Incarceration and Creation: Art as a Human Need

Since the dawn of time, we have witnessed evidence that the drive to create triumphs over environment, resources, and even access to organized language. Throughout history, art-making has proven itself as an important constant — right alongside all other basic necessities and human needs. On exhibit are the works of artists either currently or formerly … Read More

Quilt Show & Artisan Boutique

NeedleChasers of Chevy Chase returns to the Kensington Town Hall/Armory for its 21st quilt and fabric arts display “Time Well Spent.” Join us to admire the amazing selection of 200+ beautiful quilts or buy a handmade item (bags, home goods, etc. in stunning modern designs) at the Artisan Boutique or Just For You Sale. Check … Read More

MC Cultural Arts Center hosts American Patchwork Quartet for a free concert 9/30

Join the four distinct voices of APQ as they breathe new life into centuries-old American songs. Vocalist Falu Shah, guitarist and vocalist Clay Ross, drummer Clarence Penn, and bassist Yasushi Nakamura reimagine traditional American folk songs through the lens of four U.S. citizens with different cultural backgrounds, highlighting patterns and sparking conversations around race and … Read More

The Blairs Mural Festival

Enjoy a day in the park and discover 8 amazing murals created by local artists. Located in Sonny’s Park across from The Pearl in The Blairs District, attendees can enjoy local restaurants, food trucks, activities & games, and live music! We’ll have something for everyone. So bring a blanket or lawn chair and make a … Read More

Takoma Park Folk Festival 2021 – In-Person Crafts Show

Takoma Park Folk Festival 2021 – In-Person Crafts Show When: Sunday, September 12, 2021 Where: Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912 Hours: Noon to 6:30 p.m. While the folk festival will be held online, the TPFF Craft Show will be held in person! This juried event is an annual favorite … Read More

Garage Rock Night with Apollo 66, Railgun and MF Grumbler!

Free show with Apollo 66, Railgun (Richmond, VA), and MF Grumbler! Garage Punk Rock N Roll night is a hidden gem in the DMV. Every first Saturday of the month, head over to American Legion Post 41 in Silver Spring, MD, and you’ll find three or four local and sometimes a touring band playing great … Read More

Virtual Community Sing

Join us for the monthly Carpe Diem Arts-Washington Revels Community & Family Sing online! In June we welcome the official start of Summer on the Solstice and we celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Father’s Day, National Accordion Month, and Juneteenth! We’re also singing to celebrate birthdays.

My Life on Video: Documentary Workshop for Adults 55+

In this week-long class for individuals aged 55+, you will learn how to share family stories through the power of video. The documentary filmmaking skills you learn here can be applied towards other projects should you decide that there are more films to make in your future. Using photographs, interviews, music, and narration, you will … Read More