East City Art’s First Year

By Editorial Team on January 18, 2011



East City Art is officially a year old and what a wonderfully exciting first year it has been.  In our part of town, several new galleries opened including the Tubman-Mahan gallery, the Brentwood Arts Exchange, Industry Gallery and CITY Gallery while G Fine Art relocated to the H Street corridor.  Public art began popping up everywhere and the area’s galleries kept the shows coming.

Here is a list of our favorite articles of 2010:

With all the success of the H Street Corridor as a top arts destination, will Brookland be following suit in the coming years?  We contacted a few developers in February 2010 to find out:


One of our first interviews was with Mary Coble before her performance at Conner Contemporary:


Art Man’s temporary piece on H Street got us excited about the future of the neighborhood:


How many people know that a world-class print lab in Anacostia is the only one to print Digigraphie prints in the entire US?


Renown local graffiti artist Tim Conlon opened up to East City Art’s Wade Carey :


The first ever Art House Open House opened in Capitol Hill showcasing the work of local artists while cross-marketing real estate with fine art:


We were thrilled to find a unique furniture maker living in our midst:


One of East City Art’s most popular articles was this one on the Temporium:


The long awaited Yards Park just south of Capitol Hill opened virtually unnoticed by the rest of the media but East City art was there:


We said farewell to New Orleans native Sarah Thibodeaux this fall:


But welcomed the new Tubman-Mahan Gallery at the Center for Green Urbanism:


Finally, thanks to DC Sketchers, East City Art will be participating in an international movement to recapture the art of sketching from life:


What to expect in 2011?

When we set off on our journey a year ago, we were a small publication on blogger determined to bring attention to the thriving visual arts movement that exists to the East of the Capitol.   In twelve months we have published over 240 articles and welcome between 3,500 and 6,000 visitors a month who view between 35,000 and 60,000 pages.

In 2011, we will continue to expand our original content, increase the number of writers and include the voices of the many arts educators and students in our area.

We will be bringing you original content on the following:

The Route 1 corridor art galleries in Maryland

Artist studios in East City

The new Hill Center

The Yards Park

Art Collecting

Coverage of Academy 2011

The (e)merge Art Festival

Travels abroad to meet artist who will be showing locally

and much, much more…

Happy 2011 to you all!!!