We thought readers would be interested in this upcoming art show exploring the roles and identities Black women entrepreneurs play in society. From the event page:
C A T A L Y S T was created in an effort to shatter the glass around the roles women have been assigned in contemporary society; who they can be, what they can wear and how they choose to carry themselves.
This coming Saturday, Stitch and Rivet, a local crafter of handmade gifts and accessories is celebrating their three year anniversary. From the event page:
The holidays are over, winter is here, and the skies have been gray for many days in a row. LET’S HAVE A PARTY!
2017 is here and many new things are coming to Stitch & Rivet- a freshly updated line, our new monthly Featured Maker and a new look to the workshop. Come celebrate our third year in business, check out the new work, and meet Jennifer Wilfong of Yummy & Co. our first Featured Maker. This event is family friendly, and there will be cake!
Ever been interested in attending an event where you express your artistic side and drink your favorite adult beverage at the same time? Here is an event for you then:
Grab your art supplies and join DC Drink & Draw and LATELA for three open life drawing sessions this Fall! Use your favorite media to work from the model during a mix of short and longer poses.
All events are BYOB. We’ll have cups and ice on hand for for sharing and keeping things cool.
The remaining sessions in the series are Thursday, November 17th 7:00 – 9:30 PM (coincides with Third Thursday on the Arts Walk) and Tuesday, December 6th 7:00-9:30 PM. Sessions are $17 with pre-registration, which you can do here. Latela Art Gallery is located on the Arts Walk (716 Monroe Street NE) at Studio #27
Third Thursday at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk is a great time to get out into the neighborhood and enjoy the summer nights. This month’s event will take place on Thursday June 16th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and will feature live music, open studios and a beer garden. In addition to the open art studios, don’t forget to check out the following specials:
15% off coffee or tea beverages at Filter Coffeehouse
10% off any part, accessory or apparel item at the Bike Rack
10% off any purchase at Wardman Wine
15% off purchases of general reading or $1.00 tall coffee at Barnes and Noble
10% off your tab at Brookland Pint
$1.00 off a beer at Brookland Pint’s beer Garden
Check out the Facebook event page for more information. The Arts Walk is located at 701 Monroe Street, NE.
Great news neighbors, Art on 8th returns with free music, dance, and arts events every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through the end of September, brought to you by Dance Place. Check out this video about Arts on 8th:
Every Thursday, from May 5 to September 29, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm: Arts on 8th live music performances will be held on the Arts Walk plaza each week. Each performance will feature a new group. In the event of rain, music will be moved into the Artist Lounge on the Arts Walk. The Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market is located at 716 Monroe St NE.
Every Friday, from May 6 to September 30, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm: Arts on 8th interactive dance performances. These events will take place at O’Connell Plaza located on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street or in front of Busboys and Poets. Rain location will be inside Busboys and Poets.
Every Saturday, through September 24th, 1:30 pm: Get Creative workshops in arts & crafts, movement & gardening
at Dance Place, located at 3225 8th St NE.
We recently learned that the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market will welcome HiJAC, a unique architecture, art, and technology collaboration to Studio 17. From a press release:
HiJAC is a trans-disciplinary collaborative working between architecture, art, and technology. The team creates artistic spaces, objects, and moments that are driven by an interest in experimenting with how humans interact with both physical and virtual environments.
HiJAC will use the studio at the Arts Walk as an incubation space to generate and test ideas for new artistic interventions, with a focus on how people interact with space and how this interaction can be more playful and more human. In addition to open-studio activities, HiJAC will work in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects DC Technology Committee to offer community workshops in interactive digital technologies and computational modeling.
HiJAC was founded by Hiroshi Jacobs, AIA, an artist and architect living and working in Washington, DC. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at The Catholic University of America School of Architecture & Planning, and an architect with STUDIOS Architecture. His designs and artwork have appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions, including Surface Magazine, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, DC Modern Luxury, DesCours New Orleans, La Biennale di Venezia, (e)Merge Art Festival, and the Harvard Arts First Festival.
Third Thursday at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk is a great time to get out into the neighborhood and support local artists. This month’s event will take place on Thursday December 17th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. From the Facebook event page:
December is here, bring on the cheer! Visit the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market for a Holiday terrific, Third Thursday! On December 17th, the Arts Walk will be the perfect place to find all of your last minute gift needs for family, friends, and party hosts alike.
• Black Lab (Studio 16): View the new book release of As In Queen (the abecedarium of a typophiliac) and meet the award winning artist, Leda Black, herself! Sales from Black Lab’s “Peace Dove” shawl will be donated to the International Rescue Committee, an organization committed to responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
This Saturday, the artists at Monroe Street Market’s Arts Walk will be hosting a Small Business Saturday event from 9:00 am -9:00 pm. From the event page on Facebook:
*Stitch & Rivet will be open 10-6 promoting a variety of local handmade items great for unique gifts!
*Maroulla Sculpture will be open 9-7 promoting a line of miniature sculptures in bronze & marble + a line of one of a kind artistic jewelery creations as special gift items!
*Rachel Pfeffer Designs will be open 10-5 promoting handmade jewelery for your special someone!
*Black Lab will be open 9-5 promoting discounts on photo-based digital prints and books!
*Center for Byzantine Material Arts will be open 10-4
*Latela DC will be open 10-9 promoting 20% off on select artworks including paintings and photography prints, local handmade soaps, and art books + hosting a pop-up of select artists who will be creating throughout the day on #SmallBusinessSaturday along with bins of vinyl records $1-$3 each!
We recently learned from a press release that three new artists, Kuzeh Pottery, LATELA Studio, and Marcella Kriebel will be moving into the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market this fall. Welcome to the neighborhood! From the press release:
All three new artists will be in their studios by early November.
Kuzeh Pottery (Studio #18)
Pegah Shahghasemi opened Kuzeh Pottery in March 2013 in New York City with the goal to create functional pottery that is simple, elegant, and comforting. Her pottery is inspired by Persian art, presented in a modern fashion. Pegah’s degree in Graphic Design from University of Minnesota, 14 years of design experience, living and traveling to different countries, and being a mother to two young daughters have greatly influenced her ceramic work. Kuzeh (Farsi for a curvy vase) has been featured in New York Magazine and other publications. Kuzeh Pottery products can be purchased at Union Kitchen in NE D.C., at Kuzeh.us, and at her work space on the Arts Walk.
LATELA Studio (Studio #27)
The LATELA studio is an art gallery and creative work space featuring selected fine and local D.C. area artists whose work will be displayed in rotating exhibits and events curated by Marta Staudinger. Marta is a D.C. native who pursued art history and curatorial studies in Italy and Spain, earning a Master’s degree in New Media Art Curatorship in Barcelona. The studio is a component of the LATELA brand, founded by Marta, which collaborates with local venues to host exhibitions and offers art management, consultation, and related services to artists. The LATELA studio space serves as a home base for member artists to exhibit and sell their work, host creative workshops, and work in the studio. Visitors to the studio may purchase works of art in a variety of media, as well as prints and creativity-inspiring books.
Marcella Kriebel (Studio #14)
Marcella Kriebel is devoted to creating watercolor art that is both informative and beautiful, and enjoys illustrating pieces for her food-related art collection. Marcella is the author and illustrator of Mi Comida Latina, a cookbook currently in its fourth edition and comprised of 140 pages of hand lettered, illustrated recipes based on her travels throughout Latin America. Marcella’s art prints, cookbook, and cards can be found at many of the District’s farmers markets, on her website (www.marcellakriebel.com), in select gift stores and at her workspace on the Arts Walk, Marcella Studio. She currently teaches watercolor classes while maintaining her art commissions, commercial design, original gallery work, and paper goods collection.
On November 5, when LATELA moves into its studio, all 27 artist studios will be occupied. Just two months ago, Monroe Street Market welcomed three additional artists, including Rachel Pfeffer (Studio #13), Brian Dailey (Studio #10), and Byzantine Center for Material Arts (Studio #7).
The Arts Walk studios are located at 716 Monroe Street, NE.
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