Save the Date!

Save the Date for the Folk & Fiddle Gala in the Park. Join us Saturday, May 16, from 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm to enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, award presentations, and more while supporting the arts and cultural programs at the Park.

More information or purchase tickets to the Gala in the Park >>

Private Rentals at Glen Echo Park

At Glen Echo Park you'll find the perfect venue for any event, including corporate picnics, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, children’s birthdays, and more!  And we're Wedding Wire rated!  Now is the perfect time to book your summer 2016 wedding. 

For more information, visit our RENTALS page >>

Artist Talk by Dr. Mick Moloney

Dr. Mick Moloney, award-winning musician and historian, will give this year's Artist Talk on Saturday, April 18. Dr. Moloney is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the highest official honor that a traditional artist can receive in the United States.

More information or to purchase tickets online >>

Summer Camp Fun. Register Now!

It's shaping up to be another summer of fun at the Park! We're offering a wide variety of day camps for children and teens (ages 4 - 19) presented by resident visual arts, music, and theater organizations at the Park, as well as non-resident partners.

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

Spring/Summer Registration Now Open!

It's cold outside, but we're gearing up for spring!  Registration for spring and summer classes and camps is now open and ongoing. From pottery to painting, silversmithing to stonecarving, music to mixed media, and much more!

Download the catalog and register here >>

CLASSES & CAMPS

Spring/Summer Registration Open

 

Spring Classes Starting Now: Register Today!

 

March Classes

Art Glass

Photography

 

April Classes

Dance Technique for Children - NEW!

Dance Technique & Social Dance for Adults

Adult & Teen Visual Arts

Music for Adults

Children's Visual Arts

 

Spring Break is April 6 - 10

Spring Break Camps for Children & Teens

 

Looking for Camps?

Browse camp programs online or Download our Camps section.

 

DANCES THIS WEEK

Stacy Brooks

Weekend

Dances

 

Thursday Evening: Blues DJ Dance in the Back Room Annex

 

Friday Evening: Contra Dance with Atlantic Crossing in the Spanish Ballroom

 

Saturday Evening: Blues Dance with the Stacy Brooks Band in the Spanish Ballroom 

 

Sunday Afternoon: Waltz Dance with Waltz Weavers in the Spanish Ballroom

 

Sunday Evening: Contra & Square Dance with The Love Mongrels in the Spanish Ballroom or Tango Workshops & DJ Milonga in the Back Room Annex

 

SUPPORT THE PARK

Member & Donor Event

 

Sights and Sounds of Art

 

 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership invites Members & Donors to a family-friendly performance and discussion with jazz violinist David Schulman. Schulman will improvise musical interpretations of artworks created by 

Park artists and programs, including:

- J. Jordan Bruns

  J. Jordan Bruns Studio

- Karen Keating

  Photoworks

- Paul Swartwood

  Glen Echo Glassworks 

- Kathy Andrle

  Young Creative Spirit 

 

 

Currently On View in our Galleries

  

 

Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!

 

Traditionally, Nontraditional, March 21 to April 26, 

Popcorn Gallery>>

 

FINAL WEEKEND!

Making Our Marks: New Work by Nine Printmakers, March 7 to 29,

Stone Tower Gallery>>

 

FINAL WEEKEND!

Our Nation's River: A Photographic Journey Down the Potomac,

March 7 to 29, 

Park View Gallery>> 

 

My Little Town, Feb 27 to April 13, 

Photoworks Gallery>>

 

Paintings by Irina Koren, March 28 & 29

Yellow Barn Gallery>>

 

ArtAbility 2015

 

 

ArtAbility Spring and Summer Programs

Registration Now Open

 

ArtAbility is a collaborative arts experience designed to provide middle school students with autism the opportunity to engage in arts experiences, help them build social and communication skills, and learn new forms of self-expression. 

 

Spring Family Programs:

Students attend 4 FREE Family Programs held on weekend days throughout the spring with their families.  

  • Sat, Mar 28 - Music for Autism Concert, Ivymount School 
  • Sun, Apr 26 - Jack & the Beanstalk, Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park 
  • Sun, May 3 - Sinbad, Imagination Stage
  • Sun, May 17 - Carousel ride, drama & movement workshop, Glen Echo Park

 

Summer Program:

Students attend three weeks of daily programs, June 15 - July 2, at Glen Echo Park.

 

 

 

 

Glen Echo Park In the News

 

Photoworks Exhibition at Katzen Center

NewsWise reports on winter exhibitions at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C., including an the current show (open Jan. 24) celebrating forty years of photography at Photoworks. Congratulations to our outstanding resident photography program on this special exhibition!

 

Glen Echo Park Renovates the Hall of Mirrors 

Bethesda Now reports on the Hall of Mirrors: “Renovating the Hall of Mirrors was the first step toward invigorating our ballet and creative movement classes..." ~ Katey Boerner, Executive Director

 

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