First Friday Dupont: Art Walk

Friday, February 1st from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Groundhog Day is just a day away, to predict six more weeks of winter in Dupont Circle at 8:00 a.m. this Saturday.  Gallery spaces will be open from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a self-guided art walk around greater Dupont Circle on First Friday.

Join ArtJamz for their Party like Banksy at our $15 Graffiti Night and get 1 hour of studio time to paint the wall plus 1 complimentary wine or beer. The lounge will be open for liquid inspiration and jamming tunes. Afterwards, purchase additional studio time and canvas and let your vision come to life off the wall. Link:  ArtJamz is located at 1728 Connecticut Avenue, NW.


Bloom is new on the list for First Friday.  This jewelry store is hosting artist Nicole Ida Fossi and her full figured drawings and prints, from her series Self-Reflection.  To learn more, visit  Bloom is located at 1719 Connecticut Avenue, NW.


The Embassy of Peru will be featuring “A Journey in Stone” by celebrated Peruvian lithographic artist SABRE.  The show is a 20 year retrospective of his body of work.  The Embassy of Peru is located at 1700 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.  Visit


The Heurich House Museum will pay homage to DC by our exhibit “HOME/BREWED: How the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. Witnessed DC History”, view paintings of Dupont Circle by local artists from Art Enables, and make a Valentine.  The museum will open its first floor from 6-8 pm.  The Heurich House Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Visit

IA&A at Hillyer will debut three new exhibitions, including solo presentations by Michael West’s Conversation Piece and Linday Hall’s Luscious and Pluscious sculptures from her Tubes and Sacks. IA&A at Hillyer is located in a carriage house at 9 Hillyer Court, NW – behind the Phillips Collection – suggested $8 contribution at the door. Visit


MIKO ART and the Mediterranean Way will be featuring art from Bolivian, Mexican, and American artists.  They invite you to join them for another special evening of diversity, art, wine tasting and more!  Mediterranean Way is located at 1717 Connecticut Avenue, NW.


National League of American Pen Women invite you to an enjoyable evening of art in one of Washington’s oldest arts organizations.  New, colorful and complex pieces by Karen Kirshner, an award-winning artist from New York will also be on display.  The Pen Arts Gallery is located at 1701 N Street NW (entrance on N Street, NW).


Q Street Fine Art will show the most recent, colorful paintings by international artist Rafael Gallardo. The artist will be available for discussion and comments about his work.  Also showing are the sculptures by Central American artist Guillermo Perdomo.  Q Street Fine Art is located at 2015 Q Street, NW.  Visit

Shop Made in DC will feature local art and things created by makers, such as apparel, ceramics, jewelry, candles, and a letter press – made right here in the District of Columbia.  Shop Made in DC is located at 1330 19th Street NW; visit


Studio Gallery presents Carte Blanche: Adah Rose Comes Home to Studio Gallery, an invitational exhibition featuring work by 19 hand-selected artists.  Studio Gallery is an artist co-op with 40 working artists, located at 2108 R Street, NW or for more information.


Take Five Meditation is in love with the Shakti collection, which is a celebration of color and beauty; net proceeds go to the Sitar Arts Center promoting the fine arts to children without access. Please join us on February 1st for an evening of meditation and art. Our guide Jeneen Piccuirro will be conducting a Gong Bath at 6:00 followed by Guided Visualization & Art at 7:00.  Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW; 2nd floor.  To learn more, visit


Washington Studio School is opening It’s Just Paint! by Carol Blum, the Master Certificate Graduation Exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture – as reviewed in the Washington Post last week. The Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S Street, NW. Visit