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As the year draws to a close and we reflect on the beautiful tapestry of creativity and culture that the Garfield Center for the Arts has woven in Chestertown, we are filled with immense gratitude for your ongoing support. Your generous contributions have been instrumental in nurturing the arts and fostering a vibrant, artistic community right here in our beloved town and county.

Our mission at the Garfield Center for the Arts is simple yet profound – To invigorate the cultural life of our community by nurturing, celebrating and supporting arts and artists through performance and education. We believe that every individual should have the opportunity to explore, express, and connect through the arts, and we have dedicated ourselves to making this vision a reality.

Over the past year, we’ve achieved remarkable milestones that would not have been possible without the unwavering backing of patrons like you. We’ve witnessed engaging and captivating performances across a spectrum of genres that have touched the hearts and minds of our community.

Your support also assisted in the maintenance and preservation of this historic landmark. From the proscenium arch facade repairs to the installation of a new HVAC system, we strive to make the Gareld Center a
unique and comfortable space for us to gather as a community.


This year, we invite you to become a beacon of creativity, a patron of culture, and a supporter of artistic expression by contributing to the Garfield Center for the Arts. Your donation will help us to expand our offerings, enhance our educational initiatives and create accessible art for all.

A focus for 2024 is to improve the live theatre experience while maintaining our historic venue. With this in mind, the Garfield Center for the Arts applied for the Maryland Heritage Areas Program grant as part of our Stage & Safety Campaign. When awarded, the grant would provide us with $100,000 to build a new stage and enhance safety measures to the theatre. To secure this grant, we need to raise $100,000 in matching funds.

We ask for your partnership to continue to fulfill our mission and help shape the future of the arts in our community by donating today to accomplish our goal of raising (or surpassing!) matching funds of $100,000.

Thank you for being an essential part of our artistic family. Together, let’s continue to elevate the arts in Chestertown and create a world where creativity knows no bounds.

The Staff & Board of the Garfield Center for the Arts

There are many ways you or your business can help our organization continue to provide outstanding programming to our community –

Sponsorship Opportunities – we are always looking for sponsors for our events.  Visit our Sponsorship page or call 410.810.2060 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

  • Playmakers Scholarships -There are many children in our community who would like to participate in Playmakers’ Summer Camp, but cannot afford to do so.  For $500 you can sponsor a Playmaker for the entire summer camp experience! Donations for partial scholarships are also encouraged.
  • Program Book Ads – there are many opportunities throughout the year to place an ad in our program books and we offer ad sizes for every budget.  Visit our Program Book Ads page for more information.


Help keep the arts alive! Consider purchasing a Garfield Center Gift Certificate for a future performance!

Limited to 4 per person. Thank you for your continued support!


Or print out and complete our DONATION FORM.

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