The Arts

A FrostburgFirst Spotlight Blog: Dante's. Bar. Art. Music.

A FrostburgFirst Spotlight Blog: Dante’s. Bar. Art. Music.

If you are looking to plan a night out in Frostburg and need a variety of craft beer and speciality cocktails, unique food, and energy-filled music, but still want that small town vibe – Look no further than Dante’s. The bar, named for a previous owner’s river dog, takes up four storefronts at 16 West… Read More »
Spotlight Blog: Spectrum Design Services

Spotlight Blog: Spectrum Design Services

When visiting Andrea De Palatis’s store, you walk into a textured and colorful world filled with details and you can’t decide which one to point out first. You are surrounded by a selection of glittering decorations and stylish furniture pieces with bold accents. The store is, in her words, “a response to everything becoming less… Read More »
Shop Frostburg for the Holidays!

Shop Frostburg for the Holidays!

The Holiday season is right around the corner! The streets are decorated, holiday music is in the air, and you are still looking for that perfect holiday gift… Let’s see, it needs to be unique, affordable, and something you couldn’t get anywhere else. A perfect compliment to your loved one. And you can find it in… Read More »
Thirty Years on Main Street: Main Street Books Anniversary Blogpost

Thirty Years on Main Street: Main Street Books Anniversary Blogpost

Thirty Years on Main Street On November 22nd, a staple Frostburg downtown business is celebrating the start of their 30th anniversary year! They sell comics, biographies, children’s stories, puzzles, classic fictions… Any guesses? It’s Main Street Books! MSB has been a part of Frostburg life since 1989 when Fred Powell moved to Frostburg with plans… Read More »
Why You Should Shop Small!

Why You Should Shop Small!

Why You Should Shop Small! Small Business Saturday is right around the corner! November 24th is an all-day event in Downtown Frostburg to come out and shop small! Shopping small is an awesome way to help out the local Frostburg community, not only by being a patron of local businesses but by supporting the local… Read More »
How to Shop Small Business Saturday like a Pro!

How to Shop Small Business Saturday like a Pro!

How to Shop Small Business Saturday like a Pro! Let’s face it – finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be overwhelming! While it may be tempting to avoid the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush altogether and make your purchases online instead, there are plenty of reasons to hit the streets of Frostburg on… Read More »
Arts and Entertainment District Public Meeting

Arts and Entertainment District Public Meeting

FrostburgFirst and the Frostburg Arts & Entertainment District Committee will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00 pm at City Place, 14 S. Water Street in Frostburg, MD. The meeting will provide information about the upcoming required A&E district re-designation, due for completion in April 2019. Attendees will also be encouraged… Read More »
Schools out for Summer: The Guide to a kid-friendly Summer in Frostburg

Schools out for Summer: The Guide to a kid-friendly Summer in Frostburg

Summertime is here, the days are growing longer, the temperature continues to climb, and school is out for the summer! We have compiled a list of summer camps and kid-friendly activities to help you make the most of your summer vacation in Frostburg! Summer Camps Mountain City Center for the Arts Broadways Mini Summer Musical… Read More »
State of the Main Street Address

State of the Main Street Address

FrostburgFirst Annual Membership Meeting Tuesday, May 22, 2018 State of Main Street Address Deirdre Robertson, Main Street Manager Good evening! First, I want to thank you for the warm welcome I have received as the new Main Street Manager. It’s been an exciting and challenging role to take on, and I have received so much… Read More »
Dress Our Lampposts - A Call for Digital Designers

Dress Our Lampposts – A Call for Digital Designers

Call for Digital Designers Requests for Proposals (RFP) for Frostburg Lamppost Banner Design Download Full Application The Project FrostburgFirst received a grant through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Main Street Improvement Program to design, print, and install 70 lamppost banners from the Depot to Main Street, along Main Street from Grant Street… Read More »
State of the Main Street Address

State of the Main Street Address

FrostburgFirst Annual Membership Meeting Tuesday, May 23 State of the Main Street Address Jessica Palumbo, Main Street Manager Good Evening and thank you for taking time to attend this year’s Annual Membership Meeting. I want to thank Andrea and Barb again for their support and dedication to the Main Street program after all these years.… Read More »
Shop Small Holiday Shows Big Turn-Outs

Shop Small Holiday Shows Big Turn-Outs

Did you know that approximately 85% of Frostburg’s businesses are locally owned and operated?  We think this is pretty amazing, so we decided to celebrate!  Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express in 2010, was the perfect opportunity to rally around our downtown shopping district and show some local love. Small Business Saturday fell on… Read More »
The Many Layers of Dante's

The Many Layers of Dante’s

Art galleries, live music, good food, and craft beer. It’s not often that you can find a local location with this quadfecta of entertainment components, but upon crossing the threshold of 16 West Main Street, visitors are typically treated to an evening often fit to feed multiple senses. Dante’s in Frostburg is the combination of… Read More »
Podcast: Local Potter, Steve Sullivan

Podcast: Local Potter, Steve Sullivan

Record, Talk, Listen Podcast Interview with Steve Sullivan – Check out this podcast featuring Frostburg potter Steve Sullivan. Steven Sullivan is a local potter who has been producing pottery professionally for the past eight years. Steve has been featured in many galleries and his studio is located in Frostburg MD. Podcast brought to you by Record, Talk,… Read More »
Eric Groff - Artist

Eric Groff – Artist

Eric Groff is a senior at Frostburg State University, obtaining a Fine Arts degree with focuses in Illustration and Printmaking and a minor in Art History. His work concentrates on character and environmental design in science fiction and fantasy settings. He hopes to work as a concept artist for movies and video games and as an… Read More »