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Call for artists for a Sykesville Art Class Project

The Downtown Sykesville Connection is seeking talented art instructors to lead three distinct classes as part of our Spring 2024 program (refer to the attached 'Call for Artists' for details). If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit the following by February 25, 2024, to [email protected]:

1. A comprehensive proposal detailing your teaching methodology and a sample lesson plan.
2. A portfolio showcasing your work and experience related to the art class's theme.
3. A list of any special materials or equipment needed for your class.
We look forward to discovering your creative approach and potentially welcoming you to our team.

Call To Artists

Call to Photographers for the "The Doors of Sykesville" Project

The Downtown Sykesville Connection invites skilled photographers to submit proposals for a unique Spring 2024 project that will spotlight Sykesville's distinctive front doors (details available in the attached Request for Proposal). If you are interested in contributing your vision to this venture, please provide the following by January 31, 2024, to [email protected]:

1. A detailed proposal describing your strategy for photographing Sykesville's signature front doors.
2. A portfolio of your work, with an emphasis on architectural photography.
3. An itemized quote for your services, inclusive of any anticipated expenses.
4. References from past clients or related projects. We are excited to see your interpretative lens on the character and charm of our town’s doorways.

Request for Proposal

Become a Sponsor as a Business

Becoming a sponsor for Downtown Sykesville presents a unique opportunity to align your brand with a vibrant, community-focused initiative. Sponsoring Downtown Sykesville allows for meaningful connections with both residents and other local businesses, fostering a network of community support. Your involvement will not only enhance your corporate image but also open doors to new business relationships and customer interactions. By investing in Downtown Sykesville, you’re not just advertising your business; you’re actively participating in the growth and enrichment of a cherished community, building goodwill and a positive reputation in a thriving local environment.

Our sponsorship packages include...

social media exposure with boosted posts reaching up to 60,000 profiles

your logo on posters, promotional materials, and town banners

premium tent placement for you to be present at the event, and much more!

Become a Sponsor as an Individual

Not a Business Owner but a Fan of Main Street regardless? Support our nonprofit by becoming a Friend of Main Street! Enjoy exclusive perks, including unique merchandise and tickets to premier Main Street events. Join us in making a difference!
Volunteer at an Event

We need your help for all our many events happening throughout the year in our community.

Pick any of our fun annual events and volunteer for one or all of them! Click the links below.

Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market

Art and Wine Festival

Pride Day


4th of July Let Freedom Ring Parade

Sippin' on Summer

Coolest Golf Tournament

Fall Fun Festival

Craft Beer Festival

Snallygaster Family Fling

It's also a great way to fulfill Service Learning hours!

Review our Volunteer Manual and Apply!

Volunteer on a Committee

The Downtown Sykesville Connection (DSC) consists of five teams of volunteers which meet once a month. All of our teams are OPEN for volunteers. Make a difference, and get involved!

  • The Design Committee: the mission of the DSC Design committee is to shape the physical image and plan long-term physical improvements of the downtown Sykesville community while honoring and preserving its historic charm.
  • The JEDI Committee: the mission of the Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Committee is to promote intercultural understanding and acceptance among DSC Staff, volunteers, and community members by educating, empowering, and creating self-awareness in the context of a global society. DSC will foster an environment of inclusion and equality with fairness, appreciation for individual differences, and respect for all
  • The Promotion Committee: the mission of the DSC Promotion Committee is to produce events and promotional materials to shine a spotlight and bring awareness about the DSC to the larger community and raise funds for the Downtown Sykesville Connection’s activities.
  • The Economic Development Committee: the mission of the Economic Restructuring Committee is to promote a harmonious and thriving downtown Sykesville business community through initiatives, programs, and long-term planning that encourages a strong local economy.
  • The Clean, Green, and Safe Committee helps with sustainability and green options for our downtown. 

Review our volunteer manual and Apply!