Imagine a place that celebrates the visual, invites novices, challenges artists, and educates adults and youth in an environment focused on excellence and creativity. VisArts offers free year-round exhibitions that feature established and emerging artists in four contemporary galleries and a panoramic street-level space on Rockville Pike. The studio artist program provides opportunities to experiment, create new work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Artists engage the public through exhibitions, open studios, and artist talks. At VisAbility Art Lab, a studio for those who identify as neurodivergent, emerging artists learn how to apply and prepare their work for exhibition and sale. VisArts provides more than $80,000 each year in class discounts, camp scholarships, artist stipends, and free or highly discounted studio space and art programs – so everyone can experience the transformative power of the visual arts.
Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County
Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County; Rockville; Bethesda; Gaithersburg; Germantown; North Potomac; Potomac; Chevy Chase
Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic
Population(s) Served: All
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- $3 million or higher
- The current budget for The Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts is: $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
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