Weekend East City Event Round Up: Mercury Retrograde Edition

Take One, oil on linen, 42” x 56”, Joey Mánlapaz.  Image courtesy and copyright gallery plan b.
Take One, oil on linen, 42” x 56”, Joey Mánlapaz. Image courtesy and copyright gallery plan b.

Thursday, October 16

Critical Exposure – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Over 100 members of the Critical Exposure community come together to support this fundraiser. Help them kick off their 10-Year Anniversary at this celebration of their student and professional photographers. There will be an auction for participants to buy their favorite pieces. For more information about the auction and fundraiser, click here.

This event will be at DLA Piper Atrium located at 500 8th Street, NW.

Honfleur Gallery – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Join the artists who participated in this summer’s seventh annual East of the River exhibit as they discuss their work and inspiration. The panel discussion will be moderated by photographer Susan Raab. For details about the panel, click here.

Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road, SE.

Joan Hisokoa Gallery – 6:30 p.m.

Curator Martha Jackson Jarvis and the artists of Divergence will be present for a curator and artists’ talk. Join Shaunté Gates and Njena Surae Jarvis as they discuss their influences and how they use the body as a way to explore and to redefine space. To read more about the exhibit and talk, click here.

The Joan Hisaoka Gallery is located at 1632 U Street, NW.

Washington Drawing Center Brookland – 7 p.m.

Join members of the Washington Sculptors Group as they present images of their work and speak about their process. After the presentations, artists will stay for conversation and drinks. For details about the event, click here.

Washington Drawing Center Brookland is located at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio No. 7.

Friday, October 17

Washington Project for the Arts – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The artists of Strange Bedfellows invite viewers to join them as they explore the meaning of intimacy in complex and unexpected ways through their work. Visitors can see how “proximity to others…shapes our individual identities.” For more information about the artists, click here.

Saturday, October 18

Gallery plan b – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Man-made explores the urban and industrial surroundings in which we often find ourselves. This exhibition celebrates the various media of the artists showing their work; from printmaking to sculpture. For more details about the exhibit, click here.

Gallery plan b is located 1530 14th Street, NW.

Art Works Now – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Maryland State Delegate, Heather Mizeur, guest hosts the Fall Fundraiser for Art Works Now. Join them for live and silent auctions to benefit Art Works Now programs. Make sure to purchase tickets in advance. For information about purchasing tickets, click here.

The event is located at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville.  

Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19

Mid City Studio Tour – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This free event offers both self-guided and guided tours to the public as local artists invite visitors into their studios. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and learn about the process of creation throughout the weekend. Guided tours are on a first come first serve basis; visitors can reserve tours in advance. For details about the weekend and on reserving a tour, click here.

Mid City Studios run from Dupont Circle, to U Street and Logan Circle.


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.



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