Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. provides community-based arts & entertainment programming at Silver Spring's Civic Building & Veterans Plaza
SSTCI has been created to assure dynamic programming of the community space--the Silver Spring Civic Building & Veterans Plaza, serving the diverse needs of the Silver Spring community.
Among our signature programming events are: the Silver Spring Blues Festival, the Plaza Performances at the Silver Spring Civic Building, and the Tribute to America's Veterans Concert.
The mission of the SSTCI is to provide a vibrant, inclusive and engaging community gathering place that enriches the lives of residents of the Greater Silver Spring area.
Embracing the racial and cultural diversity of the region, the organization educates, entertains, inspires and involves people and encourages and supports the building of a creative, compassionate and caring community. SSTCI has identified its values to include ethics and accountability; inclusiveness; responsiveness; decisiveness; strategic thinking; and creativity.
The vision of the SSTCI is to build community in Silver Spring by creating a creative environment in the Town Center that is open, welcoming, and safe for all and that reflects the interests and needs of the community; to inspire and uplift residents of the Silver Spring area by planning, providing and arranging positive, energetic programming that is interesting, educational and entertaining; to promote cross-community and cross-cultural understanding by embracing racial and cultural diversity; to encourage and support the arts by providing a dynamic, visual focal point in the community, by making local art more widely accessible to the community, and by promoting the arts and entertainment district; to foster civic engagement by providing a forum for active dialogue around issues that affect the community; to assist the County Government in marketing and promoting the programs and services provided in the facility and reach out to and involve all segments of the population; and to marshal, manage and maintain the available resources effectively, efficiently and collaboratively so as to assure the long term viability and stability of SSTCI as a vital community institution.