HoCo Open is a non-juried annual exhibit celebrating artists who live, work, or study in Howard County. Eligible artists (aged 18 years and older) are invited to bring one piece of ready-to-hang original artwork completed in the past two years to the Arts Council on January 3 from 4:30–6:30pm (snow date: January 6). Artwork will be accepted for the exhibit on a first-come, first-serve basis, one piece per artist, until the gallery is full.
Exhibit runs January 10 - February 21, 2020. The Arts Council and Visit Howard County will hold a reception on Friday, January 17 from 6–8 pm and welcome Visit Howard County’s partners for a pARTners in ART networking event (snow date: January 24). A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the $500 Covington Emerging Artist Award, sponsored by HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, to an emerging artist participating in HoCo Open 2020.
Gallery hours are Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm, and Sun 12-4pm. The galleries are closed January 20 and February 17.