Weekend East City Event Round Up: Midsummer’s Art Dream Edition

Fawna Xiao  2. "Yeti", 1/1 May 2013.  Photo Courtesy ArtSee.
Fawna Xiao 2. “Yeti”, 1/1 May 2013. Photo Courtesy ArtSee.


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

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)


Friday August 23

ArtSee ArtFair (5pm to 9pm)

DC-based curatorial organization ArtSee has assembled a group of local emerging artists to Tabula Rasa, an event space located on Barracks Row.  Billed as an art fair, audiences will find the works of thirteen artists exhibiting in a concession-like format, ready to bring home.  For more information, click here.

Tabula Rasa is located at 731 8th street SE

Art Romp (5pm to 9pm)

Just a quick bike ride over the 11th street bridge will take you from Barracks Row to historic Anacostia where Art Romp returns after a six year hiatus to the Anacostia Arts Center.  Curator Molly Rupert has assembled a group of 60 artists, many of whom are local, to show works in a variety of mediums.  For more information, click here.

The Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope road SE.


Saturday August 24

DCArtistExchange (10:30am to 2pm)

Join a panel discussion hosted by DCArtistExchange on the role government should play on funding the arts.  The discussion will be held at the recently completed Brookland Artist lofts.  For more information and to register, click here.

RandallScottProjects (6pm to 8pm)

Artist Chris Bors’ The Youth are Getting Restless derives its content from what the artist sees as the “schizophrenic nature of contemporary society.”  Viewers will find a juxtaposition of pop-cultural icons woven in with sub-cultural references creating cartoon-like compositions with attitude.  For more information, click here.

RandallScottProjects is located at 1326 H Street NE, 2nd Floor