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Our Partners in the Arts

We are proud to be home to a number of partner organizations whose exciting and thought-provoking presentations enrich each season of arts and culture in the Horowitz Center. Tickets for these events are available directly from their respective organization; see their websites for more information.

The African Art Museum of Maryland

The African Art Museum of Maryland is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting and preserving for the public the art of Africa. The Museum is further dedicated to increasing the awareness of African art and culture while encouraging a broader understanding and deeper appreciation of the diverse art and culture of the continent of Africa.

Candlelight Concert Society (CCS)

The Candlelight Concert Society (CCS) is a Maryland-based concert presenter. CCS offers professional world-class chamber music concerts, children’s programs (CandleKids), community outreach programs, master classes, and pre-concert lectures and discussions.

Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts (CCTA)

The Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts (CCTA) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1972 by Toby Orenstein at the invitation of visionary developer Jim Rouse. For over 40 years CCTA has educated through the arts by creating theatrical experiences that inspire thought, action, creativity, and change.

Columbia Festival of the Arts

The Columbia Festival of the Arts presents an annual 2-week multidisciplinary arts festival in June that includes both free and ticketed events in multiple indoor and outdoor locations. The Festival begins with LakeFest, a three-day, free outdoor event at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront featuring more than 50 artists’ exhibits, multiple bands of many styles, and kids’ entertainment and crafts.  After LakeFest, the Horowitz Center hosts ticketed touring performers in theatrical, musical, and literary genres, as well as a very popular series of films. Since 1987, more than 20,000 people of all ages and tastes enjoy the Festival every year.

Columbia Film Society

The Columbia Film Society presents an annual film series which features award winning and intriguing foreign films in the Smith Theatre. Those interested in attending the series must subscribe for the season.

Howard County Arts Council

The Arts Council was established to foster the arts in our community. They are devoted to nurturing local artists and arts organizations, furthering the public’s appreciation of the arts, and making sure the arts are accessible to all — regardless of age, ability, or background.

Howard County Center of African American Culture

The Howard County Center of African American Culture Inc. is an independent, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of African American history and culture of Howard County, Maryland and the surrounding region.

Howard County Poetry & Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo)

The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) is a nonprofit organization designed to enlarge the audience for contemporary poetry and literature and celebrate diverse literary heritages.  Celebrating 45 years of service in 2019, HoCoPoLitSo has brought to Howard County audiences renowned poets and writers including Billy Collins, Marilyn Chin, Carolyn Forché, Tyehimba Jess, E. Ethelbert Miller, Frank McCourt, and Colm Tóibín.  Each season this HCC partner-in-residence enjoys the enriching atmosphere of the Horowitz Center for many of its annual events, such as the Lucille Clifton Reading Series, Irish Evening, the Blackbird Poetry Festival, and partnership events with HCC’s Arts Collective.

The Indian Cultural Association of Howard County

The Indian Cultural Association (ICA) promotes social & cultural ties between the Indian-American community & the community-at-large to advance greater cultural understanding & social equity. India is a diverse country with all races and religions living peacefully together. ICA promotes the vibrant culture and heritage of India through various cultural, social, civic, and other activities - celebrating diversity and celebrating life. ICA engages in programs designed to better our community by serving the most vulnerable in our communities.

The Jewish Federation of Howard County

The  Jewish Federation works to promote Jewish identity, involve and build Jewish community in Howard County, and strengthen ties with the broader local community. Events are open to all who wish to explore Jewish culture, music, and cuisine.


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