Plan Your Visit

UPDATE: BlackRock Center for the Arts will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Sunday, May 31 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Building Hours

Our building is often open in the evenings and on weekends for classes and shows. Please call prior to your visit to confirm hours.

Monday - Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

Closed - Except for private events and performances
(please call to confirm availability)

Front Desk & Box Office

The front desk is open for business from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and can field class registration and ticket purchase requests for performances. The box office, located next to the front desk, opens one hour prior to performances. Buy tickets or register for classes online or by phone at 301-528-2260.


SATURDAY, MARCH 14: BlackRock and its galleries will be OPEN on Saturday, March 14 during normal Gallery Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. However, the Meet the Artists Reception for the “HANDCRAFTED: Fiber Art + Turned Wood” exhibit, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 14, has been postponed.

GALLERIES CLOSED MARCH 15 – 29: BlackRock and its galleries will be CLOSED from Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, March 29 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Kay Gallery and Gallery II are open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm when exhibitions are on view (please check exhibit dates). The galleries are often open during evening 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 gallery receptions (check Gallery Events page) where you can meet exhibiting artists and learn about their work. Please call 301-528-2260 to confirm gallery hours for specific dates before you visit.

To plan a Gallery Tour for your group, please email or call 301-528-2260.

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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.


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. Check schedules by calling 240-777-7433 or visiting: and

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