Explore the Brookland Arts District this “Third Thursday” with over 29 artist studios and galleries open from 6-9pm. (Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art).
Thursday June 19
Brookland Arts Walk – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On Third Thursdays in Brookland, one may visit over 29 open studios in the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. Two of the spaces, the Washington Drawing Center and The Wild Hand Workspace will host opening receptions (see details below). Enjoy food and live music courtesy of Danceplace featuring performances by Polvo & Scree starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Arts Walk at the Monroe Street Market is located at 716 Monroe St, NE
Washington Drawing Center – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Washington Drawing Center presents Chris Dolan’s 07092012-09212013: Recent Landscapes of the District and Southern Maryland. Dolan “set himself the challenge of producing one landscape every day for the period between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.”For a full description of this must go to event, click here.
Washington Drawing Center is located in Studio #7 on the Arts Walk
The Wild Hand Workspace- 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Also in Brookland, The Wild Hand Workspace will host an opening reception for the illustrations of Hannah Dean in her first exhibition It’s a Wonderful Life. Her work examines relationships and organizational themes spanning a variety of media. To read more about the exhibit, click here.
The Wild Hand Studio is located in Studio #8 on the Arts Walk
Washington Project for the Arts – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WPA Professional Practices presents Working with Galleries. The panel discussion, led by experts in the field, will help artists navigate through the challenges of working with a gallery. This event is free for WPA members and $10 for non-members. For more information about panelists and the event, click here.
The panel will be held at Capitol Skyline Hotel located at Lounge, 10 I (eye) Street SW.
doris-mae – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Get a last look at the site-specific installation of Hsin-Hsi Chen (she’s covered an entire room, floor to ceiling, with her work!) and Amanda Kates’ intensely colored multi-media work. Meet the artists at this reception before the exhibit closes on Saturday. Details found here.
doris-mae is located on the second floor at 1716 14th Street NW.
Friday, June 20
Washington Sculptors Group – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Washington Sculptors Group has partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to present Gedankenexperiment. Curated by Sarah Tanguy, this exhibit draws inspiration from scientific and mathematical theories. To read more about this event, click here.
The AAAS is located at 1200 New York Avenue NW.
Montpelier Arts Center – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Join Montpelier Arts Center for a reception honoring this summer’s exhibitions. The reception will feature three exhibitions in the Main Gallery, the Library Gallery, and the Residents Artist Gallery. See work from the Washington Sculptors Group, Elizabeth Burger and Melissa Burley. For details on this event, click here.
Montpelier Arts Center is located at 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD.
Saturday, June 21
Brookland – 1:30 p.m.
Curious about street art? Artist Rajan Sedalia will be teaching classes on Saturdays through July 12. Learn about graffiti art, painting, airbrushing, cartoons, comics, color and abstract forms. All skill levels are welcome. Be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org for class availability. To read more about classes, click here.
Locations to be announced.
Gallery O on H – 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
After taking Rajan Sedalia’s street art class stop by Gallery O on H for their relaxing courtyard Jazz series, Jazz in the Hood. In addition to viewing the gallery’s permanent collection, visitors can peruse “The Shops” starting at 4 p.m. while the music begins at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H Street NE.
Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook, by following them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter.