Events and Shows

2018 Paint the Town Labor Day Show

Click here for full details about our biggest show of the year.

Monthly Meetings

MAA invites members and prospective members to our monthly meetings held in The Hirsh Studio classroom at Artists & Makers Studios 2 , 12276 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville MD 20852 the second Wednesday during October, November, January, March, April, and May. There is a “social time” from 6:30 – 7:00 pm, then the program starts promptly at 7:00 pm. The meetings usually end around 8:30 pm.

Program speakers are artists, instructors, or others knowledgeable in related areas like marketing and selling. We may have a lecture, a demonstration of materials or techniques, or a peer-critique of members’ works. Programs are generally well attended, so arrive early for the best seats!

Directions: 12276 Wilkins Avenue is just off of Parklawn, north of Randolph Road.  There is plenty of parking.  Pull into the parking lot between the two buildings.  Go in the door of the building on the left and follow the signs to the meeting location on the third floor.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Details to be posted closer to the date.


MAA sponsors many exhibits of its members’ work. Some exhibits occur annually, such as our June show at the Friendship Heights Village Center and the Kensington “Paint the Town” Labor Day Weekend Show. Other shows occur at public venues like the Brookside Gardens Visitor Center, libraries, and the Oasis Gallery in Westfield Montgomery Mall.

Community Events

MAA participates in such local events as the annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival in April and the Wheaton Arts Parade in September.

Special Shows

Different from our larger venues like the Kensington Armory, Friendship Heights Village Center, or Brookside Gardens Visitor Center, special shows provide smaller, more intimate opportunities for members to display and sell their work.

Upcoming special shows:

  • Ranazul Restaurant is an awarding-winning tapas restaurant located at Ranazul Restaurant, a tapas restaurant located at 8171 Maple Lawn Boulevard, Suite 170, Fulton, MD 20759. (301/498-9666). Visit
  • Town of Kensington Public Rooms. Participation in the MAA annual “Paint the Town” Labor Day Weekend show requires that one piece reflect the scenery or spirit of the Town of Kensington.  Seeing the wonderful depictions of Kensington prepared for the show, former Mayor Peter Fosselman asked if MAA could orchestrate an ongoing art exhibit for the town’s public meeting rooms–the Conference Room and the Town Council Room. Normally, the duration for this exhibit is one year—-Labor Day Show to Labor Day Show—-although if an artist requires a piece before then, it can be removed from the show.  While a work of any subject can be in the show, this is a wonderful exhibit to display the Kensington-related pieces from the Labor Day Show.  The work hung in the show can be for sale and Town staff will manage any sales without a commission charge.