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Muddy Creek Artists Guild

Showcasing Local Art in Southern Anne Arundel County, MD since 2009

The Muddy Creek Artists Guild (MCAG) is a roving band of intrepid artists and supporters whose mission is to encourage, support and promote the original art of southern Anne Arundel County artists. The focus of the Guild is to show and sell local artwork, while also educating our members and the public about our art, the importance of art to our culture, and how it contributes to the quality of life in South County.  

Monthly membership meetings are held to encourage artists to share ideas/inspirations, professional development tips and strategies, and to just have fun as a means of fostering a creative community in which to grow our talents. We also host informal workshops, guest speakers, and fun-filled field trips (name tags included!).

To assist artists in their personal development and to promote their work, the Guild annually hosts two or three large, multi-day pop-up shows in a temporary "gallery" installation at a South County location. Guild members have the option of  participating in these various open, juried, and thematic shows, all of which include original works from our members in a wide range of media: painting,  textiles, jewelry, clay  works, sculpture, photography, pottery, wood, mixed  media, and more. These shows are free and open to the public. The Guild also hosts a weekend-long, self-guided studio tour. Over two days, guests can visit artists throughout the area—in their own workspaces!—for an in-depth, behind-the-scenes experience.


Pop-Up Shows and Studio Tours


From community centers, to open store fronts, MCAG has produced pop-up galleries throughout South County.

The Guild is an active member of the South County community. Among Guild activities are: sponsoring "DoART" experiences, where the artists teach non-members fun and engaging art techniques; running the popular community art project called "Studio Intrepid" at each show for visitors to have an opportunity to create with our artists; displaying member artwork in local businesses; and sponsoring community bus trips to art museums to enjoy special exhibits.

Community Outreach


DoART workshop at Deale Elks Lodge

The Guild's Arts Education Fund supports South County students pursuing the arts.  We raise monies for Arts Education by selling Artwork donated by our artists and by the sales of raffle tickets at our events to win Artwork donated by our artists. 

You can also make a donation to our Arts Education Fund here

Learn more about this program >>


Lora Collins, MCAG President (r) with Central Elementary School staff, February 2024

We're working on our new Artist Feature pages—stay tuned for updates!

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