First Friday Art Walk in Dupont Circle – Friday, April 7, 2017

First Friday Art Walk in Dupont Circle – Friday, April 7, 2017

April showers have passed, and galleries, retailers, embassies, and historic houses will be open from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. for the First Friday art walk around Dupont Circle.

Alex Gallery is showing Lithuanian Master Vytautus Valius: paintings, 1980-2003. Gallery A is featuring artists from France, Poland, and USA. Alex Gallery and Gallery A are located at 2106 R Street, NW; visit www.alexgalleries.com.

Art Jamz! Come get your Banksy on and paint the walls in our Dupont studio. $10 includes 1 hour of studio time and materials to paint the walls plus one complimentary drink!  Art Jamz is located at 1728 Connecticut Avenue, NW.  https://app.getoccasion.com/p/n/a1hs4sic.

Dupont Underground will be open for the first time during First Friday for the Workspace Residency solo show. Please visit their new exhibit, The Wind That Blows is All That Anyone Knows, and meet the artist, Eric Dickson. You can enter at 1500 19th St NW (beside Starbucks).

Heurich House Museum will be open for self-guided tours, with pop-up shops from Pin Up Preserves and Melissa Lew Jewelry.  If you have never visited the Brewmaster’s Castle, this house filled with decorative arts and Victorian technology, is not to be missed. The Heurich House Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW.  Visit www.heurichhouse.org. 

Hillyer Art Space is featuring Zoe Linn Jarvis, Bonnie Crawford Kotula, and Judith Pratt.  Hillyer Art Space is one of Dupont’s largest galleries open from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.  Hillyer Art Space is located at 9 Hillyer Court, NW (behind the Phillips Collection – through the alley).  Visit www.hillyerartspace.org.

Embassy of Peru will be open special for an art exhibition “Timeless Huacas” by Costa Rican artist Marite VIdales.  The Embassy of Peru is located at 1700 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.  Visit www.embassyofperu.org.

Marsha Mateyka Gallery features a selection of paintings by Gene Davis, sculpture by Jae Ko, photographs by Athena Tacha and Susan Eder/Craig Dennis and drawings by Nancy Wolf and William T. Wiley.  Gallery is located at 2012 R Street,, NW.  Visit www.marshamateykagallery.com.

Q Street Fine Art is pleased to continue to feature new works by international artist Rafael Gallardo.  We invite you to meet the artist and to discuss his unique and interesting painting techniques and applications.  Visit our website at www.qstreetfineart.com. The Q Street Fine Art is located at 2015 Q Street, NW.

R Space Collection is an innovative venue created to promote, spread, and preserve local and international art of all genres. Join noted DC artist Timoteo Murphy to view his range of works in this Victorian row house owed by Yigal Rappaport.  R Space Collection is located at 2008 R Street, NW; visit www.RSpaceDC.com.

Studio Gallery is featuring artists Chris Chernow and Abigail Maxey includes artwork inspired by brain imaging technology. Downstairs, Harriet Lesser and Elizabeth Curren are showing mono-prints. Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R Street NW. Visit www.studiogallerydc.com

Swann Street Gallery is featuring exclusive works by midcentury artist Robert E. Kuhn and his sculpture and paintings.  Come for live harmonica jazz by Denny Toyy Trio.  Swann Street Gallery is located at 1767 Swann Street, NW.  Visit www.swannstgallery.com.

Take Five Meditation will be featuring the art of local artist Eleanor Kotlarik Wang as she explores the meditative elements of tai chi.  Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Ave. on the second floor. To find out more about meditation, visit www.takefivemeditation.com.

Washington Studio School is showing Brian Kelley’s paintings, prints, and drawings. You can sign up for fine art classes at the Washington Studio School too!  The Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S Street, NW. Visit www.washingtonstudioschool.org.