25th Annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County

  • Presented By: Howard County Arts Council
  • Dates: November 5, 2022
  • Phone: (410) 313-2787
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $50-$100

You’re invited to the 25th annual Celebration of the Arts, an forgettable evening celebrating the wealth of artistic talent in Howard County.

The Celebration begins at 6pm with a reception featuring culinary delicacies from area restaurants, a Gala Art Auction of amazing works by local artists, and wonderful live musical performances. At 8pm, guests will take their seats for a special 20th anniversary edition of the Rising Star Performing Arts Competition and the presentation of the Howie Awards. Performances and awards will be presented live in the Smith Theatre and simulcast in The RCF Studio Theatre. Tickets will go on sale August 1, 2022. 

The Rising Star Performing Arts Competition showcases emerging performing artists or small ensembles (ages 18-35) – who live, work or study in Howard County – competing for a no-strings-attached professional development cash award. This year, to commemorate the competition’s 20th anniversary, past Rising Star winners will return to perform for a chance to recapture the title of Rising Star and take home the $5,000 prize. The audience will select the winner by popular vote. 

The Howie Awards will also be presented during the Celebration. Each year, the Howie Awards recognize an Outstanding Artist, Outstanding Arts Educator, and Outstanding Business or Community Supporter of the Arts. Nominees are judged on their contributions and the impact they have had on the artistic life of Howard County. 

Celebration Tickets are $100 (Reception and Smith Theatre) and $50 (Reception and The RCF Studio Theatre) and will go on sale August 1, 2022.  For more information, visit us online or call 410-313-ARTS (2787).  

Pictured: 2021 Rising Star winner MaryKate Brouillet performs at the Celebration of the Arts (photo: Katie Simmons-Barth)

25th Annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County