By providing support & studio space for select creative professionals in the Washington, DC area, Artists & Makers Studios provides a supportive and vibrant community for artists through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.
Located in the heart of Rockville’s White Flint business district, Artists & Makers Studios has two locations:
Artists & Makers Studios 1: 11810 Parklawn Drive
Artists & Makers Studios 2: 12276 Wilkins Avenue.
Together these two locations have more than 100 Resident Artists making up a vibrant artistic community.
Artists and Makers Studios is fast-becoming a “must-see” art destination for the Washington metropolitan area. It offers First Friday opening receptions, Open Studio Weekends, “Salons” providing discussions of interest to practicing artists, and other public events.
Located in Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue, the gallery provides a venue for 22 local visual artists and sculptors to show their work. Participating artists have varying styles and use different media in their work: watercolor, oil, acrylic, encaustic, color pencil, ink, fiber, mixed media, collage, metal, and wood
Cathy Hirsh, one of the participants, is the creator of Gallery 209. Cathy has a combination studio/gallery/classroom in Artists & Makers Studios 1 on Parklawn (Studio 41). When Artists & Makers 2 on Wilkins Ave. was established, she thought it provided a great opportunity for a new gallery showing multiple artists.
She knew what that space at the studio could offer—a combination of different styles and techniques from award-winning artists—artists she knew, whose work she admired, and who are at the point where greater attention from the Washington metropolitan art community is warranted.
The result—a diverse group of 22 artists whose work will provide an interesting and dynamic show—truly a visual feast--every month.
The Gallery will be open whenever the Artists & Makers Studios 2 building is open: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10AM-4PM.
Gallery 209 artists will be available every First Friday reception (6-9PM), Saturdays (noon-4PM), during Open Studios Weekends (March 4-5 and November 4-5), and for other Artists & Makers or Gallery 209 special events.
We look forward to welcoming you to Gallery 209!