Weekly Events List

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Brookland Ascendant Edition

Allison Edge, Magic Forest, 2013, watercolor, acrylic on paper. Photo courtesy of Catalyst Projects.

Allison Edge, Magic Forest, 2013, watercolor, acrylic on paper. Photo courtesy of Catalyst Projects.


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)


Saturday October 12


Art Enables (1pm to 4pm)

A nationwide call for entry yields one of the nation’s largest showing of outsider art in a single location.  In its eighth year, Art Enables’ Outsider Art Inside the Beltway mixed-media juried group exhibition represents one of the most significant collections of the genre both in terms of its scope and variety.  For more information click here.

Art Enables Studio is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue  NE

Catalyst Projects (6pm to 9pm)

Do not miss the opening of Catalyst Projects’ art gallery in the Brookland Art Walk.  The inaugural group show’s sexily titled Wet Dreams explores untraditional methods of using watercolor, a medium often taken less seriously by students, curators and collectors alike.  For more information click here.

Catalyst Projects is located in the Brookland Art Walk at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio 13

Brookland Beautification Call for Entry

This week, Dance Place, via the DC Office of planning, has announced the availability of a series of grants from $750 up to $5,000 for the beautification of the Brookland neighborhood.  With the opening of so many creative spaces in the area, the grant could not have come at a better time.   Funding is available to both artists and gardeners seeking to beautify the neighborhood.  The deadline is November 27, 2013.  For more information, click here.





Authored by: Phil Hutinet

Phil Hutinet, a third generation Capitol Hill resident, is the publisher of East City Art, DC's Visual Arts publication of record, which he began in 2010. In 2012-2013, his consultancy work east of the river yielded the Anacostia Playhouse, Craig Kraft Studios, the Anacostia Arts Center and the 2012-2013 LUMEN8ANACOSTIA festivals. In 2015, 2018 and 2019 he acted as the Gateway Open Studio Tour coordinator. From 2013-2018, he produced EMULSION, East City Art's regional juried show and has curated over 150 local exhibitions in his career as a gallery owner and director of several local galleries. Currently, he oversees the ECA's Critical Arts Writing Program which produces an annual anthology titled CONFLUENCE: Two Rivers One City. Hutinet has been interviewed by or has made appearances on the BBC, Capital Community News, Euronews, Washingtonian Magazine, Washington City Paper, The Washington Post, WJLA ABC News Channel 7/Channel 8, WTOP and other local, national and international media.