Bethesda is one of the most renowned communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, is known as a great destination for ethnic restaurants, boutiques, home décor shops, artistic and trendy hot spots and prime real estate. Additionally, as home of the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine and the National Naval Medical Center, it is one of the leading biomedical research centers.
From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Art and Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. Unique galleries and public art fill the streets. The Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc.