Art exhibitions | visual arts

“Graffiato Art Exhibition: A Community-Based Interactive Art Exhibition – through Aug. 15, Gallery 115, Y Arts Center, 115 E. Church St., Frederick. The concept for the exhibition comes from Frederick-based artist, curator and writer Rula Jones. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 240-478-3407 or

“Allure of the Near East: Treasures from the Huntington Museum of Art” – until August 21, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown. Examples of glassware, ceramics, metalwork, painting, weaponry, weaving and more created from the 7th century BC to the late 19th century AD. Focusing on objects of Islamic art, many works come from what is now Iran, Egypt, Syria and Turkey. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 301-739-5727 or

William E. Bennett