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For an arts organization built around in-person, shared experiences, this is a challenging time. Like many of you, we are actively thinking about how to support our artists, friends, neighbors and businesses that make our world such a joy to be a part of. We hope you keep the arts high on your priority list as you contemplate how you can help. With that in mind, one of the groups that will be hardest hit during this period are the small, local, restaurants and merchants in our community.

We have created a way for you to support them while also supporting the arts.

Please consider purchasing a gift card or gift certificate from your favorite local restaurant or merchant and then donating that gift card to Maryland Hall. We will integrate the donation into the silent auction at our annual Arts Alive celebration this September 11, 2020.

Your money will go to work right away in our community AND will help Maryland Hall raise needed funds in the future.

To participate, simply send your gift card or certificate to Maryland Hall, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. Include your name, address and the gift card amount. We will send you a tax receipt for the donation. Gift cards are cash equivalent donations and thus tax-deductible when donated to a non-profit.

Businesses to Support (just a starting point!):

  • Restaurants
  • Boutiques
  • Gyms & fitness studios
  • Bed & breakfasts
  • Local hotels
  • Hair salons & spas
  • Coffee shops & cafes 
  • Art stores 
  • Local furniture & houseware shops

 

More Ways to Help

We also ask that you help lift up our Resident Companies and partner organizations during this time. We all rely on each other to share the arts and none of us do it alone. Performances and events are being rescheduled and/or cancelled and hard decisions are being made as rehearsal time windows on future performances become smaller. Many of these groups rely on the income of these events to operate. If a show has been cancelled or postponed to a date you cannot attend, please consider donating your tickets to the organizations helping them sustain their revenue and allowing you to receive a tax deduction. If you didn’t have a ticket to begin with, come be a part of the audience on the new date.

A list of cancellations and postponements can be found on our website here. We will continue to keep it updated and we will share our reopening date as soon as know more. Do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@marylandhall.org with any questions.

Thank you for being a part of the Maryland Hall community. We’re here for you.

– The Maryland Hall Team

This year's Comcast Cares Day was a great success! 

Friends and families spent the day doing some gardening at Maryland Hall! Helped clean up the grounds, laid mulch and stone and did a little landscaping and it was greatly appreciated!

Thank you to all who came out and helped keep the grounds at Maryland Hall looking their best. 

Follow the link below and watch the video to see what a great contribution Comcast Cares Day is to Maryland Hall and the community.

https://sproutvideo.com/videos/489ad8b61a18e4c4c0

 

The Maryland arts community was stunned to learn that Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts was singled out as the only non-profit to have its funding deleted from the recently approved state capital budget.  This capital project funding was approved by the General Assembly – Republican and Democrats – to continue capability enhancements and renovations at Maryland Hall, including improvements to make the community arts center more accessible for those with disabilities.  This unprecedented action will harm the thousands of patrons, students, artists, volunteers, parents and supporters of Maryland Hall who benefit from this treasure in our community.  The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Annapolis Opera, Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra and Annapolis Chorale are all partners in the ongoing project to update Maryland Hall, and will be impacted from any delay caused by this significant cut in state funding.  We urge that the money be restored so that Maryland Hall can continue to enrich the community and transform lives.  We appreciate the continued support of the elected officials and community members who value Maryland Hall and regard the funding of arts, communities and education as a priority.

                                    Theatre Patron Wing                                                           Theatre Production Wing – Act 2
 

The Campaign for Maryland Hall is a five-year $18 million capital campaign to modernize and expand Maryland Hall, the region’s premier arts center.  We have already completed an upgrade of the main theatre (Act 1) and have made substantial progress with public and private funding sources so that we might soon begin Act 2 which will include the first major construction at Maryland Hall since 1932. But we need everyone’s support!

Thank you to the many community members who have already invested in this important project to expand, add capabilities and modernize Maryland Hall.  Please encourage everyone in the community to provide financial support – large or small – to help Maryland Hall engage more people.  Nothing speaks louder than action.  Over 100 individuals and all of the Boards of 4 of the 5 resident companies have contributed to the Capital Campaign just this year – demonstrating support for the planned improvements for Maryland Hall to enhance important mission delivery.

To contribute to The Campaign for Maryland Hall, click here. For more information, call 410-263-5544 ext. 26 or email capitalcampaign@mdhallarts.org

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