Visit Us

Stop by and see a gallery exhibit, come to a performance, or take a class or workshop.  BlackRock Center for the Arts is a beautiful place and easy to get to by car. Plentiful free parking and many nearby restaurants and shops add to the ease and fun of a visit to BlackRock. We’re closer than you think!


Building Hours: 

Monday-Saturday     10:00 am – 5:00 pm

BlackRock is closed on most Federal Holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, and over a period of time between Christmas Day and New Years Day. For timely updates, please follow our Facebook page, or check the blue bar to the right of this website.

The administrative offices are open for business from 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. (Administrative offices are on the second floor.) During class sessions and performances, the center is also open during evening hours. Because closing times vary during the sessions, please call 301-528-2260 for specific closing times or consult our education brochure for class times.

The box office is open from 10:00-5:00 on weekdays and one hour prior to performances. Buy tickets or register for classes online or by phone at 240-912-1058.

The galleries are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when exhibitions are on view (please check exhibit dates). The galleries are often open during evening and weekend hours (closing times vary) when classes and performances are being held at the center.  Galleries are generally closed on Sunday. Please join us for free monthly Gallery Opening Receptions (check exhibition schedule) where you can meet the artists and learn about their work. Please call 301-528-2260 to confirm Gallery Hours for specific dates before you visit.

Galleries Closed for Installation on the following dates: Sep 13-Sep 15, Oct 11-Oct 14 (Terrace Gallery Only), Nov 8-10 (Kay Gallery Only), Nov 16-17, Dec 20-Jan 6, Jan 31-Feb 3, Feb 28-Mar 4 (Kay Gallery), Feb 28-Mar 2 (Terrace Gallery), Mar 27-Apr 1 (Kay Gallery), Mar 27-Mar 31 (Terrace Gallery), Apr 24-Apr 26 (Kay Gallery Only), May 2-3 (Kay Gallery Only), June 5-8

To plan a Gallery Tour for your group, please call the Gallery Director at 240.912.1050.

During severe weather, please call 301-528-2260 for information about possible closings.

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BlackRock Center for the Arts is conveniently located in the Germantown Town Center, in the heart of Germantown, next to the Montgomery County Public Library, near the intersection of Middlebrook Rd. and Route 118 (Germantown Rd.). Ample free parking is available behind the building.

From 270, take exit 15 toward Germantown on Germantown Road. Take a right on Crystal Rock Terrace, then left on Century Blvd. Go four blocks and BlackRock will be on your right. Turn right on Town Commons Drive and park in the lot behind our building.

Public Transportation

Ride Metrorail to Shady Grove Station (Red Line) and transfer to Ride On Bus Route 100 (15-minute Express Bus Service from Metro Shady Grove Station to the Germantown Transit Center [GTC] on Aircraft Drive). From GTC, walk four blocks following Century Boulevard to our front door, or transfer to Ride On Bus Route 97 which stops in front of BlackRock.

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