First Friday Art Walk around Dupont Circle

April 6, 2018 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The cherry trees are in full bloom and art galleries and historic houses are open from 6:00-8:00 around Dupont Circle for our First Friday Art Walk.  This self-guided tour is a fun way to explore fine art!

Join ArtJamz for their Cherry Blossom Mural Party where you can paint the walls with festive cherry blossom flowers. Our team of artists will add all the branches and trees beforehand so all you do is come, drink, paint flowers and make this the best Cherry Blossom Party ever. To participate, register online for the $15.00 First Friday Mural Jamz – Cherry Blossom Party Sessions. Tickets Include 1HR Graffiti Pass with unlimited access to paints and art materials and one drink (glass of house wine or beer).  Link:  ArtJamz is located at 1728 Connecticut Avenue, NW.


Heurich House Museum has a special exhibit called “Patriarch of Brewers: The Enduring Reputation of Christian Heurich;” beer available for purchase from Port City Brewing Company.  And Cherry Blossom Origami folding where guests are encouraged to make their own piece of origami art to help usher in the Cherry Blossom season joy!  The Heurich House Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Visit


Join IA&A at Hillyer Art Space for a solo exhibit by Tom Olson, the juried exhibition REVEALED, and The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors, presented in partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland and the Gamaraal Foundation. Hillyer Art Space is located in a carriage house at 9 Hillyer Court, NW (behind the Phillips Collection – through the alley on 21th Street between Q and R Streets, NW).  Visit

KPG Studios is hosting an art pop-up show with artist Pilar Jimenez from Colombia.  Her paintings are the culmination of complex thought and reflection, and represent a serene place where the mind is healed and calm and tranquility manifest themselves.  KGP Studios is located at 1777 Church Street, NW.


Q Street Fine Art is pleased to feature the art work of internationally known artist Rafael Gallardo who will present new colorful abstract oil works on canvas as well as display his collection of pen and ink drawings and poetry.  The sculptures of award-winning artist Guillermo Perdomo will also be on view.    Q Street Fine Art is located at 2015 Q Street, NW.  Visit


R Space Collection will feature artist Timoteo Murphy and Edmond Russell and their abstract portraits.  R Space Collection is located in a temporary pop-up space at 9 Dupont Circle, NW – in the Dupont Circle Resource Center – west side of Dupont Circle.  Visit


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

Studio Gallery is hosting Miriam Keeler, who celebrates those female artists whose creativity flourished well into their later years in her new exhibition A.G.E. Downstairs, Steven Marks and Joyce McCarten pair photographs and paintings in The Electric Conversation.  Studio Gallery is an artist coop located at 2108 R Street, NW or for more information.


Take Five Meditation will be featuring the paintings of Afghani artist Rahel Majidi, inspired by the restrictions she faced as a woman in her native land.  The art is free, but Take Five is offering two meditation classes to art walkers for $10 a class; $15 for both.  Come on the earlier side to enjoy Moving Meditation at 5:30pm, followed by Aromatherapy at 6:30pm with our amazing guide Rhiannon for the perfect way to decompress for the weekend. Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW; 2nd floor. To find out more, visit


Washington Studio School is showing paintings by Joey Kossow & Lee Newman.  There will be a discussion at 5:00 p.m. about the early days of the Washington Studio School; reception from 6:00-8:00.  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