Founded by the Community Foundation for art instruction for elementary school children.
Helen E. Smith received her first set of paints at the age of 12 and continued to pursue her love of art throughout the rest of her life. After attending the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, she returned to Frederick and in 1925 opened her own art shop in downtown Frederick. In honor of Ms. Smith’s art accomplishments and her 100th birthday, The Helen L. Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund for Children and the Arts was established. This fund awards art instruction scholarships for elementary school children. Ms. Smith’s legacy is honored by teaching art, her passion, to another generation.