Art Galleries

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 Sally Hein, staff liaison to the Arts Committee, at 301-809-3014 or email  

City Hall is located at 15901 Excalibur Road in Bowie. The building is open Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to noon for viewing what's on display in the galleries.

Current Exhibit: Water Colors 

The current exhibit in the City Hall Galleries is entitled "Water Colors" and includes a variety of pieces from local artists that are created with water media, depict a scene of water, or evokes the colors of water (such as shades of blue)..The exhibit runs through February 21, 2020.

Gallery hours are the same hours as City Hall: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.*

To view all of the artwork currently displayed in this exhibit at City Hall via Flickr, please click on the link provided below.
Water Colors Web Brochure

Upcoming Art Gallery Shows


Bowie City Schools Youth Art Show  (February, 2020 - April, 2020)
Bright Colors of Spring  (April, 2020 - June, 2020)

  * Beginning January 2, 2020, City Hall will no longer be open to the public on Saturdays.