First Friday Dupont: Art Walk

Friday, January 4th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Start off the New Year with First Friday around Dupont Circle on Friday, January 4th.  Gallery spaces will be open from 6:00-8:00 for a self-guided art walk around greater Dupont Circle.

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.


Darlington House is open once again for New Year’s cheer!  On the ground music level, original rock photography is on loan from the Govinda Gallery, and Robin Sutliff’s winter art is showing on the second floor in the main dining room.  Happy Hour prices and complimentary appetizers for all visitors during First Friday.  Darlington House is located at 1610 20th Street, NW;


IA&A at Hillyer will be debuting three solo exhibitions by local artists Samantha Sethi, Salvatore Pirrone, and Danni O’Brien. January First Friday is sponsored by Catering by Lebanese Taverna Restaurant Group.  IA&A at Hillyer is located in a carriage house at 9 Hillyer Court, NW – behind the Phillips Collection – suggested $8 contribution at the door. Visit

MIKO Art Gallery in collaboration with the Mediterranean Way proudly presents artists from Bolivia, Mexico, and Cuba.  Please join Miko Gallery to experience art conquering your soul. We will have live drawing, conversations with the artists and more!   Mediterranean Way is located at 1717 Connecticut Avenue, NW.


National League of American Pen Women invite you to an enjoyable evening of art in one of Washington’s oldest arts organizations.  New, colorful and complex pieces by Karen Kirshner, an award-winning artist from New York will also be on display for purchase.  The Pen Arts Gallery is located at 1701 N Street NW (corner of 17th and N Streets, NW).


Q Street Fine Art will show highlights the most recent paintings and drawings by the international artist Rafael Gallardo. The artist will be available 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 press – made right here in the District of Columbia.  Shop Made in DC is located at 1330 19th Street NW; visit


Take Five Meditation is partnering with shakti art by women (, to showcase art from folk artists in Nepal, depicting everyday scenes on handmade paper, and works by award-winning artist Sonal Varshneya, who believes every woman is as powerful as a goddess, wielding the mythical lotus and other symbols of power.  Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW; 2nd floor.  To learn more, visit