Artist Talk by Dr. Mick Moloney

Dr. Mick Moloney, award-winning musician and historian, will give this year's Artist Talk on Saturday, April 18. Dr. Moloney is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the highest official honor that a traditional artist can receive in the United States.

More information or to purchase tickets online >>

Spring/Summer Registration Now Open!

It's cold outside, but we're gearing up for spring!  Registration for spring and summer classes and camps is now open and ongoing. From pottery to painting, silversmithing to stonecarving, music to mixed media, and much more!

Download the catalog and register here >>

Save the Date!

Save the Date for the Folk & Fiddle Gala in the Park. Join us Saturday, May 16, from 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm to enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, award presentations, and more while supporting the arts and cultural programs at the Park.

More information or purchase tickets to the Gala in the Park >>

Summer Camp Fun. Register Now!

It's shaping up to be another summer of fun at the Park! We're offering a wide variety of day camps for children and teens (ages 4 - 19) presented by resident visual arts, music, and theater organizations at the Park, as well as non-resident partners.

Check out our camps page and sign your kids ups today >>

Family Day is Saturday, May 2!

Family Day celebrates the opening of the Park's historic Dentzel Carousel for its 95th season and includes many FREE activities, including magic shows, family dancing, face painting, art activities, story-telling, and ALL NEW performances!  Carousel rides are just $1.25 per ride.

Visit our FAMILY DAY page for more information >>


Spring/Summer Registration Open


Spring Classes Starting Now: Register Today!


April Classes

Dance Technique for Children - NEW!

Dance Technique & Social Dance for Adults

Adult & Teen Visual Arts (All)

Music for Adults

Children's Visual Arts


Spring Break is April 6 - 10

Spring Break Camps for Children & Teens


Looking for Camps?

Browse camp programs online or Download our Camps section.



Eight to the Bar




Thursday Evening: Blues DJ Dance in the Back Room Annex


Friday Evening: Contra Dance with Run of the Mill String Band in the Spanish Ballroom


Saturday Evening: Swing Dance with Eight to the Bar in the Spanish Ballroom 


Sunday Afternoon: Waltz Dance with Waltz Magic in the Spanish Ballroom


Sunday Evening: Contra & Square Dance with Atlantic Crossing in the Spanish Ballroom or Tango Workshops & DJ Milonga in the Back Room Annex



Member & Donor Event


Sights and Sounds of Art



The Glen Echo Park Partnership invites Members & Donors to a family-friendly performance and discussion with jazz violinist David Schulman. Schulman will improvise musical interpretations of artworks created by 

Park artists and programs, including:

- J. Jordan Bruns

  J. Jordan Bruns Studio

- Karen Keating


- Paul Swartwood

  Glen Echo Glassworks 

- Kathy Andrle

  Young Creative Spirit 



Currently On View in our Galleries



Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!


Traditionally, Nontraditional, March 21 to April 26, 

Popcorn Gallery>>



Making Our Marks: New Work by Nine Printmakers, March 7 to 29,

Stone Tower Gallery>>



Our Nation's River: A Photographic Journey Down the Potomac,

March 7 to 29, 

Park View Gallery>> 


My Little Town, Feb 27 to April 13, 

Photoworks Gallery>>


Paintings by Irina Koren, March 28 & 29

Yellow Barn Gallery>>


ArtAbility 2015



ArtAbility Spring and Summer Programs

Registration Now Open


ArtAbility is a collaborative arts experience designed to provide middle school students with autism the opportunity to engage in arts experiences, help them build social and communication skills, and learn new forms of self-expression. 


Spring Family Programs:

Students attend 4 FREE Family Programs held on weekend days throughout the spring with their families.  

  • Sat, Mar 28 - Music for Autism Concert, Ivymount School 
  • Sun, Apr 26 - Jack & the Beanstalk, Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park 
  • Sun, May 3 - Sinbad, Imagination Stage
  • Sun, May 17 - Carousel ride, drama & movement workshop, Glen Echo Park


Summer Program:

Students attend three weeks of daily programs, June 15 - July 2, at Glen Echo Park.





Glen Echo Park In the News


Photoworks Exhibition at Katzen Center

NewsWise reports on winter exhibitions at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C., including an the current show (open Jan. 24) celebrating forty years of photography at Photoworks. Congratulations to our outstanding resident photography program on this special exhibition!


Glen Echo Park Renovates the Hall of Mirrors 

Bethesda Now reports on the Hall of Mirrors: “Renovating the Hall of Mirrors was the first step toward invigorating our ballet and creative movement classes..." ~ Katey Boerner, Executive Director


Glen Echo Park in Washingtonian's Best of Washington

Glen Echo Park is on Washingtonian magazine's Best of Washington list in the July issue! Grab a copy and check us out on page 86!






What's So Special About Glen Echo Park...


“Glen Echo Park fosters creativity and a love of the arts as well as a sense of community. The learning and shared experiences that I have enjoyed at the Park over the years have not only strengthened my understanding of myself but also of the arts as a basic necessity.”

Laura C.

Member, Student, and Volunteer


“We love dancing at Glen Echo Park! The dance community is what brought us together 10 years ago when we first met at a USO dance in the Spanish Ballroom... The beauty of the Ballroom, the wide variety of dance offerings (we especially enjoy Waltz Time), the incredible bands that play at the dances, the lessons offered before each dance – all of this has kept us coming back for more."

Bob & Francine L.

Social Dancers