Ex Post Facto Metallicus in the Popcorn Gallery

The Partnership and SilverWorks present a group exhibition of works by the Exnihilo Artist Residency at SilverWorks. Browse and buy beautiful, functional art from talented metal artists. Saturday & Sunday, 12pm to 6pm. Extended through August 2.

For more information, visit our EXHIBITIONS calendar >>

Fall/Winter Registration Opens August 1!

Registration for Fall & Winter 2015-2016 classes and programs opens soon! Saturday, August 1, is walk-in registration. On Monday, August 3, online registration opens. Download a PDF version of the catalog here to find out when your favorite classes are running!

Visit our CLASSES page for more details >>

Summer Camp Fun. Register Now!

It may be mid-July, but it's not too late to get in on creative SUMMER FUN! A few spaces remain in some of our upcoming camps. We offer a wide variety of day camps for children & teens (ages 4 - 19) in visual arts, music, theater, and more! 

Check out our camps page and sign your kids ups today >>

FREE Summer Concerts every Thursday!

The Glen Echo Park Partnership brings FREE live music to the Park every Thursday at 7:30pm in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Join us this week (July 30) for music by Seth Kibel Quartet.

Find more details and see the entire summer schedule here >>


Spring/Summer Registration Open


Register Today for Summer Classes and Camps!


Upcoming Classes

Social Dance for Adults

Adult & Teen Visual Arts

Drawing & Painting


Blown and Fused Glass




There's Still Time for Creative Summer Fun!

We have a vast array of camp programs including Visual Arts and Mixed Media CampsPhotography Camps, Book-Making Camps and more!



Fall and Winter Class Preview

Fall/Winter Catalogs are now available at the Park or Download a PDF version. Registration begins Saturday, August 1.


ContraSonic (photo copyright Doug Plummer)



ThursdayBlues DJ dance in the Back Room Annex or Contra Sonic with ContraForce in the Spanish Ballroom


Friday: Contra dance with ContraForce in the Spanish Ballroom 


Saturday: Swing dance with Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's in the Spanish Ballroom


Sunday afternoon: Waltz with Mountain Air in the Spanish Ballroom


Sunday evening: Contra & Square dance with The Time Flies in the Bumper Car Pavilion or Tango workshops and DJ Milonga in the Back Room Annex




Join Us for a Member & Donor Preview of the Labor Day Art Show! 



Friday, September 4, 2015

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Ballroom Back Room


• Enjoy a Member & Donor Reception with wine and refreshments – bring a guest!


• Preview Glen Echo Park’s biggest exhibition of the year before anyone else!


• Sign-up or renew your Membership during the Labor Day Art Show and receive a $10 coupon toward an art purchase at the show!

Click here to sign-up or renew your Membership


Currently On View in our Galleries


Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!


Ex Post Facto Metallicus, July 4 through August 2, 2015

Reception Friday, July 3, 6 to 8 PM

Popcorn Gallery>>


Cafe+ by Ric Garcia,  July 4 through 26, 2015

Reception Saturday, July 11, 3 to 6 PM

Stone Tower Gallery>>


Of The Earth by Bridgette Guerzon Mills, July 4 through 26, 2015

Reception Friday, July 3, 6 to 8 PM

Park View Gallery>> 


#selfie, Juried Youth PhotographyJuly 19 through August 30, 2015

Photoworks Gallery>>



Summer Camps 2015



Summer Camps are now here!


There's something for every age and every interest

this summer at Glen Echo Park:


Visual Arts

Art GlassŸBook & Paper ArtsŸ * Clay Animation

Cartooning & Animation Ÿ* Drawing, Painting & Crafts

Sculpture Ÿ* Textile & Wearable Arts Ÿ* Photography


Performing Arts

Magic PerformanceŸClown Arts Ÿ* Irish Dance

Music Ÿ* Musical Theatre * Puppetry


Environmental Education

Discover Nature Summer Camp





Glen Echo Park Opportunities


Interested in Teaching at Glen Echo Park?


The Glen Echo Park Partnership is seeking instructors in visual artsdance technique, movement and social dance styles for all ages.

Click below for full information or fill out a proposal form here. Course Proposals are considered on an ongoing basis. Deadlines may apply for inclusion in printed catalogs.  




Glen Echo Park In the News



Floor Barre Instructor Featured in Washington Post

Dance Review

Sarah Kaufman, dance critic for The Washington Post, writes glowingly of floor barre instructor Alison Crosby's work in a recent performance at Dance Place in Washington, DC. To take Alison's class click here


'Folk & Fiddle' Gala in the Park

Washington Life Magazine covers Glen Echo Park's successful gala event honoring Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner for his strong support for the Park's celebrated social dances and appreciation for the arts. 


57 Different Summer Camp Choices

Potomac Almanac reports on Glen Echo Park's diverse assortment of summer camps and classes ranging from fused glass to clay animation. 


Glen Echo Park in Washingtonian's Best of Washington

Glen Echo Park is on Washingtonian magazine's Best of Washington list in the July issue! Grab a copy and check us out on page 86!






What's So Special About Glen Echo Park...


“Glen Echo Park fosters creativity and a love of the arts as well as a sense of community. The learning and shared experiences that I have enjoyed at the Park over the years have not only strengthened my understanding of myself but also of the arts as a basic necessity.”

Laura C.

Member, Student, and Volunteer


“We love dancing at Glen Echo Park! The dance community is what brought us together 10 years ago when we first met at a USO dance in the Spanish Ballroom... The beauty of the Ballroom, the wide variety of dance offerings (we especially enjoy Waltz Time), the incredible bands that play at the dances, the lessons offered before each dance – all of this has kept us coming back for more."

Bob & Francine L.

Social Dancers