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Art Exhibits at Brookside Gardens

Art is part of our Mission

Brookside Gardens supports and promotes all the arts with show opportunities and by working with individual artists, groups of artists, and public sector agencies including the Montgomery County Arts Council and the Public Arts Trust.

Art and Photography Exhibits in the Visitors Center

Open daily 9:00am to 5:00pm. Closed selected holidays.

The Brookside Gardens Visitor Center at 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland 20902, includes four gallery areas: the atrium, lobby, education hall, and library. Exhibits of 8 to 60 works run all year long in all areas for both individuals and groups of artists and feature paintings, photographs, fabric arts, and any other hangable art, with a theme of plants. These shows are visited by up to 30,000 visitors per month. Sales are conducted by the Visitor Center Gift Shop. Artists have included everything from the second grade of Glenallan Elementary School to the world famous aubusson tapestry artist, Dirk Holgar.

Brookside Gardens Art Exhibit Calendar is fully booked through 2017. Applications for 2018 will be accepted beginning Jan. 1, 2015 Questions? Contact

Art Exhibit Application and Exhibition Guidelines

Visitors Center Art Exhibit Calendar


September 21– November 15, 2015
The Pate’ Painters – Paintings in Oil, Acrylics, Watercolors, Pastel

November 16, 2015 – January 10, 2016
Linda DeCamp – Oils
Diane Gibson – Watercolor
Irene Glaser – Oils


January 11– February 21, 2016
Lindan Silvers – Photos
Sara Becker & 7 Artists – Mixed Media Art
Judith Prevo & Don Rubin – Mixed Media Art

February 22– March 27, 2016
The Laurel Art Group – Mixed Media Paintings
Carol Kent & Sue Moses – Watercolor Paintings