We are a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the people of Accomack and Northampton Counties. Our mission is to provide awareness and appreciation of performing and visual arts as well as an opportunity to attend and participate in high quality, professional arts activities.

The Arts Council carries out its mission by presenting artists, not otherwise available on the Eastern Shore, to public and school audiences at locations throughout both counties. It offers diverse programs that include a series of performances, workshops for students and teachers, and scholarships for qualified individuals.  ACES is funded through private contributions, grants, ticket sales, membership dues and advertising fees.

The Arts Council each year awards Scholarships to students with an interest in the Arts.  Scholarships sometimes may go to very young students who will study during the summer, or they may go to help students who plan to major in some facet of the Arts in College. 

ACES also sponsors Art-in-the-Schools Workshops.  These classes are attended by local Art teachers.  New-found skills are then brought back to art classrooms, so that the effect of the workshops is far-reaching. If you want to learn how you can help support ACES, visit our support page. To stay updated with all ACES events and news, fill out the form below. We appreciate your interest in the Art Council of the Eastern Shore.

If you want to learn more about our organization fee free to contact us here.