Weekly Events List

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Calm before the Festivals Edition


Chevrolet 3 by Pete McCutchen.  Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.

Chevrolet 3 by Pete McCutchen. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.

Thursday, September 4

Studio 21– 6 p.m.

The Brookland Art Walk gallery operated by Dance Place opens Starting Over, new paintings by Tina Silverman which examine how populations from regions around the globe affect the artist on an intimate level. For more information, click here.

Friday, September 5

Touchstone– 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Three concurrent exhibitions will showcase figurative works by ceramicist Bill Mould, photographs of decaying cars by Pete McCutchen and a group show by the gallery’s member artists with an avian theme. For more information on all three exhibitions, click here.

Montpelier Art Center7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The art center will host opening receptions in its three gallery spaces for the watercolors of former botanist David Daniels (Main gallery), painter Stephen Boocks’ Play (Library Gallery) and recent work by resident artist Steven Williams (Resident Gallery).  For more information on all three gallery openings, click here.

Saturday, September 6

39th Street Gallery5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The gallery opens The Charmers by sculptor Christopher Romer along with new paintings by Capitol Hill artist Kathryn McDonnell and Academy 2013 participant Jay Hendrick. For more information on the three concurrent exhibitions, click here.

Brentwood Arts Exchange5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thirteen fellows from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts will participate in a group exhibition titled Axis. The group multi-media and inter-disciplinary exhibition seeks to overcome individual variance through collective interpretation of the term “axis.” For more information on this exhibition, click here.

gallery plan b– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Audiences attending Sheep Jones’ fourth solo exhibition at gallery plan b will revel in the artist’s ever-evolving style of whimsical fairy-tale like subjects. For more information, click here.

Gallery OonH6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The gallery’s popular Circus on the O returns this month with revelry and burlesque at their famous H street courtyard. A general admission period for viewing the gallery’s exhibition precedes the ticketed circus event. For more information and to purchase ticket, click here.

Monday, September 8

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Mayoral Forum on Arts Education– 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where do you stand on arts education? How do you want to see it funded? Find out where the mayoral candidates stand on this issue. All candidates have been invited to attend and discuss their vision educating young DC citizens in the arts. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions following a moderated debate format with the candidates.

Coming Events (Save the Dates!)

  • Hyattsville Arts Festival–September 13
  • H Street Festival– September 20
  • Figment DC– September 27
  • Art All Night– September 27
  • Emerge Art Fair– October 2-5
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.