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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Activism in Art Edition

Friday, May 16

Art Works Now - 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Art Works Now is hosting a Drink and Draw Hullabaloo Fundraiser. Join artists and educators Rushern Baker IV and Annie Rachel Wells for a night of fun and art. All proceeds will support Art Work’s Toddler Time Program. For a full description of this must go to event, click here.

The festivities will take place at 4800 Rhode Island Ave. in Hyattsville.

Saturday, May 17

Transformer - 6 p.m. to  8 p.m.

Transformer presents Float, an exhibition of sculpture and mixed media work of four emerging Jamaican artists. Join Transformer for the opening reception of this exhibition, which showcases works that redefine the physical and social boundaries assigned to them. To read more about this must see event, click here.

The exhibit will be shown at Art Museum of the Americas of the OAS Gallery 5 on the 2nd floor. The gallery is located at 201 18th Street, NW.

Project 4 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

You’ll need to take a minute to wait after visiting Float so why not stop by Project 4 and see their exhibit Wait. The new media exhibition presents video, sound, installation and performance works by four talented artists and conceived and curated by E. Jane.  For details on the artist and the exhibit, click here.

Project 4 Gallery is located at 1353 U St. NW, Suite 302.

Saturday and Sunday Open Studio Tours

Mid City Artists - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The artists of Mid City are holding an Open Studio Tour. On Saturday and Sunday join fellow art enthusiasts for a two-hour guided walking tour of 4 to 6 studios in Mid City. The tours are free and space is limited so sign up now! For more information about tours, click here.

The tours location will be based on reservation.

Passageways Artist Studios - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Passageways Artist Studios are having open studios this weekend. Stop by after your walking tour of Mid City and visit more local artists at work. For a list of participating artists, click here.

Passageways Artists Studio is located at 6001 66th Street, Riverdale, MD.

Sunday, May 18

SCRAP DC - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Join SCRAP DC in welcoming author Betsy Greer to celebrate her new anthology, Craftivism. This book launch and darning mini-workshop support the worldwide movement that functions at the intersection of craft and activism. So bring a piece of clothing to mend and join the movement! Details here.

Scrap DC is located at 3101 12th Street NE.

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter. Photo Credit: Glenn Fry demonstrates his printing method at a recent open studio. Photo credit: Luis Gomez.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Beam Me up Edition

Takoma Art Hop—  The festival will take place over the weekend as follows: Friday from 6-8 p.m. | Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Details can be found here.

Saturday, May 3

CHAW  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Annual Student Ceramic Sale will be held at Eastern Market.  Support future crafters and an annual neighborhood tradition. Details here.

Eastern Market is located at 225 Seventh Street SE

East DC Studio Tour 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

You know you’ve always wanted to peek into the private lives of local artists.  Artists include Kathryn McDonnell, Gail Vollrath, Zofie Land, Peter Harper and many more.  Details and map here.

The studio tour takes place in NE & SE DC.  See detailed map at link above.

SCRAP DC 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.       

SCRAP DC doesn’t just celebrate Earth Day, the organization seeks to reuse and recycle materials year round.  At the inaugural opening of their Re:Vision gallery, see a group exhibition by local artists who were required to incorporate 75% recycled materials into their work.  See artist list here.

SCRAP DC is located at 3101 12th Street NE in Brookland

art works gallery 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In Artist Imprint; A Family Story, Olivia Di Benigno tells the story of her Italian American heritage through delicately carved clay tiles. Full eexhibition description here.

art works gallery is located at 3711 Rhode Island Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD

The Fridge 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Local artist Ben Tolman, third place winner in the first annual EMULSION regional exhibition opens a solo exhibition at the Fridge.  His new work examines the absence of truth in our shared environment.  Details here.

The Fridge is located at 516½ 8th Street SE (rear)on Barrack Row

Spring Studio Tours (Save the Dates!)

May 10—  10th  Annual Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour

May 17-18—  Mid-City Artists Open Studios

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter. Photo Credit: New work from Ben Tolman.  Image courtesy of the artist

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Black & White Edition

Friday, April 25

Mount Rainier Better Block– 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mount Rainier’s Better Block Project kicks-off its third year of festivities featuring Lesole’s Dance Project, Urban Eats Arts and Music Café, Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio, Beloved Community Mosaics, artist Kenny George and Patrick McDonough’s Chard/Hops spot, a Hoop Jam by Noelle Powers to the body rollin’ tunes of BOOMscat, an open studio at Ani Kasten Ceramics, a pop-up exhibition by Krista Schlyer and family crafts with Community Forklift.  For a full description of this must go to event, click here.

The festivities will take place between Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street in Mount Rainier, MD

Saturday, April 26

39th Street Gallery 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Artist Eric Rhein will hold an artist talk at the gallery to discuss his current exhibition Natural World.  The subject matter of Rhein’s mixed media work is heavily influenced by his HIV positive status.  To read more about natural world, click here.

The 39th Street gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, second floor, Brentwood, MD

Capitol Hill Art League–  5 p.m. to  7 p.m.

The Capitol Hill Art League’s Black & White & In Between exhibition will showcase league member’s work in all media.  Juror Richard Dana will speak at 5:30 p. m. to discuss his selection and process.  For a list of selected artists, click here.

The CHAL exhibition is located at 545 Seventh Street SE at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Saturday Workshops

CHAW–  10 a.m. to  12 p.m.

Take a classic black and white photography workshop with wet-lab; all materials included.  Details here.

SCRAP DC–  11 a.m. to  3 p.m.

SCRAP DC will help you turn invasive plants into paper and ink; create your own botanica art! Details here.

Sunday, April 27

Washington Project for the Arts– 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

You can’t take it with you when leave— so goes the saying.  However, as an artist, you can make plans to make sure your artwork is cared for when you pass.  The WPA presents a workshop about estate planning geared towards preserving and cataloging artwork for probate purposes.  Details here.

The workshop will be held in the Capitol Skyline Hotel located at 10 I (eye) Street SW.

Spring Studio Tours (Save the Dates!)

May 3— East DC Open Studios & Takoma Art Hop

May 10—  10th  Annual Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour

May 17-18—  Mid-City Artists Open Studios

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter. Photo Credit: Stephanie Bianco.  Artist selected for the Capitol Hill Art League's Black & White & in Between juried exhibition.  Photo courtesy of the artist.