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Art March 30, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Looking for shared metalworking space.

Hi Popville-

Since moving from Milwaukee, I’ve struggled to find an affordable shop space for metalwork – mostly making furniture and sculpture – some old bicycle stuff. It’s one thing I do miss. Love everything else about living in DC.

I wonder if there are other people in the same position in the District. I’ve looked into the maker spaces, but long for something a little bit more focused and with easier access. I’d love to find a few people willing to go in on a shared space, shared equipment and a little bit of spirit for collaborative or community projects. I’d be willing to devote time and resources to get the ball rolling if others are into it. Of course, if something already exists, I’d really appreciate any leads.

Thank You!

Art March 26, 2017 at 12:35 am

Hand-Standing Lizard on the Top of the Heurich House?

While walking past the Heurich House in Dupont Circle, I noticed that it had a very strange figure on top of the turret. As far as I can tell it is a hand-standing lizard. Am I correct? And does anyone know the story behind this acrobatic iguana?

Heurich House Top

Art February 8, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Artistic talent needed

I am doing a book for my nieces and nephews about their grandmother who passed away before they were born and would love to have some illustrations done to go along with the book. Does anyone have any interest or know of someone? I am open on the price range. Would love to have this done by September if possible. Hired a writer a few years ago so the story parts are done.

Art June 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm

Calling All Local Authors: D.C. Author Festival Accepting Applications

D.C. Public Library is currently accepting applications for this year’s D.C. Author Festival. Go to to apply to be a vendor and guest speaker.

DCAF, a public celebration of contemporary authors who live in Washington, DC, will be taking place the weekend of November 5 – 6 at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library (901 G St NW). Vendor hall and author talks will be happening November 5th from 10 am – 5 pm. Then, join us again Sunday, November 6th for writing workshops from 1:30 – 5.

Application deadline is July 15th, 2016. We hope to see you – and your book – there!

Art December 1, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Want a cool transom window?

I’m a glass artist and made a transom window for a client in Baltimore. In doing the project, I made an extra window.

If your address is 1631, this could be the perfect transom for you, and you get a good deal on it!

The window is 30 1/8″ x 15″. There is a low relief pattern with raised numbers 1631. The piece is not a traditional stained glass piece, but relief cast window glass.

I have not added colors yet, so you can choose from a select enamel palette.

$700 (with color)
As-Is for $600

my studio address is
3708 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD.

Alternatively, if anyone is interested in this type of work for their own, non 1631 numbered home, let’s talk.

Sean Hennessey
[email protected]

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.


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

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:

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.


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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]. 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

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 [email protected] if interested and I’ll give you more details.

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