Weekend East City Event Round Up: December 8–December 10

Photo: May 2014 Open Studio tour at the Gateway Art Center. Credit: Phil Hutinet for East City Art. This Saturday, artists of the Gateway Arts District will open their studios to the public.


East City Art’s Fourth Annual Regional Juried Exhibition

Deadline: January 9, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

The annual juried competition will be held at the 5,000 square foot PEPCO Edison gallery in downtown DC.  For more information, including a prospectus, click HERE


Ed Baker’s Home Studio – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Guests are invited to experience the work of DC native Ed Baker in the late artist’s home studio. All items are for sale. For more details, click here.

The event is located at 8215 Flower Avenue, Takoma Park, MD.

Thursday, December 8

Target Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Group exhibition Material as Medium features traditional works created from unconventional materials. For more details, click here.

Target Gallery is located at 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA.

The Art League – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

That Which Was Once Whole features the realist paintings of Dennis Crayon. For more information, click here.

The exhibition is located at 105 North Union St., Studio 21, Alexandria, VA. 

Friday, December 9

Waverley Street Gallery – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Gallery artists present new work and unique pieces for the 2016 holiday season. For more information, click here.

Waverley Street Gallery is located at 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD.

Greater Reston Arts Center – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

CUT features the work of six visual artists using cut-paper techniques. For more information, click here.

The Greater Reston Arts Center is located at 12001 Market St., Suite 103, Reston, VA.

Washington Studio School – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Faculty member, Diane Wilson, presents new work in Drawings and Paintings. For more information, click here.

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

Touchstone Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Touchstone Gallery Member show opens in Gallery A; Accumulation by Elaine Florimonte opens in Gallery B; and Handpicked III: Beyond Boundaries opens in Gallery C. For more details, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave. NW.

Anacostia: Honfleur Gallery and Vivid Solutions Gallery – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Things Get Lost by Michaela Pilar Brown opens at Honfleur Gallery and Sweet Air of Liberty: Freedom in More Than 3 Acts by Benita Elliott opens at Vivid Solutions Gallery. For more details, click here.

Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE. Vivid Solutions Gallery is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE.

Saturday, December 10

Fontana Forge – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors are invited to the annual fall open house at Fontana Forge. For more information, click here.

Fontana Forge is located in Off the Beaten Track Warehouse at 2414 Douglas St. NE.

National Postal Museum – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join the National Postal Museum for a free annual holiday card workshop. For more information, click here.

The National Postal Museum is located at 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE.

Gateway Arts District Open Studios – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The artists of the Gateway Arts District host a December Open Studio Tour with over sixteen participating locations including the Washington Glass School, Otis Street Art Projects, Brentwood Arts Exchange, EZ Storage Studios, DC Glassworks and more!  For details including a map and list of participants, click here.

Passage Gallery – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sherry Trachtman invites guests to discuss her work in the exhibition Life Cycles. For more details, click here.

Passage Gallery is located at 4915 E Campus Dr., Alexandria, VA.

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery – 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Guests are invited to an artist and curator talk for the exhibition CONSIDER YOURSELF ILLUMINATED. For more details, click here.

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

Addison/Ripley – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Suzanne Caporael presents a survey of prints and paintings in her exhibition Manifest Nature.  For more information, click here.

Addison/Ripley is located at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue NW. 

Flashpoint Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Annette Isham and Zac Willis’ exhibition We Are Not Alone explores the belief in extraterrestrial life. For more details, click here.

Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G St. NW.

Jess Oros is the Editor 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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