Amanda McCavour | The Delaplaine Arts Center

The Delaplaine Arts Center, September 4, 2021

Embroidered Spaces
Embroidery installations
Sep 4–Oct 31


McCavour uses a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations. Through an exploration of line and its 2–D and 3–D implications, stitch is used to explore various concepts such as connections to home, the fibers of the body, and more formal considerations of thread’s accumulative presence.





Housed in the 100-year-old Mountain City Mill on the banks of Carroll Creek in historic downtown Frederick, The Delaplaine Arts Center has been serving the community since 1986. This vibrant nonprofit organization welcomes more than 80,000 visitors each year to the 40,000-square-foot flagship of the arts featuring:

  • 7 on-site galleries, showcasing works by regional and national artists in more than 50 exhibitions annually
  • 8 spacious studios, housing more than 250 classes and workshops for all ages each year
  • The Etchison Davis Library, one of the largest, free art references libraries open to the public in Maryland
  • The Community Art Gallery and the Community Outreach Gallery, featuring artworks created by local students and community groups
  • An Art History Timeline, offering glimpses from the prehistoric area to the 1970s
  • The Our Industrial Past panel exhibit, telling the story of our historic building
  • Beautiful Gardiner Hall, the most popular and reasonable priced event venue in downtown Frederick
  • The Gift Gallery at the Delaplaine, a retail shop supporting local artists in our community
  • The historic Mountain City Mill building itself, an adaptive reuse success story

The Delaplaine also manages three satellite galleries in partnership with the Frederick County Public Libraries. Satellite galleries are located at the Brunswick Branch Library, Thurmont Regional Library, and Urbana Regional Library.

The Delaplaine also offers family-friendly events, one-day workshops, gallery talks, and multi-day Master Artist Workshops, and more to round out the educational experience. Programs are offered both on-site and online. Visit Programs at a Glance for information about upcoming activities.