Carpe Diem Arts develops, coordinates, and implements multigenerational and multicultural community events and arts outreach activities in the National Capital Region and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Our goal is to create opportunities for people of all ages and walks of life to participate in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Through creative partnerships, we impact diverse and under- resourced populations and support the livelihoods of master teaching and performing artists who represent a broad range of cultures and traditions. We promote the arts as a means of celebrating diversity and transcending differences, building hope and harmony, and unlocking human potential. Learn more
"Carpe Diem brings out the best in our community by making music, art, and celebration accessible to all of the people of Montgomery County and beyond. I cherish the exuberance, diversity and energy of the Carpe Diem community and am grateful that this remarkable organization is here for us through thick and thin."
~ U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin
Join us at an upcoming event! See our calendar for a complete listing.
Woodstock Back to the Garden, September 15
At the Oxford Community Center, Eastern Shore
A celebration of Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary. Featured artists include Walter Parks with Kentavius Jones, performing some of Richie Havens’ songs from his opening set at Woodstock. Chris Noyes will share Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock” song and favorite songs and anthems from Woodstock and the past five decades. The audience will be invited to join the featured performers in singing along on the choruses. Tickets are $20. Spend an afternoon reminiscing and celebrating one another.
Held at Oxford Community Center at 4 pm
Back to the Garden: A Tribute to Woodstock
October 12th, Silver Spring
Woodstock provided half a million people with music of many genres, across three days– outside. This time, during the year of its 50th anniversary, we focus on the songs from that seminal event, along with well-known American anthems that inspire hope for peace, justice, and unity, in one evening of rousing music you can sing along to – inside! From folk to rock-n-roll, the stellar line-up includes Walter Parks, who toured for nine years with Richie Havens; soulful rocker Kentavius Jones; Chris Noyes, the new glorious vocalist for Ocean Orchestra; WAMMIE-award winner singer-songwriter Lilo Gonzalez accompanied by the DC Labor Chorus; Brooke Parkhurst and Rowan Corbett (formerly of Carolina Chocolate Drops); and Downwire, a local band that promises to rock your socks off. Warm up your pipes and be prepared to join in on the grand finale.
Back to the Garden is a partnership between Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center and Carpe Diem. WOWD-LP is the official media sponsor of Back to the Garden.
Ticket prices vary from free (if you are under two years old and sitting on someone’s lap) to $5 for MC students to $20 for general public (reserved seating). October 12, 7:30pm, Montgomery College Cultural Center, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910