First Friday Dupont: Art Walk

December 1, 2017 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The holidays are approaching, and what better way to get inspired than to look at fine art.  Gallery spaces will be open late for a self-guided walk around Dupont Circle this First Friday to visit art galleries, embassies, retailers, and historic houses from 6:00-8:00 (and some later).

Alex Gallery is featuring “Pompeii Images,” drawings and prints by Norwegian artist Ulf Nielsen, and Gallery A is hosting artists from France, Poland, Peru, and the U.S.  Alex Gallery and Gallery A are located at 2106 R Street, NW; visit www.alexgalleries.com.

ArtJamz! Come paint the walls at ArtJamz; $15 includes one hour of studio time and materials to paint the walls plus one complimentary drink!  ArtJamz is located at 1728 Connecticut Avenue, NW.  https://app.getoccasion.com/p/n/a1hs4sic.

Gallery 2112 will be featuring paintings by Washington DC artists Manon Cleary and Kenneth Victor Young, along with a mix of abstract sculpture and paintings from the 1960s and ‘70s.  Gallery 2112 is located at 2112 R ST NW. Visit www.gallery2112.com.

Heurich House Museum will charge $10 to visit 35 vendors for its annual German Christmas Market from 4:00-9:00 this First Friday (open Saturday and Sunday too).  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 IA&A at Hillyer Art Space for two solo exhibitions featuring Katherine Akey and Lloyd Kofi Foster and the group exhibition “Immigration in Ibero-America,” presented by the Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association (AACIA).  Hillyer Art Space is located at 9 Hillyer Court, NW (behind the Phillips Collection – through the alley on 20th Street or Florida Avenue, NW).  Visit www.hillyerartspace.org.

Q Street Fine Art is pleased to announce a new exhibit by Master Costa Rican artist Rafa Fernandez, a major figure in Latin American magical realism.  And new paintings by Rafael Gallardo, the principal artist at Q Street Fine Art will be on display. Q Street Fine Art is located at 2015 Q Street NW and is open daily from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM.  Visit www.qstreetfineart.com.

R Space Collection will feature new works by painter Timoteo Murphy, modern paintings by Songmi, 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.

Shop Made in DC will feature Shrubs District tasting, plus art, apparel, ceramics, jewelry, candles, and a letter and screen press.  Perfect gifts for the holidays – made right here in the District of Columbia.  Shop Made in DC is located at 1330 19th Street NW; visit www.shopmadeindc.com.

Studio Gallery presents Common Ground, an exhibition of works by over twenty artists, focusing on areas of connection and unity in a polarized time. This collection reflects a variety of mediums and styles, and reflects the importance of diversity in all things. 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 harmonists 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 offering an evening of free meditation classes, an artist’s talk and art for sale. Begin the evening with Moving Meditation (5:15 pm) and Aromatherapy (6:00 pm) taught by our guide Rhiannon.  Then from 6:45-8:30pm, enjoy a combined Artist’s talk by our featured artist Jeneen Piccuirro and a sample of her famous Sound Healing meditation.  JRINK will also be here with a variety of juice samples featuring a lot of their new flavors.  Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW; 2nd floor. To find out more, visit www.takefivemeditation.com.

Washington Studio School is opening The Secret Life of Things:  Contemporary Still Life Paintings. 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.