Weekend East City Event Round Up: Beam Me up Edition

New work from Ben Tolman at the Fridge.  Photo courtesy the artist.
New work from Ben Tolman at the Fridge. Photo courtesy the artist.

This article is cross-posted in the following DC Publications:


Brookland Bridge

DC Style is Real

East of the River Magazine (online)

Free In DC

Frozen Tropics

H Street Great Street 

The Hill is Home

The Hill Rag (online)


Takoma Art Hop The festival will take place over the weekend as follows:


Saturday, May 3

CHAW 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Annual Student Ceramic Sale will be held at Eastern Market. Support future crafters and an annual neighborhood tradition. Details here.

Eastern Market is located at 225 Seventh Street SE

East DC Studio Tour 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

You know you’ve always wanted to peek into the private lives of local artists. Artists include Kathryn McDonnell, Gail Vollrath, Zofie Land, Peter Harper and many more. Details and map here.

The studio tour takes place in NE & SE DC. See detailed map at link above.

SCRAP DC 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.         

SCRAP DC doesn’t just celebrate Earth Day, the organization seeks to reuse and recycle materials year round. At the inaugural opening of their Re:Vision gallery, see a group exhibition by local artists who were required to incorporate 75% recycled materials into their work. See artist list here.

SCRAP DC is located at 3101 12th Street NE in Brookland

art works gallery 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In Artist Imprint; A Family Story, Olivia Di Benigno tells the story of her Italian American heritage through delicately carved clay tiles. Full eexhibition description here.

art works gallery is located at 3711 Rhode Island Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD

The Fridge 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Local artist Ben Tolman, third place winner in the first annual EMULSION regional exhibition opens a solo exhibition at the Fridge. His new work examines the absence of truth in our shared environment. Details here.

The Fridge is located at 516½ 8th Street SE (rear)on Barrack Row

Spring Studio Tours (Save the Dates!)

  • May 10— 10th Annual Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour
  • May 17-18— Mid-City Artists Open Studios