, will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College.

Help us Celebrate! The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a reception where you'll sample delectable edibles from area restaurants and bid on works of art by local artists while enjoying wonderful live musical performances. Then, at 8 p.m. take your seat in the Smith and Studio Theatres for the Rising Star Competition and the presentation of the 2018 Howie Awards. Performances and awards are presented live in the Smith Theatre and simulcast in the Studio Theatre. Tickets will be available for purchase in January 2019.

The Rising Star Competition showcases ten emerging performing artists or small ensembles (ages 18-35) - that live, work or study in Howard County - vying for a $5,000 professional development award. Audience members will vote for their favorite performance, with the winner announced live on stage that evening! Applications for the 2019 competition are available at, with a final submission deadline of November 1, 2018.

The 2018 Howie Awards will also be presented on the Main Stage during the Celebration. Presented annually, the Howie Awards recognize an Outstanding Artist, Outstanding Arts Educator, and Outstanding Business or Community Supporter of the Arts. Nominees are judged on their contributions and the impact they have had on the artistic life of Howard County. Nomination forms are available online at Nominations must be received no later than October 30, 2018.

Sponsorships, volunteer, and internship opportunities are available. Celebration Tickets are $100 (Reception and Smith Theatre) and $50 (Reception and Studio Theatre). For more information, visit us online at or call 410-313-ARTS (2787).

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