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ArtWalk Dupont

ArtWalk Dupont

ArtWalk Dupont takes place on the third Thursday of each month and features the Dupont Circle arts community, as well as BID businesses. The monthly event includes a gallery walk, live performances, and public art activations.

We hope you will join us on Thursday, November 17th from 5-8pm as we celebrate the arts!

* This event is made possible in part by the Streets for People grant program under the DC Office of Planning. #DCStreetsForPeople 

Participating Venues

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ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
2129 S Street NW
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Join us during ArtWalk Dupont for the closing reception of Master Certificate Graduate Sharapat Kessler's show, Flights in Dreams and Reality. Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of gesture, collage, color and joy and create a work of your own. Open to the public. Masks required. WSS supplies the materials, you bring the creativity!

Washington Studio School (WSS) is a nonprofit studio arts organization in Washington, DC whose mission is to teach how to see and create through drawing, painting and sculpture. We offer classes, workshops, exhibitions, and programs to engage, connect and bring people together with a fresh approach to traditional studio art. To learn more about WSS, visit

ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
9 Hillyer Ct NW
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Artist Talk with Ric Gracia 

Third Thursday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.

On the Third Thursday in November, art walk participants will have a rare opportunity to meet Ric Garcia, one of our featured solo artists during the months of November and December. Garcia will lead a gallery discussion of his exhibition, Soy Yo—I’m Me. This talk is FREE to the public. Visit the exhibitions page to learn more about this artist. This program is organized in conjunction with Identity Formations, which features Ric Garcia, Muriel Hasbun, and Julio Valdez.

Wine and refreshments will be served. Masks are encouraged, but not required.

IA&A at Hillyer is International Arts & Artists’ contemporary art center based at our headquarters in Washington, DC. Committed to serving the public and supporting artists at all stages of their careers, Hillyer presents a series of exhibitions and programs that feature local, regional, and international artists. Founded in 2006, Hillyer continues to provide significant support to both local and international artists, as well as presenting programs that reach a broad audience and create a platform for dialogue. Masks are recommended, but not required. For more information, call (202) 338-0680.

ArtWalk Hours: 5-6pm
2108 R St. NW
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Studio Gallery's current exhibitions include Looking + Letting Go by Harriet Lesser, and Themes and Variations, a group photography show featuring 12 local artists. Artists featured in the photo show will be in attendance from 5-6 pm to greet ArtWalk visitors.

Studio Gallery is the longest running artist-owned gallery in Washington, DC. It features contemporary art in a wide variety of media by emerging and established artists. The Gallery was founded in 1956 by artist Jennie Lea Knight, whose work is in The National Gallery of Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Philips Collection, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. Studio Gallery is housed in an elegant town house located near Dupont Circle and Washington’s Embassy Row. The Gallery includes over 2300 square feet of exhibition space on two light-filled floors and a rear sculpture garden. Studio Gallery is active in area art celebrations, performances, and lectures. This continues the Gallery's focus on being a vibrant part of the community through outreach, teaching, internships, and public art exhibitions.

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ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
1600 21st St NW
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America’s First Museum of Modern Art

Founded by art collector and philanthropist Duncan Phillips in 1921, The Phillips Collection has been collecting modern and contemporary art for one hundred years. Duncan Phillips’s former home—and additions to it—in Washington’s historic Dupont Circle neighborhood provides a unique setting for the growing collection of over 5,000 works. Following Phillips’s unconventional approach to exhibitions, The Phillips Collection galleries are frequently rearranged to facilitate new conversations between artworks and fresh experiences for visitors.

In addition to presenting selections from the permanent collection and special exhibitions, The Phillips Collection also offers award-winning education and community engagement programs for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, including initiatives at its satellite campus Phillips@THEARC.

The Phillips Collection is a private, non-government museum, supported primarily by donations.

ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
1627 21st Street NW
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ADA Art Gallery has become a charm of Washington DC’s Gallery Row. We are an extension of ADA University's Art Program in the United States. At ADA Art Gallery, we promote cultural awareness, enhance knowledge about arts, connect artists and community, and facilitate inquiry and artistic expression.  

Built in 1900 and located just steps away from Dupont Circle and The Phillips Collection, our building is a marvel of old-world craftsmanship and contemporary design. Renovated in 2015 and spanning over two floors of our building, ADA Art Gallery regularly exhibits works by Azerbaijani and American artists. Visitors are exposed to rich heritage of Azerbaijani rugs decorating our floors, while also enjoying contemporary art and sculptures on display. 

Fall 2022 Exhibition at ADA Art Gallery features works by local artists Abol Bahadori, Claudia Cappella, Vugar Guliyev, and Chong Kang. A deep dive into human nature, a journey outside the limited realm of self and intellect, the expression of seeing inward as a process of discovery and transformation... the forms and colors by these artists create a narrative that resonates with our personal experiences.

ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
1710 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 101
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The newly opened Slow Down Market, a local, ethical fashion collaborative in North Dupont, is pleased to invite you to ArtWalk Dupont this Thursday for an evening of art, fashion, and culture. DC local brands Laiik, Tribute Collective and Candor Collab are excited to host Brooklyn artist Maria Madonna Constantinides of the akia shop, as well as other local artists. Refreshments and cocktails by Stray Dog Gin will be served! Come join us from 5-8p.m. on Thursday, October 20.

ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW
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Experience the new exhibit "COLORED." by photographer and DC native, Marvin Bowser. Bowser's work will premiere in the Gallery at The Ven on October 19 and stay up through November 19, 2022. The artist will be present and answering questions during October's ArtWalk.


It's about being Black in this country, this world, surviving, thriving, and finding beauty in a world that will eat you alive if you let it.

Celebrate the photography of Marvin Bowser in his first DC show, which includes images from the Black Lives Matter protests in Washington DC and Marvin’s travels throughout the African diaspora.

The Ven at Embassy Row is part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio and is in the heart of Dupont Circle at 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW. The recently renovated hotel offers an in-house Art Gallery featuring a rotation of artists.

ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
2001 S Street NW
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During ArtWalk Dupont on Thursday, November 17, stop by Dawson's Market for a culinary arts demonstration. One of Dawson's chefs will be demonstrating simple, creative and delicious holiday recipes. Grab a bite, recipe, and special offer for the ingredients needed to cook the dish at home.

ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
1307 New Hampshire Ave NW
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The Heurich House Museum is located on the historic home and grounds of DC’s largest brewer, Christian Heurich. Visit their biergarten, called 1921, which is open from 4-8pm and includes the opportunity to view an exhibition about the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. (1872-1956) called HOME/BREWED. 1921 has a rotating menu of local craft beers from DC breweries and beer brands, local craft batch cocktails, and Virginia wines. 1921 Biergarten and the HOME/BREWED exhibit is located in the Carriage House in the Heurich House Museum’s Castle Garden at 1307 New Hampshire Ave NW. Tours of the mansion are also available at 4 and 5:30pm through pre-registration on their website (no walk-ins at this time) and cost $10 per person. Proof of vaccination and masks are required in indoor spaces. For more information, visit

ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW
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Works by Adriana Carambia, Elina Carullo and Fernando Poggio

The Embassy of Argentine invites you to visit “Embodiment”, a group exhibition of three Argentinian artists Adriana Carambia, Elina Carullo and Fernando Poggio. Combining drawings, paintings and engraving pieces.

“It all starts with a mark, a drop on the paper, an unexpected stroke. Embodiment is a journey through the multiple possibilities of three contemporary creators and their sayings, that reveal that images can contain; in a metaphorical manner; concepts of: memory, territory and fragmentation.” writes Florencia Nieto

"Embodiment reflects the uncertainty of our times and is, in fact, an act of Recovery. An old phrase that goes like: …man is a foot sound, perhaps it is the painting, the materialization of his visions and is resisting the passage of time where his voice will never be silent.”

Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009


Thursday, November 17, 5 to 8 pm

ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
1763 N St. NW
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Join us for Dupont Circle’s Third Thursdays Art Walk on Thursday, November 17th which marks the MEI Art Gallery's last day for its More Than Your Eyes Can See: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World exhibition. Stop by to enjoy the exhibition on this final evening and catch the gallery tour at 6:30PM. All works are for sale, if interested please check with the MEI Art Gallery staff present.

Immerse yourself, one final time, in the compelling works of 15 photographers exploring a wide range of topics from the devastating effects of climate change to notions of public space, identity and LGBTQ communities. Employing genres from photojournalism to fine art photography, the artists personally reflect on the daily lived experiences of individuals in the Middle East today.

The exhibition is curated by Laila Abdul Hadi Jadallah and organized in partnership with Tribe, a non-profit publication and platform focused on documenting photography, film and video from the Arab world.

If you are interested in visiting the exhibition between now and November 17th, please make a timed appointment to visit the gallery or view the exhibition online on MEI's Arts and Culture page.

Artists: Mohammad Alfaraj (Saudi Arabia), Eman Ali (Oman), Amr Attamimi (Yemen), Zied Ben Romdhane (Tunisia), Imane Djamil (Morocco), Farah Foudeh (Jordan), Rula Halawani (Palestine), Yasmine Hatimi (Morocco), Samar Hazboun (Palestine), Amir Hazim (Iraq), M'hammed Kilito (Morocco), Seif Kousmate (Morocco), Fethi Sahraoui (Algeria), Najla Said (Egypt), and Ismail Zaidy (Morocco). 

This event is free and open to the public.

ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
1701 N Street
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The Pen Arts Gallery will be showing art works from distinguished Pen Women artists from across the United States that were juried into the League’s 50th Biennial Art Competition. Winning works have been selected and are noted. The show is eclectic in subject matter and mediums. These pieces are a representative sampling of the quality of the artwork that emanates from the nationally and internationally known artists of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc., a non profit organization that has been supporting professional women in the arts for 125 years. Local artist and Pen Arts Gallery curator, Timoteo Murphy, will be in attendance to answer questions.

How to Attend

ArtWalk Dupont is a free in-person event. To attend, participants can stop by any of the participating art galleries listed on the map above from 5-8pm on the third Thursday of each month. 

Where to Find Us

The gallery walk will take place at the above art organizations, which are situated throughout the Dupont Circle neighborhood. The Dupont Circle BID will be tabling in Q Street Park to answer any questions you may have and to guide you along the ArtWalk route.

Call for Artists

Are you an artist interested in participating in ArtWalk Dupont, but don't have a space to showcase your art work? We invite you to submit your portfolio for an opportunity to be featured in one of the Dupont Circle BID businesses or through a public art activation. Submit your work below.

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