Jackson Art Center’s Holiday Open Studios

By Editorial Team on November 26, 2018
Oil painting of the Jackson School by Jackson artist Arthur Day. Photo credit: Jackson Art Center
Open Studio: Sunday, December 2 from 1pm to 5pm

The artists of the Jackson Art Center will open their doors Sunday, December 2, from 1 to 5 pm for their semi-annual Jackson Art Center Open Studios.

The historic Jackson School (1890-1971), with its high ceilings and abundant natural light, has been leased by the DC government to local artists for studio space since the mid 1980s.

At Open Studios, art spills from the former classrooms and cloakrooms, into the halls and foyer, and visitors have the opportunity to rummage through the old school building. The Jackson School is one of the last in-tact red brick DC public school buildings from the late 19th century that has not been converted into residential or commercial space. Every inch of the school, including the janitor’s closets and principal’s office, is used for art, including a working pottery studio on the lower level.

Open Studios is an invitation to the community to visit the art studios of 40+ local artists of many media who paint, draw, sculpt and work in the historic Jackson School, a former DC public elementary school in Georgetown, across from Montrose Park.

The event is free. View artists’ work at jacksonartcenter.com.

Jackson Art Center is lcoated at 3050 R St. NW, Georgetown.