Creativity and artistic ability are things Bethesda has never been short on. The city’s proximity to D.C. and other artistic hotbeds makes it a place where many talented people live and work – Bethesda is the hometown of famous people in the arts like actor Daniel Stern, director Spike Jonze and singer Andrea Carroll.
If you’re interested in checking out some top-quality local artwork in Bethesda, here are a few upcoming events you shouldn’t miss:
Montgomery Art Association September 2016 Show
This month’s featured artist is Sandra Cepaitis, a native of Kensington, MD, who draws on her own travel experiences and everyday surroundings to create beautiful works of watercolor and paint that express her love of gardening and flowers. Sandra’s works will be on display all month, but the event’s opening reception is this Sunday, September 11 from 1 PM to 5 PM. The Montgomery Art Association Gallery is located at 11160 Veirs Mill Rd #1, in Wheaton, MD.
CONTRASTS Glass Show at Waverly Street Gallery
Expert glass blowers Jane Callen and Janet Wittenberg specialize in highlighting the idea of contrast in their work. Though both artists have different styles, their collective pieces address the contrasts that define the journey of life and art. The event’s opening reception is September 9 from 6 to 9 PM, and the works will be on display until October 8. The Waverly Street Gallery is located at 4600 East-West Highway in Bethesda.
Trawick Prize: 2016 Contemporary Art Awards in Bethesda
The Trawick Prize is an award given by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership for accomplishments in modern art. The work of the finalists will be on display until September 24 in Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in Bethesda. Finalists in the event include artists from Baltimore, MD, Springfield, VA and Charlottesville, VA. The top three finalists will receive cash prizes.
Picking the Best Hotel in Bethesda
Whether you’re here to check out some great artwork or are looking for other things to do in Bethesda, you need a top-notch hotel in Bethesda. With close proximity to D.C., free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast, the American Inn of Bethesda is the perfect hotel to stay at if you want to explore the culture and arts of the D.C. area.