Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle is a dynamic residential and commercial area north of downtown DC with a gem of a park at its core.  Art galleries still thrive among museums, embassies, shops and restaurants.

Events

Alex Gallery

Alex Gallery 

2106 R Street, NW

www.alexgalleries.com

 

View Lithuanian figurative and abstract work from the 1980s and 1990s by oil painter Vytautas Valius and portrait painting by a contemporary Russian-trained master, Igor Babailov.

 

Portrait painter Igor Babailov will be at Alex Gallery.  Watch him demonstrate his prize-winning techniques by painting live during Art All Night.  Mr. Babailov will answer questions about painting technique throughout the night.

Gallery A

Gallery A 

2106 R Street, NW

Lower Level

www.alexgalleries.com

 

Artist Corinne Ranson will be exhibiting mixed media paintings with collage elements.  Ranson created this series of eco-sensitive paintings by the side of a river in her native Belgium using river water. The works, in shades of blue and umber, reference space and transcendence.

 

Enjoy Classical music while you view these spiritual works.

Art Jamz

Art Jamz

1728 Connecticut Avenue, NW

www.artjamz.co

 

ArtJamz is creating a “living” graffiti wall. It is always changing with each new guest that comes to ArtJamz.  Join the free, jammin’ paint party during this year’s Art All Night celebration. Drop by ArtJamz Dupont Studio between 7:00-12:00 midnight to paint graffiti on the walls upstairs, get groovy with neon in our downstairs glow-in-the-dark room, or decorate our roving human canvas. Admission is free.  Discounted happy hour prices on wine, beer, and creative cocktails all night.

ArtRave: art market

ArtRave: art market

1514 15th Street, NW (corner of P & 15th)

www.artravedc.com

 

ArtRave is an art market with more than 30 artists and makers in all forms of artistry from paintings to jewelry, sculpture to fabric.  Since 2010, ArtRave has taken over the corner of P & 15th Streets every Saturday to facilitate DC’s unique cultural vibe with an open-air, free market.

 

Discover live painters and carvers throughout the evening.

Embassy of Bolivia

Embassy of Bolivia

3012 Massachusetts Ave NW

www.facebook.com/embajada.de.bolivia.usa

 

Bolivian artists and dancers will be in residence at the Embassy of Bolivia.  Artist Maria Eugenia Martin paints the Bolivian culture and the process of change that all human beings experience for the purpose of improving their lives in all aspects of humanity.  She will be discussing her vision of her work.

 

Fashion designer Sarah Christie uses Alpaca wool in her outerwear fall/winter collection. Some of her designs will be on display, and she will talk about the texture of working with Alpaca.

 

The dance company “Tradiciones Bolivianas” will teach a traditional Bolivian dance called “CUECA,” a seductive dance between a man and a woman using an agitating white handkerchief to attract attention.

 

Enjoy a Singani tasting presented by UNHOLY Grape.  Singani has been part of Bolivia’s cultural heritage for over 500 years!

 

A short video, Bolivia Heart of the South, will play continuously all evening.

Embassy of Costa Rica

Embassy of Costa Rica

2114 S Street NW

Washington D.C.  20008

www.costarica-embassy.org

 

Born in 1907 in Costa Rica from Italian and Costa Rican parents, Francisco Amighetti was an engraver, craftsman, painter, muralist, poet, self-taught artist, scholar and researcher of different artistic tendencies.

 

Amighetti is one of the most important Costa Rican artists. His vast range of work includes drawing, oil painting, watercolor, fresco painting, xylography and chromoxylography (woodcut color printing), expressions for which he is considered a master.

 

At the end of the 19th century, Japanese influence lead to a revival of the woodcut in Europe, which had been almost forgotten as a serious art medium. During the 1930s, Amighetti started to experiment with woodcuts and then mastered the technic, using it to portray Costa Rica’s culture, life and soul, becoming the inspiration for many of the artists that followed him today.

 

In 2010, as a posthumous tribute, the Costa Rican Congress declared him “Benemérito de la Patria” – “National Hero,” being recognized as one of the most outstanding and emblematic Costa Ricans for his contribution to the arts.

 

During the exhibit the staff of the Embassy will provide brief explanations of the artworks.

Embassy of Guatemala

Embassy of Guatemala

2220 R Street, NW

http://guatemalaembassyusa.org

 

The Embassy of Guatemala features images by photographer Andrea Aragon collected over several years from the body of work she calls “Home.”

 

Every weekend my father used to drive us around the country. The landscape was inspiring: tiny adobe houses with red tile roofs, sprinkled all throughout the mountains and crops. 

 

As time passed, it was impossible not to notice a change. The whole scenery of the Guatemalan country became an obvious sign of migrations and its effects.  Houses lifting from the horizon four stores high, traditional architecture and clothing gone forever. The American flag is now showing on people´s t-shirts, blankets, bandanas, and even on house facades.

 

These images collected over several years form the body of work I call: HOME. It is a less traditional view of the Mayan people and their culture; an actual view of migration to the north, with its gains and its losses.

 

 

At the Embassy of Guatemala, you will experience Guatemalan culture, art, music, and taste beer (over 21), until it runs out.

Embassy of Peru

Embassy of Peru

1700 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

 

The Embassy of Peru will be featuring a photographic exhibit: “Belleza Peruana” (Peruvian beauty) by the Peruvian Photographer Yayo Lopez.

Yayo López is a photographer who moves easily between documentary and advertising photography; between art and fashion. During the years where she has traveled around the country, she has portrayed women who, in one way or another, have called her attention. Yayo managed to find examples of the essential Peruvian beauty: encounters that were mostly casual but that allowed her to discover empowered women in diverse social and geographical areas throughout the country.

Enjoy the national drink of Peru, Pisco sour, and the delight of Peruvian dances at 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 p.m.

Fire Jugglers: Peculiarity Productions

Fire Jugglers: Peculiarity Productions

Dupont Circle – north side

9:00-9:45 p.m.

Peculiarity Productions will use the magic of fire and circus arts to transform Dupont Circle into a world where anything is possible! Defying gravity and the limits of human potential, our performers will captivate you with a diverse range of talents from fire dancing, juggling, and fire breathing to staged combat with flaming weapons!

Heurich House Museum Carriage House Gallery

Heurich House Museum

Carriage House Gallery

1921 Sunderland Place, NW

www.heurichhouse.org

 

View prints by featured artists Andy Sides, David Kammerdeiner, Kendra Kuliga and Mike Van Hall.  The exhibit The Art of Beer features local DC area artists whose art helps define the character and vibe of some of the best local breweries.  These works are part of the branding race of craft brewers.  Finding a way to stand out from your competition on the shelf can be as important as producing a quality brew.  While some breweries utilized contemporary artists to create the eye-catching (and sometimes controversial) graphics, others relied on consistent designs across their product lines.  The artists featured in this exhibition show that some breweries put their money where they hoped buyers’ mouths were, using dynamic graphics and interesting designs.

 

Self-guided activities will lead participants through the exhibit.

IA&A at Hillyer

IA&A at Hillyer

9 Hillyer Court, NW

www.athillyer.org

 

Exhibitions:

 

MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND brings together 15 local and eight German artists to focus a contemporary lens on topics such as the cosmos, nature, deep time, and more to serve as a catalyst for exploration into enduring questions about our history and place in the world.

 

Jenna North’s The Joan Dare Gallery presents a series of new videos featuring Joan, a Senators wife, who has recently and enthusiastically arrived in Washington DC from her homestead in rural Kansas. As the privileged, albeit sheltered, and latest alter ego of Jenna North, Joan spends her days on self-expression through her passion for Broadway musicals, tap dancing, and her love of cultural arts.

 

Uprooted features 14 artists from across the US whose work examines the concept of home and the after effects of leaving home behind. This exhibition was juried by Adriel Luis, Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

 

Activities:

 

DIY Micro-Monument Workshop with Artist Lisa Schumaier

Drawing inspiration from our current exhibition MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND, local artist Lisa Schumaier will lead a DIY art activity where guests can create their own miniature sculptures.

 

Delayed Response: Curated Performances by Rex Delafkaran

In collaboration with local musicians and dancers, Rex Delafkaran presents Delayed Response, a curated night of intermittent performance art and happenings created in response to the exhibitions on view at the gallery.

Korean Cultural Center

Korean Cultural Center

2370 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

www.koreaculturedc.org

 

The Korean Cultural Center in Washington DC will host the Inner Monologue ceramic exhibition by three female Korean artists: Ahrong Kim, Gunyoung Kim, and Kyungmin Park. These artists will also demonstrate how to make ceramic bodies, similar to what you see on display.  You can interact with them from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

 

There will be two contemporary live performances:  Big mouth II  by choreographer Bo Kyung Lee and traditional Korean string instrument Gayageum player Song Eun Shin at 8:00 and 9:00  p.m.

 

Local artist Julia Chon will do a live mural painting on-site from 8:00-11:00 p.m. and audience members will be invited to participate in the process of her work.

 

Mediterranean Way – Miko Gallery

Mediterranean Way

1717 Connecticut Avenue, NW

https://www.facebook.com/mikoartists/

 

Armin Kuljis, Leo Calisaya, Ivan Orellana (artists from Mexico, Bolivia, and Croatia) will be exhibiting a variety of paintings and pictures they have mastered through time. These artists have been awarded in Mexico and Bolivia, and their work has been shown also in Ecuador, Pakistan, Italy, New York, and Houston.  This fall, the group will be exhibiting in China. The essence of their work is a balance of Art, Science and Spirituality.

 

There will be live drawing by Kuljis as you enjoy the exhibition upstairs; wine tasting downstairs.

National League of American Pen Women

National League of American Pen Women

1701 N Street, NW

(corner of 17th and N Streets, NW)

www.nlapw.org

 

Artists Timoteo Murphy will be in residence with his large, postmodern expressionist paintings.  And abstract artist Leah Rin’s installation of large-scale modular, geometric origami terrain and other works will be on display.  Ms. Rin will be present to teach you how to make origami pieces from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

 

Live painting by noted D.C. artist Timoteo Murphy and a surprise guest performance.

Park at Dupont Circle

Park at Dupont Circle

Dupont Festival presents the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC at 6:30 pm in Dupont Circle Park, followed by Cinema in the Circle at 7:30 p.m. featuring the 1944 film noir classic: Double Indemnity, written and directed by Billy Wilder.  Double Indemnity is a dark story about an insurance salesman who gets involved in fraud that draws the attention of an investigator.  1 hour 47 minutes long.

Studio Gallery

Studio Gallery

2108 R Street, NW

www.studiogallerydc.com

 

 

Studio Gallery presents a show of celestial paintings by Carolee Jakes, graceful sculptures by Chris Corson, Koran-inspired works by Yuno Baswir, and a mini-show of works by Suzanne Yurdin and Elizabeth Curren.  Come check out these works on two levels in this historic townhouse.

 

Enjoy live music throughout the night, and to watch a calligraphy demonstration by Freda Lee-McCann.

Take Five Meditation

Take Five Meditation
1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Second floor
www.takefivemeditation.com

Take Five Meditation will host a collection of photographs curated by Mona E. Avalos.  “How do women go through life without pause, and when and how do they practice self-care?”  Her Time is a beautiful collection of photos that illustrates how women practice self-care.  The photos were contributed by women in Avalos’ circle of friends and colleagues from all over the world.  Selected works will be for sale.

 

Mona E. Avalos will be present throughout the evening to share her story behind the photo series and the creative process that brought her to the space.  Scheduled talks with Avalos are at 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 p.m.

 

Foodhini will be selling yummy snacks and street food all night.  Beautiful crystals will be on sale for new age healing.

 

Free sound healing meditation sessions will be held at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 p.m.  Please arrive a little early to participate as these sessions always fill up.

Washington Studio School

Washington Studio School

2129 S Street, NW

www.washingtonstudioschool.org

 

The Washington Studio School will host its Annual Faculty Show in the gallery with paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures by 15 WSS faculty, who are all working artists.

 

Faculty member/DJ Brian Kelley will be spinning records all night.  And an ongoing loop of short art videos will be playing throughout the evening.

 

A participatory installation based on the work of legendary DC abstract artist Alma Thomas will take place on the second floor for all to contribute to.  Art supplies will be provided for those who want to draw from a dynamic still life in the classroom.

Welcome Table – Dupont Circle Metro North

Red Line

Q Street & 20th Street, NW

Open from 6:45-11:45 p.m.

 

 

Sponsors:

Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets

Department of Local & Small Business Development

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

Mayor Bowser and the DC Government

Events

Alex Gallery

2106 R Street, NW

Washington DC

www.alexgalleries.com

Gallery A

2106 R Street, NW

Washington DC

www.alexgalleries.com

Hillyer Art Space

9 Hillyer Court, NW

Washington DC

www.hillyerartspace.org

Studio Gallery

2108 R Street, NW

Washington DC

www.studiogallerydc.com

Washington Studio School

2129 S Street, NW

Washington DC

www.washingtonstudioschool.org

Heurich House Museum Garden

1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

Washington DC

www.heurichhouse.org

Pansaari

1603 17th Street, NW (lower level)

Washington DC

www.pansaari.com

Cote D’Ivoire Embassy

2424 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington DC

www.embassy.org/embassies/ci.html

Embassy of Guatemala

2220 R Street, NW

Washington DC

www.guatemala-embassy.org

Permanent art collection from Guatemala

Embassy of Peru

1700 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington DC

www.dcjakemcguire.com

Embassy of Costa Rica

2112 S Street, NW

Washington DC

http://lillys-art.blogspot.com/

Fire Performers: 9:00 p.m.

1500 block of Conn Ave – median

Washington DC

Kyle Rasmussen and her team of fire performers will light up the sky on the north side of Dupont Circle, NW for this dazzling display of combustables.

Art Jamz

1728 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington DC

Take Five Meditation

1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW – 2nd floor

Washington DC

R Space Collection

2009 R Street, NW

Washington DC

www.rspacedc.com

Korean Cultural Center

2370 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington DC

www.koreaculturadc.org

Welcome Table at Dupont Circle Metro

Dupont Circle Metro Entrance – Q Street & Conn

Washington DC

Neighborhoods

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