December 1, 2012

Story Book Holiday

Hello! We hope everyone is enjoying their time at the various activities going on for Storybook Holiday. If you haven't came by yet please do. We will be open until 7 PM tonight. There will be arts and crafts (ornament making, & the community quilt). We have a snowflake cutting workshop until 4PM with Shane from Shane & Leah's Mythical Designs (

November 28, 2012

Snowflake Cutting Workshop (12/1/12)

Bring Family and Friends out to our FREE Snowflake cutting workshop with Shane Odom from Mythical Designs on December 1, 2012. He does intricate snow flake cutting. There will be free snacks and drinks provided. Do not miss out! (25 East Main Street)

November 3, 2012

November Update (Juneau Alaska)


The Arts Tour the last two weekends were a success. Thank you to all that came out and participated. We got a lot of traffic.

Come in and see the new inventory by Sarah Riffey, Avalon Folmsbee and Laura Hunter. There are only 3 Mouth Bows left. ($20.00 each). Get them before they are gone.


Stop past and make a piece for the community quilt now until March. It is completely free and we already have all the supplies you will need here. The theme of the quilt is “What do I love most about my community.” When the quilt is finished in March, a group of school children, college students, older adults and others will work with the folk music group Magpie to create a song that captures the essence of the images. Contact One Vision/Many Voices for more information.

Crafting with Friends will be meeting at MCTA starting in November! Come join us for good company, inspiration & skill sharing by those who knit, crochet, or perform other hand arts (If you can toss your craft into a tote your welcome to this event). Dates are: Nov. 13, 27, Dec. 11 at 7:00 PM. Email for more information.

Sarah Riffey will be doing a workshop soon. We will keep you all posted on all workshops and events.

New Artist Info:

Please stop in to look at our newest Artist's work; Juneau Alaska. She is a native of Maryland, who fell in love with Western Maryland eight years ago after backpacking in Greenridge State Forest. She was taught jewelry wrapping from a native and loved it! She is also an avid hiker and collects cool looking rocks. Juneau turns the rocks from her many hiking trips to something beautiful. She has necklaces from $10.00-$25.00 currently.

February 22, 2012

Upcoming Free Events

Here at MCTA, we've always got a lot of great stuff going on! We'd love for you to stop by and join us for one of our free, all ages events! We're located on 25 East Main St. in the Arts & Entertainment DIstrict of Historic Frostburg, Maryland.

Stories by the Score, Sunday, February 26, 3 PM
Stories by the Score, featuring Katie and Otto Ross, will spin tales from Appalachia at Mountain City Traditional Arts, Sunday, February 26th at 3 PM.  Seasoned storyteller Katie Ross will delve into the rich tapestry of Appalachian lore to bring traditional tales to the venue’s stage.  Accompanying her on the Banjo, Otto’s finger- picking style adds a musical dimension to the couple’s storytelling performance.   Spend an enjoyable afternoon with them. All ages are welcome to this free event.

The Appalachian Independent Presents: The Mountain Traditions Project, Saturday, March 3, 6:30 PM
The Mountain Traditions Project of the Appalachian Independent, a short film series featuring stories of Appalachian traditions in our changing world, will be hosting a community event and film premiere on March 3rd, 6:30-8:30 PM. The gathering features photographs and clips of the film series documenting regional traditions by Frostburg native Michael Snyder. Live music, food and drink will add to the festive atmosphere. Come early and stay late.  Free

TWANG!   Sunday, March 4, 3PM
The western Maryland- based barbershop quartet TWANG will perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts on Sunday, March 4th, at 3:00pm. Twang will be performing in a classic barbershop quartet style, giving the audience insight and history in a fun and unique way. Singing country western music “ranging from old-time favorites to today’s radio hits including patriotic and religious numbers along with outlandishly funny jokes, banter, and novelty numbers (some of them originals), TWANG  will be sure to have audience members out of their seats. The performance is hosted by Frostburg State University students enrolled in Sociology 350: Folklore in Appalachia participating in the Appalachian Regional Commissions Teaching Project. Free, Donations Encouraged

Hannah Bingman,  Saturday, March 31, 7 PM
Former Frostburg resident Hannah Bingman returns to share her stories and songs on Saturday, March 31, 7PM at Mountain City Traditional Arts. Her songs balance lightness and weight, fleshing out a strength unseparated from sensitivity; her themes range from the specificity of the Pennsylvania farmland she loves, to the expanse of introspection in a human heart. Sometimes she is understated and matter-of-fact, sometimes suddenly corny, her smile cracking from the side, but always offering a cup humbly, from a deep well. Free, Donations Encouraged

A program of Frostburg State University, Mountain City Traditional Arts is dedicated to the education, sales, documentation, and perpetuation of traditional arts in the mountain region. The venue operates with support from the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland Arts Council, The FSU Foundation, FrostburgFirst, A Main Street Community, and the Allegany Arts Council. For more information call 301-687-3124 or .