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Opportunities for Visual Artists

The  Takoma Park Community Center is a vibrant hub of activity with several galleries that feature wall-mounted work, sculpture, and suspended installations in the large atrium. Hundreds of people visit the community center every week, offering an excellent opportunity for artists to share their work with the public.

Call for Exhibition Proposals

The City of Takoma Park isn’t seeking proposals at this time for exhibitions at the Takoma Park Community Center. We will be issuing a call for proposals later this year for group exhibitions to be staged in 2020. Please sign up for our We Are Takoma e-newsletter if you would like to receive future notifications about that call and all of our upcoming arts and culture events.

A photo of a leaf in Sligo Creek by Julius Kassovic
A photo of a leaf in Sligo Creek by Julius Kassovic

Gallery Space

The Galleries at the Takoma Park Community Center present the work of local and regional visual artists. From pottery and painting to quilting and illustration, the art displayed in our five galleries rotates every two months.

The Atrium Gallery, Corridor Space, Dempsey Gallery, and Suspended Space are located on the main floor of the community center, and are open:

Monday through Friday – 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Saturdays – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sundays – 12:00  PM to 5:00 PM

Gallery Three, which is located on the third floor is open:

Monday through Friday – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

"One Soul" by digital artist Atousa Raissyan.

“One Soul” by digital artist Atousa Raissyan.

What to Expect

Exhibits are located in one of the five galleries located in the Takoma Park Community Center. They are thematically grouped and run for a period of two months. Selected artists are responsible for all details of the exhibit, including delivery, display and removal of exhibit materials. There is no commission and all sale proceeds go to the artist. All sold works must remain on exhibit until the end of the show.

The City will promote gallery events on the City of Takoma Park website, City TV, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and the We Are Takoma arts e-newsletter. Additional promotion efforts may include the distribution of fliers and announcements in the Takoma Park Newsletter, We Are Takoma program brochures, and the City Guide.

Images of all exhibited work will be considered available for marketing purposes. Participants are encouraged to assist in the promotion of the event by providing and authorizing the use of requested copy, images and video clips, if available. Participants can also promote the event using available marketing and social media outlets.

Detailed information on available exhibit space can be found in our gallery brochure.

Guidelines for the development of a successful exhibit in the Community Center will be provided to selected exhibitors.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact us at (301) 891-7119 or at arts@takomaparkmd.gov

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