With the support of the Glen Echo Park Partnership for the Arts and Culture

The Art Deco Society celebrated its 40th Anniversary in style at the fabulous Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom. Attendees enjoyed dancing to premier musicians with the Con Brio Five Piece Ensemble playing music from the 1920-30's period. The afternoon included a program looking back at four decades of accomplishments plus a look at how the Art Deco Society continues to find creative and engaging ways to preserve, educate, and celebrate the many aspects of this fabulous period. Everyone looked splendid in their Black Tie & Vintage dress and spent a fabulous fall afternoon with food, dancing, sharing memories and celebrating the Art Deco Society of Washington.

Photo Courtesy of the Glen Echo Park Partnership for the Arts and Culture

40th anniversary celebration photos

Thank you to Eamonn Knights for serving as our intrepid photographer!

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The program was offered in cooperation with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for the Arts and Culture. The Mediterranean Art Deco Spanish Ballroom is on the National Register of Historic Places and part of Glen Echo National Park, a wonderfully restored campus complete with a carousel and multiple buildings of the Art Deco and other eras now re-purposed for public arts and education uses. All may be visited at various times of the year. 

About the Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom

con brio!

We were delighted to have Con Brio! to the program line-up.  The ensemble played traditional ballroom musical selections from the 1920s and 1930s for everyone's dancing and listening pleasure.

About Con Brio! Ensembles

corporate sponsorship

The Art Deco Society of Washington is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Founded in 1982, we preserve and celebrate the era's architectural and cultural achievements. Anchored by nearly 300 active members and 2,000 contacts, ADSW has grown over 50% and presented over 30 programs since 2018. Please help us meet the demands of historic preservation and our programing and educational outreach. We welcome your contributions to support our mission to preserve, educate and celebrate! 

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