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Arts & Humanities
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
Community Center
3rd Floor

Contact
Arts & Humanities
Phone Fax Email
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Arts & Humanities
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Hours & Location

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
Community Center
3rd Floor

The arts and humanities are an important aspect of Takoma Park’s identity and a source of great community pride. From house concerts and open mic performances, to poetry walks and intergenerational dance, to film and theatrical productions, hardly a day goes by without an opportunity to “celebrate the creative spirit of our community.” The following is a sampling of the City’s arts and humanities offerings.

Takoma Park Cultural Plan

The City of Takoma Park outlines a cultural plan for the community approximately every five years. The plan proposes ways to use the arts and humanities to engage residents and broaden their multi-cultural understanding.

The Takoma Park Cultural Plan for 2016 is forthcoming this winter, but look at the Takoma Park Cultural Plan from 2005 to see how the City and the Takoma Park Arts and Humanities Commission make the arts accessible to everyone.

Help the Arts and Humanities Commission with the 2016 Cultural Plan by taking a short survey! Take our individual survey to tell us what kind of arts programming you'd like to see, and take our family survey to help guide our arts programming for children and families.

Public Art Catalog

Art abounds in Takoma Park – in neighborhood yards, on commercial buildings, along the sidewalk, and in public parks throughout the community.

To date, over 80 pieces of art have been inventoried and included in our Public Art catalog. More information is available on the Public Art page.

We Are Takoma

We Are Takoma is an arts events series that celebrates the creative spirit of the Takoma Park community. The series features monthly poetry readings, film screenings, lectures, gallery exhibits, concerts, dance performances, and more. Read about our upcoming events, check our cultural events calendar, and participate!

We Are Takoma is an arts events series that celebrates the creative spirit of the Takoma Park community!
We Are Takoma is an arts events series that celebrates the creative spirit of the Takoma Park community!

Poet Laureate Program

The Takoma Park Poet Laureate program honors the achievements of a local poet and is designed to provide literary leadership in the community. Our goal is to not only support and promote Takoma Park’s poets but to stimulate interest in poetry among residents of the city, encourage young and old to strive for greater expressive abilities, and encourage wider appreciation of poetry and literature.

Takoma Park’s current Poet Laureate is Merrill Leffler.

Photo of Takoma Park Poet Laureate, and de facto Third Thursday Poetry emcee, Merrill Leffler in his back yard.
Photo of Takoma Park Poet Laureate, and de facto Third Thursday Poetry emcee, Merrill Leffler in his back yard.

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DOEVILLE

Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 PM

This farm's gone to the deer.

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Third Thursday Poetry

Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 PM

The plums are sweet, trust us.

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