Arts & Entertainment 

Art Museums

The African Art Museum of Maryland

The African Art Museum of Maryland (AAMM) is the first museum in the community of Maple Lawn in Fulton, Maryland (Howard County). In 2014, the African Art Museum of Maryland observes thirty-four years of service to the public.

The Mission of the museum is to serve the public through an exploration of the art of Africa, and is dedicated to the encouragement of broader understanding and awareness of the diverse cultures and artistic expressions of the people of the African continent. 

BlackRock Center For The Arts

BlackRock Center for the Arts, the leading venue for the performing and visual arts in Upper Montgomery County, MD provides the community with the highest level of quality performances, free gallery exhibitions and arts education classes in a welcoming and intimate setting close to home.

Reaching more than 20,000 people per year, BlackRock presents performances featuring top regional, national and international touring talent from the worlds of pop, jazz, roots, rock, blues, folk, world and classical music, as well as contemporary circus, dance and theater for audiences of all ages.

Glenstone

Glenstone is located on 200 acres of land just outside Washington, D.C. on a former foxhunting estate. Over the course of twenty years, the property was transformed into an environment where art, architecture, and landscape combine to create a singular and unified experience. At the heart of Glenstone is its preeminent collection of post-World War II and contemporary art.

Huckleberry Fine Art

As the premier art gallery in the Washington DC metropolitan area, Huckleberry Fine Art specializes in finding emerging artists locally and internationally. Since its 1994 origins, the gallery has been exhibiting a vast collection of vibrant oil and acrylic paintings, limited edition signed and numbered prints, sculptures, photography, art books and custom framing.

The Mansion At Strathmore

Strathmore is a nonprofit multi-disciplinary arts center and presenting organization based one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, Maryland. Best known for performances and events at the Music Center at Strathmore, the organization has been presenting accessible, affordable visual and performing arts in the smaller Mansion at Strathmore and all over its 16-acre site since 1981. Strathmore also presents throughout the community and at a new 250-seat venue, AMP, at Pike & Rose.

VisArts

From the beginning in 1987 as Rockville Arts Place operating in a converted garage Visarts is currently a contemporary, state of the art facility in Rockville Town Square, VisArts has served local residents, students, art lovers, professional artists and others with an interest in the arts. Each year, VisArts welcomes more than 25,000 visitors through its doors to participate in art education classes and camp programs, attend events in the Buchanan Room, visit one of three galleries or observe studio artists on the second floor Artist Concourse.

Theatre

Frederick Live! Theater

Located on Industry Lane in Frederick, MD, Frederick LIVE! Theater is a new black box theater dedicated to live performing arts. Established to provide local performing groups with a versatile performance space, the theater is primarily occupied by ACT TOO! Theater Company, but remains available for bookings by other community and touring groups. Depending on the configuration of the playing area and set/scenery demands, the theater can accommodate up too 100 seats.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre 

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre is a 446-seat facility for the performing arts, home to Rockville Musical Theatre, Rockville Little Theatre, Rockville Civic Ballet, and Victorian Lyric Opera Company. The Montgomery County facility is operated as a rental venue for both public and private events, including presentations, ceremonies, and performances. 

Located in Rockville Civic Center Park, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre is in the heart of Rockville, just blocks off Route 28. The theatre is one mile from Rockville Metro station, and free parking lots are available for patrons. 

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre is named for the celebrated author, who often visited Rockville and is buried nearby at St. Mary's Church.

Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage was founded as BAPA (Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts) in 1979 in response to the urgent need for arts education for young people. The company was renamed Imagination Stage in 2001 in anticipation of its move to its downtown Bethesda theatre arts center in 2003. Imagination Stage has grown from a handful of children in a single classroom to a full-spectrum theatre arts organization, with theatre productions by professional actors and artists.

Unlike most children’s theatre companies, Imagination Stage commissions new works for children every year. These productions have been recognized with awards and productions by other companies around the world.

Maryland State Arts Council

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) encourages and invests in the advancement of the arts for all Marylanders. Its grants and programs support artists and arts organizations in their pursuit of artistic excellence, ensure the accessibility of the arts to all citizens and promote statewide awareness of arts resources and opportunities.

To carry out its mission, MSAC awards grants to not-for-profit, tax-exempt organizations for ongoing arts programming and projects. The MSAC also awards grants to individual artists, and provides technical and advisory assistance to individuals and groups. The MSAC receives its funds in an annual appropriation from the State of Maryland and from grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The Council may also receive contributions from private, non-governmental sources.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is dedicated to the creation and production of extraordinary theatre art through the combined voices of a diverse ensemble of professional resident artists who are influential leaders in the community and visionaries in the art of theatre.

The MET boasts an ensemble of 25 actors, directors, writers, musicians, technicians, and designers assist in all areas of production and administration. Our facility is a 100 seat black box theatre, a classroom/rehearsal space that can house a production with 60+ audience members, a 16 person dressing room, costume shop, scene shop, and box office.

MET first produced main-stage theatre in 1997, however, the group first performed together with the creation of The Comedy Pigs sketch comedy/improv troupe that first performed in April of 1993. Our group began teaching classes in Acting and Improvisation in 1995, piloted our main-stage program with the Ensemble creation “Finally Heard! Heroines of an Uncivil War” in the summer of 1997, and opened our first theatre space and a full season of plays in June of 1998.

Since 1997, MET has created six full length plays (Finally Heard, Skin Deep, the musical Planet Claire, Democracy a Work in Progress, Something Brilliant Will Come to Us, and Exuviae) a number of children’s theatre plays (including The Rainforest Adventure, Cyranosa- the Story of a Girl and her Nose, and Mother Goose on the Loose), and countless comedy sketches and original songs (including the Comedy Pigs parody song “Weiner Dog” which was seen on the national cable channel Comedy Central).

Olney Theatre Center

Located just north of Washington, D.C. in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students. One of two state theaters of Maryland, Olney Theatre Center is situated on 14 acres in the heart of the beautiful Washington-Baltimore-Frederick "triangle," within easy access of all three cities.

A professional, award-winning regional theater, Olney Theatre Center operates under an Actors' Equity Association Council of Stock Theaters (COST) contract, one of only two theaters in the country to operate under such a contract.

Toby's Dinner Theatre

Located in the heart of Columbia, Toby’s Dinner Theatre offers award-winning Broadway and original musicals with an exceptional buffet-style dinner. 

Toby’s, now celebrating it’s 38th season, has it’s own history and style receiving over 90 Helen Hayes Award nominations confirming the excellence of their productions.

This unique venue, with amazing performances ‘in-the-round,’ provides each guest with a dynamic interactive experience and a great view, with no seat more than 30 feet from the stage. Additionally, Toby’s is one of the few regional dinner theatre's featuring a live orchestra. 

Toby’s Dinner Theatre offers 8 shows weekly with both evening and matinee performances.