Through our Bloom initiative, Strathmore aims to amplify the arts and ensure that every person has the opportunity to take part in them. Though we are best known for concerts and public programs at the Music Center, Bloom captures the essence of our role in the community. From offering professional artist residencies and tuition free music lessons in public schools to providing free and low cost live performances throughout the county, we aim to break down any and all barriers that keep our neighbors from enjoying the arts. Through the Bloom initiative, tens of thousands of our neighbors experience the arts every year!   

Students from Briggs Chaney Middle School participating in a Step Afrika! assembly.

Over 100 talented string music students participated in Strathmore's first East County Strings Program. 



As Montgomery County's home for the arts, we want to ensure that all of our neighbors can experience the life-affirming power of the arts, no matter where they live or what barriers may exist in their lives. Through Bloom, we create and support affordable and accessible programs throughout the community, with a special focus on students. Bloom exists because we want the arts to flourish throughout our county, and we’re here to support them, wherever they grow.

Who We Are

Strathmore is a nonprofit multidisciplinary arts center and presenting organization based one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, Maryland. Best known for performances and events at the Music Center at Strathmore, the organization has been presenting accessible, affordable visual and performing arts in the smaller Mansion at Strathmore and all over its 16-acre site since 1981. Strathmore also presents throughout the community and at a new 250-seat venue, AMP, at Pike & Rose.  We’re excited to have you join us in our newest venture—helping the arts to thrive out in the community. 

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.