First Friday Art Walk around Dupont Circle

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Gallery spaces will be open from 6:00-8:00 for a self-guided art walk around greater Dupont Circle.  This art walk is a social way to discover fine art!

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.


Dupont Underground and Sketchedspace are pleased to present the first American solo exhibition of Nigerian moving-image artist Akinola Davies Jr.  Davies explores themes of race, identity, gender and inclusion, telling the stories that bridge the gaps. Cash bar.  Enter the Dupont Underground on the north side of Dupont Circle at 19th Street next to Starbucks (Red Entrance).


Gallery 2112 will be exhibiting large, abstract paintings by New York artist George McClancy, as well as paintings from Washington DC artists from the 1960s-1980s, as well as period furniture from the 1950s through ‘70s.  Gallery 2112 is located at 2112 R ST NW.  Visit


The Heurich House Museum will featuring a new show about immigrant artists and their stories as immigrants in America, curated by Philippa Hughes. The house museum will also be open for self-guided tours.  The Heurich House Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Visit


Join IA&A at Hillyer for opening receptions for new solo exhibitions by local artist Andrea Limauro and Canadian artist RICHard SMOLinkski. Also on view is MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND featuring 15 local and 8 German artists, presented in partnership with the Washington Sculptors Group.  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 at the door. Visit

The Korean Cultural Center presents Interface: A Cross-Genre Exploration, a new group exhibition featuring mixed media works by Korean artists Gene Kim, Seung Yun Shin, and Seungjo Jeong that parse our everyday digital media frontier where communication –between users and systems, objects and images, or memories and mechanics –is increasingly complex. For Free RSVP, please visit  The Korean Cultural Center is located at 2370 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.


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


National League of American Pen Women has opened its gallery doors offering art goers a glimpse of works created from 1900s all the way up to today. Join us for a live performance by DC street performer and violinist Roy Hill III along with multimedia art, 3D displays, and more. The Pen Arts Gallery is located at 1701 N Street NW (corner of 17th and N Streets, NW).


Q Street Fine Art is pleased to host a reception and art show as a seventh anniversary celebration of the founding of the gallery.  The 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 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 opening “One Family” by Deborah Addison Coburn: steps away from abstraction to present – a collection of portraits, drawn from treasured family photographs in celebration of America’s diverse immigrant heritage. Downstairs, Harriet Lesser and Barbara Williams present new works in large scale. Studio Gallery is an artist co-op located at 2108 R Street, NW or for more information.


Take Five Meditation is showing in-house artist Mona, who will open her exhibit during the Art Walk.  Classes are $15 for all art walkers that evening with Artis; 5:30pm – Meditation on Rhythm; 6:30pm – Journey of the Senses: Sound Bath + Aromatherapy.  Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW; 2nd floor.  To learn more, visit


Washington Studio School presents exhibits throughout the year in our main floor gallery and second floor library. Our exhibits are intended to profile the works of students, faculty, certificate graduates, and guest artists to raise awareness of our artist community to the larger community.  The Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S Street, NW. Visit