Georgetown ARTS 2012

February 10, 2012

Looking to do something festive this President’s Day weekend? Skip the sea of crowds at the monuments and, instead, celebrate the holiday with the Citizen’s Association of Georgetown at the third annual Georgetown ARTS show, hosted at the House of Sweden.

This year’s show is free and open to the public and features a variety of works (including oil, acrylic, watercolor, prints, sculpture, photography and mixed media) from 27 emerging and established Georgetown artists.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 16from 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Following Thursday’s reception, Georgetown ARTS 2012 will be open daily Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Throughout the long weekend, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the participating artists, purchase works of art (prices for most pieces range from the hundreds to the thousands) and participate in three artist-led demonstrations, including courses in charcoal (led by Robin Hill), watercolor (led by Camilla Bozzoli) and oil painting (led by Edward “Bear” Miller).

Established in 2010 by the Citizen’s Association of Georgetown, Georgetown ARTS was initially organized to promote, reveal and foster Georgetown’s community of artists.

“One of the benefits of this program is the growing awareness for–and support of–artists in the ‘village’ of Georgetown,” said Shaun Murphy, a participating artist in the show and member of the Citizen’s Association of Georgetown’s Art Show Committee.

“All of the Georgetown ARTS planners and organizers are the participating artists and everyone comes together to staff the show, pass out publicity materials, approach sponsors, and get to know each other and each other’s work. They trade professional tips on such matters as paint sources and framers and they build friendships. For working artists, Georgetown may not yet be Montmartre, but give it time!”

House of Sweden is located at 2900 K St NW, Washington, D.C. For more information on Georgetown ARTS 2012, visit the Citizen’s Association of Georgetown’s website at http://www.cagtown.org/.

- Rachel Nania