Weekend East City Event Round Up: May 12-17 Open Studio Tours Edition

What will you discover at the 12th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour? Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

Friday, May 13


Touchstone—6:30-8 p.m.

Touchstone celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend with a champagne gala on Friday.  Three concurrent exhibitions, including a group retrospective, feature the works of member artists past and present.  For more information, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave. NW


Washington Studio School —7 p.m.

Catherine Kehoe welcomes guests to discuss her work in It is not What you Think. For more details, click here.

Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S. St. NW.


Centerfold Artist Studio—7-9 p.m.

Ben Tolman returns to his native DC after spending several months working in Sarajevo.  The artist’s new drawings series expounds on his detailed dystopic urban landscapes.  For more information, click here.

Centerfold Artist Studio is located at 703 Edgewood St. NE. Suite #2


No Kings Collective—7-11 p.m.

The collective’s Hustle 2.0 will feature work from Kelly Towles, Tim Conlon, Andy Fernandez, Kate Warren, Miguel Martinez, Typecase Industries, Superwaxx, and Ralston Yorrick. For more information, click here.

No Kings Collective’s Lab@1270 is located at 1270 5th Street NE


Saturday, May 14


2016 Gateway Open Studio Tour— 12-5 p.m.

Arguably the largest visual art event in the DC region, see over 100 artists in studios, art exhibitions and other venues throughout Prince George’s County Route 1 arts corridor.  For more information including an event map, click here.

Throughout Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Hyattsville, MD


Passageways Open Studio Tour— 12-5 p.m.

Just north of the 2016 OST, the artists of Passageways will open their door to the public. For more details, click here.

Passageways Studios is located in East Pines Shopping Center at 6001 66th Ave. #201 Riverdale, MD


39th Street Gallery—5-8 p.m.

The 39th Street Gallery hosts the 2016 OST after-party with an opening reception for Leslie Holt’s UnspeakableFor details, click here.

39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD


HEMPHILL—7-9 p.m.

Julie Wolfe’s Language of the Birds humorously examines human psychology and the mystery of avian communication. For more information, click here.

HEMPHILL is located at 1515 14 St. NW


Hamiltonian—7-9 p.m.

Hamiltonian presents Material/Ethereal by Alejandro Pintado and Dan Perkins.  The artists explore visual depiction of natural and constructed spaces.  For more information, click here.

Hamiltonian is located at 1353 U Street NW


Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15


Mid City Open Studio Tours– 12-5 p.m.

The annual Mid City Artists spring open tour features a walking circuit of over 20 artist studios in the Dupont-Shaw neighborhoods collective known as “Mid City”.  For more details, click here.

Throughout Dupont-Logan-Shaw.


2016 Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial– 4-7 p.m. & 6:30-9:30 p.m.

While the sculptures will be on view through the fall, the inaugural weekend of the biennial includes receptions, walking-tours and performance-based work.  Details here.

Foggy Bottom Historic District between 24th-26th Streets NW and H-K Streets NW


Tuesday, May 17


Hill Center Galleries – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hill Center Galleries opens five concurrent exhibitions that feature works spanning topics from earth and nature to faces to implied words. For more information, click here.

Hill Center Galleries is located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.


Phil Hutinet is the Publisher 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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