First Friday Dupont: Art Walk

Friday, August 2nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The dog days of summer are almost upon us.  But, gallery spaces will be open from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a self-guided art walk around greater Dupont Circle during First Friday.

Alex Gallery is hosting a new exhibit, “From Unknown to Auction House: Success Stories from the Gallery Collection.” Alex Gallery and Gallery A are located at 2106 R St NW. Visit


Darlington House is showing “Original Rock Photography” by Ted Russell, Gered Mankowitz, David Ghar, and others.  Enjoy complimentary Froze (frozen rose) while looking at art.  Join Darlington House at the bar from 6:00-8:00 pm at 1610 20th Street, NW.


The Heurich House Museum will be open for International Beer Appreciation Day! Prohibition expert Garrett Peck will talk about the history of DC beer, and main floor of the house will be open for self-guided tours.  Local beer will be on tap and snacks will be available for purchase. The Heurich House Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Visit

IA&A at Hillyer is featuring solo exhibitions by Christopher Kojzar and Emily Fussner, and a group exhibition “Starting from the Island: Contemporary Art from Taiwan,” presented in partnership with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. and Art Bank Taiwan.  First Friday is sponsored by Trader Joe’s.  IA&A at Hillyer is located at 9 Hillyer Court, NW. Visit


National League of American Pen Women will be featuring works from legendary sculptor Vinnie Ream and a tour of the public rooms of the mansion. Also see works by famous photographer Judy Bingman and award winning painter Karen Kirshner, Susanne Schuenke, Noy Davis, and Johneé Wilson.  The NLAPW is located at 1300 17th Street, NW (up the staircase).  Visit


Shop Made in DC features 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 its latest group exhibition, “Me and My Shadow.” For this exhibition, all members of the artist cooperative have submitted a piece that reflects on their inner landscape – not necessarily self-portraits, but self-expression. Studio Gallery is an arts cooperative with 40 working artists located at 2108 R Street, NW or for more information.


Join Take Five Meditation for an evening of meditation and art.  From 6:00-7:00 enjoy the Mantras and Mudras class with guide Whitney ($10 for Art Walkers) and then from 7:00-8:00, meet artist Naomi Christianson, who can answer all of your questions about her sensational paintings, and see her fall clothing collection of funky god and goddess threads.  Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW; 2nd floor.  To learn more, visit


Washington Studio School will provide drawing materials for you to add your self-portrait to their on-going participatory exhibition, “See and Be Seen: DC!” The show features over 75+ self-portraits celebrating the artistic and cultural diversity of the District of Columbia. The Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S Street, NW. Visit