Somerset County Arts Council

Serving Somerset County, Maryland

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Phone and In Person:

Phone Number & Fax Number:  410-968-2787


26430 Burton Avenue, Crisfield, Maryland, 21817

Office Hours:  Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm



Earlene Coulbourne, Executive Director:                   

Caitlin Kilby, 

Programs and Projects Director

Jennifer Lewis, IT Director                    


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Black History Month

The Arts Council celebrates Black History Month by featuring local African American artists starting with the late Arnold Roberts of Dames Quarter, MD.

Arnold Roberts

This painting hung on one wall of Arnold Roberts studio in Dames Quarter.  It was donated to the Arts Council upon his death.

This studio was in his childhood home where his parents, recognizing his talent, gave him his own studio space.  His talent was also recognized by the Army which he joined after graduating from Greenwood High School.  He painted everything from signs to murals on the walls of Officers Clubs.  Refining his talent, studying at The Philadelphia College of Art, he made his home in Philadelphia where he became a successful commercial illustrator, working in all media.  But, he returned frequently to his studio in Dames Quarter.  He loved to paint the life of the marshes.

What of these fierce horses?  Mr. Roberts was a quiet, gentle man.  Most of his paintings were equally quiet and reflective.  But his spirit was fierce and determined.  However, society was likely to ignore his talent.  This painting hung on his studio wall, speaking to his determination and to his success.


The Somerset County Arts Council utilizes facilities and venues that are accessible to all.

In accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008, the SCAC will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the services, programs and activities of the Arts Council.

The Arts Council will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all programs, serives and activities provided by the Arts Council.

Individuals with service animals are welcome at any and all SCAC sponsored events, even were pets are generally prohibited.

SCAD's programs, services and events are held in handicapped accessible structures.

gallery & gifts 

We operate a small Art Gallery and Gift Shop Monday through Friday, 10am until 2pm.  See our Artist and Exhibit page for more information. 




It is the discretion of the Board of Directors to cancel any program and or project for various reasons, such as lack of participation, etc.!