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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Brookside Gardens – Art in the Garden

Art in the Garden ART EXHIBIT AND SALE

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Art is part of our mission! We are proud to support local artists through rotating monthly art exhibits at the Visitor Center. Many of the art pieces showcased in exhibits are for sale. If you wish to be considered to participate in Art in the Garden at Brookside Gardens, please complete and return the Art Exhibit Application. (accessible PDF)


Current Exhibit Showcase: May 20 to June 17, 2024

The National Capital Area Chapter of Sumi-e Society of America presents “Natural Beauty- East Asian Brush Painting.”

The National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) was established in 1972 to serve a multicultural community of artists, teachers, students and others, who are avid in their appreciation of the centuries-old East Asian art forms of sumi-e and calligraphy.

NCAC artists paint with ink and watercolor, on silk, rice paper and gold or silver shikishi boards. Specialized brushes for sumi-e are round and made of natural hair, just as they were developed 2,000 years ago. The unique strokes in sumi-e and calligraphy combine to form a lively and endless variety of painting subjects, both traditional and contemporary.

Art works will be on display at the Brookside Gardens Visitor Center and available for purchase in the Gift Shop.

Art is part of our mission! We are proud to support local artists through rotating monthly art exhibits. The Visitor Center is open 9:00am to 5:00pm daily. Sale of art is arranged directly through Brookside Gardens Gift Shop. To purchase art visit us in person, call 301-962-1448, or email ArtintheGarden@MontgomeryParks.org.