Chesapeake Arts Center Board of Directors FY 2017


  • Danny Boyd, President 
    President, Boyd & Dowgiallo, PA
  • Lou L. Zagarino, Vice President
    President, Whitehall Management Group  
  • Thomas Herpel, Treasurer, Vice President of Arundel Federal Savings Bank
  • Karyn Tasker      
  • Brenda Fraley Garver, Secretary                                                                                                                                                                         President, Permit Services & Vice President Fraley Group Corp
  • Rik Forgo, Manager, Internal Applications, Software Engineering at National Geographic
  • Alexander Fakeri ,Chief Technology officer/ Owner Mojo Web Solutions
  • Leo P Hylan III, PVA Art Instructor
  • Lyndsey Beidle Meninger, Attorney
  • Jeff Harrison , PVA Senior Manager
  • Edgar Cisnero
  • Ryan Sboray
  • Amy Babst
  • Shawn Ashworth
  • Neal Sloane
  • Ramocille Johnson, Music Director

 The Chesapeake Arts Center Staff:



About the Chesapeake Arts Center

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Entertainment and Education for Adults and Children.

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County, just inside the Baltimore beltway. Our facility houses an 752-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 120-seat Studio 194 Theatre, gallery space, ceramics lab, dance studios, music room, maker-space and classrooms.

Chesapeake Arts Center Mission Statement: Chesapeake Arts Center will use the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community's people, it's artists and the region through performances, exhibitions, classes, and collaborations with artists, educators, business and community leaders and organizations.

Chesapeake Arts Center is a private 501(c)(3) corporation. A copy of our current financial statement is available by contacting us at 410-636-6597 or at 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225. Documents and information under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State for the cost of copying and postage. If you would like to donate to the Chesapeake Arts Center, click here.

Chesapeake Arts Center Facilities

  • Hammonds Lane Theatre


    An 752-seat wheelchair accessible theatre featuring a state of the art sound system, lighting and stage area. If you would like to rent the Hammonds Lane Theatre, please call or email Belinda Fraley Huesman at or P:410-636-6597.

  • Studio 194

    The Studio 194 room, located at the rear of our facility, is a 120-seat raised-level seating area with removable seating, and wheelchair access. The Studio  is an ideal location for smaller productions, concerts, meetings and rehearsals. If interested in renting the Studio 194 room,  please call or email Belinda Fraley Huesman at or P:410-636-6597. 



Event Proposal Information:

Proposals are sought out from artists for exhibits, theatrical productions (originals and licensed), dance and music recitals, classes, workshops and touring performances.  The proposals are reviewed initially by the Staff for completeness and scheduling viability.  These proposals are then brought before the Program Committee by the Executive Director.  This committee is comprised of three current CAC Board Members and one local area business person (formerly on the CAC Board) and Director of Operations and Programming.  

In Program Committee, the proposals and sample works are carefully scrutinized, discussed and voted upon.  The views of the CAC Staff are carefully taken into account during this process.  All works (art work, original & licensed plays, music performances, poetry & literature presentations), as well as proposed classes are reviewed for general audience and membership appeal, artistic merit, and basic decency standards.  Everything exhibited, produced or presented here at CAC must fit within the vision set forth by our mission statement.


Please send proposal to Nicole Caracia at



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Sponsorship Information:

CAC Seeks Corporate Partners: CAC’s corporate partners provide vital funding that supports every aspect of CAC’s mission to use the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community’s people, artists, and the region through performances, exhibitions, classes and collaborations with artists, educators, business and community leaders and organizations.

Sponsor Benefits: Becoming a CAC sponsor is more than philanthropy! It is a strategic investment that enables you to distinguish your brand through high profile marketing opportunities and digital outreach to more than 70,000 patrons annually. Benefits vary according to your commitment level and may include visibility at community events, free event tickets, employee team building activities, employee discounts for membership and discounts on facility rentals for corporate functions. 2016-2017 Sponsorship Package

Why Sponsor the CAC? CAC corporate partners enjoy the benefits of visibility with year-round audiences and unique benefits for their employees while supporting the only major cultural asset in Northern Anne Arundel County. By supporting CAC’s artistic and educational programs, companies contribute to improved quality of life in the community where their employees live and work. With your investment, CAC will remain a vibrant arts center bringing the community together and giving people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to express their inner artist.

Your Sponsorship Supports:

  • A season of diverse performances showcasing local, national and international talent.

  • A monthly speaker series designed to inform, inspire and involve the community

  • Igniting student learning through free educational programs for children in a community with the highest poverty rate in Anne Arundel County.

  • Bringing the arts to life every day in CAC’s gallery and exhibits throughout the community.

Sponsorship inquiries are welcome! Belinda Fraley Huesman  may be reached at 410-636-6597 or for more information and to schedule a site visit. Click here for Sponsorship form.

Become a Volunteer at the Chesapeake Arts Center!

Looking to fulfill your passion with the arts and help support your local community? Volunteer at the Chesapeake Arts Center! We have many benefits to offer here at the CAC! In addition to working around creative, fun people, there are some nice perks to donating your time at the CAC! To volunteer please email Deb Hofler at or Call: 410-636-6597 for more information.

Personal Benefits:

  • Congenial Work Environment

  • Serving the Community

  • Seeing a Show for Free

  • Fulfilling Your Inner Artistic Passions

Yearly Benefits:

  • After 20 hours a Family Membership

  • After 40 hours Personalized Name Badge

  • After 60 hours a Gold leaf

  • After 80 hours all of the above benefits, plus 4 complimentary tickets to selected CAC Show

CAC would like to thank the following sponsors