1st Annual Arts Across Harford Gallery Crawl
24 August 2023
The 1st Annual Arts Across Harford Gallery Crawl will take place on Sunday, September 17, from 12 noon to 8 PM. The result of a collaboration between Harford Community College and the Havre de Grace Arts Collective, the crawl will provide a fun, guided tour experience between Bel Air and Havre de Grace, highlighting both areas as magnets for the arts within Harford County.
There will be two ways to experience the gallery crawl. Participants may purchase a ticket for a bus tour, or they may choose to take part in a free self-guided tour.
Participants who choose the bus tour may park their cars for free at Harford Community College (401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD), check out artwork and the Art + Design amenities at Joppa Hall on campus, and then board the bus for a guided tour throughout the featured stops. The bus will return to the College in the evening for a reception at the Chesapeake Gallery. Food and beverages will be included for ticketed attendees at key stops throughout the day to add to the experience. Bus tour tickets are $75 and may be purchased here.
The bus tour itinerary is as follows:
12 - 1 PM - Check In & Lunch @ Harford’s Joppa Hall (art building).
Explore the College’s state-of-the-art Art + Design facilities and view student artwork throughout the building. A brunch-style reception is included with a box lunch for ticket holders only.
1:30 - 2:30 PM - Stop #1: Bel Air Festival for the Arts @ Shamrock Park
2:30 - 3:30 PM - Stop #2: HAA/Harford Artists Gallery & Harford Plein Air Gallery
4 - 6 PM - Stop #3: Havre de Grace Gallery drop off:
- Riverview Gallery
- Arts by the Bay Gallery & Co-Op
- Gallery 220: Closing Reception for “Open to Truth & Change” exhibition. There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres are included for all attending. Drink vouchers and dinner for ticketed guests only.
6:30 - 8:00 PM - Nightcap Reception @ Harford Chesapeake Gallery featuring the “1st Annual 100-mile Biennial Exhibition.” Coffee, tea, and assorted desserts will be served.
Self-guided attendees may leisurely make their way through many galleries and art hot spots in Bel Air, Havre de Grace, and the Harford Community College campus using a comprehensive gallery crawl map (to be provided).
This event is made possible by funding from the Maryland State Arts Council, Harford County Cultural Arts Board, Harford County Government, and the City of Havre de Grace, as well as the support from community volunteers and patrons.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support scholarships for Harford Community College art students.
Participants may purchase a ticket for a bus tour, or they may choose to take part in a free self-guided tour.