Aynex Mercado

July Artist of the Month

“Quilting Frederick”

Aynex Mercado is an artist and quilter. She creates bold paintings out of bits of fabric. Each piece is vibrant and vivid. The “Quilting Frederick” exhibit showcases her love of Frederick’s unique architecture and natural beauty. Her fabric paintings include depictions of Carrol Creek Park and the bright lights of downtown Frederick. Residents of Frederick, MD, will love to display these beautiful quilts in their homes.

Frederick Artists Night – July 1st, 4-8 pm


One night only! Come see this local art exhibit at Cowork Frederick (122 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701).

All work is for sale. All sale proceeds go to the artist.

Open to the public (entrance is free). Light refreshments will be served. Please show your support for local artists and musicians by stopping by.


Live American roots-based music by singer-songwriter Mike Elosh from 4:30-7:30 pm.

Mike Elosh

Aynex Mercado

About the Artist

Aynex Mercado is originally from Puerto Rico but has lived in Frederick, MD, since 2008. She learned to sew in high school, making clothes, which quickly turned into quiltmaking. Aynex has been creating art quilts for over 20 years and has exhibited nationally. She is a member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates and the DC Modern Quilt Guild. She loves the architecture in Frederick and wants to show the world its beauty the best way she knows.

Check out her work on her website, Instagram and Facebook.

About Frederick Artist Night

Frederick Artists Night is an event that celebrates local (Frederick County) creativity with an art exhibit and reception and live music on the First Saturday of each month. The event is sponsored by the Cowork Frederick Foundation. All proceeds from art sales to go the artist. To support this event, go here.

Founded in 2019, the Cowork Frederick Foundation is the community-supported, non-profit arm of Cowork Frederick. We help Frederick County freelancers and entrepreneurs be more successful by creating ways for them to connect, learn, and build better businesses – and lives – together. Help support our efforts here.