Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


Saturday, March 28, 1 pm
Easter Egg Decorating

Easter Egg DecoratingFun, glitter, eggs! We promise all three at this free family-friendly workshop at the Brentwood Arts Exchange. Create beautiful decorated eggs that will impress your friends and even the Easter Bunny. Children will receive their first two eggs for free. Additional eggs will be available to purchase 2 for $1.

Saturday, April 4, 5 pm
Artists of the Arc of Prince George's County III

Artists of the Arc of Prince GeorgeOpening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 2015; 5–8 pm

The Brentwood Arts Exchange and The Arc of Prince George’s County celebrate three years of making art together. This exhibition of original artwork is created by The Arc’s Day Center participants in classes held at the Brentwood Arts Exchange as well as Arc Day Centers. The Arc is the world's largest grassroots organization committed to the welfare of people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc of Prince George’s County’s members include people with developmental disabilities, their families and friends, the professionals who work with them, and other concerned citizens. Our partnership in making art together is a demonstration of the talent and creativity of our often underserved neighbors, friends, and family. Exhibition and Opening Reception both held at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD (301-583-2400)

Saturday, May 2, 1:30 pm
Fabric Doll-Making Workshop

Fabric Doll-Making WorkshopJust in time for Mother’s Day and especially for mothers and daughters (or grandmothers, aunts, cousins…), the Brentwood Arts Exchange will partner with the Ragbaby Exchange to host a one-day workshop using fabric to make unique, one-of-a-kind dolls. This fun and exciting workshop covers the art of doll making as a strategy for building self-esteem and confidence. Reservations are required; space is limited. Call the Brentwood Arts Exchange to register.

Saturday, May 9, 12 am
Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour

You don’t want to miss this event! Explore the rich artistic life of the Gateway Arts District. More than 125 artists in the neighborhood will open their studios. Celebrate and peruse the abundance of art and culture in an area unlike any other in our region.

Gateway Community Development Corporation welcomes you to the 11th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour in the Prince George's County Gateway Arts District, home to the DC metro areas’ most innovative and creative artist community.

On May 9th, 2015, from 12-5pm, Gateway Arts District artists, studios, and galleries will open their doors to the public.

Come spend the day exploring our creative spaces!

Saturday, May 30, 5 pm
Opening Reception for At War with Ourselves - A Visual Art Response

At War with Ourselves is a year-long series of programs investigating and learning from the legacy of the Civil War on race in America. The series culminates in an original musical composition commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Art Center based on a new poem by Nikky Finney, composed by Terrance Blanchard and to be performed by the Kronos Quartet with a 500-voice choir. The premiere is scheduled for September 2015 at Center Stage in Baltimore. In partnership with the year-long programming leading up to the first performance, this exhibition invites members of Black Artists of DC to respond through visual art to Nikky Finney’s poem – released to artists before its official publication – utilizing art to contribute to a national conversation about the history and experience of being a black male in the United States.