Friday, June 26, 2015

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Anacostia in Bloom Edition

Anacostia wildflowers in bloom. The Anacostia Community Museum will offer docent-led tours this Sunday of their current exhibition "How the Civil War Changed Washington." Photo credit: Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

Thursday, June 25

Hill Center Galleries  – 6pm to 8 pm

Join Hill Center Galleries for the opening reception of the third annual Open Regional Art Exhibition, which features 104 works from 96 artists. The National Gallery of Art Senior Curator and Chief of Design, Mark Leithauser, juried this year’s exhibition. For details and to RSVP, click here.

Hill Center is located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

Friday, June 26

A Creative DC – 11 am to 2:30pm

A Creative DC partners with Maketto on H Street NE to present In Real Life. The goal of the invitational series, a type of networking event, is to connect and empower DC’s creative communities. For more information, click here.

The event is located at 1351 H St. NE.

Saturday, June 27

DC Arts Studios – 2 pm to 4 pm

Washington Project for the Arts and DC Arts Studios present Professional Practices: Art Handling 101. Participants will learn how to professionally handle artworks in a gallery environment. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

DC Arts Studios, Studio 209 is located at 6925 Willow St. NW.

Studio SoHy – 4 pm to 10 pm

Studio SoHy’s exhibition explores the artistry and self-expression of skating. Skate Show demonstrates how the skate deck can become the skater’s canvas. All of the deck art will be on sale. For details on how to register, click here.

Studio SoHy is located at 4327 Gallatin St., Hyattsville, MD.

Otis Street Arts Project – 5 pm to 6 pm

Join artists Cory Oberndorfer and Jeff Huntington as they share their thoughts on their work. Visitors will be able to ask both artists questions about their work and processes. For more information, click here.

Otis Street Arts Project is located at 3706 Otis St., Mt. Rainier, MD.

Hamiltonian – 7 pm to 9 pm

Hamiltonian presents two exhibitions, I’m looking for you… by Lisa Dillin and More Human than I am, alone by Allison Spence. Dillin explores the connection and disconnect between architecture and nature. Spence draws inspiration from Cronenberg’s film The Fly. For details, click here.

Hamiltonian is located at 1353 U St. NW.

Sunday, June 28

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum – 11 am to 2 pm

Bring the family to personal docent-led tours of the exhibition How the Civil War Changed Washington. Visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in a self-guided treasure hunt activity. For more information and to register, click here.

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and June 28

52 O Street Artist Studios – 11 am to 6 pm

The artists of 52 O Street Studios open their doors to the public for their annual open studio tours. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists, explore their creative spaces, and purchase recently created works. For more information, click here.

52 O Street Artist Studios are located at 52 O 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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