Bloom

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Expanding Access to the Arts

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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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

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WED AUGUST 17 | 7PM

Live from the Lawn: UkeFest

Outdoor Event

Ukulele all-stars from around the globe.

WED AUGUST 24 | 7PM

Live from the Lawn: Shayna Steele

Outdoor Event

Singing sensation performs originals & classics with soul.

SAT SEPTEMBER 10 | 5PM

Bloom at Good Hope: A Night of Classic Rock

Off Campus Event

Free outdoor concert at Good Hope with AYO

SAT OCTOBER 8 | 5PM

Bloom at Good Hope: Jazz Trio with Langston Hughes II

Off Campus Event

Music that radiates passion and positivity.

SAT NOVEMBER 12 | 5PM

Bloom at Good Hope: Musical Theater Trio with Inès Nassara

Off Campus Event

Maryland-born singer-songwriter and theatre artist.

SAT DECEMBER 3 | 5PM

Bloom at Good Hope: Tap Dancer Gerson Lanza

Off Campus Event

Dynamic tap performance.

SAT DECEMBER 17 | 5PM

Bloom at Good Hope: A Holiday Evening with Integriti Reeves

Off Campus Event

Contemporary experimental composition meets vintage vocals.

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
Fitzgerald Subaru Rockville
GEICO
Philip L. Graham Fund
Dr. Allen A.B. Herman Fund
Raymond James Charitable
Jordan Kitt’s Music/Rockley Family Foundation
Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation
Jeffrey and Carolyn Leonard Endowment
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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