The City of Bowie Arts Committee maintains art galleries on the first and second floors of Bowie City Hall. The galleries, named East Gallery and West Gallery, include hanging space for photography and paintings, and two display cases for three-dimensional artwork.
The Arts Committee changes the gallery, usually on a quarterly basis. The majority of the gallery exhibits are juried shows. Artists all over the metro DC-Baltimore area are eligible to participate in the juried shows. Typically the committee sends emails to artists in its database telling them of upcoming shows and including a flyer/entry form. Artists are then invited to submit digital images (jpegs) of their artwork, photography and/or paintings/sculpture, along with the entry form.
The Arts Committee juries the work and lets artists know which pieces are selected for the upcoming show. Gallery hanging always takes place on Saturday mornings. Artists interested in receiving information about upcoming shows should contact Lori Cunningham, staff liaison to the Arts Committee, at 240-544-5601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Hall is located at 15901 Excalibur Road in Bowie. The building is open Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. for viewing what’s on display in the galleries.
Current Exhibit: Youth Art
The current exhibit in the City Hall Galleries is entitled "Youth Art Exhibit" and includes a variety of pieces from students attending Bowie High School, Chapel Forge ECC, Kenilworth Elementary School and Pointer Ridge Elementary School.
The exhibit runs through April 19, 2020.
Upcoming Art Gallery Shows
Bright Colors of Spring (April 2020 - June 2020)
The theme for this show is artwork that celebrates the colors and images of springtime.
Call to Artists