Renovated Hall of Mirrors Open House

On Saturday, November 8, Glen Echo Park unveils the newly-renovated Hall of Mirrors Dance Studio with an Open House. The day will include free FREE classes and demonstrations, as well as a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Visit our Hall of Mirrors Open House page>>

Join us this Saturday for Fall Frolic!

This Saturday, October 25, we will hold our annual Fall Frolic -- a day of Halloween-themed fun! Daytime activities for families will include pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and a costume parade around the Park. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit our Fall Frolic page for more details >>

5 Years of SilverWorks in the Popcorn Gallery

The Partnership and SilverWorks present the work of resident artist and SilverWorks director Blair Anderson in 5 Years of SilverWorks: A Celebration of Techniques.  Open Thursdays through Sundays, 12pm to 6pm, through October 26

For more information, visit our EXHIBITIONS calendar >>

CLASSES & CAMPS

Register for Fall/Winter Classes!

 

Visit Classes to download the catalog or learn more.

 

October Classes

For Adults and Teens:

 

For Children:

Children's Visual Arts

Children's Dance

 

DANCES THIS WEEK

Chelsea Reed & the Fairweather Five

Weekend

Dances!

 

Thursday Evening: DJ Blues Dance in the Back Room Annex
Friday Evening: Contra Dance with Ari & Mia in the Spanish Ballroom or Balboa DJ Dance in the Back Room Annex
Saturday Evening: Swing Dance with Chelsea Reed & the Fair Weather Five in the Spanish Ballroom
Sunday Afternoon: Ballroom Dance with the Hot Society Orchestra in the Spanish Ballroom
Sunday Evening: Contra & Square Dance with Ari & Mia or Tango Workshops & DJ Milonga in the Back Room Annex

 

SUPPORT THE PARK

Purchase a Raffle Ticket for a chance to win a 2014 Toyota Prius

 

Sponsored by the  Montgomery County Executive's Ball, each $50 raffle ticket will enter you into a drawing to win a 2014 Toyota Prius C while providing a $25 donation to Glen Echo Park and a $25 donation toward a general fund for arts organizations throughout Montgomery County!

 

The drawing will be held at the Executive's Ball on December 1st. Winner does not need to be present to win.

 


Currently On View in our Galleries

 

Get inspired at our galleries this weekend!

 

5 years of SilverWorks: A Celebration of Techniques, 

Sept 20 to Oct 26, Popcorn Gallery>>

Ancient Materials, Modern Aesthetic, 

Oct 25 to Nov 23, Stone Tower Gallery>>

Photo Slam: The 2013 Winners' Exhibition, Oct 10 to Nov 17, Photoworks Gallery>>

Paintings by Jeanne Powell, Oct 25 & 26, Yellow Barn Gallery>>

 

Take our visitors survey! Win $200!

 

Win a $200 gift certificate!

 

The Partnership is surveying visitors from May 3 through September 28, 2014 ("carousel season"), and we want to hear from you! Provide feedback on your visit to Glen Echo Park and have a chance to win a $200 gift certificate for use toward any class or camp at Glen Echo Park! If you visit the park anytime from May 3 - Sep 28, be sure to fill out our online survey and let us know what you think of your experience here.  Takes 10 minutes or less, so why not provide helpful feedback and have an opportunity to win our grand prize! (awarded in October 2014)

 

 

Requests for Proposals

 

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Gallery Exhibitions in 2015

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is now requesting proposals from artists interested in presenting exhibitions in the Popcorn Gallery, Stone Tower Gallery and Office Gallery at the Park in 2015. Deadline extended to October 20.

 

Partnership Seeking an Environmental Education Program Partner

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is seeking a program partner to provide environmental education programs to the public in the former Living Classrooms site/stables building. Deadline for letters of interest is November 14.

 

Request for New Course Proposals for Spring and Summer 2015 programs

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is now accepting proposals from instructors and groups interested in offering visual arts and dance classes at the Park this spring and summer.  Deadline is November 4.

 

 

Glen Echo Park In the News

 

Spooktacular Halloween Happenings

Fall Frolic makes the cut for Red Tricycle's Spooktacular Halloween Happenings in D.C. for Kids.

 

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!

 

Summer Concerts in The Gazette

The Gazette's Elizabeth Waibel wrote a wonderful piece about our free summer concert series.

 

"6 Cool Carousels We Can't Get Enough Of" 

"Glen Echo boasts one of the oldest and grandest of the local carousels -- a 1921 beauty bedecked by 52 hand-carved horses, rabbits, and ostriches," says Red Tricycle. 

 

 

 

 

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