Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, Maryland Partners with Touchstone Center for Crafts for a Unique Exhibition


DATE:  January 25, 2018

Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, Maryland Partners with Touchstone Center for Crafts for a Unique Exhibition

Cumberland, MD — Get a Taste of what Touchstone has to offer in 2018! Visit The Allegany Arts Council’s Saville Gallery in Cumberland, MD for an exhibition showcasing the wide range of diversity and talent that Touchstone brings to campus each year! The Allegany Arts Council has teamed up with Pennsylvania’s Touchstone Center for Crafts for an eclectic exhibition of artwork from artists who are teaching or have studied at the residential craft school. The show begins Feb. 3 and concludes Feb. 17 at the Allegany Arts Council’s Saville Gallery in Cumberland, Maryland. Displayed artwork includes Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Glass, Metals & Jewelry, and other mediums. Items will be available for sale.

A public reception is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6-8pm. This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Please call 301-777-2787 or email for more information about the event. For more information about Touchstone Center for Crafts, email or call 724.329.1370.

Touchstone Center for Crafts is a residential crafts school located in Farmington, Pa. Now enjoying its 46th year, Touchstone’s workshops include a broad cross-section of traditional and contemporary interpretations of blacksmithing, ceramics, fiber & paper arts, glass, metals and jewelry, mosaics, painting, drawing, printmaking, woodworking, and more for beginners and experienced artists. Touchstone’s 150-acre wooded campus is situated in the popular Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, just east of Uniontown and about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The campus features art studios; the Blaney Lodge housing the Kinard library and galleries; and a variety of overnight accommodations, including cabins and dormitories. Learn more about Touchstone Center for Crafts and view the 2018 Workshop Schedule at

Since 1975, the Allegany Arts Council has been the official "umbrella" organization for the arts in Allegany County, Maryland. The Arts Council is headquartered in the heart of Downtown Cumberland at 9 N. Centre Street, and is one of several anchors in the City’s vibrant Arts & Entertainment District. At this same location, the Allegany Arts Council also maintains professional exhibition spaces, the Saville Gallery and the Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery, that feature the artwork of local, regional and national artists. Visitors are always welcome! For more information, visit


Mission Statement: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression.

Touchstone Center for Crafts condemns all acts of racism, discrimination, and senseless violence. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to dignity, respect, and equality without fear.  As an organization, we commit to listen and learn and to grow. We will continue to work to empower people to use art as a means of expression, a way to build community, and a powerful voice for change.

Touchstone Center for Crafts · 1049 Wharton Furnace Rd. · Farmington · PA 15437

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