PLAN YOUR VISIT
REOPENING STATUS

 

BlackRock meets regularly to discuss federal, state, and local orders, guidelines, and recommendations related to reopening. Please check this page as it is updated frequently. Our current operating status is as follows: 

  • Classes: In-person and virtual classes are available. Visit our list of classes for more information.

  • In-Person Performances: Recorded performances available. In-person outside performances now occurring.

  • In-Person Exhibits/Galleries: Virtual galleries available. In-person exhibits coming soon. 

  • Event Rentals: Available to schedule events taking place after July 1, 2021. Please complete our rentals form.

  • Community Events: Now providing in-person community events. Visit our calendar for upcoming events.

SAFETY MEASURES 
Please read below in terms of how we are doing to keep our space, community, and staff safe! 
Face masks are encouraged, but not required for vaccinated patrons.
Per CDC guidelines, unvaccinated patrons should continue wearing masks. 

 

Facilities  

  • Implementation of CDC recommended cleaning protocols and sanitation practices  

 

Staff 

  • Trained in cleaning, check-in, and monitoring policies and procedures  

  • While summer camp is taking place inside during the day, face masks and physical distancing of 6' required at all times while indoors

 

VISITOR INFORMATION 

HOURS

BlackRock’s operating hours are Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, entrance into the building is limited. For more information, please review any communications you received regarding the class and/or event you are registered for. For all other matters, please email us to schedule a visit.

GETTING TO BLACKROCK

Driving North on I-270

  • Drive North toward Frederick.   

  • Use the right lane to take exit.
    15B to MD-118 South – Germantown Road.

  • Drive on Germantown Road for 1 mile.

  • At the fourth stoplight, turn right onto Middlebrook Rd.

  • At the next stoplight (you’ll see Mission BBQ on the right),
    turn right onto Century Boulevard.

  • At the next stop sign, turn left onto Town Commons Drive.

  • Take the first right turn to enter BlackRock’s parking lot.

 

DRIVING SOUTH ON I-270

  • Drive South toward Germantown / Gaithersburg.

  • Use the right lane to take exit 15A to MD-188 South – Germantown Road.

  • Drive on Germantown Road for 1 mile.

  • At the fourth stoplight, turn right onto Middlebrook Rd.

  • At the next stoplight (you’ll see Mission BBQ on the right), turn right onto Century Boulevard.

  • At the next stop sign, turn left onto Town Commons Drive.

  • Take the first right turn to enter BlackRock’s parking lot.

PARKING

Complimentary parking is available in BlackRock’s parking lot (north side of the building). If you choose to park on the street side or in the parking lots surrounding BlackRock, parking is at your discretion.  

ACCESSIBILITY

BlackRock Center for the Arts is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can easily make full use of our facilities. Our entire facility is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us at info@blackrockcenter.org or 301-528-2260 for more information.

SECURITY AND SAFETY

The safety of BlackRock Center for the Arts’ visitors, students, volunteers, and staff is of the up-most importance. BlackRock reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who puts the safety of our visitors, students, volunteers, and/or staff at risk.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY

From time to time, BlackRock will take photographs and videos on the premises. We may display some of these on our website or use them for promotional or other purposes. Your entry onto the premises constitutes your agreement that BlackRock Center for the Arts, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns (collectively “BlackRock”) have the irrevocable, royalty-free right to use, re-use, copy, publish, re-publish, in whole or in part, edit, add to, modify, and rearrange any photograph or video of you (the “Photographs) in any publication or work, in any media or format, throughout the world (collectively “Use”).

 

This means BlackRock shall have the right to use and deal with the Photographs in any manner it may choose without compensation to you and you hereby waive any right to inspect or approve such Use. You also agree that you do not retain any rights in the Photographs and that BlackRock shall not be obligated to Use the Photographs, nor shall it be obligated to acknowledge you if it does.

COVID-19 POLICY

BlackRock Center for the Arts is committed to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, students, and visitors during the COVID-19 outbreak. BlackRock follows all COVID-19 safety protocols as set by the CDC and local & state governments. Event/class-specific guidelines will be communicated via e-mail or posted on our website prior to an event/class start. BlackRock Center for the Arts reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who puts the health & safety of our visitors, students, volunteers, and/or staff at risk.

OUTDOOR EVENTS

BlackRock Center for the Arts does not provide traditional seating for its outdoor summer series. Patrons are invited to bring their own chairs and blankets – find a space 6’ from another group and make yourself at home! The seating location is on a first-come, first-serve basis. All information is provided on our Events webpage.

Please note: BlackRock reserves the right to ask those with larger chairs to change seating locations to allow a comfortable viewing experience for all patrons.

 

Patrons will be required to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols as set by BlackRock and local & state regulations. Hand sanitizing stations will be available at various locations on the outdoor lawn. BlackRock reserves the right to change its COVID-19 protocols as more information becomes available. Thank you in advance for your help in keeping our patrons safe.

RESTROOMS

Indoor public restrooms will be made available to patrons. Anyone under the age of 13 is required to be accompanied by an adult.