Gallery Openings and Events

Art Enables Announces Its 8th Outsider Art Inside the Beltway Exhibit

Photo courtesy of Art Enables.

Photo courtesy of Art Enables.

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Opening: Saturday, October 12 from 1pm to 4pm

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The exhibit is on display until Friday, November 1, 2013.

The area’s largest exhibition out Outsider, Folk, and Self Taught artists featuring both locally and nationally selected artists.

Art Enables hosts the annual exhibit known as Outsider Art Inside the Beltway (OAIB).

Now in its eighth year, OAIB originally started as a way for local groups of self-taught artists to finally exhibit together, the first Outsider Art inside the Beltway show was held at MOCA DC in Georgetown.

Seven years and three locations later, OAIB has grown to take over both floors of the gallery at Art Enables and features artists from across the country for a full two weeks.

Last year was the first OAIB at Art Enables that was opened nationally and over two dozen groups were invited to participate. Many well known organizations from across the US are participating again this year, including The Gallery at HAI (NYC), Creativity Explored (San Francisco), Sophie’s Gallery (California), Spindleworks (Maine) and Pure Vision (NYC) as well as perennial local favorites from groups such as Studio In-Sight (Bethesda), The Studio at Miriam’s Kitchen (DC) and Saint Elizabeths (DC).

Outsider Art Inside the Beltway was juried by local Outsider Art collector Dolly Vehlow from Gallery OonH and Outsider Art gallerists Grey and Linda Carter from Grey Carter Objects of Art. The show continues to be an excellent introduction for people curious about Outsider Art or looking to start their own collection with a selection of very affordable art in a wide array of styles.

Collectors, enthusiasts and aspiring artists are invited to view the exhibit during its opening Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 1-4 pm, at the Art Enables Studio. The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge and will continue to be on display until Friday, November 1, 2013.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: from 9am-5pm
  • and by appointment

Art Enables Studio is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE. For more information on Outsider Art inside the Beltway or on Art Enables, call (202) 554-9455.

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