Weekly Events List

Weekend East City Event Round Up: East of the River Super Weekend Edition

Panels from the CITIFIED exhibition. Artists: Isaias Crow, Leon Rainbow. Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 4 feet. Photo Courtesy Albus Cavus.


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Friday July 13



Honfleur Gallery (7pm to 9pm)

The Annual East of the River Exhibition never disappoints.  In its sixth year, the group show features the work of artists who either work or live East of the River.  The multimedia exhibition features sculpture, digital media, photography and painting.  A steel drum band will also add to the festive occasion.  For more information, click here.


Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope RD SE


The Gallery at Vivid Solutions (6pm to 8pm)

More than just an exhibition, Gabriela Bulisova’s Inside Outside forces the viewer to experience the human toll of incarceration.  Bulisova’s photographs transcend statistics and policies to present a qualitative narrative of “returned citizens” struggle for redemption.  For more information about the exhibition, click here.


To read an in-depth interview with Gabriela Bulisova by East City Art’s Eric Hope, click here.


The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is located at 2208 Martin Luther King Ave SE


Albus Cavus- CITIFIED

The artist collective recently completed a series of panels for the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival that challenged the notion that folk art is primarily a product of rural life and can be found in urban areas like Anacostia.  The panels will be on display in Historic Anacostia and accessible to the public through September 30.  For more information and to preview the work click here.


The CITIFIED public art piece is located on the northwest corner of 13th and W Streets SE


Saturday July 14


Washington Project for the Arts (3pm)

The Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) collaborated with Patrick McDonough to complete a series of awning studies. McDonough created a similar project in 2011 in Trinidad along Florida Avenue NE commissioned by Conner Contemporary Art.  The sculptures will be on view at Marvin Gaye Park in NE DC through September 30.  The WPA and McDonough will host an artist talk at 3pm.  For more information and to preview the work, click here.


Marvin Gaye Park is located at 6201 Banks Place NE



DeanwoodxDesign Temporium (all day)

The temporiums continue East of the River in Deanwood.  A series of festive events will take place on Saturday all day as follows:

IDEA Public Charter High School Field & Wellness Center
1027 45th Street NE

  •     10:30 a.m. – Welcome and Opening performance by The East of the River Steel Pan Band / DxD Distinguished Community Leader Awards Ceremony
  •     10:30 a.m. – 3p.m. – Temporium Interactive Gallery and DxD Outdoor Market
  •     3 p.m. – Free concert featuring performances by  DJ Jahsonic of Main Ingredient, teen soul artist Keymace, and Grammy-nominated artist Kokayi

The Fishing School
4737 Meade Street Northeast    10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Temporium Gallery featuring  family-friendly and interactive art

  •     11 a.m. – 1p.m.  – myDeanwood Storytelling project
  •     12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – POP-OUT Performances

Tubman-Mahan Gallery/Center for Green Urbanism
3938 Benning Road NE

  • 10:30 a.m. – 3p.m. – Temporium Gallery featuring photographer Maria Bryk’s photo essay “Chesapeake Bay Watermen: The Art of the Catch” and interactive art
  •     12 p.m. and 1 p.m. –  POP-OUT Performances

For more information about DeanwoodxDesign and these events, click here.


Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  or follow them on Twitter






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.