The Best of Western Maryland Art and Shopping
Amazing artwork and great bargains—that’s Western Maryland, and it’s glorious.
At any time of year, Western Maryland is an awesome area to discover fine art, stock up on timeless antiques, or browse for the latest trendy fashions.
Visit the Simon Pearce Factory Store in Mountain Lake Park in the Deep Creek Lake area and bring home a one-of-a-kind showpiece. From a catwalk, watch master glassblowers at work below. Register for one of the occasional glassblowing workshops to learn their techniques, then create your own piece of art.
Bring home unique gifts from Spruce Forest Artisan Village, a collective in Grantsville offering handmade metal sculptures, wood furniture, décor accessories and soaps. Buy from the experts or make something yourself! The village hosts workshops in blacksmithing, woodworking, quilting, painting and more.
Step back in time at Englander’s Antique Mall in Oakland in the heart of the Deep Creek Lake area. After discovering all of the antiques and collectibles, walk to the back to Dottie’s Fountain & Grill, an old-fashioned diner serving up milkshakes and home cooking, including biscuits, burgers and fried chicken.
The Allegany Arts Council's Saville and Schwab Mountain Maryland galleries feature year-round exhibitions of national and local talent. You are sure to see something different and interesting each time you stop by the galleries at 9 N. Centre St. in historic downtown Cumberland.
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts frequently showcases a gallery of work by Hagerstown-area artists. Spend the afternoon strolling among traveling exhibitions, new modern works and European Old Masters.
Just off Interstate 70, Hagerstown Premium Outlets offers a divine day of shopping and phenomenal prices at name brands such as Banana Republic, Under Armour, Coach and Guess. With more than 100 stores, you’ll want to build in plenty of time to browse.