Introducing Bloom, the next chapter in the unfolding legacy of Strathmore, and our most important undertaking yet.

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

Over 90 talented string music students participated in Strathmore's East County Strings Program in 2016.


What We Do

We support and nurture the arts everywhere we can. We are one county, and the arts are the bridge that unite us together. We’re not looking to sell tickets or put on shows—we want to open eyes and stir imaginations. We are seeking the places that seek the arts and providing the resources that allow them to flourish.

Though Strathmore is known for our programs on our North Bethesda campus, Bloom captures the essence of our role out in the community. Sometimes we are the seed—planting a colorful new arts program in schools or putting on a community concert. More often, we are the water or the sun—providing resources, artists, expertise, and promotional support to help the arts thrive where inspiration and passion are already present. In every case, we celebrate the power of the arts to help us flourish and hold a fierce conviction that each of us deserves access to them. The focus of our community work is in East Montgomery County, and in areas where arts opportunities are more limited.

Learn About Our Programs


Montgomery County has long been regarded as a paragon of education, culture and opportunity. Generally speaking, it is. But when you look a little further, you discover that not all of us bask in the same perennial sunlight. There are neighborhoods and communities in our backyard where opportunities are scarce. Within these areas, the arts are often overlooked. It is here where we can make an impact. And it is here where we are reminded that artistry takes many forms, all of them wonderful. At Strathmore, we want the arts to flourish throughout our community, and we’re here to support the arts, 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.