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ArtWalk Dupont

ArtWalk Dupont

The Dupont Circle Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to announce ArtWalk Dupont.

This new to the BID event is a rebrand and expansion of First Friday Dupont, a program that was started by Dupont Circle Main Streets. ArtWalk Dupont takes place on the third Thursday of each month and features the Dupont Circle arts community, as well as BID businesses. This monthly event includes a gallery walk, live music, chalk art, and lots of fun. We hope you will join us on Thursday, May 19th as we celebrate the arts!

Participating Venues

1
ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
2129 S Street NW
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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. Washington Studio School (WSS) is pleased to present Susan Yanero: Paintings and Drawings, an exhibition of new work completed during the past two years of pandemic isolation by the D.C. artist and Washington Studio School founding faculty member. The exhibition invites viewers into Yanero’s vivid and highly impastoed world through more than 20 paintings and drawings of varying scales and will be on view from May 6 to July 1, 2022. To learn more about WSS, visit washingtonstudioschool.org

2
ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
9 Hillyer Ct NW
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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. In coordination with the special exhibition Invasion, Hillyer will host a spoken word event in response to the war in Ukraine. Hosted by local poet and musician, Chiereme Fortune, the event will invite poets to share poems about Russia’s attack on Ukraine and its implications. This program is free to the public and will take place from 7-8pm on Thursday, May 19th. Wine and refreshments will be served. Masks are recommended, but not required. For more information, call (202) 338-0680.

3
ArtWalk Hours: 5-6pm
2108 R St. NW
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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. Studio Gallery's current exhibitions include Crossings by Micheline Klagsbrun, Impact by Elizabeth Curren, Something Old, Something New by Carolee Jakes, A lineage of Three - Love, Joy, and Compassion by Suliman Abdullah, and Woven by Carol Rubin. For more information, head to: https://www.studiogallerydc.com

4
ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
1710 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 101
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Founded in 2022, The Greek Fashion Collective is designed to create community, support Greek owned businesses, and bring the Greek lifestyle to Washington, DC. The collective currently houses Laiik, a Greek footwear brand that was founded in 2017, and Modern Lusso, a lifestyle brand that originally launched in Greece. For May's ArtWalk Dupont, they have partnered with Artist Dany Green, an African American woman from the DC area who creates contemporary mosaics. On Thursday, May 19th they will be hosting a wine reception for her latest work. To learn more about Modern Lusso, visit https://www.shopmodernlusso.com; and Laiik, visit https://laiik.com

5
ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW
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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.

Their current exhibit is titled, “aVENues of connection blossom” and includes all new original work by Lea Craigie-Marshall, the Official Artist of the 2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival.

6
ArtWalk Hours: 5-7pm
1500 20th Street NW
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Food is a form of art and the FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Thursday Market is open every Thursday from 3-7pm along the 1900 block of Massachusetts Ave NW. The market features a lineup of 7 farmers and producers, offering everything from local fruits/vegetables to artisanal cheeses and prepared foods. For more information, head to: https://www.freshfarm.org/markets/dupont-circle-thurs

7
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 https://heurichhouse.org/

8
ArtWalk Hours: 6-8pm
1777 Church St NW
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KGP Design Studio is hosting a multimedia art exhibit titled “Aging With Edge” by Jeanne Batalova. Come to experience Augmented Reality (AR) in Arts! The exhibit blends the elements of visual art, storytelling, and AR to view aging as an empowering experience with the possibilities for new beginnings. Download a free phone app, Artivive, for your first AR in Arts experience. KGP Design Studio will be open from 6-8 pm (1777 Church Str, NW, Washington DC). To learn more, visit www.agingwithedge.com

9
ArtWalk Hours: 5-8pm
1300 17th St NW
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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

We are located throughout iconic Dupont Circle. There will be chalk art to guide you to each of the participating art organizations. There will also be public art activitation. A painter will be situated at Q Street Park and a musician will perform along the ArtWalk route.