Thinking about Jazz Celebrates Clifford Brown

The short, but amazingly prolific life of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown will be celebrated at Westminster Church’s bi-monthly Thinking About Jazz (TAJ) series in Southwest DC on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 from 1-3:00 PM. Dr. Nick Catalano, professor of Literature and Music at Pace University, will speak about his book on Brown, “Clifford Brown: The Life and […]

Want to Go? Art Events in Southwest

The following is a list of upcoming art events taking place in Southwest DC. WHAT: Performing Indonesia – Not everyone can go off to exotic places for vacations but those of us who live in Southwest can have a taste of what it’s like when we visit the Sackler Gallery. Performing Indonesia is a festival featuring musical treats […]

Nonuments’ Artists’ Quotes

Starting next month Nonuments will come to Southwest and transform the open lot north of Safeway like never before. The five artists selected share their thoughts: “Working on Nonuments is giving me an opportunity to wrestle with developing evocative visual content that has the potential to draw attention to the atrocity of human trafficking near […]

Create a Nonument: Citywide Youth Art Contest

Organized by Washington Project for the Arts Jurors: Lance Fung, Fung Collaboratives; Lisa Gold, Washington Project for the Arts; Tonya Jordan, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Eligibility: DC Metro area students in grades K-12 Deadline for Submissions: August 25, 2014 at 5:00pm Exhibition Dates: September 6 – October 6, 2014 Washington Project for […]

Blind Whino: Southwest’s Newest Art Hub

The visual overhaul of the old Friendship Baptist Church on the corner of Delaware Ave and H St SW has Southwest residents excited. A group of artists assembled by Ian Callendar of SuiteNation and Shane Pomajambo, Executive Director of Art Whino, renovated the church in March 2013. Named Blind Whino, the space will be used […]

Smithsonian Celebrates National Cherry Blossom Festival

With the city in bloom for the National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20–April 14), the Freer and Sackler Galleries are hosting activities celebrating Japanese arts and design. On the weekend of April 5-7, the Galleries will open with Hand-Held: Gerhard Pulverer’s Japanese Illustrated Books. The exhibit will show how Edo-period artists and writers created woodblock-printed designs […]