Arts Within Reach

Strathmore’s Bloom initiative is all about going into our community to amplify the arts and ensure that every person has the opportunity to take part in them.

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

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


What We Do

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.

Learn About Our Programs


We want to ensure that all of our neighbors can benefit from 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 and members of our community with limited resources. 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.