REGISTER FOR CLASSES TODAY!
Enjoy a Spring Class at Glen Echo Park
Check out all our upcoming classes in Adult and Teen Visual Arts
Dance Classes for Adults and Teens including Swing, Salsa, Waltz and more starting soon.
Children's Classes and Camps
Visit our ArtAbility Summer Camp page to learn about this new program for middle schoolers on the autism spectrum.
DANCES THIS WEEK
We are pleased to present six dances this week starting with the Thursday night Blues DJ Dance in the Back Room Annex. Friday night's contra dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion features callers George Marshall and Tim Van Egmond and the incomparable SWALLOWTAIL, complete with a contra dance lesson at 7:30 pm, followed by dancing until 11:30 pm.
Saturday night's swing dance is a very special event! As part of the Partnership's annual Gala in the Park, dancers may enjoy the evening's swing dance with the Boilermaker Jazz Band, including a lesson, dessert and beverages, dance performances, carousel rides, and dancing until midnight. Purchase advance tickets now!
Dancing continues on Sunday in the Spanish Ballroom with Swallowtail playing for Waltz Time's afternoon waltz and FSGW's evening contra & square dance. Or top off the weekend with a tango workshop and Milonga in the Back Room Annex with Tango Brillante.
Details in our May Dance Calendar.
"GLIMMER OF GLASS" GALA
Tickets are available online for the GLIMMER OF GLASS Gala in
the Park on Saturday, May 18.
Inspired by the brilliance of Italy’s art glass traditions, the Gala supports the arts, educational, and cultural programs at Glen Echo Park.
The Gala in the Park includes a reception, seated dinner, live music by the Boilermaker Jazz Band, dancing in the historic Spanish Ballroom, awards ceremony, silent auction, and carousel rides on our 1921 Dentzel carousel. Tickets are $200 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our Gala in the Park page.
The Gala Dance, part of the Glimmer of Glass Gala in the Park, includes a beginning/intermediate swing dance lesson, dancing to the Boilermaker Jazz Band, desserts, dance performances, and carousel rides. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information and to purchase Gala Dance tickets, visit our Gala Dance page.
It's going to be a wonderful evening! We hope you'll join us.
EXHIBITIONS THIS WEEKEND
Popcorn Gallery: Color Chronicles -
The Work of J. Jordan Bruns,
May 11 to June 9, Saturdays & Sundays,
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Office Gallery: William Gudenrath: Images of Selected Work features images of blown glass by William Gudenrath, Resident Advisor to The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass. April 15 through May 27, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Photoworks Gallery presents Accidental Architecture: Depictions of Demolition, with photographs by Julie Miller, May 3 through June 10, Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m., Sundays, 1 to 8 p.m.
The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery presents Paintings by Isabella Gatti and Grace DeWitt, Sat. & Sun., May 18 & 19, 12 to 5 p.m. Artists' Reception, Sat. May 18, 5 to 7 p.m.
For more details see our Exhibitions calendar in Events.
ARTS8 IN RESIDENCE IN STONE TOWER GALLERY
A new group of eight artists -- known as ARTS8 -- will be in residence in the Stone Tower Gallery through the end of June 2013.
The ARTS8 artists run the gamut from pure abstract to moody representational, but they all studied at the Park's resident painting and drawing studio, the Yellow Barn Studio.
Their first show features work by all eight artists and opens on Friday, April 26, 6-8pm.
You will find a link to more information on our Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery page.
Celebrating 10 Years: 2012 Annual Report is available online
In 2012, the Partnership celebrated its ten year anniversary. Celebrating 10 Years, the Partnership's 2012 annual report, is available in print and online in PDF format. Download the PDF version or pick up a copy of the report in the Partnership office, open Monday-Saturday, 12 - 6 pm.
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ArtAbility Summer Camp at Glen Echo Park
ArtAbility, a collaborative arts experience for middle school students with autism, is now accepting registrations for our Summer Camp program at Glen Echo Park. Visit our ArtAbility page for more information.