25 Top Arts and Culture Things to Do
Find African-American artifacts, symphony orchestras, woodcarvings, poetry slams, sculptures, Shakespeare, stoop storytelling and more in the diverse arts and culture scene of Maryland.
1 Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Hagerstown
Visit The Maryland Theatre to enjoy the big and bold sounds of this orchestra that regularly draws audiences from surrounding states. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra plays everything from classics to popular to traditional holiday tunes, so you’re sure to find music you love.
2 Thrasher Carriage Museum, Cumberland
You’ll appreciate today’s cars, trains and planes even more after a visit to this restored 19th-century warehouse where the horse-drawn carriages on display harken back to a time when transportation wasn’t so simple. See funeral wagons, sleighs, milk carts and more, as well as the travel accessories of the day, like bearskin lap covers and charcoal feet warmers.
3 Dante’s Bar, Frostburg
This multipurpose space in the Arts District will satisfy your taste for art and culture, as well as dinner. Order from an eclectic menu with plenty of drink specials, then feast on exhibits of local and regional artists, poetry slams and open mic nights held throughout the year.
4 Music at Penn Alps, Grantsville
On Saturday summer evenings, listen to classical and pop music performances at the Great Hall, part of the Penn Alps Restaurant and Crafts Shop complex that also houses the Spruce Forest Artisan Village, home to a cooperative community of artists and artisans.