First Friday Art Walk around Dupont Circle

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Art galleries, embassies, and historic houses will be open from 6:00-8:00 pm for the First Friday Art Walk around greater Dupont Circle.  This self-guided art walk is a fun way to explore fine art and decorate arts.  Most locations are free.

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 hosting Postcards from the Border, a compelling new 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 Embassy of Peru is honored to present one of the most representative Peruvian painters of the last decades, Enrique Polanco, who will exhibit his pictorial work for the first time in the United States capital. The paintings that make up the exhibition are, in turn, a tribute to the Peruvian photographer Martín Chambi, considered an icon of Peruvian culture.  The Embassy of Peru is located at 1701 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.  Visit

Gallery 2112 is pleased to exhibit works by local artist Noche Crist (1909-2004). This is the first exhibition of the Romanian artist since her retrospective at the American University Museum Katzen Arts Center in 2008.   Works on display span Crist’s long career and include prints, paintings and sculptures.  Gallery 2112 is located at 2112 R Street, NW.  For more information contact

The Heurich House Museum will open its first floor from 6-8 pm. Grab a beer from this month’s sponsor brewery while exploring decorative arts and shopping local makers Langdon Wood Syrup and Bicycle Trash. Then grab some paper and glue to create a Father’s Day card inspired by the Heurich House Museum. The Heurich House Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Visit

Join IA&A at Hillyer opening of three new solo exhibitions featuring Georgia Saxelby, Gayle Friedman, and Olivia Tripp Morrow.  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. Visit

The Korean Cultural Center presents Artistic Records, a new group exhibition featuring painting and sculpture works by four contemporary Korean artists: Erin Chon, Doo Hee Chung, Hyun Jung Kim and Jae Young Park, whose striking and intimate art serves as a record of personal experiences and key moments in life.  Doors open at 5:30 pm the program starts at 6:00 pm, including artist talks, Korean refreshment, and complimentary wine per person. Visit the Korean Cultural Center at 2370 Massachusetts Avenue, NW or

Q Street Fine Art is pleased to feature the art work of internationally known local artist Rafael Gallardo who will present new, colorful abstract oil works on canvas as well as display his collection of pen and ink drawings and poetry.  The sculptures of award-winning Central American artist Guillermo Perdomo will also be on view.  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 featuring Suzanne Goldberg and her series of mixed media works inspired by a single photograph in Inspirations. Downstairs, Kathryn Camicia exhibits her new paintings in Parts Unknown, and sculptor Trish Palasik revisits familiar forms in Exploring Forms. 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 opening Containments with 11 large-scale works by painter Joanne Kaufman. In Containments, Kaufman interrogates what painting does, and does not, manage to contain – formally, conceptually, aesthetico-historically – within the space of a canvas.  The Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S Street, NW. Visit