Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


Friday, December 2, 8 pm
Humble Fire Live at the Listening Room

Humble Fire Live at the Listening RoomD.C. rock outfit Humble Fire delivers irresistible jangly, dreamy rock songwriting. Comprised of David Epley (guitar, backup vocals), Nefra Faltas (lead vocals, violin, glockenspiel), Xaq Rothman (bass, backup vocals) and Adam Stern (drums)-just released their debut album, The Great Resolve in 2014, and have become one of the most sought after bands the D.C.-area. Hear samples at

Tickets $15. Available on the Parks and Recreation E-Store

Saturday, December 3, 1 pm
Opening Reception: Get to Know Your Wild Neighbor

Opening Reception: Get to Know Your Wild NeighborThis exhibition will feature work from the children's wildlife program, "Get to Know." This educational wildlife organization was founded in 1999 by painter and naturalist Robert Bateman.

During this program children have the opportunity to engage with nature in a way that may not be built into their daily lives. "Get to Know" encourages an active lifestyle while interacting with nature. The connections and discoveries made outdoors will be explored through artistic projects and exhibited in our gallery.

Saturday, December 3, 2 pm
Intro to 3D Modeling

Are you interested in learning 3D design? Would you like to learn how to use a 3D printer?

Free class for teens! Come check out Brentwood Arts Exchange’s new MakerBot and learn the basics of 3D printing. You’ll come away from this class with your very own three dimensional object!

Ages 16 and up. The afternoon workshop is free. Registration is required and seating is limited.​ Call 301-277-2863 or In-Person at the Brentwood Arts Exchange to Register.

Saturday, December 10, 11 am
Brentwood Arts Exchange Craft Fair and Beer Tasting Lounge

Brentwood Arts Exchange Craft Fair and Beer Tasting LoungeDon’t get stuck at crowded malls this season buying generic gift sets for your loved ones… Come to the Brentwood Arts Exchange Holiday Craft Fair and Beer Tasting Lounge! Craft artisans from our community will display their items for sale inside our warm and cozy gallery environs.

A wide selection of unique craft items will be available, including pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass, ornaments, and much more. While you finish your holiday shopping, stop by the beer tasting lounge.

Saturday, December 17, 2 pm
Paper Ornament Workshop

Paper Ornament WorkshopThis FREE family-friendly, workshop provides the opportunity to create paper ornaments for the Holiday season. All materials are provided. If you have special paper you would like to use, feel free to bring it the day of the event. No registration required. We look forward to sharing the Holidays with you.

Saturday, January 21, 5 pm
Opening Reception: Drawn Out, Drawn Over: Mapping the Territory of Experience

Opening Reception: Drawn Out, Drawn Over: Mapping the Territory of ExperienceDrawn Out, Drawn Over: Mapping the Territory of Experience aims to field a visual conversation about drawing approaches by featuring 10-15 selected artists living throughout the United States, most of who have had devoted careers as academics. Their institutions range from small liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and some of the largest research institutions in the country.

Curator Nicole Brugnoli selected artists from areas where she’s been professionally active over the past 15 years; Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, OH and Washington, DC, bringing together a cross-regional cohort that includes emerging artists in the beginning of their academic careers, to internationally renowned artists and academics in their given fields of expertise.

Saturday, February 11, 2 pm
Unshrink My Heart

Unshrink My HeartThe DIY arts and crafts icon from the 80’s is back! And nothing says “love” like a hand-made pre-shrunk Valentine. Families are invited to create beautiful jewelry, key chains, and other Valentine’s Day gifts for their loved ones.

Children will receive their first 2 sheets of blank Shrinky Dinks free, additional sheets will be available to purchase for 50 cents each.

Saturday, April 1, 5 pm
Opening Reception: Re-Locations

Opening Reception: Re-LocationsRe-Locations explores the way that representation influences our understanding of place. Artists Morgan Craig, Joey Manlapaz, and Trevor Young each approach each address our relationship with the spaces around us through representational painting. Yet, each of their approaches creates a very different understanding of what their subject mean to us as a places – Craig with lush, saturated colors evocative of decay, Manlapaz with a precision that can be at once familiar and distant, and Young with an uncanny use of light to create emotional charge. Together, their grouping of work in Re-Locations focuses a spotlight on the power of artists to interpret and imbue our lived environment with meaning.

Saturday, June 17, 5 pm
Opening Reception: Material – Object – Form

Opening Reception: Material – Object – FormFeaturing: Leda Black, Melissa Burley, Eric Celarier, Katie Dell Kaufman, Annie Farrar, Zofie Lang, and Fabiola Yuricisin.

Attaching meaning to the things around us among the most fundamental aspects of what it means to be human. We value many things not for what they are, but for where they came from, who gave them to us, or what they help us remember. Other things take on spiritual meaning, or link us to histories and traditions. Material – Object – Form explores the ways that artists use these relationships to develop the content of their artwork.