For more than a decade, MAA has organized one of the largest local art shows in the DC area — the annual Paint the Town Labor Day Show. For the three-day holiday weekend September 1-3, 2018, the show takes over the historic Kensington Armory, with thousands of visitors passing through the doors to see and purchase art. The entire show is run by volunteers, and all participating artists must be MAA members.
For 2018 our judge is award-winning artist Gavin Glakas (shown at left), and prizes will be awarded in six categories. The Bertha Klum award is given to the overall best in show, and brings with it a $500 prize.
We also host a plein air competition for adults and children.
Kensington Town Hall (the historic Kensington Armory building)
3710 Mitchell St.
Kensington, MD 20895
July 9: Registration opens (available online only)
August 11: Registration closes at midnight
August 30: Artwork drop off, 4-7 pm
August 31: Artwork drop off, 9-11 am; judging & hanging: 12 pm-finish
September 1: Paint the Town Labor Day show open 11 am-5 pm; Reception from 6-8 pm
September 2: Paint the Town Labor Day show open 11 am-5 pm
September 3: Paint the Town Labor Day show open 9:30 am-5:30 pm; pick up unsold work, 5:30-7 pm
September 4: Pick up unsold work, 9-11 am