Reception: Friday, September 2 from 7:30pm to 9pm
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture sponsors one of the largest art shows in the region, and this year it celebrates more than half a century of bringing the community together through art. The 51st Annual Labor Day Art Show will be held in Glen Echo Park’s historic Spanish Ballroom from September 3-5, 2022.
The Partnership is pleased to host the event in person again this year and hopes to attract a wide range of visitors – from art lovers and collectors to those who are unlikely to visit a gallery, and from families with young children to seniors. Featuring more than 200 artists and over 500 works, the exhibition is free and open to the public and includes a reception on Friday, September 2 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm with many of the participating artists. The show and sale runs from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm each day, Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5.
The exhibition includes artwork in a broad array of media, including sculpture, painting and drawing, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, textiles, furniture, and works on paper. Artists from the Park and around the region participate in the annual show, and each year thousands of visitors view the show – and other Glen Echo Park Labor Day weekend activities – over the holiday weekend.
In 2022, the Glen Echo Park Partnership continues to present the Labor Day Art Show Awards in conjunction with the exhibition. Started five years ago, the cash prizes of $250 each will be awarded for top works in the 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional categories. In addition, the Park View Artist Award includes the opportunity for a solo art exhibition for the selected winner in the Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park in 2023. All participants qualify to be considered.
The judge for this year’s Labor Day Art Show Awards is Zoma Wallace. Wallace is a mother raising a family in her hometown of Washington, DC. Keeping that role central, she also works as a curator, writer, and advisor to artists across the metropolitan area, seeking a new logic to re-form artistic critique. She is an alumna of Spelman College and Howard University and is currently a David C. Driskell Fellow at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA).
Also over the Labor Day weekend, the Glen Echo Park Partnership will also present two other free events: an Open House for Classes and a Social Dance Showcase. The Open House introduces visitors to the broad array of visual and performing arts classes offered at Glen Echo Park, and the Social Dance Showcase gives visitors an opportunity to try dances in a variety of styles, including swing, waltz, tango, and more!
Learn more at: www.glenechopark.org/LDAS
About Glen Echo Park and the Glen Echo Park Partnership
Glen Echo Park is a vibrant arts and cultural center presenting festivals, exhibitions, and dances, as well as children’s theater, music programs, environmental education programs, and art classes to more than 350,000 visitors each year. The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, a nonprofit organization, oversees these and other activities, including preserving the historic structures in the Park. Glen Echo Park, part of the National Park Service, is located in Glen Echo, Maryland, six miles northwest of Georgetown along the scenic Potomac River palisades.
Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries is located at 7300 Macarthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD.