July 21, 2018 - All Events

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo


Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Location: Art Glass Center




The Art Glass Center gallery's ongoing exhibitions feature the work of resident artists Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian, Sue Hill, Michele Rubin, Bev and Zayde Sleph, and Janet Wittenberg. Sculpture, vessels, functional art, and jewelry are also for sale. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students.

Glen Echo Park Aquarium


Fall & Winter (September through March):

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm


Spring (March through May): 

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday: 11am to 4pm

     Storytime Fridays at 11:30am


Summer (June through August): 

     Monday & Tuesday: Closed

     Wednesday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm



Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $7 general public; $5 military and seniors; FREE for Children under 2

Contact Phone: 301-955-6256




Come visit the Glen Echo Park Aquarium. There are different water creatures, a pirate ship, interactive games, and a touch tank!



Saturdays - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Glassworks

Location: Caretaker's Cottage

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2280




Glassworks was the Washington DC area's first glass school. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students. During open studio hours view artists and work and purchase beautiful hand-blown glass.

Saturday Art Explorers


Saturday - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Kids under 10 years old

Location: Candy Corner

Admission: $5 per parent/child pair, or $8 for two children with adult

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228




Every Saturday morning drop in at the Candy Corner for some art activites. Most activites take around 30 minutes and change from week to week. No pre-registration required.

Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership with generous support of The Primary Day School.

Tinker Bell

June 22 to August 26, 2018

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: Ages 4+

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270




Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan. Or at least, everyone thinks they do. But unless you have heard it from Tinker Bell's point of view, you really have not heard it at all. A new twinkling light shines on all the characters you love including Wendy, the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, Smee, and the nefarious Hook from a feisty fairy's point of view.


Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Snow White and the 7 Dwarves

June 29 to August 5, 2018

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 4 years old - adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380



When Snow White meets seven vertically challenged bachelors, she discovers that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, and that friendship and teamwork makes any challenge smaller. Based on the Grimm fairytale, this production takes the Puppet Co.'s usual sideways view of the popular story, giving it timeliness and humor for adults as well as kids.


Age recommendation: 4 years old - adult; Running time: 40 minutes.


Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Silver Linings: Stories in Silver

July 6 to 29, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk & Opening Reception, Friday, July 6, 6 to 9pm

Closing Reception & Artist Talk, Saturday, July 28, 7 to 9pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222




Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Silver Linings: Stories in Silver, a collection of new works created by Artist-In-Residence Blair Anderson and the faculty of SilverWorks Studio & Gallery. Continuing in her tradition of telling stories in wearable art, Ms. Anderson's 2018 collection will focus on this metaphor for optimism in the abstract. Using silver and stones meaning is infused in the creations, which  attract wearers who may have experienced a similar story. 


SilverWorks faculty will be showing their best work, and a select number of student works will be juried into the show, including featured work by SilverWorks Junior-Artist-In-Residence Louis Kutyla. 


In an Artist's Talk, Kutyla will be discussing his works created during his residency at SilverWorks. He will also be answering questions about his concept piece, "Freeze," a National Scholastic Art Awards gold medal winner that challenges the boundaries of adornment while contributing to the ongoing conversation about gun vioence in our country.


Art Walk & Opening Reception

Friday, July 6, 6 to 9pm


Closing Reception & Artist Talk

Saturday, July 28, 7 to 9pm

Time Out: Paintings and Photography by Patrick and Lisa Sieg

July 6 to 29, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk & Opening Reception: Friday, July 6, 6 to 8pm


Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222




The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Time Out: Paintings and Photography by Patrick and Lisa Sieg. Oil painter Patrick Sieg and photographer Lisa Sieg often meld into one another focusing a symbiotic lens on a specific scene, element, or feeling to portray how extraordinary nature is. Nature has incredible power impacting our attitudes, our lives, our perspectives. In our fast-paced world, awareness, observation and respect for the environment is needed now more than ever, a necessity for turbulent times and a restorative tonic for the soul. Log off, put down your phone, and step outside. Look up, look down, look all around, feel the air, notice the small stuff, breathe. Truly a great escape in a matter of moments. Time out for your mind, body, and soul.


Art Walk & Opening Reception

Friday, July 6, 6 to 8pm


Recovery Through Creativity

July 6 to 28, 2018

Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm

Art Walk & Opening Reception: Friday, July 6, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Park View Gallery (2nd Floor in the Arcade Building)

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222




Theresa Reer and Jen Vaughn are Wounded Warriors and Veterans undergoing treatment as patients of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The Walter Reed Society has a successful multi-year collaboration placing students in art glass activities. The students come to the Art Glass Center’s studio in Glen Echo Park to develop their art skills as they readjust to civilian life. Art Glass Center’s staff offer instruction in fused glass art to small groups of Wounded Warriors and Veterans. The experience involves creating designs and choosing colors; selecting, cutting, and grinding fusible glass; and hand-crafting glass artworks for fusing in an instructor-operated kiln.  As students’ skills progress, instruction is given in forming more complex glass shapes for two-dimensional art pieces, and in creating three-dimensional glass art. Individual creativity is a key element of the environment.


Art Walk Reception

Friday, July 6, 6 to 8pm


Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

Monday through Saturday 10:00 am till 6:00 pm

The Miraculous in the Mundane

July 6 to August 12, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm
Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Sunday, July 8, 5 to 7pm


Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274




Against a tidal wave of perfectly-crafted instagram squares, three documentary photographers are making pictures that honor the disregarded, even disdained, condition of authentic childhood. In these photos, the photographers uphold raw truths; the good, the bad, and the banal moments typical in the lives of children. It's no accident that these photographers are mothers themselves - tempered by the all too real experiences of bringing up very real children. By honoring and documenting the gritty truth, they craft a photographic style that challenges contrived portraiture and celebrates the miraculous in the mundane.


The photographers are Aniya Legnaro, Katie Jett Walls, and Chelsea Silbereis. Aniya Legnaro is a documentary wedding and family photographer living in Barbados with her daughters and husband, 2 dogs, and 5 turtles. She is an avid surfer, reader and coffee drinker and firmly believes that kids and the elderly hold the key to life. Kids have fantastic imaginations, with no fear or judgment. The elderly have fantastic stories from life lived and know time is too short to have fear or judgments.

Katie Jett Walls is a documentary photographer specializing in families and street photography. A proud resident of the District, Katie lives in a DC rowhouse with her nerdy husband and precocious kindergartner. Though her family would tell you all she ever does is take pictures, or talk about pictures, in fact she also reads lots of British crime novels, drinks coffee with the other school moms, and binge watches all the best shows.

Chelsea Silbereis is a photographer living in Connecticut. She creates photo essays of family life. She lives with her husband, two children, a dog and a cat. She likes to imagine the ghosts of pets past are also members of the household.

Small Works III

July 21-22, 2018

Saturday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Artists' Reception: Sunday, July 22, 4 to 6pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free




The Friends of the Yellow Barn presents Small Works III. There will be an artists' reception on Sunday, July 22, 4 to 6pm. This show will run from July 21-22. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 21, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $18 general / $14 students

Contact Email: craig@bluesky5.com




The Craig Gildner Big Band presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Bumper Car Pavilion!


The Craig Gildner Big Band is a thirteen piece repertoire orchestra authentically recreating the sounds of the swing era made famous by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Artie Shaw and others. Arrangements are direct transcriptions and stock selections that would have been played back in the day by bands across the country. Adding to the period feel, the rhythm section boasts calfskin drums arranged in a manner much like Krupa’s, gut wound bass strings, acoustic rhythm guitar on a vintage Gibson L7, and stride piano solos.


The musicianship is of the highest caliber. Bandleader Craig Gildner handpicked each and every section from DC’s pool of talented musicians. The band can whisper and scream… and everything in between…all in just one song!


Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.


For a calendar view of all the July dances, visit the July "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Glen Echo Pottery

Ongoing (April through December 24)

Saturday & Sunday - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Pottery

Location: Glen Echo Pottery Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 229-5585




Glen Echo Pottery presents ongoing exhibitions in the Glen Echo Pottery gallery. These feature a special selection of work by resident artists, instructors, and students. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5pm April through December.