Montpelier Arts Center

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THE STRING QUEENS

Friday, March 31, 2023, 8 pm (NEW DATE)


Praised for its “authentic, soulful, and orchestral sound,” The String Queens (TSQ) is a dynamic trio that creates stimulating musical experiences that inspire diverse audiences to love, hope, feel, and imagine! With an array of repertoire spanning from the Baroque era to the Jazz Age to today’s Billboard Hot 100 Chart, TSQ performs versatile programs that transport audiences through time and a multitude of musical genres.

$25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members and seniors

Get your tickets through Parks Direct!

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Julie Polt: Momento Mori

April 1-May 14, 2023

Public Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2023, 2-4 pm


Memento mori is Latin for “remember that you have to die.” This concept has been studied by philosophers and artists throughout history.. Polt seeks to explore this concept in her latest work from a perspective of remembering our mortality, allowing ourselves to focus on the preciousness and fragility of life, and seek out what is important each day. 

FREE; All Ages

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Artist on the Rise

April 4- April 30, 2023

Public Reception: Saturday, April 15, 1-3 pm


Montpelier Arts Center strives to foster a positive, creative environment in which young and emerging artists realize their full potential as creative individuals. Every year, from the winning results of a juried competition, Montpelier spotlights the talents of teen visual artists, ages 13-18, from the Washington metropolitan area. Come see the artitst of tomorrow, today!

FREE; All Ages

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Maggie Gourlay: Wallpapers for A Warming World

April 8-May 28, 2023


Public Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2023, 2-4 pm


At the intersection of the natural world and domestic space, Maggie Gourlay juxtaposes the built world against the natural environment. In her exhibition titled Wallpapers for a Warming World, the assumption that we are separate and immune from the events shaping our natural environment is questioned. Gourlay creates wallpaper patterns that take a nuanced look at our environmental complacency through the lenses of the beautification of domestic spaces versus decreasing biodiversity and the negative effects towards which we are marching.

FREE; All Ages

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SUE MATTHEWS

Friday, April 14, 2023, 8 pm

Live! @Montpelier


“Sue Mathews is a bona fide jazz singer…..she’s blessed with a wonderfully supple instrument,” said Chuck Berg of Jazz Times magazine. Join us for an evening of tunes from her Songbook Series that was created and produced by Ms. Matthews and pianist Robert Redd. This series celebrates the life, music, and lyrics of composers, lyricists, and singers who performed the songs from the Great American Songbook or The Book of Standards.

$25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members and seniors

Get your tickets through Parks Direct!

A woman in a white outfit sitting with hands together on a mat with meditation equipment

Sound Meditation

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 11 am


Close your eyes and let the singing bowls calm you. Join Stacee Johnson of StāCentered Yoga and allow her to take you on a meditative journey that will help you heal and restore yourself.

Ages 18 & up; $5/person

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JIIN KIM

Saturday, April 29,  1 pm


Award-winning Korean pianist Jiin Kim has performed nationally and internationally at places such as Carnegie Hall, Muirderslot in Holland, Musikhochschule Trossingen in Germany, and Flugel Hall in Korea. She earned her Master of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory where she received the Pauline Favine Memorial Award. Ms. Kim has participated in various festivals including Festival MusicAlp, the International Holland Music Session, and the Obidos International Piano Festival. She continues her educational studies working towards a Doctor of Musical Arts with a full scholarship.

FREE; $5/person appreciated

Montpelier Arts Center is OPEN to the public! Visitors can explore the three galleries housed inside. The Montpelier Arts Center introduces changing exhibitions by local and national visual artists. Gallery hours are Sunday through Saturday, 10 am-5 pm (closed major holidays). Admission is free, and masks are mandatory at all times.

Located on the grounds of the historic Montpelier Mansion, the center also houses artist studios, a metal casting facility, gas- and electric-fired kilns, a digital lab, and classrooms.

We offer visual, literary, and performing arts experiences for children to adults; beginners to advanced. Our creative spaces are designed to inspire artists to work in a variety of mediums including printmaking, sculpture, painting, ceramics, and more.

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