The Harford Artists’ Association is a nonprofit that is all about promoting art in Harford County. They believe in supporting artists, no matter your talent level, to continue to work and create art. “Artists within the association now range from ages 9 to 90 and they all elevate each other,” stated Susan Zanella, Gallery Manager. Susan has her background in fine arts and started as a photo realism canvas painter.
The gallery used to have a home next to Rockfield Manor. About five years ago, they found a permanent home in the Armory Marketplace and they double as the Bel Air Visitors Center. The Artists’ Association features a wide variety of artists from woodworking, to glass blowing, photo realism, abstract art, pottery, and many more. Since moving to the Marketplace, they were able to become more diverse in the art that they are showcasing which is huge for local artists.
There is something for everyone at the Harford Artists’ Assocation Gallery. They offer classes and workshops monthly for community members to come learn about art and create their own. They host Family Fun Days which is a free event for the community to come and embrace art and for the kids to have some fun with crafting.
The next theme coming into the exhibit at the end of April is “Keeping it Local.” Each artist is limited to three pieces per exhibit. At any given time in the gallery, you will find over 80 pieces of 2-D art. Let’s get out there and support local artists and a local nonprofit dedicated to encouraging community members to explore their creativity. I can promise you, you will not be disappointed! Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite piece before you leave.
If you are looking to become a member, visit The Harford Artists’ Association website today.