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Third Thursday At The Arts Walk – Open Studios, Live Music, Beer Garden

Third Thursday at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk is a great time to get out into the neighborhood and enjoy summer. This month’s event will take place on Thursday August 20th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and will feature live music, open studios and a beer garden. Sounds like fun!

The Arts Walk is located at 716 Monroe Street NE.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Fascist Hipsters Edition

We are pleased to bring you East City Art‘s Weekend Event Round Up. East City Art is a blog founded by editor Phil Hutinet in 2010, which documents the myriad of artistic activities happening in Northeast, Southeast, the Gateway Arts District, Northern Prince George’s County, and the “Mid-City” area of DC.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Fascist Hipsters Edition

Openings, Thursday, June 18 

Cheryl D. Edwards’ Studio

Post Avant-Garde/Conceptualism features the works of Olubanke King-Akerele, Charles M. Bergen, Cheryl D. Edwards, Donna-Marie R. Jones, and Sue Wribican. For more information, click here. Arts Walk – 716 Monroe St. NE Studio #9.

Wild Hand Workspace 

Dana Jeri Maier’s works straddle the boundary between cartoon and fine art. There will be encore openings throughout the weekend. For details, click here. Arts Walk 716 Monroe St. NE Studio #8

Saturday, June 20 

Project Create Studio – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join Project Create to celebrate Juneteeth with art activities, games, and snacks. There will also be a screening of the film Life of a King. For more information, click here. Project Create Studio is located at 2028 Marin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE.

Work by LMNOPi on view at Hipster Fascism. Image courtesy of The Fridge
Work by LMNOPi on view at Hipster Fascism. Image courtesy of The Fridge

The Fridge – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Join The Fridge for the opening of Hipster Fascism, an art and performance exhibition curated by artist and activist Graham Boyle. The exhibition features work by ADAPT, Eames Armstrong, Gregg Deal, Ryan Florig, GAIA, LMNOPi, Falon Shackleford, Ashley Shey, Ra Nubi, and Shirin Towfiq. For more information, click here. The Fridge is located at 516 ½ 8th St. SE.

Gallery NK– 6-8 p.m.

The gallery will host an exhibition of international artists titled Moonlight-1 featuring Isao Tomoda (Japan), Nihal Kececi (USA-Turkey), Steffen Faisst (Denmark), Tomas Dodd (USA), Nadia Arditti (USA) and Deniz Sagdic (Turkey).  Click here for details. NK Gallery is located at 321 K Street NE (Rear Alley)

Tilling Phase – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

According to Eric Hope Tilling Phase breathes new life into Gateway Arts District’s future home of Art Works Now. Teaching artist Amy Hughes Braden facilitated the group exhibition. For more information, click here. Art Works Now’s future location is located at 4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

Sunday, June 21

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Marva McIntosh invites visitors to her talk Jamaican Postcards: The Marva McIntosh Collection.  Samples of her collection of vintage and modern Jamaican postcards will be presented during the talk. For details, click here. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

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.

Third Thursday At The Arts Walk – Open Studios, Live Music, More

CulturalDC, a nonprofit that promotes the arts, organizes “Third Thursday Open Studios,” at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk. This month’s event will take place on Thursday June 18h from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. On Third Thursdays there is often live music and most of the studios are open and hosting workshops, exhibits, crafts for sale and more.

We are particularly excited about the group show mentioned above at Cheryl D. Edwards’ Studio (Studio #9) on the Arts Walk, read more about it here. The Arts Walk is located at 716 Monroe Street NE.

Third Thursday At The Arts Walk: Beer Garden To Benefit Veterans

This Thursday  is Third Thursday at Monroe Street Market’s Arts Walk, which means open arts studios, live performances, and beer!  This time around, a portion of proceeds will go to a great cause. Check out more from the Tweet below.

Washington Post Neighborhood Guide Profiles Brookland


Yesterday, the Washington Post ran this story on Brookland,  calling our neighborhood “the place to go right now”.  The feature, which is accompanied by a  handful of cool photos, is the most comprehensive write up I think I have ever seen on Brookland. The story covers local eateries Smith Public Trust, Brookland Pint, Brookland’s Finest, Brookland Cafe, Hälsa, and Menomale. The story also explores local stores Bartered Threads and Scrap DC, and Arts Walk studios Analog, Wild Hand Workspace, and Stitch and Rivet as well as Dance Place. This is a good article to bookmark for the next time a friend or family member asks about where you live!

The Citywide 5×5 Art Project Comes To The Monroe Street Market Artswalk

An ambitious city-wide temporary art project, The 5×5 Project is getting underway. According to the website it is a:

District-wide program of contemporary, temporary public art dedicated to exploring new perspectives on our city through the lens of five curators. In fact, it is the largest, temporary public art project in the District. The project will begin in early September and end by December of 2014.

While there will be a lot of cool events and many works by 25 artists all over the city, we thought readers would like to know about one right here in our backyard.

Image courtesy of the 5×5 website.

The show will highlight the works of Michael Platt. The show will be installed on Saturday September 6th and run until December 30th and is described as a “large banner of photography and poetry with an augmented reality layer”.

Here is Mr. Platt’s impressive Bio:

Michael B. Platt is a 2007 recipient of the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant. Long known as a printmaker, his artwork in the last decade has explored digital imagery and book art that combines images and poetry. Platt has exhibited in international and national galleries and museums in Paris, France; Australia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and San Francisco, CA, just to mention a few. Important group shows include the 2011-12, Multiplicity, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. Also in 2011: Corridor: 6 DC Artists + 6 Baltimore Artists, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC; Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, The Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT; and in 2010, The Washington Project for the Arts 35th Anniversary exhibition at the American University’s Katzen Center at Washington, DC.

Platt is represented in numerous private collections, including the Corcoran Museum; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection and Rare Books and Special Collections; the Schomburg Research Center in Black Culture of the New York Public Library; the Yale University Art Gallery; the Harris Poetry Collection of the John Hay Library of Brown University; the David C. Driskell Center Collection of the University of Maryland; and the Hampton University Art Museum. Tim Davis of International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC, represents Michael Platt.

Third Thursday Returns To The Arts Walk With Live Music Tomorrow

Arts Walk Event At Night
Arts Walk Event At Night

CulturalDC, a nonprofit that promotes the arts, organizes “Third Thursday Open Studios,” at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk. This month’s event will take place on Thursday August 21st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Every month most of the studios are open and hosting workshops, exhibits, crafts for sale and more. This time around you can also enjoy live music from the band Aspen Grove. For more information check out the Third Thursday page from Cultural DC here. The Arts Walk is located at 716 Monroe Street NE.

Brookland Featured In The Washington Post’s Weekend Going Out Guide

The word spreads about how much Brookland has to offer. Check out the article of Beth Cope in the Washington Post:

Change has come to the community nicknamed “Little Rome” for its myriad Catholic institutions, bringing new condos, restaurants and, notably, the arts. But much of Brookland remains a quiet family neighborhood where daily encounters on leafy streets can include nuns and friars …….

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East City Art Round Up Featuring The Brookland Third Thursday Edition

East City Art Round Up: Brookland Third Thursday Edition

Thursday June 19

Arts Walk Event At Night
Arts Walk Event At Night

Brookland Arts Walk – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Third Thursdays in Brookland, one may visit over 29 open studios in the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. Two of the spaces, the Washington Drawing Center and The Wild Hand Workspace will host opening receptions (see details below). Enjoy food and live music courtesy of Danceplace featuring performances by Polvo & Scree starting at 6:30 p.m.

The Arts Walk at the Monroe Street Market is located at 716 Monroe St, NE

Washington Drawing Center – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Washington Drawing Center presents Chris Dolan’s 07092012-09212013: Recent Landscapes of the District and Southern Maryland. Dolan “set himself the challenge of producing one landscape every day for the period between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.”For a full description of this must go to event, click here.

Washington Drawing Center is located in Studio #7 on the Arts Walk

The Wild Hand Workspace- 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Also in Brookland, The Wild Hand Workspace will host an opening reception for the illustrations of Hannah Dean in her first exhibition It’s a Wonderful Life. Her work examines relationships and organizational themes spanning a variety of media. To read more about the exhibit, click here.

The Wild Hand Studio is located in Studio #8 on the Arts Walk

Washington Project for the Arts – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WPA Professional Practices presents Working with Galleries. The panel discussion, led by experts in the field, will help artists navigate through the challenges of working with a gallery. This event is free for WPA members and $10 for non-members. For more information about panelists and the event, click here.

The panel will be held at Capitol Skyline Hotel located at Lounge, 10 I (eye) Street SW.

doris-mae – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Get a last look at the site-specific installation of Hsin-Hsi Chen (she’s covered an entire room, floor to ceiling, with her work!) and Amanda Kates’ intensely colored multi-media work. Meet the artists at this reception before the exhibit closes on Saturday.  Details found here.

doris-mae is located on the second floor at 1716 14th Street NW.

Friday, June 20

Washington Sculptors Group – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Washington Sculptors Group has partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to present Gedankenexperiment. Curated by Sarah Tanguy, this exhibit draws inspiration from scientific and mathematical theories. To read more about this event, click here.

The AAAS is located at 1200 New York Avenue NW.

Montpelier Arts Center – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join Montpelier Arts Center for a reception honoring this summer’s exhibitions. The reception will feature three exhibitions in the Main Gallery, the Library Gallery, and the Residents Artist Gallery.  See work from the Washington Sculptors Group, Elizabeth Burger and Melissa Burley. For details on this event, click here.

Montpelier Arts Center is located at 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD.

Saturday, June 21

Brookland – 1:30 p.m.

Curious about street art? Artist Rajan Sedalia will be teaching classes on Saturdays through July 12. Learn about graffiti art, painting, airbrushing, cartoons, comics, color and abstract forms. All skill levels are welcome. Be sure to email hello@artjar.com for class availability. To read more about classes, click here.

Locations to be announced.

Gallery O on H – 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

After taking Rajan Sedalia’s street art class stop by Gallery O on H for their relaxing courtyard Jazz series, Jazz in the Hood. In addition to viewing the gallery’s permanent collection, visitors can peruse “The Shops” starting at 4 p.m. while the music begins at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H Street NE.

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New Farmer’s Market To Open At Monroe Street Market In May!

Arts Walk Event At Night
Arts Walk Event At Night

We just learned some great news! The “Historic Brookland Farmer’s Market” is launching at the Monroe Street Market development this May. The operator of the market will be Lydia’s Fields Farm,  who will bring a minimum of 10-20 regional farmers and food producers to our door step! The nutrition-focused market will set up shop along the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market every Saturday from May 10, 2014-November 22, 2014, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

We heard from David Raley, General Manager of the development, that there is much more than a run-of-the-mill farmers market planned:

The goal is to also have performances small to larger scale in order to add to the draw of the market. Obviously, with over 40 artists in place at The Arts Walk, we feel that the mix of food, performance, retailers, restaurants and art will make Monroe Street Market a destination for all Washingtonians. Additionally, we will host holiday markets and maybe even have cut trees before Xmas or a pumpkin patch in Halloween. Monroe Street Market and Bozzuto Management Company couldn’t be more excited about this. We would also like to thank Lavinia Wohlfarth the acting Chairman at DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for introducing this community to Lydia’s Fields Farms and sharing her vision with us.

A pumpkin patch? Holiday Market? Be still my beating heart! With this announcment and new restaurants and shops on the way, the Monroe Street Market development keeps getting better all the time. The Arts Walk is located at 716 Monroe Street NE, Washington DC 20017.