Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit contemporary arts center located in the heart of the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.  It was founded in 1981 by noted artist and teacher, Helen C. Frederick, to provide a setting for artistic collaboration and dialogue.  Today, we continue to serve as a collaborative open studio and a hub for arts education and community engagement.  A place where tradition and innovation intersect, our facilities feature a papermill, printshop, letterpress studio, screenprint studio and darkroom, and a bindery.

Our Mission: To build communities that give life to printmaking, papermaking, and the book arts.  We believe that prints, handmade paper, and artist books are a source of inspiration; that experimentation leads to discovery; that collaboration leads to accessibility; that creativity is the cornerstone of the learning process.

Our Programs: Our mission is carried out through our 3 core program areas: Artist Development, Arts Education, and Community Engagement.  We play a critical role in the art world by:

  • hosting hundreds of artists-in-residence
  • developing outreach programs for students and the community
  • offering classes for artists of all levels
  • producing and publishing prints and artist books
  • curating exhibitions both locally and throughout the world
  • providing professional development programs for teachers