First Friday Art Walk in Dupont Circle

This Friday, July 7th promises to be extra special – even after all the picnics and fireworks!  Art galleries, retailers, embassies, and historic houses will be open from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. for a free art walk.

Alex Gallery is showing Lithuanian Master Vytautus Valius: paintings, 1980-2003. Gallery A located on the lower level and is featuring artists from France, Poland, and USA. Alex Gallery and Gallery A are located at 2106 R Street, NW; visit www.alexgalleries.com. 

Art Jamz! Come get your Banksy on and 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.

The Embassy of Peru and the National Museum of the American Indian and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru (MINCETUR), are pleased to present Kaypi Peru 2017, photographs that highlight the rich and diverse cultural heritage and the traditional arts of that South American nation. The Embassy of Peru is located at 1700 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.  Visit www.embassyofperu.org.

Heurich House Museum will be open an art exhibit by artist Mike Van Hall and pop-up shops from Meekly Yours cards and Aurora Bath and Jewelry.  The house will be open for self-guided tours, so 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.

Hillyer Art Space is featuring solo shows by Julia Kwon, Jessica Burnham, and Gloria Duan.  Hillyer Art Space is one of Dupont’s largest galleries open from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.  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.

Loft is having a summer VIP party to with snacks and sips.  Mention to staff that you are there for First Friday and you will receive a coupon for your next visit.  Loft Dupont Circle is located at 1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW.  This event runs through 9:00 p.m.

Q Street Fine Art is featuring large painting by international artist Rafael Gallardo.  We invite you to meet the artist and to discuss his unique vision and painting techniques.  Visit the website at www.qstreetfineart.com. The Q Street Fine Art is located at 2015 Q Street, NW.

R Space Collection will feature new work by Timoteo Murphy and his large canvases that make a political statement, 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 is showing paintings by Thierry Guillemin, Gary Anthes, and Suzanne Goldberg.  Studio Gallery is an artist cooperative located at 2108 R Street NW. Visit www.studiogallerydc.com. 

Take Five will be showing more of the Shakti Collection.  Proceeds from the sales of these works done by global women artists will go to the Tahirih Justice Center supporting woman and girl immigrants in the DC Metro Region.  The studio closes at 7:30pm so plan to come on the earlier side of the evening and you can catch a complimentary guided meditation class, have a snack and some wine or tea in the tea lounge.  Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Ave. on the second floor. To find out more about Take Five Meditation, visit www.takefivemeditation.com. 

Washington Studio School is hosting the Extended Portrait Project. Join them for an interactive drawing experience of self-portraits.  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.