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“Festival” at WAP Gallery -- August-October 2021 


The Wheaton Arts Parade (WAP) Gallery will exhibit a new 3-month show entitled ”Festival” from August 7 through October 31, 2021. This is an opportunity for 25 to 30 artists to show their original, professional quality artwork. We are looking for unique interpretations of the "Festival" theme, recognizing that the show encompasses county fairs, the end of summer and Labor Day through Halloween, including the Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival. 

Registration opens:  Monday, July 6, 2021

Registration closes:  Friday, July 31, 2021 at 11:59 EDT

Show location:

Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery, Westfield Wheaton Mall

Lower Level Entrance 11

11160 Veirs Mill Road,

Wheaton, MD 20902 and online at

Registration Opens
Registration Closes
Art Drop-off
Opening Reception
Closing Reception
July 6
July 31
Aug 1-2
August 3-5
August 7
October 31

Eligibility:  All media are eligible. Artists must reside or have their studio in Montgomery County and provide proof of address. Artists must display their art for the duration of the show.


Registration: There is no fee to register. The link to the registration form is in the Prospectus.

Display Policy: The WAP Gallery reserves the right to determine what artwork will be exhibited based on size, medium, and content in an effort to maintain a diverse representation of local artists. Artists can exhibit from three to six works to occupy display space equivalent to three 24"x30" paintings. The gallery has a limited amount of counter/shelf space including locked glass cases for three dimensional work. All artwork must be display-ready. Art for hanging (framed and unframed) must be wired with eye hooks or D-rings and weight bearing wire. Unframed canvases must have their edges painted. Artwork that is not ready for hanging may not be accepted. Artists may sell prints from their own standard black rack with steel frame.


Monthly Fee & Other Responsibilities: All WAP Gallery artists are required to volunteer to staff the gallery for at least 9 hours each month and to pay a monthly fee of $25, due at drop-off and on the first of each month.

Art Drop-Off: All registrants will receive an email with a link to the gallery's page to reserve a time to deliver their art on August 1 & 2.

WAP Mission: The WAP Gallery’s purpose is to showcase Montgomery County artists and Wheaton's potential as an arts destination. The gallery is part of WAP’s mission to bring the community together with art at the annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival. Wheaton Arts Parade is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The WAP Gallery’s space is subsidized by Westfield Wheaton.

See the prospectus for full details.