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The arts in Maryland reflect the State's geographic and cultural diversity from traditional Appalachian fiddle music in Western Maryland and African-American quilting on the lower Eastern Shore to experimental performance and media arts in metropolitan Baltimore and areas surrounding Washington, DC.

Maryland has arts institutions of national prominence, regional interdisciplinary arts institutions offering professional and amateur productions, and over 30 schools and academies devoted to training young artists. Some, like Baltimore's School for the Arts (a public high school) and the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, offer public performances.

Maryland colleges and universities host touring art exhibits; dance and theater troupes; and soloists, chamber music groups, and orchestras. Among these are the Handel Festival and the International Piano Competition, University of Maryland, College Park; and the Distinguished Artist Series, U.S. Naval Academy, and exhibits at the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, at Annapolis.

The Maryland State Arts Council supports the performing, visual and creative arts, including dance, drama, music drama, architecture, painting, sculpture, graphics, crafts, photography, design, film, television and creative writing.

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