The Dog Days of August are upon us, but never fear! Art galleries, retailers, and historic houses will be open from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. for a free art walk around Dupont Circle this First Friday.
Art Jamz! Come paint the walls at Art Jamz. $10 includes one 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.
Heurich House Museum will be open for self-guided tours, so if you have never visited the Brewmaster’s Castle, it 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 solo shows by Melanie Gritzka de Villar, and Alexandra Chiou. Drinks sponsored by Dupont’s own Bier Baron. 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 on 20th or Florida). Visit www.hillyerartspace.org.
Loft is having a summer VIP party to with snacks and sips. Mention to staff that you are there for First Friday and you will receive a coupon for your next visit. Loft Dupont Circle is located at 1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW. This event runs through 9:00 p.m. Free!
Q Street Fine Art is featuring large painting by international artist Rafael Gallardo. We invite you to meet the artist and to discuss his unique vision and painting techniques. Visit the website at www.qstreetfineart.com. The Q Street Fine Art is located at 2015 Q Street, NW.
R Space Collection will feature new works by painter Timoteo Murphy, and graphic art by Mexican artist Armin Kuljis. Come experience the art and music of “your space at R Space.” R Space Collection is located at 2008 R Street, NW. Visit www.RSpaceDC.com.
Studio Gallery presents its summer All Members Exhibition, Rituals. In this exhibition, Studio Gallery artists create visual interpretations of the rituals that speak to them. Studio Gallery is an artist cooperative located at 2108 R Street NW. Visit www.studiogallerydc.com.
Take Five will be showing more of the Shakti Collection. Proceeds from the sales of these works done by global women artists will go to the Tahirih Justice Center supporting woman and girl immigrants in the DC Metro Region. The studio closes at 7:30pm so plan to come on the earlier side of the evening and you can catch a complimentary guided meditation class, have a snack and some wine or tea in the tea lounge. Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Ave. on the second floor. To find out more about Take Five Meditation, visit www.takefivemeditation.com.