First Friday Art Walk in Dupont Circle – Friday, May 5th

First Friday Art Walk in Dupont Circle – Friday, May 5, 2017

May is here already 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 – rain or shine.

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 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 on the north side of Dupont Circle (beside Starbucks) – 19 Dupont Circle, NW.  www.DupontUnderground.org.


Gallery 2112 will be exhibiting paintings and sculpture from the 1950s-1970s and featuring works by Chilean sculptor

Raúl Valdivieso.  Gallery 2112 is located at 2112 R ST NW.  Visit www.gallery2112.com


Heurich House Museum will be open for self-guided tours, with pop-up shops from JSquared Candle Co., Belle Epoque Pottery, and Printed Wild.  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 a solo show by Julie Wills and Joseph Crawford Pile, and a special exhibition in partnership with the Italian Embassy and Italian Cultural Institute: Olnick Spann Collection.  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 for the exhibition and sale of Peruvian art and crafts.  The Embassy of Peru is located at 1700 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.  Visit www.embassyofperu.org.


Q Street Fine Art is pleased to continue to feature large, 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 will celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day with a cultural curation of music and art. Enjoy new work by Timoteo Murphy, Armin Kuljiš and other local and international artists.  R Space Collection is located at 2008 R Street, NW; visit www.RSpaceDC.com.

Studio Gallery is featuring Illusions, a mixed media exhibition by Andrea Rowe Kraus, captures clouds from all over the world. Downstairs, Pam Frederick’s jazzy, sumptuous shapes make up her newest exhibition, Biomorphic Bop. Monica Perez-Roulet shows her new series of paintings in her show Diversity. 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 Shakti, a DC based social venture to feature the fine art from women around the world.  Come on up for a glass of wine, a cup of tea, some mindfulness practice and some outstanding global art.  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.