BlackRock Center for the Arts, the leading venue for the performing and visual arts in Upper Montgomery County, MD,  provides the community with the highest level of quality performances, free gallery exhibitions and arts education classes in a welcoming and intimate setting close to home.

Reaching more than 40,000 people per year, BlackRock presents performances featuring top regional, national and international touring talent from the worlds of  jazz, blues, Celtic, folk, world, and bluegrass, as well as contemporary theater for audiences of all ages.

Envisioned and established through a grassroots effort, BlackRock has been operating in a beautiful building completed in 2002. We’ve come a long way since then, and the best is yet to come! Thank you for your interest in learning more about who we are and what we do—we hope you will visit us for a performance, in a class or at a gallery exhibit soon.

ABOUT US
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Mission

BlackRock Center for the Arts brings inspiring performing and visual arts experiences to diverse audiences in a welcoming and intimate setting, providing opportunities to explore, celebrate and engage in the arts.

Goals

  • Present programs and artistic experiences of the highest quality to attract, retain and grow participation in the arts.
     

  • Facilitate opportunities for engagement, development and life-long learning in the range of artistic disciplines.
     

  • Reflect, celebrate and engage the diversity of our communities through programming and participation at all levels of our organization.
     

  • Ensure the future of the arts in our community through sustainability of programs and resources.

 
THE TEAM
 
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LYNN ANDREAS ARNDT

Chief Executive Officer 

larndt@blackrockcenter.org

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TIFFANY BROADUS

Program Specialist

tbroadus@blackrockcenter.org

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ANNE BURTON

Gallery Director

aburton@blackrockcenter.org

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NANA EDU

Program Coordinator

nedu@blackrockcenter.org

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LAURIE GIRA

Grant Writer

lgira@blackrockcenter.org

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KATIE HECKLINGER

Chief Program Officer

khecklinger@blackrockcenter.org

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PAOLA LOPEZ 

Upcounty Hub Admin

plopez@blackrockcenter.org

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KEELYN MITCHELL

Artist Director

kmitchell@blackrockcenter.org

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AMANDA MOSKOWITZ

Director of Marketing & Comms

amoskowitz@blackrockcenter.org

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JENNIFER NARDI

Education Coordinator

jnardi@blackrockcenter.org

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MARKO OVEN-RIVERA

Upcounty Hub Sr. Prg. Coord.

moven@blackrockcenter.org

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GRACE RIVERA-OVEN

Co-Founder Upcounty Hub 

gorivera@blackrockcenter.org

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MICHAEL SICKLES

Director of Ops & Facilities

msickles@blackrockcenter.org

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KRISTINA SMITH

Upcounty Hub Coordinator

ksmith@blackrockcenter.org

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JODY VIJAYANTHERAN

Director of Finance

jvijayantheran@blackrockcenter.org

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AJ NWOGA

Treasurer 

M&T Bank

STACEY TERRY ORMSBY

Secretary

Terry Legal Solutions

BOB WEISHAAR

Vice Chair

McNees, Wallece & Nurick, LLC

TRACI ANDERSON

Department of Recreation

Montgomery County Government

FRANK G. BOSSONG IV

P.E. LEED-AP

Rodgers Consulting, Inc.

YOLANDA GAINEY

Holiday Inn Express

Germantown

STEPHANIE GRAVES

Clarksburg Chamber of

Commerce

CATHERINE MATTHEWS

Upcounty Regional Office

Montgomery County Government

MICHAEL ROBERTS

U.S. Department of Energy (Retired)

GRACE RIVERA-OVEN

Upcounty Hub at BlackRock

Co-Founder

JENNIFER RUSSEL

Rodgers Consulting, Inc. (retired)

JERRY THERRIEN

Therrien Waddell, Inc.

CRYSTAL CARR TOWSEND

Healthcare Initiative Foundation

FRANK TREZZA

Montgomery College

CAROL WILLIAMS

ICMA-RC

MELANE KINNEY HOFFMAN

Immediate Past Chair

LYNN ANDREAS ARNDT

(Ex-Officio) 

Chief Executive Officer

 

The Germantown Cultural Arts Center, Inc dba BlackRock Center for the Arts is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

12901 Town Commons Drive

Germantown, MD 20874 

 

301.528.2260 

info@blackrockcenter.org

By Appointment

Monday - Friday | 10 AM - 6 PM

THE UPCOUNTY HUB AT BLACKROCK

12901 Town Commons Drive

Germantown, MD 20874 

 

240.912.1077

hub@blackrockcenter.org

Donations | Mon-Fri | 9 AM - 4 PM

Distribution | Tue & Wed | 2 - 4 PM

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