Concerts, Lectures, Community Days & Special Events


Special Evening Hours

Thursday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Evening Hours at the Museum. To give guests more opportunity to enjoy Washington County Public Schools Art Exhibition and our collection, the museum will be open until 8 p.m. Evening Hours at the Museum. To give guests more opportunity to enjoy the Washington County Public Schools Elementary Art Exhibition and our collection, the museum will be open until 8 p.m.


Plein Air Meetup

Fridays, May 3-31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Plein Air Meetup. This free event brings together artists who enjoy plein air painting to share their experience in City Park. There is no facilitator for this event. Artists must bring their own supplies. Each week artists will be presented with a theme/challenge for the day. Meet in the museum classroom in the morning to learn the theme, socialize with other artists, and chat about your work. Painters can come and go as they wish. All levels are welcome. Registration isn’t necessary, but it is appreciated.


The third annual Washington County Juneteenth Author Showcase

Sunday, June 9. 2-4 p.m.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts has partnered with The F.O.C.U.S (Fun, Opportunity, Concentration, Unwavering, Success) Trainer to host a Juneteenth Author Showcase. The event is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the museum, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown.

Juneteenth Author Showcase features Black authors from Washington, Garrett, Allegany and Frederick counties, Maryland. During the showcase attendees will have the opportunity to fellowship while supporting Black authors and artists from the surrounding community.

Juneteenth is the celebration of the emancipation of enslaved African people in the United States. During the American Slavery Era, the punishment for a person of color who even attempted to read a book was death. This Juneteenth event will showcase the progress people of color have made in our nation and pay reverence to those who dared to learn to read and write while putting their lives at risk.

Authors scheduled to be part of the showcase are:

  • Shayla O Boyd, “Humble Pie: Do you Want a Slice? (The Dessert Chronicles”” and Humble Pie..Humble Preneur Dream Book…Humble Primeur Planner
  • Charmyra E. Fleming, “The Violet Rose”; “Perfect Chemistry”; “Three’s a Charm”; “Love Dazzles in Sapphire”
  • Leonard Webb, “Youth C.H.A.M.P: A Guide for Striving through your Teen Years”
  • Arielle Jordan, “Mindset Quality Workbook,” “ Holding Space: My Story of Grief, Remembering, and Thriving After Traumatic Loss”
  • Sharee Hidalgo,” Eye of the Alpha”
  • Cordelia Gaffar, “Detached Love: Transforming Your Heart So That You Can Transform Your Mind”; “The Guide How to Start with Workout Around My Day,” “Workout Around My Day The Only Guide Moms Need”; “America’s Leading Ladies Who Positively Impact Our World;” “Begin with the Breath; Ramadan Food Hacks”
  • Elayne Bond Hymanm, “They Came Across South Mountain”


Juneteenth Author Showcase is free and open to the public.’


Cumberland Valley Artists Opening Reception

Saturday, June 15, 1-3 p.m. Cumberland Valley Artists Opening Reception. Enjoy light refreshments, socialize with the artists, and enjoy a first look at the exhibition. Award-winning artists will join juror Lise Dubé-Scherr, dean of Continuing and Professional Studies at Delaware College of Art & Design, for a conversation about this year’s exhibition. Free, but registration encouraged by calling Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727.


Opening Celebration of Art, Fashion, Symbol, Statement: Tattooing in America 1960s to Today.

Thursday, June 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Opening Celebration of Art, Fashion, Symbol, Statement: Tattooing in America 1960s to Today. Be among the first to see our much-anticipated exploration of the art of tattooing. Meet the artists. Create indelible museum memories. Cost is $15 museum members, $25 general public Register in advance by contacting Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or drastelli@wcmfa.org.