• Visitors view artwork in the Popcorn Gallery


    The Popcorn Gallery showcases the work of established visual artists, including resident artists at Glen Echo Park, as well as artists from the greater Washington, D.C. area. Popcorn Gallery exhibitions attract visitors from across the region and bring new audiences to Glen Echo Park. This gallery presents group exhibitions or occasional solo exhibitions of established artists.

    Gallery Hours

    Saturday & Sunday  |  12pm to 6pm


  • Tessie Van Dyke "And He Died"

    Tessie Van Dyke, "And He Died"

  • Liz Louise "Please Not This"

    Liz Louise, "Please Not This"

  • Michelle A. Smith  "Threshold of His Soul"

    Michelle A. Smith, "Threshold of His Soul"


Healing Artist Collective
Struggling to Be Heard
July 5 - July 28, 2024

Popcorn Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm – 6 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, July 5, 6 pm – 8 pm | During Art Walk

RSVP  (preferred, not required)

The Popcorn Gallery presents Struggling to Be Heard, a group exhibition by the artists of the Healing Artist Collective. The Healing Artist Collective touches on the raw discomfort of the day-to-day struggles posed by issues surrounding mental, physical, and emotional well-being. The collective represents a wide breadth of experiences, including chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, trauma, neurodivergent diagnoses, and the intersectional complexities that lie therein. In a climate where concerns surrounding mental health often fall on deaf ears, the artists of the Healing Artist Collective seek to “speak” on these issues through the visual language of art. Through their chosen mediums, artists of the collective use art as a means of communicating their own individual journeys to find healing. 

Struggling to Be Heard expresses the intimate accounts of each artist’s journey; the audience is invited to spend time with each artist's work to really take in what they are trying to communicate through their unique perspective. 

Participating Artists 
Abulrahman Naanseh, Adrian Scalzo, CJ Davis, Michelle A. Smith, Moe Lewis, Liz Louise, Tessie Van Dyke 

About the Healing Artist Collective
Founded in 2022, the Healing Artist Collective was started in Northern Virginia. The core of our work lies in our passion and dedication to spread the message about art being a tool to healing and coping with everyday struggles, like mental illness and trauma. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a meaningful impact on the importance of healing through the arts within our community. 

Upcoming Exhibition

The Black Art Today Foundation
WOVEN: Threads of Identity in Abstract Expressionism
August 2 - September 29, 2024

Popcorn Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm – 6 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 6 pm – 8 pm | During Art Walk

RSVP  (preferred, not required)

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