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Monday, June 20th

Class Acts Arts, Inc., a nonprofit, arts education outreach organization serving the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan area, is proud to announce its new name: Artivate, Inc.  After more than 20 years of bringing the arts to schools and communities as Class Acts Arts, the organization embarked on a rebranding project this spring to rejuvenate its brand and better connect with audiences.

Tuesday, May 10th

Class Acts Arts moved into our new office space on April 22nd. 

Our NEW address is:

8455 Colesville Rd. Suite 202

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Wednesday, March 23rd

Roll Over Beethoven @ The Fillmore

A Concert Featuring Cello Fury

                With Christylez Bacon & Wytold

                                And Special Guests the School of Rock Silver Spring House Band


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Doors open @ 7pm. Show starts @ 7:30pm


General club admission $35. Premium seating $50. Students $15


The Fillmore Silver Spring

8656 Colesville Road

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Just a short walk from the Silver Spring Metro



A Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District Event


Proceeds to benefit Class Acts Arts’ Arts Education Programming

Thursday, September 10th

Class Acts Arts Annual Gala "Art Inspires" Tickets on Sale Now!

Honorees: Joan Burns & Jeanne Simon

Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Plaza

Thursday, October 15th, 7pm to 10pm

All proceeds benefit Class Acts Arts

To Purchase Tickets, Please Follow this Link




Sunday, February 8th

Class Acts ROCKS! @ The Fillmore Silver Spring

Class Acts Arts artists Cello Fury from Pittsbugh and DC native Christylez Bacon with Wytold Lebing will bring their extraordinary sound to the hottest stage in the DC area! Join us at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Wednesday, March 25. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show begins at 7:30pm.

Do not miss this unique event! Tickets go on sale Monday, February 9th. Trendsetter tickets for $25 available for a limited time!

Tuesday, October 7th

Join Class Acts Arts in celebrating 20 years of Cultural Arts programming and those that have made it possible:


Ms Priscilla Peterson, MCCPTA Cultural Arts Chair

and The Maret School of Washington DC

Tuesday, September 9th

Cantare will bring their interactive cultural arts programming to the stage for the Silver Spring Maker Faire this Sunday, September 14. Stop by the Veterans Plaza stage from 12:30 to 1:30 and then enjoy the rest of the faire! 

For more information on the Silver Spring Maker Faire, click HERE

Through their performance, Cantare will encourage all to sing and dance on this Latin American tour exploring the Indigenous, European and African cultures that shape its music. Share Cantaré’s captivating Spanish and Portuguese songs and rhythms and experience fascinating instruments - donkey jaw, goat toenail rattle and armadillo shell guitar. Themed programs include Carnaval, Navidad, Rainforest, Native American Roots and Latin American Folktales). Performance highlights include National Museum of Women in the Arts, Kennedy Center, Strathmore, Smithsonian Discovery Theater and Wolf Trap.

The Washington Area Music Association nominated Cantaré 7 times for Best Children’s Group or Best Latin Group, and Cecilia Esquivel 5 times for Best Latino Vocalist. She received the WAMMIE award in 2004, 2007 and 2008. Cantaré is a 2006 Parents’ Choice Recommended award winner for their CD, Al Agua Pato. A larger ensemble is also available. Winter discount.

Wednesday, September 3rd

Class Acts Arts begins a year-long celebration of the arts in education and artists in the community. The celebration kicks off on Thursday, October 16 at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Proceeds from the event benefit the Class Acts Arts educational outreach programming.

Monday, June 30th

Host Laurie Edberg interviews Class Acts Arts Executive Director James Modrick on BEHIND THE CURTAIN, a YouTube show about the arts and arts organizations in Montgomery County, MD.

Friday, May 30th

On Saturday May, 17, Class Acts Arts Founder, Busy Graham, was recognized for her efforts to increase the funding for visiting performer and artist-in-residence programs in Talbot County schools.

Wednesday, May 14th

Class Acts Arts joins the Commonweal Foundation for a fourth year of bringing arts programming to summer camps for children and youth from low-income minority households in Montgomery and Prince Georges’ County.

Wednesday, April 30th

The Gazette shines a spotlight on our very own Project Youth ArtReach today: 

Monday, April 21st

Grant to support Project Youth ArtReach, an arts-in-corrections project

Wednesday, April 16th

Tuesday, April 29 Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 5th

an arts early childhood development program

Monday, August 12th

Get involved in your PTA, make a difference for all children...

Tuesday, June 25th

Welcome to Summer Vacation, Students and Parents! Here's a challenge from Class Acts Arts -- explore some of these summer concerts, workshops and more to keep learning and enjoying the arts during the coming months.

Monday, May 6th

A conversation between Class Acts Arts artist Karim Nagi and Executive Director James E. Modrick highlights the important role of the arts to create bridges of cultural understanding.

Wednesday, March 27th

On Wednesday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m., the mural “Flower Dreams” will be unveiled in the heart of the Long Branch neighborhood, a vibrant ethnic cultural center. Mural created by Project Youth ArtReach of Class Acts Arts.