ECA News Briefs

From Art Crimes to City Landmarks

The city has finally decided taken a pragmatic approach to “combating” graffiti in the city by creating the Murals DC program.  Council member Jim Graham spearheaded the program in 2007.  The program pairs students with artists who learn aerosol painting techniques and the execution of a large scale work. The program has led to the creation of 20 breathtaking murals city-wide including the following five East City murals:

“One City,” 2420 Martin Luther King Ave. SE, “Unity,” 600 Alabama Ave. SE,  “Movement,” under the Franklin Street Bridge at Edgewood and Eighth Street NE, “Metamorphosis,” 615 Division Ave. NE and “Life Makes Music,” Riggs Road NE at South Dakota Avenue.  Many of these murals have become landmarks in their own right.  You can view these murals online here as well as the other 15 murals finished in NW neighborhoods.

H Street Art Galleries

Modern Luxury Magazine has published an article about the burgeoning H street art gallery scene.  Aside from what many ECA blog readers who frequent the H street NE art scene already know, they might not know that G Fine art will soon be joining our midst.  Also worth noting is that my last name was misspelled in the article.  It should read Phil Hutinet and not Phil Sutinet.

Grand Opening of Industry Gallery

The list of galleries continues to grow in the H Street Corridor.   Industry Gallery will be hosting their grand opening this  Saturday, January 16th, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. The inaugural opening will feature unique metal and aluminum sculpture designs by Jerusalem-born artist Shlomo Harush.

Also worth noting, Industry Gallery will be featured in the Thursday, January 14th, 2010 issue of the New York Times and in today’s Washington Post.

Industry Gallery is located at 1358 Florida Avenue, NE, Suite 200, Washington DC 20002  T: 202.399.1730  E: