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Arts Can't Be Contained

Bloom is more than an initiative, it’s an ecosystem. It’s an unrelenting belief in the power of the arts and a fierce conviction that each of us deserves access to them. 

Strathmore is dedicated to helping the arts to thrive in our community. That means venturing beyond our campus to both create and support inspiring programs that serve our neighbors in schools, community centers, parks, retirement communities, and anywhere else people gather. Read on to learn about educational programs and performance opportunities happening throughout our county.

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Spring 2019 Strathmore Classes @ Good Hope

Bloom By Strathmore has announced inaugural classes taking place at the brand-new Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center. In classes for all ages and tastes, dive into performing arts experiences where you could play the steelpans, strum a ukulele, move in the stepping tradition, and tell your story through spoken word. 

Grand-Opening of the Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center

On Saturday, October 6, Strathmore joined the Montgomery County Government, Department of Recreation, and members of the community to celebrate the opening of this new center. 2015-16 Strathmore Artist-in-Residence, Cristian Perez gave unforgettable performances to mark the occasion. The Good Hope Center is the first of its kind as an arts-friendly facility and will be home to many upcoming Strathmore classes, activities, and performances for people of all ages. 


Good Hope Website

East County Strings

A regional, tuition-free afterschool music program for string players at 9 middle schools (up to 120 students), coordinated by the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore. The 6-week program takes place in March and April at each school, and culminates in a local Gala Community Concert at Paint Branch High School.  Accomplished professional string musicians teach the classes, train the students, and perform with the orchestra. 

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Amplify US! Performances

In May, participants in Amplify US! workshops told their personal stories through storytelling, slam poetry, hip-hop, and visual arts. Audiences experienced funny, dramatic, and heart- wrenching moments from participants’ lives through short performances and pop-up art exhibits.

This event is supported by Arts on the Block, Arts Midwest, Story Tapestries, Impact Silver Spring, Montgomery County Public Libraries, Montgomery County Media, and Friends of the Library.

Support Arts For Everyone

We rely on charitable gifts from individuals to sustain and expand our visual and performing arts experiences and arts education programs. Your gift will foster incredible social impact by allowing Strathmore to remain a strong and vibrant resource in your community.