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Art August 19, 2015 at 1:27 pm

If You Could Fill Your Home With a Local Artist's Work, Who Would You Pick?

Who are your favorite DC artists?
Are they up-and-coming or have they already made it on the art scene?
Is their artwork affordable or only accessible to wealthy collectors?
How did you come across them?

I’m contemplating pieces I’d want in a house in DC that could help support the local arts scene.

Thanks!

Art June 18, 2015 at 10:44 am

DC Climate Photography Contest

I am with Sustainable DC and we are holding a climate photography contest. Below is more information.

More information can be found at http://www.sustainabledc.org/climatephotos.

Climate Photography Contest
Climate change already affects the District: more extreme storms, hotter summers, increased flooding. But we people across the District are making changes to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and prepare our community for a changing climate (like installing rain barrels or rain gardens to reduce flooding, planting trees to cool city, biking or walking to reduce carbon emissions). To better illustrate the problems and solutions related to climate change, Sustainable DC is sponsoring a climate photography contest

To be eligible for one of four prizes, submit up to five photographs of how you see climate change in DC—either as a result or a solution you see. Include a caption explaining how the image connects to the broader theme of climate change in the District. Be sure to submit by July 12, 2015.

Four prizes will be awarded:
• Grand Prize ($100) – selected by a panel of judges
• Camera Phone ($75) – selected by a panel of judges
• People’s Choice ($75) – received most votes from community
• Youth ($50) – selected by a panel of judges

Contest Rules
• Entry must include caption that briefly explains how the image relates to climate change and why it was chosen (which will be included in judging)
• Subject must be within the District of Columbia
• Entrants must be 13 years of age. Entries from those under 13 must be submitted by an adult (indicate you are submitting on behalf of someone under 13 by checking the appropriate box)
• To be eligible for the camera phone category, you must check the appropriate box
• Please read complete contest before submitting: Climate Photo Contest Rules

Submit your entry here.

Art June 2, 2015 at 10:53 am

Give Me a Vote hands

Hi PopVille –

I’m trying to crowd source any remaining locations of the Give Me a Vote hands. I’ve heard there were at some point around 30 located throughout DC but some don’t actually exist any longer. Anyone know of locations for sure that these exist?

Read more about the hands here: http://www.popville.com/2010/04/raise-your-hand-to-demand-rights-for-dc/

I’ve been able to confirm the location of four (11 & V [2 hands], 14 & U NW, 12 & M NW). There are 4 places I know there were hands but haven’t been able to get that way to confirm if they still exist (2301 11th St NW, 13 & G ST SE, 219 50th St SE, and one on 4th st SE but cross street unknown).

Can anyone confirm any of the locations above or point me in the direction of some I may have missed? I wrote to the artist group but they don’t have a list of where the installations exist and are excited to find out what I come up with.

Thanks!!

Art May 22, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Calling artists, artisanal product makers, and entertainers!

Come be a part of the fun at the 2nd Annual Kennedy Street Festival on June 20th from 11am-3pm. We are looking for vendors and entertainers to help make the festival a hit.

For entertainment – we are looking for bands, hula hoopers, magicians, face painters, balloon animal makers, or anyone else who can help activate the street.

For vendors – we are looking for people who make and sell their own original works – jewelry makers, artists, fashion designers, product makers, etc.

The event is being organized by the Kennedy Street Development Association, an all-volunteer initiative of current and prospective business owners and residents with an interested in the development of small, locally-owned businesses on our street.

If you are interested in being a part of the festival, please contact Emily at art@kennedystreetnw.org

Art February 26, 2015 at 10:49 am

Artist Studio Spaces Available

Otis Street Arts Project is a new art studio space in Mount Rainier, MD.
Located within the Artists by the Tracks section of Mount Rainier, Otis Street Arts Project offer 10 studios for Artists working in a variety of media. Concrete Floors, Loading Docks, Tall Ceilings, Utility Sink, and a community of professional artists are part of what Otis Street Arts Project has to offer. There will be space for small and experimental exhibition, performances, guest artist presentations, and group discussions. Studios are $400/ month and includes utilities. Shoot us an email otisstreetartsproject@gmail.com. We’ll show you the space, and the available studios. We are aiming for an April 1st move-in date.
See out Facebook page for more information
https://www.facebook.com/otisstreetarts

Art July 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Baguette Pop Up Art Project in Mount Pleasant

I found this “Pop Up” Sunday Morning on the intersection of Irving and Mount Pleasant St. If you look clearly, the Baguettes are on both opposing corners of the street. Any idea what this was for; I didn’t find a plaque.

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Art October 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm

GALA /Tivoli Theater exterior photo circa 2000

I am trying to get my hands on a photo of the GALA/Tivoli Theater from 2000. This was long before Giant was built and when the theater was in a state of decline. I was in the theater earlier this week and they have a great photo in a display but there were no photo credits. I took a photo on my iphone to show my husband and he loved it and said he would love a copy…I thought it might be a good Christmas gift to explore for him. The photo I am looking for is taken from the corner (where the Vitamin Store is now located) and shows the vacant lot where Giant is now located….(know to some long time residents as the Monroe Street Beach). Thanks for any suggestions.

Art March 30, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Venues (and participants) for craft workshops?

I’m trying to organize some arts-and-crafts workshops this spring and summer, but I’m not sure where to hold them, or how to find enough people who’d want to go. I’m pretty flexible on the kinds of activities– I can do anything from building miniature gardens to papercraft to knitting– and I can teach kids or adults, but I need a space and an audience. Can anyone recommend a good place to start?

Art March 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Moving soon…what to see?

In a few months I’ll be moving out of DC–after 8+ years here. I’ve tried to be a pretty active resident in terms of sightseeing and activities, but are there any must sees I might have missed? I’m thinking more “off the beaten path” places or events (outside of the Smithsonians, art museums, monuments) that I’d want to check out before it’s too late. Thanks!

Art January 11, 2013 at 11:32 am

Looking for subjects for a photo contest

Hi Popville: I’m planning to participate on a photography contest in which the winning photo(s) will be published on a fashion magazine. I am looking for one or two people to be on the photo, no modeling experience required and the only thing I may ask the participant(s) is to dress up a little bit.
Please e-mail me to raw.pablo@gmail.com if interested and I’ll give you more details.
Thanks!

Art December 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Can you sing or do you know a great male singer?

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Email for more info about our pop/r&b professional a cappella group. If you are interested in singing, let us know! We are looking for a tenor or baritone.

EMAIL REPLY THIS QUESTIONNAIRE to info@keyvibe.com 
Also, send me any video links or voice clips of you singing/headshot if you have it!
Name/Age:
Cell/Email:
Occupation/What is your normal weekly work Schedule (Example: Teacher/Mon-Fri 8am-5pm)
Do you live in the DC metro area? Do you plan to stay in this area for 2+ years?:
Voice Part (Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Mezzo, Alto, Tenor, Bariton, Bass, Beatboxer)/Range?:
Singing & Acappella/Performing Experience:
Can you memorize music quickly? Do you have free time during the week to commit to memorizing songs at home?:
Can you read music, sight-sing/musical theory knowledge?:
Do you have a working cell/laptop? Are you easy to reach? Do you reply to emails/texts/calls quickly?:
Do you have skills? What can you bring to this group?: (Example: Marketing experience, social media guru, finance/budgeting experience, recording studio connections, choreography skills, leadership skills, music arranger etc etc…)
What is your favorite music genre and favorite acappella group or professional singer?:
Are you willing to do self-research about the science of singing, basic piano, musical theory, pitch training and the acappella community (like casa.org, a cappella blogs)?:

Rehearsals are Wednesday 730-10pm and gigs on weekends. Please have a flexible weekend schedule, if youre a super busy person, this isn’t the group for you.

Art November 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Looking for a specific Eastern Market artisan

Hi all! Earlier this fall, my boyfriend and I went to Eastern Market and found a vendor selling hand-painted coins from around the world, which he’d made into cufflings, belt buckles, etc. He had an old Air Force coin that he’d made into a belt buckle, and I’d really like to get it as a surprise for my boyfriend for his birthday, but I’ve been back to Eastern Market twice this month, and I can’t seem to find him!
Does anyone else know who this vendor is or how I can get in touch with him?
Thanks!

Art November 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Anyone seen a lost beagle mix puppy?

Small beagle mix named Riley lost in Rock Creek Park near the ampitheatre and tennis courts midday Saturday, November 18th. She has a short black coat, brown markings, and a white chest and paws. She ran off with her tags, harness, and leash.  Photo at www.facebook.com/lostriley 

If you see her, please call Remy at 206-225-8595 or email rperitz@hotmail.com or lostdogriley@hotmail.com. She is likely cold and scared and we truly appreciate any information you might have. We appreciate your help.

Reward if found. Thank you!

Art November 12, 2012 at 9:33 am

Studio Space / Venue for an Art Pop Up Event

Hi All,
I am looking to rent a small studio space a few times a month to host a pop up art workshop. It would be for 8-10 children and their parents. Does anyone know of a place to search for spaces like this? (or does any one know of businesses willing to rent out sections of their space?)
Thanks!

Art October 17, 2012 at 9:11 am

Where can I donate craft supplies in the DC/MD/VA area?

After my mother passed 4 years ago, I inherited a bunch of her craft supplies (on top of those I already owned).  I would like to donate these supplies to a specific cause, rather than to Goodwill/Salvation Army.
The craft supplies I want to donate include:
Scrapbooking – Paper, embellishments, pens/pencils/markers
Beading – Beads (glass, plastic, crystal), clasps, jump rings, tools, etc.
Photography – 35mm film (probably expired, but I bet it would still work), dark room paper, and books
Books – Knitting, beading and quilting
Knitting – Yarn (acyrlic & cotton)
As a sidenote…I don’t have a car, so I would have to mail the supplies or use public transportation. 

 Anonymous
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