Community Conncting Us Presents

Neighborhood of Art:
A Tribute to Mister Rogers

April 13-14, 2024

Where Art Meets Kindness

Community Conncting Us is honoring the Legacy of Mr. Fred Rogers and the Spirit of Port Deposit. Welcome to a Gathering of Hearts and Artistry. You are cordially invited to the "Neighborhood Art Celebration," a unique and heartwarming event that pays homage to the enduring legacy of Mr. Fred Rogers and celebrates the vibrant spirit of our Port Deposit community. This special art show is not just an exhibition; it's a testament to the values of kindness, creativity, and community unity that Mr. Rogers exemplified, brought to life through the diverse talents of local artists.

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Event Details


The Carriage House of Port Deposit
80 S. Main St., Port Deposit, Maryland 21904

General Exhibition (Free Admission):

Saturday, April 13th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 14th, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
We encourage you to join us in celebrating the legacy of Mr. Fred Rogers, our wonderful Port Deposit community, and the power of art to bring us together.

Special Reception

Special Reception ($30 per ticket):

Friday, April 12th, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
• Tickets: Special Reception - Early Preview
This is an opportunity to be part of a meaningful event that celebrates the values of kindness, creativity, and community, while honoring the unique spirit of Port Deposit and the legacy of the late great Fred Rogers. We look forward to your participation in this memorable "Neighborly Art Celebration," as we come together to honor a beloved icon, celebrate our neighborhood, and inspire our community with the power of art and creativity. We hope you take this opportunity to support the creative minds in our community and would love for you to join us for the special preview before the show on Friday Night with some light fare!

Why You Should Attend

A Celebration of Our Community

Explore a diverse collection of artwork that beautifully captures the essence of our beloved Port Deposit community. See how local artists have interpreted Mr. Rogers' themes through their unique perspectives.

Embrace Creativity

Be inspired by the artistic interpretations of Mr. Rogers' values, including kindness, creativity, and community. Experience the magic of his Land of Make-Believe through the eyes of talented artists.

Meet the Artists

Engage with the talented artists behind the artwork and gain insight into their creative process. Celebrate the artistic talent within our community.

Support Local Initiatives

By attending the show and purchasing artwork, you'll contribute to the continued work of Community Connecting Us in our neighborhood. Your support helps foster education, creativity, wellness, and community building.

paintbrush dripping red paint
art canvas

Submission Information

2024 NeighboRhood Art Show

Honoring the Legacy of Mr. Fred Rogers and the Spirit of Port Deposit

Calling Local Artists!

Showcase your creative talent while celebrating the unique aspects of our beloved Port Deposit community through the lens of Mr. Rogers' work. Be part of an event that explores the multifaceted aspects of Mr. Rogers' work, including emotions, creativity, valuing children, and social justice initiatives for his time.

How to Submit

You must submit your artwork for consideration by March 29, 2024. Include the following in your submission:
High-resolution images of your artwork.
A brief artist statement explaining your piece and its connection to Mr. Rogers' legacy and/or our Port Deposit community.

Juried Art Show and Sales

Please note that this art show will be juried, and all submitted artwork will be carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the exhibition. (Artists may submit up to 3 pieces each.)
Selected pieces must be ready to hang or display. Artists are responsible for providing appropriate hanging hardware for their artworks.

Art Sales

Individuals are encouraged to offer their artwork for sale during the show. A 10% commission from the sale will be donated to Community Connecting Us to support their vital work in our neighborhood, focusing on education, creativity, wellness, and community building. We kindly ask artists to take this into consideration when pricing their work, as your contribution will help us continue to serve, uplift and strengthen the Port Deposit community. (Artists may increase the commission if they would like to help CCU.)


We welcome a wide range of artistic interpretations that reflect Mr. Rogers' themes and values, with a focus on our Port Deposit community and his show Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Your artwork can encompass:
Local Businesses and Neighbors • Celebrate the businesses and individuals who make Port Deposit special, capturing their essence through art.
Land of Make-Believe • Reimagine the magical Land of Make-Believe through your artwork, showcasing its whimsy and charm.
Characters from the Show • Create pieces inspired by the beloved characters from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, bringing them to life in your unique style.
Abstract Interpretations • Embrace abstraction to explore the radical work of Mr. Rogers when it comes to emotions, anti-racism, and other social themes, challenging norms and inspiring change.

Art Drop-Off Time

Tuesday, April 9th, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM or by appointment!

TL;DR (Quick Checklist)

Submission deadline: March 29, 2024
Up to 3 pieces per artist
Appropriate hanging hardware for artworks
High-resolution images of your artwork
Brief statement explaining each piece and its connection to Mr. Rogers' legacy and/or our Port Deposit community
10% commission on all sales donated to CCU

Sponsorship Information

2024 NeighboRhood Art Show


Corporate Sponsor - $1000

6 Tickets to Friday Night Preview
Name and Logo listed on Website
Link on Website
Name and Logo listed on all Handouts
Social Media Recognition

Business Sponsor - $500

4 Tickets to Friday Night Preview
Name listed on Website
Name listed on all Handouts
Social Media Recognition

Individual Sponsor - $100

2 Tickets to Friday Night Preview
Name listed on all Handouts

All proceeds benefit Community Connecting Us, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, making all contributions tax-deductible. (EIN: 84-3302634)

A Big Thank You To Our Partner

2024 NeighboRhood Art Show

Exclusive Partner

The Carriage House of Port Deposit

Nestled in the picturesque town of Port Deposit, Maryland, The Carriage House stands as a quintessential venue, ideally suited for a wide array of special events. This historic gem marries elegance with warmth, providing a distinctive setting for everything from intimate weddings to celebratory baby showers. Open throughout the year, The Carriage House serves as a sought-after destination for those in pursuit of an event space that feels both exclusive and welcoming—like uncovering a hidden jewel within the town's core. Its charm and hospitality make every occasion not just an event, but a memorable experience, ensuring that each gathering is as unique and special as the venue itself.

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Port Deposit, MD 21904