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.
Readers may remember our blog post about Brookland Yoga, a new “floating” yoga studio that launched recently. We thought neighborhood Yogis would be interested in knowing that Brookland Yoga has partnered with LATELA to provide yoga classes at the Arts Walk farmer’s market every Saturday starting April 23 through November 12th, at 9:00 am. From the event page:
Join us for a 45 minute awakening slow flow yoga class on Saturdays at the Brookland Farmer’s Market. Stay after class to get some yummy local produce and coffee and chat with your neighbors.
We will begin with a flow, holding our poses for several breaths to create heat in the body, then move into strengthening, and finally into restorative yoga postures to calm the nervous system and rejuvenate the body and the mind. All levels welcome. Please bring your own mat.
Classes are held underneath the arts walk sign on the Monroe Street Market, next to the Brookland-CUA metro bridge just outside of the LATELA store front.
Sign up for the classes here. Check out the Brookland Yoga website here. LATELA is a creative platform that combines art and yoga for positive community growth, and they have an artists studio on the Arts Walk. Check out LATELA’s site here.
PS – if you can’t make the Saturday class, check out Brookland Yoga’s Beer and Yoga class at Right Proper Brewery on Mondays.
We thought readers would like to know that local healthy fast food restaurant, Hälsa, has closed. As you can see from the picture, the windows have been papered-over and there is simply a sign saying “closed, sorry for inconvenience”. A posting on their Facebook page (below) indicates that there were ‘facility issues’ and that they are hoping to relocate. We wish the owners and staff the best and we will let you know when we hear anything new. Hälsa was located at 655 Michigan Ave NE in the Monroe Street Market development.
We are sure readers will be excited to learn that the Farmers Market operated at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk returns this Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 am -2:00 PM. The market will occur every Saturday through December and is located at 716 Monroe Street NE. Check out the Tweet below announcing the start date, and their new name and logo.
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.
Back in August we learned that national fast food chain Chipotle will be coming to Monroe Street Market. The restaurant will seat 56 and will occupy the corner of Monroe at 7th Street NE. We thought readers would like to know that yesterday Monroe Street Market announced that the store will open on Saturday November 28th. Check out the Instagram post below.
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.
Stitch and Rivet, one of the studios at Monroe Street Market’s Arts Walk will be hosting a “Meet The Maker” series of one-day pop-up-shops featuring craft businesses from all over the DC area. The series will run from this Saturday through Saturday, November 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (during the Farmer’s Market hours). The pop-ups offer guests a chance to meet the makers of their favorite locally crafted products, many of which are sold at Stitch & Rivet year-round.
For more information about the events, go here. Stitch & Rivet”s website is here. Here is the rundown of events:
October 10: Annie Howe Papercuts, paper cuts and prints
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
*Demonstration and teaching workshop by Annie Howe of Annie Howie Papercuts. Space limited to four students. Cost is $65 per ticket, inclusive of all supplies and tools needed. Tickets can be purchased here.
October 17: Hooked & Loopy, crocheted figures
October 24: Tigerflight, reclaimed sweater pillows and toys
November 7: Yummy & Company, postage stamp sized landscapes and etched jewelry
November 14: Tasha McKelvey, ceramic pots and jewelry
November 21: TBD
The Arts Walk is located at 716 Monroe Street, NE. Stitch & Rivet is located at Studio #3.
This Friday the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market invites neighbors to enjoy their “Dinner and a Movie” event. Participating restaurants Halsa, Brookland Pint and Potbelly will feature special promotions and a free outdoor movie, Rio, will be shown beginning at dusk. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair. All guests will receive a free bag of popcorn provided by Monroe Street Market. Check out the Tweet below for more info.