Ch/Art is a nonprofit community arts organization serving Chevy Chase, D.C. and Chevy Chase, Maryland. Ch/Art was founded in 2018 by a small group of artists who came together to create a supportive community for artists to collaborate and share their work. Alongside this, the group sought to develop new opportunities for the community to access art and engage in art making. In its first year, Ch/Art participated in the annual Chevy Chase Day, held an exhibition at the Chevy Chase Community Center, and started monthly meetings and weekly Open Studios available to the community.


Our Mission

  • To promote and enhance access to and appreciation of the visual arts for all the community

  • To promote education in the visual arts

  • To create opportunities for people of all ages, artistic abilities, and economic status in the community to experience and participate in the artistic process

  • To build and strengthen community through the visual arts


What We Do


for a growing community of local artists by offering opportunities for artists to collaborate, develop new skills, exhibit their work, and raise their visibility.


and an annual community art walk that support greater access to the visual arts and dialogue between artists and community members about art and artmaking.


for community members to learn about the visual arts and engage in artmaking. We sponsor artist talks, hands on workshops, community events, and an Open Studio available to the community at the Chevy Chase Community Center.


Ch/Art Member Benefits

  • Classes

  • Community events

  • Critique groups

  • Plein air sessions

  • Exhibitions

  • Lectures

  • Website representation

  • Annual Art Walk

  • Studio/potluck socials


Ch/Art Board:

Beth Cartland, Chair
Kirsty Little, Vice Chair
Merrilee Harrigan, Treasurer
Leslie Harris
Kate McConnell
Kathleen Zeifang

Ch/Art is a young organization run entirely by volunteers.
We welcome your ideas and skills in helping us serve the community
through the visual arts.