Mission, History and Board of Directors | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Mission, History and Board of Directors

Mission and Vision

Dedicated to Art for All, Maryland Hall is the region’s cultural core, convening and engaging all people in arts experiences that strengthen community.

We welcome, connect, and enrich all with inspiring arts experiences.


Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts was founded in 1979 by a group of artistic visionaries who believed the former Annapolis High School could best be re-used as a community arts center. Today, our historic landmark building is the community's gathering place for the arts. Through year-round classes, performances, exhibits, tours, workshops and demonstrations people of all ages discover the transformative power of the arts. Each day, Maryland Hall nurtures inspiration, cultivates originality and fosters the imaginations of the children, families, students and adults who come through our doors.

Did you know:  The inscription above the theatre stage reads as follows:

"The measure of a man is the depth of his convictions, the breadth of his interests and the height of his ideals."

Maryland Hall Board

Maryland Hall is operated by a public Board of Directors who serve three-year terms. Board members are responsible for the governance of Maryland Hall and take leadership roles in planning, fundraising and finances.

Board Members

(please click on the link for Board biographies)

Vice Chair
Daniel J, Mathias, P.E.
Past Chairman
​Lyn Farrow
Shalina Renee Ford
Damean W. Freas, D.O. 
Jeff Harris
Robert C. Leib

Deborah Mayer
Maureen McMahon Ph.D.
Patricia L. Mote
Paul W. Wood
Michael R. Roblyer, Esq.
Joan H. Renner
Sonya Swygert


Code of Ethics

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