By KAREN MASTERSON
Representatives of the Washington County Arts Council signed a five-year lease last week for what will be the organization's new location at 41 S. Potomac St., said Barbara Bland, the council's executive director.
The council originally looked for a new location on Washington Street, but settled for South Potomac after the Chamber of Commerce designated that block as the city's arts and entertainment district, she said.
She said that Steve Wright, owner of the 41 S. Potomac St. building, wanted the council, along with its art gallery and literary review, to move in as tenants. Wright was on the gallery's planning committee during relocation discussions, she said.