Weekend East City Event Round Up: Outsider Art Edition

Photo Courtesy Art Enables

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Saturday October 12


Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) (10am)

CHAW will be hosting a film festival in honor of their year-long 40th anniversary celebration.  Featured films include “Attack of the Giant Pants” and “Alien Invasion,” short films made by CHAW students, and “CHAW@40,” a 15 minute film stitching together vintage footage, video interviews, historical and contemporary photographs, bulletins, flyers, and more.  A $5 donation is suggested.  For more information click here.


CHAW is located at 545 Seventh Street SE


Art Enables (1pm to 4pm)

Art Enables is hosting its Seventh Annual Outsider Art Inside the Beltway at their Brookland Gallery.  Many well known national organizations are participating and are coming from as far away as rural Maine and San Francisco, CA.  We have it on good authority that this year’s show is the best one yet. For more information click here.


Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE



Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) (5pm to 7pm)

The Capitol Hill Art League is hosting an all media exhibition juried by Michele Hoben.  Viewers will find a wide range of media from photography to painting to installation pieces.  Work is shown at CHAW’s gallery space on the first level.  For more information click here.


CHAW is located at 545 Seventh Street SE


Sunday October 14


Art Works Now Studio School  (7pm to 11pm)

Leverage the power of art to inspire activism- build bones at the Art Works Now Studio School to raise awareness about genocide.  Over a million bones (including the ones created at Art Works Now) will be on display at the National Mall in June 2013.  For more information, click here.


Art Works Studio School is located at 3711 Rhode Island Avenue Mount Rainier, MD .