Before you head to the beach for the last swim of the summer, come out to First Friday from 6:00-8:00 and let the Labor Day traffic calm. Art galleries, retailers, and historic houses will be open for a free art walk around Dupont Circle this first Friday. Self-guided, so stop whenever you please!
Art Jamz! Come paint the walls at Art Jamz. $10 includes one hour of studio time and materials to paint the walls plus one complimentary drink! Art Jamz is located at 1728 Connecticut Avenue, NW. https://app.getoccasion.com/p/n/a1hs4sic.
Heurich House Museum will be open for self-guided tours of this deoractive-arts palace, and retail pop-ups from The Neighborgoods and D for Dolls will be in the solarium. If you have never visited the Brewmaster’s Castle, it is not to be missed. The Heurich House Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Visit www.heurichhouse.org.
Join Hillyer Art Space for the opening of their exhibition “URBAN MAPPING: PUBLIC SPACE THROUGH THE LENS OF CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ARTISTS” curated by Gohar Dashti. Featuring photography and video installations, this exhibition examines the concept of “Public Space” from the viewpoint of the artist. Featured Artists: Saba Alizadeh, Raoof Dashti, Arash Fayez, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Rana Javadi, Mehran Mohajer, Siavash Naghshbandi, Hamed Noori, Behnam Sadighi, and Medhi Vosoughnia. The exhibition is co-hosted by Aftab Committee, a nonprofit that supports Iranian-American artists and their works. Hillyer Art Space is located at 9 Hillyer Court, NW (behind the Phillips Collection – through the alley on 20th or Florida). Visit www.hillyerartspace.org.
Q Street Fine Art will be featuring six new paintings by Rafael Gallardo as well as other of his works from the collection. The artist will be at the gallery to answer any questions and to explain his use of line and color. The Q Street Fine Art is located at 2015 Q Street, NW. Visit the website at www.qstreetfineart.com.
R Space Collection will feature new works by painter Timoteo Murphy, and graphic art by Mexican artist Armin Kuljis. Come experience the art and music of “your space at R Space.” R Space Collection is located at 2008 R Street, NW. Visit www.RSpaceDC.com.
Studio Gallery presents Dissent, a new series of photographs by Lisa Allen, capturing the spirit of democracy in action. Downstairs, Chris Corson’s figurative sculpture and Freda Lee-McCann’s peaceful, calligraphic landscapes create a serene and thought-provoking exhibition. Studio Gallery is an artist cooperative located at 2108 R Street NW. Visit www.studiogallerydc.com.
Swann Street Gallery is featuring paintings and sculpture by midcentury artist Robert E. Kuhn. Music all night by Denny Toyy Jazz trio, featuring jazz harmonicaist Denny Toyy, renowned jazz guitarist Royce Campbell playing guitar and legendary bassist Steve Novsel. Swann Street Gallery is located at 1767 Swann Street, NW. Visit www.swannstgallery.com.
Take Five Meditation will be featuring the art of our meditation guide Jeneen Piccuirro this coming First Friday. Start your weekend off with beautiful art, some refreshment and meditation at 1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW on the second floor. To find out more about Take Five Meditation, visit www.takefivemeditation.com.
Washington Studio School is hosting a reception for the Annual Juried Student Show. The show is juried by Juliana Netschert, gallery director at Marsha Mateyka Gallery. You can sign up for art classes at the Washington Studio School too! The Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S Street, NW. Visit www.washingtonstudioschool.org.