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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


November 3- December 14, 2014
Debra Halprin- Mixed Media Paintings
The Montgomery Art Association- Mixed Media Paintings on Canvas and Paper

December 15, 2014- February 8, 2015
Coriolana Simon- Photography
MCPAA (Plein Air Artists)- Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil Paintings. Pastel


February 9 – March 22
Vicky Surles, Cathy Hirsh & Elizabeth Stecher – Oil & Watercolor Paintings
Sang Gug D – Photography

March 23 – April 26
Washington Metropolitan Artists’ Society – Watercolor Paintings

April 27 – June 5
North Bethesda Camera Club – Photography

June 6 – July 10
Botanica 2015 – The Art & Science of Plants
Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration
Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region –
Botanical Drawings & Paintings

July 11 – August 16
Potomac Valley Watercolorists – Watercolor Paintings