First Friday Art Walk around Dupont Circle

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The Dog Days of August are upon us.  Come explore art galleries, embassies, and historic houses open from 6:00-8:00 for a self-guided art walk around galleries spaces in greater Dupont Circle.  This art walk is a fun way to explore fine art and decorative arts!  Free!

Alex Gallery will be open showcasing international art.  And downstairs, Gallery A will be featuring international painters from Belgium, Finland, France, Lithuania, Peru, Poland, and the U.S.  Alex Gallery and Gallery A are located at 2106 R St NW. Visit

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.

Church of the Pilgrims’ Gallery is having the closing party for Postcards from the Border, an exhibition about US-Mexico border issues by Nancy Arbuthnot.  These twenty, 4×6 meditations in word and watercolor sketches are mounted against a “border wall” of metal grills, grates, and rusted rings. The Church of the Pilgrims Gallery is located at 22nd and P Streets, NW.

The Dupont Circle Resource Center is hosting a consortium of artists from Bolivia: Armin Kuljis, Mamani Mamani, and Leo Calisaya, to celebrate Bolivia’s Independence Day on August 6th.  The Dupont Circle Resource Center is located at 9 Dupont Circle, NW – on the west side of Dupont Circle in a one-story brick building.

Heurich House Museum will be open for self-guided tours, this month’s featured brewery, Denizens Brewing Co, cooling off in the Castle Garden with a kiddie pool and misting station, and completing summer themed coloring book pages. The “Art of Beer” will be in the Carriage House Gallery, featuring works from prominent local artists and their craft beer designs. The Heurich House Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Visit

Join IA&A at Hillyer is hosting solo exhibitions by Damon Arhos and Rex (Alexandra) Delafkaran, and the group exhibition “Under Another Roof” featuring Marina Buening, Kristien De Neve, Anita Guerra, and Maria Korporal. IA&A at Hillyer is the largest gallery space in Dupont Circle, and is located in a carriage house at 9 Hillyer Court, NW – behind the Phillips Collection – suggested $8 contribution at the door. Visit

Join the Korean Cultural Center for the opening of Expanding Spacetime, featuring works by Chae Eun Rhee and Sky Kim, whose vivid and evocative paintings ask viewers to imagine how mind and body transcend the constraints of time and space.  Doors open at 5:30 pm the program starts at 6:00 pm, including artist talks, Korean refreshment, and one complimentary wine per person. Visit the Korean Cultural Center at 2370 Massachusetts Avenue, NW or

Q Street Fine Art is pleased to host a reception and art show of the most recent and newest paintings and drawings by the international artist Rafael Gallardo. The artist is available at the event 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 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 showing No Context, Studio Gallery’s Summer All Members Exhibition, interpretation is left entirely to the viewer, unencumbered by titles, artists’ statements, and the like. We invite viewers to return to a simpler world, one in which the art does not need to justify itself and the visual experience is king. Studio Gallery is an artist coop located at 2108 R Street, NW or for more information. 

Take Five Meditation will host Flow, to combine our newest artist Josephel-Padraig Normile’s installation.  At 6:00 – 7:00: Aromatherapy with guide Rhiannon; 7:00 – 7:30: guest talk from Beth Lindley on the benefits of Doterra Oils.  All First Friday Art Walkers can attend Rhiannon’s special hour-long class for $10. The guest talk is free to all.  Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW; 2nd floor.  To learn more, visit

Washington Studio School is hosting an exhibit organized in partnership with Day Eight and includes never before displayed items provided by architect Steven Spurlock, who worked with Rockne Kerbs and Sam Gilliam for more than 20 years.  The Washington Studio School offers classes to the public and is located at 2129 S Street, NW. Visit