Georgetown Celebrates the Arts Outdoor Exhibition and Competition

By Editorial Team on October 5, 2021
Chris Loops Seikaly The Mission. Courtesy of Washington Printmakers Gallery.

Life has been altered by Covid 19—Museums were closed, social distancing was imposed, shops and stores were drastically hit. All these events led the Washington Print Foundation (WPF) to organize an outdoor art exhibition to bring Art and Joy to the community and to draw attention to the abundant shops, galleries and restaurants in the Book Hill section of Georgetown.

WPF has organized an outdoor exhibit titled Georgetown Celebrates the Arts  on view through November 20, 2021 featuring artists from the DC region. While currently a pilot program it may become a yearly event.

Twenty-two double sided banners feature artwork by a diverse group of DMV artists. Eighteen are placed on existing street poles and four are installed at the Book Hill Triangle in front of the Klagsbrun Studio drawing visitors through the exhibit from both directions.

The public can select its favorite works and the two choices will receive a monetary prize and a third artist will receive a non-remunerative honorable mention.

In addition to ballots, which can be found in street signs along Wisconsin Ave passers-by can vote by sending a photo of their favorite artwork to washington.print1@gmail.com and are encouraged to post their favorite artwork on social media and tag @WashingtonPrintmakers

Visit https://www.washingtonprintmakers.com/georgetown-celebrates-the-arts for more information.

(Source: Washington Print Foundation Press Release | Note: news brief updated, October 7, 2021 from an earlier version)