BlackRock Center for the Arts brings inspiring performing and visual arts experiences to diverse audiences in a welcoming and intimate setting, providing opportunities to engage in the arts. BlackRock’s overarching vision is to provide ARTS ACCESS FOR ALL, transforming lives through affordable and free live performances, art gallery exhibitions, arts education opportunities for all ages, free community events, and robust youth arts outreach programming.

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County

Age Groups Served: All

Population(s) Served: All

Schools They Work In: Strathmore Elementary School; Brown Station Elementary School; Watkins Mill Elementary School; Whetstone Elementary School ; Lake Seneca Elementary School; Germantown Elementary School

Awards & Recognition

October 26, 2009
Former Board Chair David H. Langstaff receives the Executive’s Individual Patron Award from Montgomery County Council President Ike Leggett for setting exemplary standards of support for the arts.

February 12, 2010
Former Board member Mark Friis of Rodgers Consulting receives Business Honoree Award from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.


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Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for BlackRock Center for the Arts is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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