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First Friday Art Walk: Dupont Circle

The traffic can wait before Columbus Day, so tour Dupont Circle’s First Friday Art Walk for the biggest event ever!  Art galleries, retailers, embassies, and historic houses will be open for a self-guided walk around Dupont Circle this first Friday.

Alex Gallery continues an exhibit of contemporary Cuban art, paintings and sculpture, by eight artists living on the island.  Alex Gallery and Gallery A are located at 2106 R Street, NW; visit www.alexgalleries.com. 

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.

Church of the Pilgrims is hosting METRO gets kudos from Carol Morgan’s art!  Her pen and ink drawings and sculptures of people on the bus and subway show the great diversity of people that METRO ferries every day.  Church of the Pilgrims is located at 22nd and P Street, NW. 

Q Street Fine Art In coordination with KGB Architects are pleased to hold the second POP UP ART EXHIBIT featuring contemporary artist Sara Gallagher.  The new show “Juicy” explores and reflects feelings experienced as we come out of darkness into the light.  Her works can be seen at KGB Studios located at 1777 Church Street, NW.

Embassy of Peru is showing Southern Echoes by Ricardo Wiesse, a visual aesthetic experience inspired by the millenary Andean textile, pottery, and pictorial traditions intertwine with the western classical and modern heritage.  The Embassy of Peru is located at 1700 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.  Visit www.embassyofperu.org.

Gallery 2112 will be featuring paintings by Washington DC artists Manon Cleary and Kenneth Victor Young, along with a mix of abstract sculpture and paintings from the 1960s and ‘70s.  Gallery 2112 is located at 2112 R ST NW. Visit www.gallery2112.com.

Heurich House Museum will be open for self-guided tours of this decorative-arts palace, and Music in Exile, Carlos Carmonamedina, and Samantha Gordon of Great Hill Studio will be in the solarium.  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.

Join Hillyer Art Space for the opening of their exhibition Urban Mapping curated by Gohar Dashti.  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.

Korean Cultural Center is hosting an introductory talk by artist EunHye Kang, light reception, and a special Hangeul pattern silkscreen workshop.  The Korean Cultural Center is located at 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Q Street Fine Art is pleased to feature new, exquisite oil paintings and ink drawings realized through Rafael Gallardo’s vivid imagination. The artist will be available at the gallery to discuss his projects and techniques on First Friday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  Q Street Fine Art is located at 2015 Q Street NW and is open daily from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM.  Visit www.qstreetfineart.com.

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 Barbara Williams: Idling with Ensō; and Langley Spurlock and John Martin Tarrat: UNMAPPED CARTOGRAPHY.  Studio Gallery is an artist cooperative located at 2108 R Street NW. Visit www.studiogallerydc.com.

Swann Street Gallery is featuring paintings and sculpture by midcentury artist Robert E. Kuhn. Music all night by Denny Toyy Jazz trio, featuring jazz harmonists Denny Toyy, renowned jazz guitarist Royce Campbell playing guitar and legendary bassist Steve Novsel.  Swann Street Gallery is located at 1767 Swann Street, NW.  Visit www.swannstgallery.com.

Take Five Meditation, located at 1803 Connecticut Ave. NW 2nd floor, will be featuring art for sale and offering all of its evening meditation classes free to art walkers.  Just show up on the early side of the evening.  The classes are at 5:15, 6:00, and 6:45 p.m.  To find out more about Take Five Meditation, visit www.takefivemeditation.com.

Washington Studio School is hosting its annual Faculty Show.  You can sign up for art classes at the Washington Studio School too!  The Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S Street, NW. Visit www.washingtonstudioschool.org.