(Gaithersburg, MD) Treat yourself this fall to music, entertainment, art and more. Pumpkin-Spice up the Halloween season with an in-person class or workshop, visit one of the several City galleries, or purchase tickets to an in-person play, concert or film. More arts programming is being added daily.  Arts on the Green plans a full season of in-person and hybrid (both in-person & virtual*) concerts, family programming, classes and workshops, and special events.  For more information, please visit the Arts Barn at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/AOTG or call 301-258-6394.

Please note that the City continues to follows all CDC, state and county safety recommendations for COVID-19.  In-person visitors, students and audience members must wear masks regardless of their vaccination status. All indoor theater programs include socially distanced seating and sanitizing between performances.

Beginning September 7, the Arts Barn will be open Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The public can also visit by appointment during non-public hours. Online ticket sales open 30 days prior to first performance. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/AOTG


Ongoing since September:

In the Galleries: Hispanic Heritage Celebration

September 17 – November 21 • Activity Center

Reception: 9/23/21 (Masks required)

A beautiful and varied collection of Hispanic-inspired artwork, selected by guest curator, Roxana Rojas-Luzon.




In the Galleries: Painterly Brushstrokes: Captured Essence and Drawing: Eloquence of Line

October 1 – January 3 • Kentlands Mansion

Reception: 11/4/21 (Free, but pre-registration requested due to space limitations/masks required)

Enjoy a variety of artwork featuring painting and drawing by some of the most talented regional artists.



Presented by Happenstance Theater

Featuring Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell

October 8 Arts Barn Alley and Patio (outside)

Friday at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $10 /General  $3/Ages 8 and under

Pinot is the authoritarian clown in fancy clothes and white cone hat. Augustine is the appealing red-nosed bumbler who punctures his pomposity. Their show bubbles over with physical comedy, virtuosity and musical surprises from the sublime to the ridiculous: from lyrical melodies on a musical saw to pratfalls and a whoopee cushion.

(Cash Bar and concessions)

In the Studios – Resident Artist Series: Collage Techniques


October 9; 1:30 p.m. • Arts Barn

$54 (R)/$60(NR)

For ages 13 and up


Discover how to create interesting and unique collages with Arts Barn Resident Artist, Jeanne Sullivan. This workshop explores adding transparency to your collages to add depth and texture, with processes and materials discussed. Make your own transparent papers using stencils and stamps. $10 material fee due to instructor at the workshop.

Just for Families/In the Studios: Storytime at the Arts Barn

October 15; 1 p.m. • Arts Barn – Virtual

FREE, but registration required.


Join us from the Arts Barn for a virtual seasonal story and coloring/craft activity. A video conference link and coloring sheet/project instructions will be sent via email.  October’s Story is “What If” by Samantha Berger with illustrations by Mike Curato.

In the Studios – New Class Debuting! Treasure Trunk Theatre

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October 16 – Nov 13; Saturdays 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. • Arts Barn

$50 (R)/$56 (NR)

Ages 5-7


Adventure awaits as young performers create vibrant characters and imaginary worlds, each inspired by mysterious treasures waiting to be unlocked at the beginning of class. Each week students will pull from the treasure chest exciting stories, costumes, props, and puppets that will invite creative play and introduce the basics of acting. This class will build confidence, communication skills, and encourage imaginations of all sizes.

In the Studios - ART NIGHT OUT: Petals & Pigments

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Oct 16; 7 p.m. Arts Barn

$65/Person ($5 Bring a Friend Discount)


Join us for an evening inspired by the immense blooms of Georgia O’Keeffe. You will create your own abstract floral painting on canvas using acrylics. All experience levels are welcome and everything is provided. Sign up with a friend to each receive a $5 discount. Wine, beer, sodas and snacks are available for purchase and welcome in the studio.


with special guest artist TACHA PAR

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Oct. 15-24 Arts Barn

Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets:  $24 General/$20 Student ages 15 – 21/$15 Youth 14 and under

Life in the Key of Love is a themed performance about how love impacts our lives. What we do for love, how we feel about it, and the extent that we go in order to have it or stay away from it. So we will cover: unrequited love, lost love, love found, hurtful love, healing love and obsessive love. Not a musical but on the edge featuring jazz, blues, country, R&B, Motown, Latin, and Blues. Featured songs: This Can't be Love, Autumn leaves, Where is Love, Call Me Yesterday, Misty, Your Cold Cold Heart. Moondance, etc.  Recommended for 12+.

In the Studios - Art History Series: N.C. Wyeth

October 20; 7:30 p.m. • Arts Barn – Virtual



Artist, Bill Mapes, will lead a discussion on the work of N.C. Wyeth. Examples housed in regional museums will be highlighted.

In the Galleries: Mysterious Delights


October 29 – December 26 • Arts Barn

Reception: 11/4/21 (Free, but pre-registration requested due to space limitations/masks required)

The Arts Barn gallery reopens for the season with artwork that evokes a sense of mystery and wonder.  Pieces included were selected from the annual call to artists and by special invitation. Special Curator: Mary Weiss-Waldhorn.


*For virtual programs:  Internet access is required for virtual participation.  Only one virtual performance ticket purchase is required per household, so one or more persons may view the program.  Once registered, patrons will receive an internet link and password unique to them. Access credentials for online programs are emailed the day of the ticketed event. Tickets must be purchased no later than 15-30 minutes prior to event start time.  Programs are best viewed on a personal computer or tablet.  Instructions are also available to cast the program on to a Smart TV.

About the Arts Barn:  Housed in a renovated stable once belonging to the Tschiffely family estate (circa 1900), the Arts Barn contains an auditorium for concerts, live theatre, and film screenings.  The stable’s stalls and loft were converted into classrooms, a box office, an art gallery, artist-in-residence studios, and a retail space for local artists.  The Arts Barn along with the Kentlands Mansion create an arts campus known as Arts on the Green.  It is located at 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD.

About the Kentlands Mansion: Also owned by the Tschiffely family, the elegant Kentlands Mansion is an ideal venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions, social functions and business meetings.  The Mansion  hosts a wide range of quality theater, music and art programs.  It is located at 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD.

The mission of the Arts Barn is to provide residents and visitors with enriching arts experiences that include exploration, education, and observation. Nationally and regionally renowned artists are the highlight of the Arts Barn schedule and lead through artistic innovation. The Arts Barn nurtures community artists and arts groups by providing professional services and facilities in which to creatively develop. Education programs inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to explore their own creativity.

For workshop registration, theatre tickets, and more information, please visit the Arts Barn at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/AOTG or call 301-258-6394.  Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArtsontheGreen.

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