Weekend East City Event Round Up: Artists Have the Best Holiday Parties Edition

"Atmospheric Study by Tamora Ilasat. Image courtesy of the artist."
“Atmospheric Study by Tamora Ilasat. Image courtesy of the artist.”

Thursday, December 11

Washington Project for the Arts – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The latest installment of the Lobby Project brings artist JD Deardourff’s B and E to DC. Deardourff’s collages and screen prints mimic the comic book influences of his work. For more information about the exhibition, click here.

The exhibition is located at 1200 1st Street NE


Friday, December 12

Carroll Square Gallery – 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Hemphill Fine Arts announces a showing of artwork by Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program. This program engages young cancer patients, their sibling, and parents in the creative process to reflect on and express their feelings about their treatment experiences. For more details about the exhibition, click here.

Carroll Square Gallery is located at 975 F Street NW


Studio 22 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of the newest studio space on the Brookland Arts Walk, Studio 22. Artists Tamora Ilasat and Karen Van Allen will display their works for visitors to view while enjoying food and refreshments. For more information, click here.

Studio 22 is on the ARTS WALK at 716 Monroe Street NE


Gateway CDC  – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Gateway CDC for a meeting to discuss changes to the organization as former Executive Director Carole Benard has resigned. For details about the meeting and agenda, click here.

The meeting will be held at Washington Glass Studios located at 3700 Otis Street, Mt. Rainier


Saturday, December 13

HEMPHILL – 10 a.m.

HEMPHILL hosts a panel and talk exploring the significance of Alma Thomas contributions in the field of fine art. The panel includes contemporary artists and scholars who have been influenced by Thomas. For more information, click here.

HEMPHILL is located at 1515 14th Street NW


CHAW – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CHAW hosts the Annual Winter Performance & Arts Showcase. This event has something for everyone including performances, art to purchase, and a gingerbread house-making fundraiser. For more information, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th Street SE


Mount Rainier – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Washington Glass School, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Red Dirt Studios, Ellyn Weiss, and Artbar open their doors to the public for the holidays. For details and locations, click here.


Transformer – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Oil, Then Acrylic by Jameson Magrogan examines the perceived hierarchy of mediums. Magrogan plays with the idea of the point when a painting becomes a sculpture in his first solo exhibition. For more information, click here.

Transformer is located at 1404 P Street NW


artdc Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Density at artdc Gallery presents the works of twelve Washington-area photographers. The works in this exhibition span a variety of techniques from gelatin prints to large-scale digital prints. For details about the artists and exhibition, click here.

artdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville


Open Studio dc – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Join Open Studio dc to celebrate the opening of their new location in Ivy City. Visitors can enjoy food, drink, and live music as they view printing demonstrations and artwork for sale. For details, click here.

The new space is located at 1135 Okie Street NE in Ivy City


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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