Here at Flats 8300, we’re serious about art. Art has the ability to spark conversation and lift spirits. That’s why we commissioned renowned sculptor Kent Bloomer and local artist Barton Rubenstein to create pieces that will call Flats 8300 home. Even though you don’t need to leave Flats 8300 to see great art, Bethesda is a great community to explore for the art lover in all of us. Here are some of the best ways to explore art in Bethesda.
Bethesda Row Arts Festival
Get ready because the 2015 Bethesda Row Arts Festival is just around the corner. Running from October 17-18 at Bethesda Row, this acclaimed arts and crafts festival is ranked as one of the elite festivals in the country and is one of the best you can find in the mid-Atlantic. The streets of Bethesda Row will turn into one of the best art galleries around with over 190 juried museum quality artists setting up shop and selling their pieces from $45 to $20,000. So no matter what your budget is, you can pick up the right piece for your new luxury apartment in Bethesda.
Artworks Fine Art Studio
If seeing all the great art in Bethesda has inspired the inner artist in yourself, get on down to Artworks Fine Art Studio. They offer art classes for all ages and abilities, so even if you’ve never drawn a stick figure before, you’ll be painting like a pro in no time at all. Artworks prides itself on its low student to teacher ratio, meaning you’ll get lots of hands-on instruction and guidance in your art journey.
Bethesda Fine Art
One of the Bethesda’s newest art galleries is also perhaps one of its best. Bethesda Fine Art showcases contemporary paints, prints, and works on paper by some of the biggest names in 20th century art. Bethesda Fine Art specializes in the work of the Washington Color School artists (Frank Stella, Sol LeWitt, Joseph Albers, Gene Davis, etc.) who rocked the art world in the 1960s. Whether you’re looking to buy or just enjoy the art, you can’t do much better than Bethesda Fine Art.
Waverly Street Gallery
Known as one of the premier art galleries in the entire DC metro area, Waverly Street Gallery also showcases contemporary artists whose work spans across a wide range of media and genres. Here you can find sculptures, paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, and more from local well-known artists. Make sure to check out their rotating exhibitions that feature representational, impressionist, and abstract art, amongst many other genres.
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
Set your calendars for May 14 and 15, 2016 because that is when the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival returns to our fine town. Enjoy exploring 130 of the country’s best fine artists in the fresh spring air at this well-loved festival. To top it all off, there will be live entertainment and food from some of Bethesda’s best restaurants. Stay tuned to find out more as the festival gets closer.
If you’re an art lover or connoisseur, you’ll love all the ways you can explore art in Bethesda and you’ll love your artful apartments in Bethesda even more. Contact us at Flats 8300 today to learn more about all the artistic features of our beautiful building.