Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


Friday, November 27, 10 am
Black Friday Sale

Black Friday SaleThis is what holiday shopping was meant to be: calm, friendly, local, and full of beautiful items. One day a year, fittingly the day after Thanksgiving, we reduce our commission on sales and mark down everything in the Brentwood Arts Exchange Fine Craft Store 20% - but still pay the artists the same as with a regular sale.

Support artists who are of course themselves also small businesses. Our Craft Store features unique, one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, handbags, cards, and more.

Saturday, December 5, 2 pm
Paper Ornament Workshop

This 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.

Friday, December 11, 8 pm
Sam McCormally and Friends

Sam McCormally and FriendsSam McCormally is songwriter, singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. Sam was the lead singer and songwriter for Ugly Purple Sweater and currently plays with Fellow Creatures. Sam has composed music for a number of documentaries and collaborated on the score for the play "Meena's Dream." Sam lives in Mount Rainier, Maryland with his parter Rachel and their daughter Simone.

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

Saturday, December 12, 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, January 23, 5 pm
Opening Reception: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Opening Reception: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts HereAl-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here is a book arts and cultural festival planned for January through March, 2016, throughout the Washington, DC area, organized under the auspices of George Mason University, a charter committee of non-profit organizations including McLean Project for the Arts, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Cultural DC, Split This Rock, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Martin Luther King Public Library, Arab America, and Busboys and Poets.

This exhibition at the Brentwood Arts Exchange features artists’ books, broadsides, and letterpress work created for related Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here festivals in San Francisco and Boston. The art, related exhibits, programs, and events were inspired to commemorate the 2007 suicide bombing of Baghdad’s historic bookselling street by celebrating the free exchange of ideas and knowledge and standing in solidarity with people everywhere that free expression is threatened.

Saturday, February 6, 12 am
All-Screened Video Fest

Video Fest is an open-call feature of short film and video work by regional producers. Presented to the public in a social and appreciative atmosphere, the one-day festival is a showcase of known and unknown talent alike.

All entries received will be shown, and a panel of judges will select one work to receive the title of “Best in Festival” and a $300 cash prize.

Saturday, February 13, 2 pm
Valentine Shrinky-Dink Workshop

The 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, February 20, 1 pm
Creative Dialogue: Innovator Talk

Creative Dialogue: Innovator TalkThe Brentwood Arts Exchange in partnership with The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center presents Art and Community Development: City Blossoms

City Blossoms is a non-profit organization working out of the Washington, DC area dedicated to kid-driven, community engaging, creative green spaces.

Founded by UMD alum Lola Bloom, the work of City Blossoms mixes environmental education, healthy living skills, artistic expression and community development, specializing in an art-based, hands-on approach that emphasizes the strengths and unique qualities of the communities where they work.

Lola will give an overview of the organization’s history and evolution, and will lead participants through several activities that demonstrate the unique approaches to education and learning.

Saturday, April 2, 5 pm
Opening Reception: The "Late" Style

The Brentwood Arts Exchange welcomes curatorial practices students from the University of Maryland College Park to partner with us in presenting our spring 2016 exhibition.

Students working with Brentwood Arts Exchange staff and Professor of Art History Dr. Jason Kuo, will research, plan, and implement an exhibition on senior artists who are working in styles developed late in life.