Arts Barn

Arts Barn

Recalling the charm of a bygone era, the Arts Barn is a beautifully renovated stable that once housed horses on the former Tschiffely estate. Today, the Arts Barn is part of Arts on the Green, the City’s premier visual and performing arts center. In addition to a 99-seat theater, the Arts Barn offers rotating art exhibits, artists-in-residence studios, visual and performing arts classes for children and adults, and a gift shop featuring artist-made items.

Our professional art gallery exhibits the region’s most accomplished artists, including painters, printmakers, sculptors, ceramic artists, photographers, and more. Artwork is original and available for purchase.

Visitors to the Arts Barn may observe working artists engaged in the creative process in two spacious studios. Artists are selected annually through a competitive process based on artistic merit and commitment to community outreach and education. Our artists work in a variety of media and through lectures, demonstrations and classes help visitors connect to the world of art.

The Arts Barn is a vibrant community center for arts exploration for people of all ages. Check out our expansive schedule of classes for adults and children as well as exciting summer camps online and in The Leisure Times, Gaithersburg’s quarterly guide to cultural and recreational activities and amenities.

Throughout the year, the Arts Barn’s performing arts program presents musicals, comedies, dramas, a One-Act festival, magic shows, repertory, monologues, pantomime, and puppetry. Musical concerts encompassing everything from classical to pop grace this charming stage, where every seat has superb visibility. Invited performers offer visitors insight into the creative process through master classes, lectures and workshops for all age groups.

If you are looking for a distinctive, one-of-a-kind gift, visit the City Art Shop, displaying fine crafts by regional artists. Selections range from jewelry to fused glass, hand-painted silk scarves, ceramics, enamels, woodwork, art cards, and much more.

The Arts Barn is unique rental venue for corporate, social and cultural events as well. Consider renting the facility for recitals, business meetings, trainings, retreats, and small social gatherings. Hourly rates are available, and the facility is equipped with audio-visual and presentation equipment in the 99-seat theater.

Visit the Arts Barn today and explore this Gaithersburg treasure.

We are committed to making reasonable accessibility accommodations as required. Please call ahead if you have such requirements. Requests must be made in advance of the program.

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