Art Museums & Galleries

Art Museums, Galleries, and Entertainment

Montgomery County is home to some of the best arts and entertainment districts in the country, including the Silver Springs Art District, Bethseda’s Arts and Entertainment District, and Wheaton Arts and Entertainment District. With each designated as an arts and entertainment district, there are plenty of humanities organizations, businesses, educational groups, museums, and more throughout each art district in the Montgomery County and Washington, DC, area.

In the Silver Springs Art District, live music, theater, independent films, major motion blockbusters, visual arts, dance, and more live throughout the area, making the Silver Springs Art District something special to visit! From beautiful sculptures like “The Hand” to art deco benches, to small film companies like Lucky Dog Films, and a boutique belly dance studio like Sahara Dance, it’s a special place to visit no matter what you are looking for.

In the Bethesda’s Arts and Entertainment District, there are many different arts organizations, cinemas, and live theater that fill the streets and beckon visitors to take a closer look. From the Stratmore Music Center and Mansion that features word-class performances by major international artists of folk, rock, blues, pop, R&B, jazz, world music, show tunes, and classical music, to Gallery B, a small non-profit arts space which features artists and organizations, Bethseda’s Arts and Entertainment District is a must see!

Lastly, Wheaton is home to many art and entertainment venues, including the Wheaton Studio of Dance, The Montgomery Art Association MAA Gallery, the Color Music Studio, the Limerick Pub, and more. If you are looking to discover what Wheaton has to offer, be sure to visit these options for a great time in the Wheaton Urban District.

If you are looking for another area, to practice art rather than view it, be sure to visit the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, MD. With a 99-seat theater, the Arts Barn offers artists-in-residence studios, visual and performing arts classes for children and adults, and more. Be sure to visit the website to learn more about the programs you can attend while in Montgomery County.

If you are looking to plan your vacation to Montgomery County art museums and other entertainment options, be sure to use our search bar to find an art gallery, museum, or entertainment venue to visit while in Montgomery County.

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Strathmore – The Music Center & Mansion

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852 | wheelchair access | (301) 581-5100

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Arts Barn

311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812 | 301-634-2222

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Sandy Spring Museum

17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860 | 28 mi | wheelchair access | 301-774-0022

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  • Admission Fee: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids
  • Closest Metro Stop: Glenmont
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  • Free Parking
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  • Hours of Operation: Wednesday - Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
  • BWI Airport: 28 mi
  • Dulles DCA Airport: 38 mi
  • Dulles IAD Airport: 42 mi
  • Non-Smoking
  • Type of Attraction: Arts & Culture
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Sugarloaf Mountain Works

19807 Executive Park Circle, Germantown, MD 20874 | 301-990-1400

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