DC Arts Center Presents the 2020 1460 Wallmountables

By Editorial Team on October 13, 2020
Courtesy of DC Arts Center.
On View: Friday, August 8, 2020 – Friday, October 18, 2020

Every summer for the past 31 years DC Arts Center has offered up its walls to any and all artists who wish to exhibit their work. Phase Two of the city’s reopening meant we could reopen our gallery with limited capacity, so we leapt at the chance to announce the 2020 edition of the 1460 Wallmountables.

After months of lockdown we were eager to reengage with our community by asking them to show us what they have been working on in that time. To our amazement and joy, over 60 artists went through the rigors of COVID questioning, making online reservations to come to the gallery and showing up appropriately masked in groups of less than three to hang their work. Beginning artists as young as 7, as well asthe accomplished made their way to our gallery over three weeks, including such local luminaries as Hedieh Ilchi, Maggie Michael, Dan Steinhilber and Nekisha Durrett.

The result is an exhibition of over 200 works, in every medium imaginable. From Trump voodoo dolls and art respirator masks to exquisite paintings on silk and a graphite portrait of the victim of police brutality, this year’s 1460 Wallmountables runs the gamut of humor, despair, resilience and hope.

The gallery is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 2pm to 7pm by appointment only. Group size is limited
and reservations can be made at https://dcartscenter.org/about-us/plan-your-visit/

DC Arts Center is located at 2438 18th St. NW.