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Hi Jenni,

What happens when two bands go head-to-head at the Spanish Ballroom? Gottaswing is presenting a Swing Dance Battle of the Bands this Saturday at 8pm with Rock-a-Sonics versus Natty Beaux. Come and find out as both bands play a set each, then join together for a final set of knock-down, drag out fun.

Join the Stone Tower Studio online this Saturday at 10:30am for another installment of Art Clinic Online. This week's discussion is with Sculpture and Mixed Media Artist, Francie Hester.

Come out to Photoworks' Coffee & Critique this Sunday at 10am. This monthly event is for photographers to share and discuss current work with fellow artists.

Spring Break and Summer Camp registration is going strong! Register a spot for your child today! Check out those programs and so much more — in the Spring/Summer 2023 catalog! Registration is ongoing for hundreds of classes for folks of all ages!

Keep reading for more details about upcoming classes, this week's dances, and more!


Art Clinic Online

Saturday, March 18 at 10:30am

The Stone Tower Studio presents the latest installment in Art Clinic Online. Join us for a FREE, online discussion with Sculpture and Mixed Media Artist, Francie Hester – presented by Friend of the ACO, Marybeth Mullen.

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Coffee & Critique

Sunday, March 19 at 10:00am

Coffee and Critique is a free monthly event for photographers to share and discuss current work with fellow artists. Whether you are seeking input on one image or have a larger project, please join us! Register via Eventbrite. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

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SAVE THE DATE | Art Walk in the Park is back for 2023

Following a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, we are pleased to present Art Walk in the park once again!

Every First Friday, from May through August, beginning May 5.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS/CRAFT VENDORS Washington Folk Festival Craft Market

Be part of this two-day festival event! Admission is based on creativity, uniqueness, quality, show balance, and customer appeal. Apply by April 10.

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SAVE THE DATE | Rentals Open House

Saturday, April 8 | 12pm to 3pm

Join us for a showcase of all the incredible offerings and options for hosting events at Glen Echo Park! Featuring vendors & activities in the historic Spanish Ballroom, Bumper Car Pavilion, and Cuddle Up Pavilion. 

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Folk Dance - 8:00pm

Wednesday, March 15

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Blues Dance - 8:15pm

Thursday, March 16

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Contra & Square Dance - 7:30pm

Friday, March 17

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Swing Dance - 8:00pm

Saturday, March 18

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Waltz Dance - 2:45pm

Sunday, March 19

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Tango & Milonga Dance - 6:30pm

Sunday, March 19

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Full Dance Calendar


Popcorn Gallery >>

Otis Street Arts Project: Rending... Rendering

February 25 - March 26 | Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm - 6pm

Stone Tower Gallery >>

Deborah Reichmann: Rhetoric in Stone

February 25 - March 26 | Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm - 6pm

Artist Talk: March 25, 12:30pm

Park View Gallery >>

Keith Kozloff: Veiled Memories

February 25 - March 25 | Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture requests exhibition proposals from artists for the Popcorn Gallery, Stone Tower Gallery, and Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park for the 2024 calendar year. We aim to exhibit quality art by artists who represent a broad spectrum of our region, with diverse backgrounds and working in a wide range of artistic media.

Submit Your Proposal Here

Photoworks Gallery >>

The Mind's Eye

March 10 - April 30 | Saturdays 1pm - 4pm & Sundays 1pm - 7pm


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Foundations: Circular Knitting Workshop

Thursday, March 23 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Discover Silversmithing 2 Workshop: Using a Stone

Thursday & Friday, March 23 - 24 | 10:30am - 1:30pm

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Foundation: Gum Bichromate Weekend Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, March 25 - 26 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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Sleeping Beauty

March 2 - April 9

A funny frog storyteller ribbits the tale of offended fairies, silly royalty, and magic spells. Relive this classic fairy tale in this lovely Legacy rod-puppet show. Recommended for 4+.

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Tiny Tots

Designed for children 2 to 4 years old, ongoing Tiny Tots shows offer a viewing atmosphere especially suited for young theatre patrons. All Tiny Tots shows feature: 30 minute runtime, no dark room, no loud noises, and open theatre doors.

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Glen Echo Park Aquarium - Book a Visit

Open 9am - 5pm daily by appointment ONLY. Call or text 571-334-8713 or email to schedule a visit. Tickets are $8 per person for all visitors ages 2 & up.

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GEPA Kids Story Time

Thursdays at 11:00am

Gather in the aquarium to read a few ocean picture books each week! All ages welcome.

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council ( and also by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County ( All programs are produced in cooperation with the National Park Service and Montgomery County, Maryland.