2021 AdMo Art Walk

By East City Art Editorial Team on April 12, 2021
Yuno Baswir installation at The Potter’s House. Image courtesy Adams Morgan BID


AdMo Art Walk Takes Place April 12 – May 14, 2021

Think of Adams Morgan as your own personal art gallery thanks to AdMo Art Walk, a free, new way to experience art brought to you by the Adams Morgan Partnership BID, the DC Arts Center, local artists, and neighborhood businesses! Walk the streets of Adams Morgan and admire an impressive selection of artworks displayed in various storefronts in a self-guided walking tour starting April 12 through May 14. While many events are currently paused, this allows everyone to explore on their own and experience the diverse and cultural arts scene throughout Adams Morgan.

Each participating local artist has artwork on display in an Adams Morgan business. Here are a list of all the stops along the AdMo Art Walk:

In addition to the art displayed in the various storefronts, Adams Morgan is home to lots of street art including murals, colorful building facades, painted jersey barriers, and more! Murals depict life, culture, and values – and because of this, Adams Morgan has its own unique style. While enjoying the AdMo Art Walk, visit the numerous murals along the way!

And, that’s not all! AdMo Art Walk attendees can follow the Heritage Trail signs while on the self-guided tour to learn more about Adams Morgan, a vibrant community of artists, activists, and entrepreneurs. The Roads to Diversity: Adams Morgan Heritage Trail by Cultural Tourism DC features 18 poster-sized, illustrated signs that combine storytelling with historic images. Discover the history of this neighborhood known for its charming Victorian rowhouses, restaurants with cuisine from around the world, and retail stores for your every need. The first sign is located at 16th Street and Florida Avenue, NW. The self-guided tour moves north on 16th Street, then west along Columbia Road, and south on 18th Street.

All of this and more can be found at AdMoDC.org/ArtWalk. Follow the Art Walk at your own pace, enjoying Adams Morgan’s charm, local shops, and an abundance of restaurants along the way!

About the Adams Morgan Partnership BID

The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District is a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life for businesses, commercial property owners, residents, visitors, and employees in the District of Columbia’s most vibrant and eclectic neighborhood. The Partnership provides daily street cleaning, fun neighborhood events, and creative marketing and economic development initiatives. Adams Morgan is world-renowned for its fantastic restaurants and nightlife, colorful retail stores and historic, tree-lined residential streets. Adams Morgan is home to more than 240 colorful restaurants and businesses, ranging from uniquely local storefronts to neighborhood-serving retail, and creative fun from comedy to dancing. For more on the Partnership, visit www.admodc.org or follow along on Twitter @AdMoBID, Instagram @AdMoBID or Facebook at AdamsMorganBID.

About District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC)

Since 1989, the go-to place to satisfy the culturally curious appetite for new arrivals and long-term residents alike has been the DC Arts Center. Located in the heart of Adams Morgan and run by artists, their forty-seat “black box” theater and two art galleries bring together discerning, inquisitive audiences with bold, fresh ideas through thought-provoking quality art exhibitions and performances. In a typical year they host over 200 performances of over 30 different groups including performances of plays, comedy-improv, burlesque, film screenings, and poetry. Their gallery typically presents 12 -16 art exhibitions with opening receptions and artists’ talks plus they run an artists’ collective and a curatorial mentorship program as well. For some, presenting at DCAC is the first rung on a professional career in art, for others it is a wakeup call that they may not be ready, but for audiences it is always an interesting unique experience. For more information on DCAC, visit dcartscenter.org.