Hey, DC! Check out all these events going on this weekend!
On Saturday from noon to midnight, venture to historic Anacostia to discover visual art, music and dance performances by The Big Chair, seven pop-up galleries, illuminated storefronts, and pieces in public city space. If you’ve never been to Anacostia, there is no better opportunity than to see all of this as well. So, go ahead and cross the river!
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote and nurture artistic growth. The building offers classes for students of all ages with an interest in exploring their creativity and expression. This lesser known center on Georgia Avenue is having an open house party on Saturday from 2-6pm with activities, poetry readings, and artist demonstrations. Admission is $10, but it includes the cost of participating in all the activities including screenprinting, printmaking, papermaking, and letter pressing. Oh, and you get a cupcake!!!
52 O Street Studios will be having an open house on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5 pm. In 1914, German-born architect Clement Didden designed the 4-story brick warehouse to which the address belongs. Since being occupied by a meat packing warehouse, a plumbing company, a furniture warehouse, and a record label, the building was finally converted to artist studios in 1978. This annual event allows the public to meet the occupants and view the 52 studio spaces. I’ve never been there but it sounds very reminiscent of Carnegie Hall in New York!
For those not living in DC, I will post pictures from all the events.