First Friday Dupont: Art Walk

Friday, March 6, 2020; 6:00-8:00 p.m.

March is Women’s History Month.  Art galleries and museum spaces will be open from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a self-guided art walk around greater Dupont Circle during First Friday.

The Dupont Underground will be open with Free DC, championing statehood, featuring artist Chris Pyrate, muralist BlackLove, Howard university photography collective mAK Collective. LANCAR Ink will display video interviews based on the issues of statehood.  Open from 6:00-9:00 p.m. with a cash bar.  The Dupont Underground is located at 19 Dupont Circle – enter on the north side of Dupont Circle – back side of Starbucks, down the red entrance.


The Heurich House Museum first floor be open for guests to explore the family home of DC’s most successful brewer, Christian Heurich.  This Victorian palace of technology will offer local beer on tap and snacks available for purchase. The Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Visit


Join IA&A at Hillyer is celebrating Women’s History Month,with three solo exhibitions featuring Baltimore artists Emily Campbell: “Outliers;” Stephanie Garmey: “Pathways;” plus Renáta Fučíková from Prague, Czech Republic and her show “Beyond Kafka.”  March First Friday is sponsored by Mari Vanna.  IA&A at Hillyer is located at 9 Hillyer Court, NW – behind the Phillips Collection. Visit


KGP Design Studio is hosting a new multimedia art exhibit titled “Aging With Edge” by Jeanne Batalova and Ben Amare. The exhibit blends visual art, storytelling, and augmented reality elements to shift our understanding of aging from the beginning of the end to opening up the possibilities for new beginnings. Download a free phone app, Artivive, for the AR experience. KGP Design Studio is located at 1777 Church Street, NW;

The MEI Art Gallery is hosting “Keyword: Palestine II,” a silent auction of artworks donated by leading Arab and Palestinian artists to benefit The Institute for Palestine Studies-USA, a non-profit  research institute that analyzes and documents Palestinian affairs and the Arab–Israeli conflict. More than 60 artworks from artists ranging from Egypt to Iraq will be on view and for sale   The MEI is located at 1763 N Street NW;


National League of American Pen Women is hosting works by Pen Women members and painter Timoteo Murphy and his new series: “Touch Me.”  National League of American Pen Women is a membership organization dedicated to professionalized women in the arts.  NLAPW is located at 1701 N Street, NW.   Visit


The O Museum in The Mansion presents: “Rebirth. Transformation. Healing,” a new exhibition by southwest artist Thom “Tex” Wheeler. Meet the artist and view his unique pieces and as he calls “wall jewelry” that capture the essence of western culture — created from textured metals, stones, painted metal canvas and more.  O Museum in The Mansion is located at 2020 O Street, NW.


Q Street Fine Art will feature colorful, new art by the international painter Rafael Gallardo.  Also on exhibit will be the private collection of Barbara Bennett.  Included in this show will be works by Timoteo Murphy such as his well known and loved piece, “Heart of Gold”; an earlier work of local artist Fabiano Amin; “Building Scapes” by New York artist Peter Heywood; and a favorite artwork of Chinese artist Sulan Sun.   Q Street Fine Art is located at 2015 Q Street, NW.


Shop: Made in DC is showing an all-women’s exhibition, SHE DC. Activities will include illustrated draw + paint pages of powerful women by Violet Red Studio, and make your own buttons.  Shop: Made in DC hosts artists and makers from the District of Columbia; located at 1710 Connecticut Avenue, NW.


Studio Gallery presents three new exhibitions: Paint. Color. Texture. Nature. by Kathryn Camicia features abstract paintings inspired by world travel,  Art & Soul is an annual fundraiser for Studio Gallery and features a variety of works by members of the cooperative, and a New Members exhibition in our Garden Gallery, featuring Tara Barr, Davide Prete, Jane Kell, and Cheryl Bearss. Studio Gallery is an artist cooperative with over 45 working artists located at 2108 R Street NW. Visit for more information.


Washington Studio School is featuring Katie Pumphrey: Scribble Scrabbles; meet the atist at 5:30 to hear her lecture about her work.  The Washington Studio School is a gallery and school offering classes in fine art.  WSS is located at 2129 S Street, NW. Visit