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The Community Center Art Gallery

The gallery on the first floor of the Community Center is the program's primary exhibition space. Shows are typically on view 5-6 weeks. Exhibitions feature both established and emerging artists with original, thought provoking work of professional quality. Community engagement is central to the mission of the Community Center Art Gallery. Local, national, and international artists who are interested in leading one or more paid, hands-on workshops in conjunction with their show will be given first consideration.

The gallery, formerly a classroom, is a multi-use space which supports a dynamic presence for contemporary art in community life. The space is shared throughout the week, hosting a variety of groups and meetings, creating a unique opportunity to engage diverse, new gallery viewers of all ages.

The gallery is accessible to the public Monday through Saturday from 9am to 10pm, and Sunday from 9am to 7pm, whenever the space is not reserved.

Greenbelt Aquatic & Fitness Center

The Greenbelt Recreation Department presents displays of 2-dimensional fine art at this venue. Artwork remains on display for a minimum of 3 months. The Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center is the city's most highly visible indoor display space, with annual admissions exceeding 150,000.

The space is accessible to the public Monday through Friday from 6am to 10pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 8am to 9:30pm

How to Apply

Submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Submit materials for either space, or for more information, send an email, or write to:

Attention: Nicole DeWald, arts supervisor
The Community Center
15 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Please include the following:

  • Letter of introduction commenting on your work and concepts for a visually and conceptually unified exhibition
  • Which of the above venue(s) are of interest to you
  • Images of your work - CD, DVD, or link to website
  • Artist’s resume
  • A proposal for a related workshop for youth, teens, or adults is not required, but highly recommended