Art League of Germantown Presents INSPIRED! Art Show & Sale

By East City Art Editorial Team on March 13, 2023

Sat, March 18 2023 — Sun, April 16 2023

Chris Wikman, Nature’s End, Sculpture, Agglomerated, Wall-hanging
Reception: Saturday, March 18 from 2-4pm
Guest Speaker at 3pm


The Art League of Germantown proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new month-long exhibit and sale, March 18 – April 16, 2023, in the Kay Gallery at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD.

“It all started in 1983 with a few of my art students and several artists who saw an article I wrote for The Gazette. It soon became the Art League of Germantown, and it’s been ‘igniting inspiration’ for hundreds of member artists ever since,” says founder Lynne Oakes. “We never imagined this when we started out together in my basement studio 40 years ago.”

The centerpiece of ALOG’s month-long celebration is the Kay Gallery exhibit of fine original works in a wide range of mediums – paintings, prints and photographs, finely crafted jewelry, mixed media works, ceramics, drawings, fiber art pieces, and more.  An online gallery will run concurrently at, presenting the full Kay Gallery exhibit and many additional online-only pieces.

MEET THE ARTISTS OPENING RECEPTION takes place on Saturday March 18, 2-4 pm. Free. Open to all.

Guest speaker Phil Hutinet, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of East City Art, will present The Vibrant DMV Art Scene – Observations and Predictions. Phil will share insights and ideas of interest to artists and art lovers alike. He brings the perspective of a wide-ranging career in the visual arts, including curating or producing more than 50 group and solo exhibitions and, most recently, launching the new Capital Art Book Fair. In 2010, he founded East City Art, the area’s premier resource for exhibit news, educational opportunities, and other information focused exclusively on the visual arts. Phil is a frequent speaker at regional panels and artist talks, and is often interviewed by national and international media such as the BBC, Capital Community News, Euronews, Washingtonian magazine, the Washington Post, WAMU, WJLA, and WTOP.

Also at the reception, ALOG member Chris Wikman will demonstrate The Musical FX Machine, his steampunk sculpture that plays music!

SPECIAL EVENTS are planned throughout the month, including WEEKEND SHOWCASES with individual artist stations and demonstrations, as well as a live model drawing and photo session led by acclaimed portrait artist Bill Mapes, a collage workshop with award-winning mixed media artist Jeanne Sullivan, a floral drawing and photo session, a family day featuring kids crafts with ALOG fine craft artists, and a book signing with Amy Lance and Marge Wasson debuting WONDER.  A Meet the Artists Closing Reception will conclude the show on April 16, 2-4 pm. Complete details at

About the Art League of Germantown (ALOG)

The Art League of Germantown (ALOG) is a group of professional and amateur visual artists, fine crafters and art appreciators organized to further the careers of its members and to bring an appreciation of fine art and crafts to the community. The group, founded in 1983, draws members from throughout Montgomery County.
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Show Hours: Monday – Friday 2-6 pm, Saturday – Sunday 11-5 pm. Closed on Easter Sunday, Apr 9.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE and open to the public. Some require pre-registration at Free on-site parking.

Location: BlackRock Center for the Arts | 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown, MD, 20874 | 301-528-2260

COVID SAFETY INFORMATION: ​ Masks are encouraged inside the Kay Gallery

LEARN MORE at ALOG and at BlackRock Center for the Arts.