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