Music, Theater & Arts

Music, Theater & Arts in Kensington

Art galleries feature prominent local artists offering fine art, metal works, glass crafts, sculpture and more.

Looking for musical or dramatic arts? The Kensington Arts Theatre and The British Players showcase live theater and musical performances at Kensington Town Hall.

Learn a new instrument, join a band or record your favorite song at a recording studio. Or, if you prefer to sit back and listen to music, there’s a live room that features music for adults and children.

 

Arts on the Block

Arts on the Block

Arts on the Block is the only organization in the Washington, DC, area offering youth of diverse backgrounds the opportunityto learn first-hand about the intersection of art, design, and business by engaging in real-world projects.

4218 Howard Ave.
240-645-0730

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Blue House Productions

Blue House Productions

Blue House Productions offers professional recording studios to accommodate any project. Trios, quintets, small and large 45-priece orchestras, as well as bands of any number.

301-214-2265

4213 Howard Ave. #C

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Kensington Arts Theater

Kensington Arts Theater

The Kensington Arts Theatre performs provocative musical theater which evokes questions and challenges presumptions about the world around us.

3710 Mitchell Street

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The British Players

The British Players

Bringing high-quality traditional British theater since 1964, delighting audiences with a wonderful recipe of humor, patriotism, music, dance and dialog.

3710 Mitchell Street

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GIGS - Gaiser Insider Guitar Studio

GIGS - Gaiser Insider Guitar Studio

GIGS is Kensington’s premier location for music lessons for children and adults of all ages!

3762 Howard Avenue
301-466-1358

Hours: Monday-Wednesday 3:30-8:30

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Golden Sound Studio

Golden Sound Studio

Offers musicians, business, voice talent, home studios, and other a variety of services in sound production.

3843 Farragut Ave
301-962-1119

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Juicebox Studios

Juicebox Studios

Provides excelsior service to our clients from audio/video recording and editing to the development of full-blown multimedia packages.

3859 Farragut Ave
240-554-3010

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Pick-Up Productions

Pick-Up Productions

A one stop shop for creative music industry services. From live show production, marketing, graphic design, and more.

3762 Howard Ave

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Stancill

Stancill's Guitar Studio

Guitar lessons by highly-skilled and trained professionals. Acoustic or electric guitar, music theory, electric bass and drums.

10535 Metropolitan Avenue
301-942-1717

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Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series

The Kensington Historical  Society’s Free Summer Concert Series is each Saturday, 10-11am from June through September. Enjoy a different band each week at the Howard Avenue Park across from the historic train station located at 10417 Howard Ave.

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Adah Rose Gallery

Adah Rose Gallery

Established in 2011, Adah Rose Gallery showcases the work of contemporary artists in a variety of medium.  We feature duo, solo and group exhibits of artists  living in the United States and beyond with rotating exhibits and artist talks.

Through our special events, we spotlight established and emerging artists in an intimate gallery environment. We also offer studio visits by appointment. We want to introduce you to fresh talent and the latest in contemporary work.

Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12-6, and by appointment

3766 Howard Ave.
301-922-0162

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Carolyn Roth

Carolyn Roth

Carolyn Roth has an art studio in Kensington. Carolyn uses many forms of media to create paintings, prints and mixed media art.

4233-C Howard Avenue
301-933-8957

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Creative Metalworks School of Design

Creative Metalworks School of Design

Michael has built a national reputation as an artist metalsmith conservator and educator. His company, Creative Metalworks is located at 10501 Wheatley Street in the heart of historic Kensington MD. The 7200 square foot building has been totally renovated to house the company. Creative Metalworks is a design and manufacturing company for the museum and arts industries, a quality foundry for precious metals, a complete molding and reproduction facility and a most formidable jewelry and smithing studio. In 2006 Mr. Schwartz realized a lifelong dream and Opened “Creative Metalworks School of Design”.

10453 Metropolitan Avenue
301-933-1500

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Dragonfly Fibers

Dragonfly Fibers

An indie artisan-dyed yarn and spinning fiber company specializing in rich, intense, and sometimes blinding colors and high quality yarns and spinning fibers. They host a “Sit and Knit” in the studio on the first Sunday of the month and offer classes as well.

Store Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-3pm

4104 Howard Ave
301-312-6883

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Gary Rosenthal Collection

Gary Rosenthal Collection

Judaic Art combining copper, brass, and steel with brilliant fused glass. Visit his Facebook at Gary Rosenthal.

4218 Howard Ave
301-493-5577

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Jacqui Crocetta

Jacqui Crocetta

Jacqui Crocetta creates abstract paintings, mixed media sculpture and monoprints that make a statement and express your style. Are you looking for a large, ethereal abstract painting that sets a calm tone or a minimalist work that complements your aesthetic? Perhaps you’d like a custom work for your new home or office? Jacqui enjoys working with individuals, art consultants and interior designers to provide artwork that fits her clients’ needs, inspires and delights.

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J. Swain Fine Art

J. Swain Fine Art

Specialing in portraits, both people and wildlife, along with family pets, even a former US president and his dog.

Kensington
301-942-7007

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K.A. Maroufi Gallery

K.A. Maroufi Gallery

Kaltoum A. MAROUFI is an award wining and internationally accomplished and recognized artist, designer and educator; and is also a recognized muralist and painting restorer.

Her pluridisciplinary artistic oeuvre is very broad encompassing nearly all studio art, primarily oil paintings, frescoes and tempera as well as sculpture, “book art”, and hyper-realistic portrait drawing. She particularly specializes and incorporates realism, trompe-l’oeil, and faux effects in her work.

3770 Howard Ave.
240-383-9823

 

 

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Makin

Makin' Time

Computer Clocks, individually handcrafted high tech timepieces using pieces recycled from computers.

4233-E Howard Ave.
301-530-5332

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The Chesapeake Framing Co.

The Chesapeake Framing Co.

The Chesapeake Framing Company can create the perfect custom frame to reflect your unique style. After 30 years in business we know a thing or two about custom framing. Our team of experienced art consultants will walk you through the creative process, allowing you to create a design all your own and in our shop you get the individualized attention you deserve. We offer a carefully curated selection of unique artwork by nationally renowned artists. We enjoy the challenge of creating vibrant collections of art for new clients and revitalizing collections for returning clients.

Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-4

10507 Metropolitan Avenue
301-942-0485

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Ulf Wallin Photography

Ulf Wallin Photography

Ulf Wallin Photography specializes in portraits, landscapes, architectural, and corporate photography. Ulf Wallin has an eye for the essence and a passion for form and feel. Whether you are looking for striking photos of Washington, D.C. for your office, a portrait of yourself in a special setting, or architectural photos of your new building, Ulf has the vision and skills to create a stunning image for you. For nearly 30 years, Ulf has been collaborating with his clients to create memorable impressions.

To arrange a studio visit or discuss a project call 301-257-8878.

 

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Valentine Wolly

Valentine Wolly

Through paint on canvas, Valentine focuses on figurative themes, capturing the gestural essence of his subjects-animate or inanimate.

4228 Howard Ave
240-772-1580

 

 

 

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Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery

Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery

Weisser Glass Studio is a complete resource center for materials and supplies, classes and workshops relating to glass art making including stained glass, fusing and kiln formed glass, mosaic, glass jewelry making, paperweight and beadmaking.

Hours: Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday 11-5, Thursday 11-8 , Saturday & Sunday 10-5

4080-B Howard Avenue
301-571-8966

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Wimsatt Associates, Inc

Wimsatt Associates, Inc

Provides proper restoration for easel or mural-sized paintings, frames and other art objects such as polychrome sculpture. Also works on site to inspect collections, assess treatment priorities, and to restore murals or other in situ objects. By appointment.

4230 Howard Ave
301-493-4250

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