Art Installations at Alexandria’s Historic Gadsby’s Tavern Reflect City’s Past

  The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts partners with Baltimore-based artists Stewart Watson and Lauren Frances Adams for a series of site-specific, all-media installations inspired by the history of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Centennial of the Everyday features artistic interventions tucked in among the historic exhibits. It will be on view May 15 – September…

This Weekend Visit Smithsonian’s 35th Annual Juried Craft Show

  This weekend only, the National Building Museum is taken over by some of the most prestigious designers and crafters in the country.  On display and for sale are works from 120 artists representing all facets of contemporary design and craft– basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood….

Filmfest DC Returns Celebrating 31 Years of International Cinema

April 20-30, 2017 will feature 80 films from 45 countries in 11 days. Pack those bags and get a front row seat to 45 countries around the world! Filmfest DC returns for its 31st year, bringing films from around the world to DC for 11 days of cinema discovery. There’s something for everyone, with lighthearted comedies, on the edge of your seat…

TEDxFoggyBottom 2017: In Metamorphosis

On April 22, 2017, over 1,500 people from the Foggy Bottom community will gather at Lisner Auditorium on the campus of The George Washington University for a full-day, TED-inspired experience organized by a team of 50 undergraduates featuring over 30 live presentations, artistic performances, and interactive exhibits. All presentations, exhibits, partnerships, and related activities and…

Artists Explore the Fleeting and Impermanent Nature of Time and Memory in New Target Gallery Exhibition

  The newest exhibition in Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work that is fleeting and impermanent. Ephemera features the work of 22 national and international artists who contemplate themes of nature, time, memory, and brevity. Painter/sculptor Pam Rogers juried the exhibition.   “There are multitudes of ways an individual can perceive this transitory existence, making…

Weekend East City Event Round Up: March 30 – April 2

Thursday, March 30   King Street Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Through Relief Work, John Richardson and Michael Benevenia examine both the easing of pain and relief (double-entendre intended) through sculpture. For more details, click here. King Street Gallery is located at 930 King St., Sliver Spring, MD.   Fathom Gallery – 6…

Celebrate Food, Music and Community with GMU’s Cuisine and Confessions April 8 & 9

  George Mason University’s Center for the Arts presents Montreal’s The 7 Fingers of the Hand in their energetic and imaginative production of Cuisine & Confessions on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and on Sunday, April 9 at 4 p.m. in the Concert Hall. In addition, the Center will host a free outdoor mini-festival celebrating food, music, and community between shows on April…

Weekend East City Event Round Up: March 24 – March 26

Friday, March 24 Artomatic – 12 p.m. Join over 600 visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, and performers in Crystal City for the annual one-of-a-kind art extravaganza. For more details, click here. The event is located at 1800 Bell St., Arlington, VA.   Flashpoint Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In Developing an Argument, Christian Benefiel…