Arts and Performance

Gibson Center for the Arts


The Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts places the arts at the heart of the liberal arts experience and as a cultural center for Maryland’s Eastern Shore. 

There are two performance spaces of human scale and functional design—a 200-seat music recital hall and an experimental theatre seating 150—each accessed through a common glassed lobby that overlooks Martha Washington Square.

In addition to the entrance at Martha Washington Square, visitors can enter the Center through a covered rear entrance adjacent to a guest parking lot. The Tipson Terrace, forming the front facade, is the perfect backdrop for impromptu outdoor performances.


In the News

Upcoming Events

October 21st, 2018

  • Photo by Leo Bendersky 6:00pm: Anisimova/Palmer Duo
    As part of its 2018-2019 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series presents Tanya Anisimova, cello and Matt Palmer, guitar. Special opening performance by The Eastern Shore Guitar Festival Orchestra!
    Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite.
  • matt palmer 6:00pm: Matt Palmer, guitar, Tanya Anisimova, cello
    The Highlight of the Eastern Shore Guitar Festival …..

    Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite.

October 29th, 2018

November 2nd, 2018

  • Jo Smail, Figure in Plaid Walking a Dog and Dog 4:00pm - 6:30pm: Kohl Gallery Opening Reception: Jo Smail and Paul Jeanes
    Clippings, Voids and Banana Curry, on view November 2 - December 9, kicks off with a salon-style conversation at 4PM on Friday, November 2, and reception 5-6:30PM
  • 7:30pm: These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich
    A SCE Production directed Rachel Treglia ’19

    These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it’s true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them.