MAC Events

What's going on this weekend:

Thursday August 27 –Gallery open 1pm – 5pm – Portal / Threshold featured in MAC Special Exhibit Gallery plus Capturing the Light – watercolors by Lynn Ferris and My Back Yard Birds – photography by Doug Ritenburg  in the Carr-Kelly Gallery and Hall of Dreams.
Friday August 28 – Gallery open 11am – 5pm
Saturday August 29 – Gallery open 11am – 5pm 
Yoga at 9am by Joyce Morningstar
nOmad Workshop at 11am with Phoebe Miller

Sunday August 30 – Gallery open 11am – 5pm
Monday August 31 – Gallery open 1pm – 5pm
Tuesday September 1 – DMC Orientation 6pm 

For info on what else is going on around Berkeley Springs check:,
a joint project sponsored by Comcast and the Morgan Arts Council's Digital Media Center for Community Engagement!

All events listed here are held at the Ice House unless otherwise noted.

Fundraiser Concert to benefit the Morgan Arts Council:
Rachel BlausteinA Special Afternoon of Music
Featuring Rachel Blaustein, Soprano with Pat Springer, Accompanist
Sunday, August 23 at 3pm 

In this benefit concert for the Morgan Arts Council, Rachel performs arias from classical opera repertoire including La Boheme, along with a medley of Strauss tunes and music from the theater including Gershwin songs and well-known popular show tunes. 
Admission $20 Adults, $15 Students
Tickets available at the door.  Box office opens at 2:30pm

Reserve seats by calling 304-258-2300
Rachel Blaustein Benefit Concert information

SAVE THE DATE for MAC's Signature Fundraiser – Art & Elegance:
10409343_788449641216217_3302844804789587981_nSaturday November 7, 2015
Keep posted for upcoming details on the event that supports MAC's programming for the entire community in Berkeley Springs!  
MAC is committed to providing high quality programs, music, arts education and entertainment for the entire community.  The vast majority of our programs are free to the community – including support for art experiences that reach all 2300 children in the Morgan County Schools.  Your support for this event keeps art accessible for all of Morgan County!  Click here to see last year's festivities that support MAC's mission of Getting Art Out There!   

School of the Arts at the Ice House:

Corks and Creations art classes for adults:

tropical_thmQuench Your Creative Thirst!
September 12 – Indigo Fabric Dyeing with Jane Frenke, 4-6:30pm – $40/$35 MAC members
September 19 – Watercolors with Lynn Ferris 4-6:30pm – $40/$35 MAC members
Call 304-258-2300 to enroll – space fills quickly. More info on September classes

September 26 – Mixed Media Collage "Leaf into Autumn" with Nancy Carow
October 3 – Beaded Bracelets with Pat Williams
Call 304-258-2300 to enroll – space fills quickly. Corks Late Sept and Early Oct class information…

WinebottleMark your calendar for upcoming Fall Corks and Creations Classes! Details coming soon…

November 21 – Clay creations with Lynn Lavin


Digital Media Center for Community Engagement:

JackKelly-96x106Orientation: Digital Media Center for Community Engagement
Would you like to learn how to make your own documentary or TV show? Tell your story and the stories of our community! Learn how to become a partner in the Berkeley Springs Community Matters web portal.  The next FREE orientation session is Tuesday, August 4, September 1 or October 6 from 6-7:30pm in the Digital Media Center (DMC), Classroom 2.  Learn about the new certification program in videography and media.  Learn to write, direct, produce and edit TV shows.  For ages 15 and up.
More information on the DMC Orientation 
Check out the DMC's latest video projects here at MAC's YouTube page!

imagesiOS Filmaking!
Unlock your inner Ken Burns or Steven Spielberg! Learn how to turn your iPad or iPhone into an HD digital filmaking powerhouse!  Learn the basics of video production using iMovie on your iPad or iPhone.  Saturday, October 17 from 1 – 5pm.  $25/$20 MAC member.  Bring your own iPad or iPhone. For ages 15 and up. No prior experience necessary!
Call 304-258-2300 to enroll.  
iOS Filmmaking with Jack Kelly information…


Concerts in the Park:

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The Morgan Arts Council is proud to announce the 28th season of the Summer Concerts in the Park series.  Mark you calendar for each Saturday starting July 11 through August 22 at 5:30pm for a variety of music from Old-timey blues and rock to jazz and Afro-pop.  Admission is free!  Concerts are held in Berkeley Springs State Park, rain location is the Ice House.
2015 Summer Concert Calendar – Full schedule of performances
2015 Summer Concert Sponsors and Advertisers 

Ice House Concert:

Dancing-MusiciansShannon Dunne and Alex Boatright – Traditional Irish Dance and Music!
After performing in the Morgan County Schools you will get a chance to experience Shannon Dunne's old-style dance and fancy footwork!  Accompanied by Alex Boatright, on the harp, concertina and fiddle for an evening of Irish music, sean-nos dancing and Appalachian Flatfooting! Mark you calendar for Friday September 4 at 7:30pm.  Admission $7/ $5 MAC members/Children under 12 $3.  Shannon Dunne Performance info…

Current Gallery Exhibits:

darkstarIce House Special Exhibit Gallery
July 31 through September 20, 2015
Portal / Threshold
A variety of artists – metal forger, mixed media artists, painter and sculptors – show transition from one physical, metaphysical or other realm to another.  Curated by Luc Fielder. Opening reception is Friday, July 31 at 7:30pm. 

tropical_thmExhibit: Hall of Dreams and Carr-Kelly Galleries
July 31 through September 20, 2015
Capturing the Light
Watercolors by Lynn Ferris 


D_Ritenburg-01Exhibit: Hall of Dreams and Carr-Kelly Galleries
July 31 through September 20, 2015
My Back Yard Birds
Photography by Doug Ritenburg

Upcoming Gallery Exhibits:

CERVANTEZ_M_Rainbow Void_24x24Ice House Special Exhibit Gallery
September 25 through November 8, 2015
Freedom of Expression
Featuring 15 to 18 2-D visual and 3-D artists who have taken their work one step beyond the traditional definition of their discipline. The show displays unique and innovative pieces of artwork that combine different techniques, materials and media to stimulate the imagination. Daniele Piasecki curates this unique exhibition.

image001Exhibit: Hall of Dreams 
September 25 through November 2, 2015
The Image Within
Photos by Marla Carr


Call for Volunteers:

Arts Integration Film Shamus 6-14MC After 3 – Call for MAC Volunteers!You have talent!  You like working with kids!  You love MAC and want to help Get More Art Out There!  Share your art, talent, interests at the Warm Springs Middle School MC After 3 – afterschool enrichment program and help MAC earn money for youth programming!  Volunteer an hour or two of your time to support our kids.  Summer hours available too! Call 304-258-2300 for more information.  More info about MC After 3


Community Events at the Ice House

nomad_home_page4Learn the tools to let go of the necessary so that the necessary can speak.  
Saturday August 29, 11am-1pm
nOMad teacher, Phoebe Miller will teach this 2 Hour Workshop that will include a yoga practice, stories, and quotes. Through the physical practice, you will be invited to observe your patterns and ask yourself if they are necessary and then allow yourself to release them, in order to open up to what you want most in life. This workshop requires the desire to look deeply into your inner world yet still be playful and loving to yourself. 
Email to register and for questions.


Each week local instructors present ZUMBA, fitness, Bellysima Bellydance, Tai Chi and all levels of yoga classes for adults and youth. Ongoing Dance and Fitness Classes…



052512-icehousepan-3ICE HOUSE ARTIST'S CO-OP Retail Shop
Over 30 local and regional juried artists showcasing and selling their work at the Ice House Co-op Gallery. Visit Monday and Thursday from 1 – 5pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 5pm through December.  304-867-3073.


Other Community Sponsored Art Events 

For more information on these events in Morgan County, please contact the event sponsor directly.

4590907464The Berkeley Springs Studio Tour sponsors a self-guided tour of artist studios in Morgan County Memorial Day weekend (May 23 & 24) and two weeks after Columbus Day (October 24 & 25).  Visit for more info or call 304-258-7234.


7/23/15    Portal Threshold Gallery Opening…
6/22/15    Captain Bree and Her Lady Pirates Youth Theater production…
6/17/15    United States Air Force Heritage of America Band on June 27 
5/22/15    Glass Gallery Show Opening May 29…
5/21/15    Learn Digital Storytelling in Summer Media Intensive…
5/14/15    Summer Art Classes for Adults…
4/15/15    Engage Berkley Springs announces a new mural panel workshop…
4/08/15    Anything Goes Quilt Show Opening…
3/14/15    MAC'nCheese Fund-taster and Contests in April 2015
3/4/15      John Devine and Steve Hickman Ice House Concert
3/4/15      Engage Berkeley Springs: Matisse Mixed Media Collage Murals with Patty Ray Avalon
2/26/15    Youth Art Show Opening
1/2/15      Plan B: Alternate Media Gallery Show Opening…
12/12/14  MAC 2014 Annual Appeal: Art Erupted ! artphoto14
12/10/14  Morgan County Introduces New Digital Media Program….