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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Eyes of the Art World on DC Edition

Honfleur gallery stephan laplanche emerge art fair on East City Art

The abstract work of French artist Stephan Laplanche will be on view at the emerge art fair. Photo courtesy Honfleur Gallery.

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(e)merge art fair (September 22 – 25)

The eyes of the art world are on Washington this weekend with the inauguration of the first annual (e)merge art fair.  Galleries from all over the world have come to the Capitol Skyline Hotel to represent their respective talent.

Attendees will find a large number of DC galleries represented at the fair including local East City galleries G Fine Art, Honfleur and Conner Contemporary Art.

While there is a nominal entrance fee of $15, faculty and students can preview the work for free Friday September 23 from 12pm to 3pm.

For complete schedule information, advanced ticket purchase and a list of participating galleries and artists, click here.

The Capitol Skyline Hotel is located at 10 “I” Street SW at South Capitol Street, Washington DC 20024


The Fourth Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival (Saturday 11am to 5pm)

If you missed last week’s H Street Festival or wish you could turn back the clock, look no further than the Fourth Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival.  With dozens of local artists and artisans selling their work, live music, including an African Dance Troop and fresh, freely flowing beer from local brewery Franklin’s, this festival is not to be missed.  Parking is free and a free shuttle will ferry riders between the West Hyattsville Metro (green line) and the festival.

For more information about lot location and festival line-up, click here.

Also, don’t forget to visit East City Art’s tent and enter for your chance to win a framed pen and ink drawing by local artist Ellen Cornett who teaches at CHAW (Capitol Hill Arts Workshop).  Details here.

The Hyattsville Arts Festival is located at 5500 Baltimore Avenue and Jefferson Street in Hyattsville, MD



artdc Gallery (Saturday 11am to 5pm)

artdc gallery will show one hundred 12” x 12” pieces by over two dozen local artists during the Hyattsville arts festival.  This is an excellent opportunity to buy a small affordable piece for your wall or start your holiday shopping early!  The gallery is located at the Lustine Center just a couple of blocks north of the festivities.  For more information click here.

artdc gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Avenue Hyattsville, MD


Animal Tales and Other Mischief (4pm to 6pm)

Ellen Cornett, a local artist and one of CHAW students’ favorite instructors, has created a new body of work using her renowned pastel technique.  The exhibition entitled Animal Tales and Other Mischief visually interprets childhood tales with subtle twists and turns in a vibrant palette that never disappoints.

The reception is being held at Harmony Hall 10701 Livingston RD, Ft. Washington, MD 20744


NOTE: there will be no figure drawing workshop this Saturday at CHAW





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.