Bloom

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Expanding Access to the Arts

At Strathmore, we believe the arts are essential. We champion the power of shared artistic experiences to help us connect, empathize, and grow.

Bloom captures the essence of Strathmore’s role in the community—helping the arts thrive and making sure that everyone has a chance to experience them. We do this by providing free and low-cost events, extending our resources throughout the county, and collaborating with partners who make an impact.

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View our map of current Bloom programming

In Action Our Programs

Bloom programs are designed with the specific intention of facilitating access to the arts beyond our campus. 70% of Bloom programs take place out in our community, and nearly all include creative partnerships with local organizations, schools, and artists.

Programs
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In Action Our Programs

Bloom programs are designed with the specific intention of facilitating access to the arts beyond our campus. 70% of Bloom programs take place out in our community, and nearly all include creative partnerships with local organizations, schools, and artists.

Programs

Contact Us

Please send general questions, comments, and other inquiries to bloom@strathmore.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Bloom History

Arts access has been an intentional and important part of Strathmore’s mission since its founding. Many programs, such as Live from the Lawn concerts and Strathmore Student Concerts for all 2nd & 5th graders, have been in place for many years. In 2016, we expanded our commitment to taking the arts beyond our walls, particularly in the eastern part of Montgomery County – we briefly called that expansion the “East County Initiative.” As community programming and school initiatives grew, we decided to create an umbrella for all of our work specifically focused on facilitating participation in the arts, and Bloom was born.

Bloom by Strathmore is made possible in part through support from the following institutions and funds:

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
Capital One Services Inc., LLC
Chevy Chase Trust
Fitzgerald Subaru Rockville
GEICO Philanthropic Foundation
Philip L. Graham Fund
Dr. Allen A.B. Herman Fund
Raymond James Charitable
Kaiser Permanente
Dr. Cyrus Katzen Foundation, Inc.
Jordan Kitt’s Music/Rockley Family Foundation
Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation
Jeffrey and Carolyn Leonard Endowment
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Maryland State Arts Council
Montgomery County Public Schools
Nora Roberts Foundation
PEPCO, an Exelon Company
Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation Endowment
Wegmans
WGL Holdings, Inc.

Strathmore also extends its gratitude to the many individual donors who also invest in our Bloom programs each year.

Support Bloom

We believe in creating a vibrant arts community that welcomes everyone. Your investment ensures that our programs are accessible, and no one is denied the opportunity to engage in the arts.

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