First Friday Art Walk around Dupont Circle

February 2, 2018 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.

It is Groundhog Day, and the vermin says the weather will be fine to explore fine art.  Gallery spaces will be open late for a self-guided walk around Dupont Circle art galleries and historic houses from 6:00-8:00 (and some later).

ArtJamz! Party like Banksy at our 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 we’ll be playing jamming tunes. Afterwards, purchase studio time and canvas and let your vision come to life off the wall. ArtJamz is located at 1728 Connecticut Avenue, NW.


Church of the Pilgrims is hosting Vincent Bush and his show “VCAB” featuring heart designs – just in time for Valentine’s Day.  For this showcase at Church of the Pilgrims, 60% of the proceeds will be going to pancreatic cancer research in memory of Jeff Krehbiel, longtime pastor at Church of the Pilgrims.

Church of the Pilgrims is located at 22nd and P Street, NW.


Heurich House Museum will be open for self-guided tours of this German mansion dedicated to decorative arts; beer for sale 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


Join IA&A at Hillyer Art Space three new exhibitions: Mary Murphy’s solo exhibition “Hybrids” and ”Exchanges”; the “Halcyon Arts Lab Cohort 1” Fellows Kristin Adair, Chloe Bensahel, Antonius Bui, Hoesy Corona, Stephen Hayes, Estefaní Mercedes, Georgia Saxelby, and Sheldon Scott.  Also on display, “Creative Labor: Selections from the Hechinger Collection” including works by Jacob Lawrence, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, Berenice Abbott, Jeff Spaulding, and more!  Hillyer Art Space is located at 9 Hillyer Court, NW (behind the Phillips Collection – through the alley on 20th Street or Florida Avenue, NW).  Visit

Come to the Korean Cultural Center for the opening of Crossover: East and West, a new group exhibition featuring ceramic, installation, painting, and video art that question and inform the Asian immigrant experience in America through the works of four accomplished Korean American artists: Victoria Jang, Christina Ko, Jang Soon Im, and Eun Kyung Suh. The Korean Cultural Center is located at 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW Visit


Q Street Fine Art is pleased to show the works of the Master Costa Rican artist Rafa Fernandez.  This artist is recognized as a major figure of Latin American magical realism and has exhibited in major world museums and galleries.  And they will be showing some new works of Rafael Gallardo, the principal artist at Q Street Fine Art. Please see for more information.


R Space Collection features resident artist Timoteo Murphy and his large, colorful canvases, 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


Shop Made in DC will feature local art and things created by artisans, 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 the work of Studio Gallery’s Fellowship Artists: Julie Koehler and Nicole Ida Fossi, as well as Lois Kampinsky’s sites of Spain.  Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R Street, NW. Visit for more information.


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 piano and Bob Bowen on upright bass.  Swann Street Gallery is located at 1767 Swann Street, NW.  Visit


Take Five Meditation will be showing painter James Aaby: Finding beauty where you least expect it.  A fun, relaxing and social line-up of classes to celebrate the evening.  JRINK will be there to offer samples of all their new and super delish flavors.  Here is the class line-up, 5:15pm Yoga Nidra (this involves almost napping), 6:00pm Art From the Heart (this involves making art), 6:45 Meditation in Rythym (this could turn into a wicked cool drum circle, feel free to bring your own instrument but we will have plenty). Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW; 2nd floor. To find out more, visit


Washington Studio School is showing seven Certificate Students: paintings, drawings, and sculpture. 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