Founded in 1993, the Waverly Street Gallery has since been a veteran organization that promotes and exhibits both traditional and contemporary art. The gallery collaborates with a range of international artists and local talent to host regular exhibitions across genres of painting, sculpture, photography and pottery. Emerging artists are showcased through their exhibitions every second Friday of the month, which is also when the Bethesda Art Walk commences. In the past, the gallery has worked with artists such as Kate Radi, Pat Silbert, Sandra Zacharia and Kanika Sircar, among several others.
Established in 1978, the Round House Theatre in Bethesda has been entertaining locals for more than three decades. The theater has an array of shows and classes for adults and children. Every season features a mind-blowing 200 performances. Its summer classes for kids include puppet-making, sound design, dance, music and storytelling. If you're looking for a great theater experience, come to the Round House Theater and enjoy a good movie or play.
Gallery B is an art gallery that has caught the eyeballs of many contemporary art lovers. The space is usually rented by budding as well as established artists, to showcase their work. This spacious gallery is used exhibiting paintings, sculptures and even photography, making it one of the most visited art galleries in the city.
What once stood as the historic Bethesda Theater in 1938 has now been transformed into a suave live music supper club. Still carrying the glory of the yesteryear, Bethesda Blues and Jazz houses a small concert hall that serves brilliant continental fare. While 300 seats are ticketed as dinner seats, there are an additional 200 performance seats made available later. Come and enjoy this acoustically enhanced wonder on a fine evening.
The thriving Downtown Bethesda neighborhood is located at the intersection of the Wisconsin Avenue, Old Georgetown Road and East-West Highway. It features some of the most vibrant areas in the city, including the Bethesda Row, a hub for arts and culture. Besides a range of eating establishments and entertainment centers, Downtown Bethesda is also home to one of the Madonna of the Trail monuments and the Capital Crescent Trail.
El Cementerio Nacional de Arlington es el lugar de descanso final de muchos de los que dieron sus vidas sirviendo a la patria. Dos presidentes estadounidenses -John F. Kennedy y William Howard Taft- están enterrados aquí. La tripulación del transbordador espacial Challenger, el líder de los derechos civiles Medgar Evers y la estrella de cine Audie Murphy, se encuentran entre los muchos honrados aquí. La tumba de los soldados desconocidos, que contienen restos de soldados no identificados de la Primera y Segunda Guerra Mundial, y la Guerra de Corea, está vigilada las 24 horas del día. La ceremonia de cambio de guardia es un conmovedor homenaje a ellos. Arlington House, la casa de Robert E. Lee hasta el estallido de la Guerra Civil, se encuentra en los terrenos del cementerio. Los visitantes pueden pasear por el cementerio o subir a un tranvía turístico.
An interest in the local history will definitely attract you to this place. Herndon Historical Society Museum is steeped in heritage that dates back to 1857. Exhibitions here include historical pictures, artifacts and memorabilia dating back to World War II. This establishment is on the National Register of Historic Places and a visit here offers a unique glimpse into a bygone era.
Herndon ArtSpace is a cultural space for social gatherings, dance performances and many other social events. The center was built to promote various art forms in the city. The 3D theater at the space is one of the many reasons why people visit here. Apart from that visitors can have a look at their art exhibits, attend musical concerts and the space is also used for private events. Admission to the center is free, however tickets are required for their concerts and theatrical shows.
Trailside Park is a nice place to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon with the family. The park has a spacious playground for kids, a skate park and several wooded trails, midst which you can wander peacefully.
If you are a lover of performing arts, then do visit the NextStop Theater Company while in the city. The small space theater has a limited number of seats, however, it is well-equipped with light and sound amenities assuming every show is a success. Shows in genres of drama, theater and musicals are regularly scheduled at this venue.