Expressions in Glass in the Popcorn Gallery

The Partnership and Glen Echo Glassworks present the work of Resident Artist and Glassworks director Paul Swartwood, along with other glass artists, in Expressions in Glass.  Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, April 5

For more information, visit our EXHIBITIONS calendar >>

Register for Spring Classes Today!

Are you ready to sign up for that art class you've always been meaning to take? Or have you been coming to Glen Echo Park for years and love our programs? Either way, we have something in our Spring/Summer lineup of classes and camps just for you!

Visit our CLASSES page for more details >>

NEW! Drop-in Art Activities on Saturdays

Join us this Saturday -- and every Saturday -- for Art Explorers Family Studio in the Candy Corner. This is a NEW parent/child drop-in art program for kids ages 10 and under.

Visit our Art Explorers page for more details >>

Summer Camp Fun. Register Now!

It's shaping up to be another summer of fun at the Park! We're offering a wide variety of day camps for children and teens (ages 4 - 19) presented by resident visual arts, music, and theater organizations at the Park, as well as non-resident partners.

Check out our camps page and sign your kids ups today >>


Spring Classes are underway. Sign up today!


Starting in April

For Adults and Teens:


Children's Classes & Programs


Bring your kids to Glen Echo Parfor a summer of fun!  Summer Camps


ArtAbility Summer Program registration is now open! More Info



Join us for this weekend's dances!


Thursday: Gary Brown & Bushmaster Blues for DCLX "kick-off" dance in the Back Room Annex

Friday: Contra Dance in the Spanish Ballroom with Sibling Ribaldry or the DCLX Swing Dance with Smoking Time Jazz Club in the Bumper Car Pavilion

Saturday: Swing Dance with the Craig Gildner Big Band with Laura Windley & Aurora Nealand (photo inset) in the Spanish Ballroom

Sunday Afternoon: Ballroom Dance with the Hot Society Orchestra

Sunday Evening: Contra & Square Dance featuring Triple Helix, or a Milonga in the Back Room Annex with Tango Brillante DC



"Share the Moment" with Glen Echo Park!


Share your photographs with the Glen Echo Park Partnership, and they will be part of our Capture the Moment Gala slideshow.


Capture the Moment is the theme of the Partnership's 2014 Gala on May 17, from 6pm to midnight.


The slideshow will run throughout the event for all guests to enjoy.





Currently On View in our Galleries


Get inspired at our galleries this weekend!


Expressions in Glass ,  Mar 22 - Apr 27, Popcorn Gallery>>

Frank Van Riper: On Location,

Mar 22 - Apr 24 Partnership Office Gallery>>

Photoworks Forty Years: Origins, Apr 26 - June 1, Stone Tower Gallery>>

Mirror to the World - Documentary Photography 2014,

Apr 4 - May 5, Photoworks Gallery>>

Cutting Edge, Apr 5 - 27, Art Glass Center Gallery>> 


VOLUNTEER for Family Day



Volunteer for Family Day!


Volunteering at Glen Echo Park is a great way for anyone to support our programs and for students to earn SSL hours! We need volunteers ages 13 and older May 3 at our Family Day Celebration. Family Day celebrates the opening of Glen Echo Park's historic Dentzel Carousel for the 2014 season Help with art activities, face painting and other fun free activities.



What our students are saying....


“Glen Echo Park fosters creativity and a love of the arts as well as a sense of community. The learning and shared experiences that I have enjoyed at the Park over the years have not only strengthened my understanding of myself but also of the arts as a basic necessity.”


Laura C.

Member, Student, and Volunteer







Reflections on Glass on WAMU Art Beat

WAMU's Art Beat with Lauren Landau (3/24/14) featured the Art Glass Center gallery's  exhibition titled Reflections on Glass, which is the culmination of an advanced workshop called the Artists Journey. takes a look at Miss Nelson is Missing

"Adventure Theatre's Viola Swampscares her students but Audiences laugh"- a review of Miss Nelson is Missing.


Glen Echo Park Trying to Make up for Losses due to the Federal Government Shutdown

The Gazette's Agnes Blum writes about the effects of the shutdown and how Glen Echo Park is recovering and moving forward.