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Arts Institute

Promoting and Enhancing the Arts at Montgomery College

Through artist residencies, guest lectures, workshops, performances, master classes, exhibitions, concert series, and other programs that bring visiting artists to the College, students are given exceptional creative opportunities to work with and learn from distinguished professionals and scholars.

Register for Streaming Arts Events

Complete the form below to request links to the livestream of our events.

Summer 2022 Art Beat Newsletter Cover

Read the latest edition of our semi-annual newsletter highlighting the activities from the Spring 2022 Semester.

Arts Schedule for Fall 2022

See the lineup of exciting events we have planned for the Fall semester.


Support the Arts at MC

During these difficult times, the arts are more important than ever. The exhibitions and performances produced at the College are essential to our students, the MC faculty and staff, and the greater Montgomery County community, yet we have never faced more challenges.

Your gift can provide life-changing support to Montgomery College students enrolled in art courses on all three campuses. Your generous donation could supply scholarship funds, art supplies, and diverse learning opportunities.

To make a gift, please visit the MC Foundation's online giving formnew window. Select "Give to a program fund or different area of support", then "Other", and type in TU2276 Art Emergency Fund.

The Montgomery College Foundationnew window is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  

Arts Initiatives

Distinguished Guest Lectures and Performances  

The Arts Institute sponsors lectures, workshops, and recitals by distinguished guest artists.  

Art Internships

The Arts Institute facilitates art internships at various venues.  The internships are open to all Montgomery College students enrolled full-time who have an arts-related major. To qualify, students must have completed 24 arts-related credits and have achieved a 3.2 GPA. Students awarded the internship will enroll in the Arts Internship class, ARTT 295, a three-credit MC course.  Please note that the internship offerings vary from semester to semester and are based on the participating institutions’ requirements and internship opportunities.  The deadline for fall applications is May 1 and December 1 for spring applications.  For more information, please contact David Krueger at 240-567-7935.

Artist-in-Residence Program 

The program provides for a sustained period of time during which arts professionals actively engage in comprehensive arts-making processes while observed, studied, and queried by students throughout the entire creative period. 

World Arts Festival 

The Arts Institute helps make possible more than 20 events annually in the World Arts Festival, produced by Dr. Dawn Avery.

Campus Arts Departments

Arts Institute Mission

  • to support exceptional creative opportunities in the arts for students, faculty, staff, and the community
  • to enrich the experiences of MC students outside of the classroom, allowing them to engage with the arts and improve their opportunities for academic and professional success 
  • to encourage interdepartmental and intercampus collaboration and exchange of information and ideas 
  • to promote MC’s arts on and beyond the College’s three campuses   
  • to invigorate the college community by offering arts events of exceptional quality and scope
  • to enrich the cultural life of Montgomery County through collaboration with arts and educational organizations 
Contact Information
Arts Institute

Elizabeth Melanson, Arts Institute Coordinator

Katherine Hubley, Arts Institute Coordinator

Michelle Brink, Sr. Administrative Aide

Arts Events

Academic Information: Telephone
  • Art -- 240-567-5115
  • Dance and Theatre -- 240-567-5250
  • Music -- 240-567-5209
  • Media Arts & Technologies (Interactive Technologies, Graphic Design, Television/Radio, and Photography) -- 240-567-5256
  • Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center Box Office -- 240-567-5301
  • Summer Dinner Theatre -- 240-567-7676
  • Visual and Performing Arts Takoma Park/Silver Spring -- 240-567-5780