Art Galleries

The City of Bowie Arts Committee established and now maintains art galleries on the first and second floors of Bowie City Hall. The galleries, named East Gallery and West Gallery, include hanging space for photography and paintings, and two display cases for three-dimensional artwork.

The Arts Committee changes the gallery, usually on a quarterly basis. The majority of the gallery exhibits are juried shows. Artists all over the metro DC-Baltimore area are eligible to participate in the juried shows. Typically the committee sends emails to artists in its database telling them of upcoming shows and including a flyer/entry form. Artists are then invited to submit digital images (jpegs) of their artwork, photography and/or paintings/sculpture, along with the entry form.

The Arts Committee juries the work and lets artists know which pieces are selected for the upcoming show. Gallery hanging always takes place on Saturday mornings. Artists interested in receiving information about upcoming shows should contact Annette Esterheld, staff liaison to the Arts Committee, at 240-544-5601 or email

City Hall is located at 15901 Excalibur Road in Bowie. The building is open Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to noon for viewing what's on display in the galleries.

Current Exhibit: Earth Elements

The current exhibit in the City Hall Galleries is E
arth Elements and includes a variety of works from local artists. These artworks capture a range of displays revolving around the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. The exhibit runs through November 10, 2016.

Gallery hours are the same hours as City Hall: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

To view all of the artwork currently displayed in this exhibit at City 
Hall via Flickr, please click on the link provided below. 

View Artwork on Flickr
Earth Elements Catalog

Upcoming Art Gallery Show

Toys Through The Ages (November 14, 2016 - February 17, 2017)