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Great news!! From a press release:

“Building on a partnership that started in 2007, Artomatic will return to Crystal City
to host a signature event in the spring of 2017. We anticipate attracting a large and diverse crowd showcasing a variety of creative work, including visual art, music, film, live performance, fashion, and more.

Look for more information about the next Artomatic in January when we kick off the New Year with a spring event in Crystal City!

Come on out and join us for Meet the Artists Night – Part 2 on Saturday, December 3 from 7pm until midnight.

The first one was so successful that we decided to do it again! Tell your friends, family, and anyone else who loves art to join us for this special evening.

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2414 Douglas Avenue, NE courtesy of District Clay

Following word of “the district’s first get-married-anytime, secular wedding ‘chapel’”

From a press release:

“The District Clay Center will open Washington’s first Ceramic Center and Gallery on Saturday, November 19 as it expands its space from 2,000 to 6,400 square feet at Off the Beaten Track Warehouse near Brookland in northeast Washington DC.

The NEW! District Clay Center will also include a 500 square foot ceramic Gallery, room for workshops and receptions, an associate artist program and studio artist program, including private artist studio space, the most comprehensive offering of ceramic equipment in the region, a guest resident artist program for young emerging artists and a master artist workshop program. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

From a press release:

“The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) board of commissioners recently approved $9,191,280 in funding recommendations as part of the agency’s FY17 grant awards, including $352,200 for new acquisitions to the District’s Art Bank Collection. This announcement comes on the heels of September’s 202Creates, an initiative of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s that spotlighted the District’s creative economy sector.

“These grant awards support a wide range of projects and professionals working in a variety of arts and humanities disciplines across the District of Columbia,” said Arthur Espinoza, Jr., Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. “These grants are investments in the District’s creative economy, and are critical to supporting the work of our arts and humanities professionals.”

“We are proud to be able to support the work of these individuals and organizations through our grant programs,” said Kay Kendall, Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. “We look forward to seeing the exciting creations and contributions from the District’s cultural sectors.”

DCCAH awards these grants through a competitive process. Applications from individuals and organizations are reviewed by independent panels that then make award recommendations to the DCCAH board of commissioners. Commissioners are the final authority on grant awards. Award recipients are notified in early October. Those applicants not receiving funding are offered technical assistance to support future applications.

DCCAH intends to award 481 grants in FY17 in the following categories: (more…)

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From an email:

“This art installation is down the narrow Stronghold alley, overlooking the Glenwood cemetery (Micro Showcase, 21 Evarts St NE). Signs of Regret.”

If we were walking down a street that ends with our lives, what are the road signs we might wish to heed as we travel? –Brian Levy

Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. Ware writes of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives, and how we might learn from their wisdom. “When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently,” she says, “common themes surfaced again and again.” She recorded their dying epiphanies in a book, Five Regrets of the Dying.

Installed at the Micro Showcase, overlooking the Glenwood Cemetery, in September 2016

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From an email:

Street Sense to Celebrate its 13th Anniversary with a Showcase of Original Works by Local Artists Experiencing Homelessness

Street Sense has been changing the story of homelessness in the DC community since 2003. Street Sense works with individuals experiencing homelessness to create economic opportunities and to elevate the voices of poverty issues and injustice through media and art. Please join this effort by attending the District of Art, Street Sense’s 13th anniversary celebration.

What: District of Art: A Street Sense Annual Celebration

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW, Washington, DC

Why: Celebrate Street Sense’s 13th anniversary; enjoy original works of photography, poetry, theater, film, and music created by local artists experiencing homelessness; fund raise for Street Sense’s skills-based workshops.”

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It will be epic. This year neighborhoods where you can the action are: Congress Heights, Dupont Circle, H Street, NE, North Capitol (Bloomingdale, Truxton Circle), Tenleytown, Van Ness

From Art All Night DC:

“Art All Night: Made in DC is Washington, DC’s free overnight arts festival, starting at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 24, 2016 and running until 3:00 AM the following morning. The festival will take place in seven DC Main Streets neighborhoods, bringing visual and performing arts, including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, dance, theater, film, and poetry, to indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, including businesses.

A ‘pre-party’ sponsored by JBG will begin at 4:00 PM on the 1900-2100 blocks of 8th Street, NW in Shaw, with over 25 aerialists, jugglers, gymnasts, and other performers from the Nuit Cirque troupe, in addition to art installations and music in businesses along those blocks.”