Woodley Park Main Street is organizing the neighborhood's first-ever contribution to the citywide Art All Night Festival on September 24th. Festivities will start with children's programming in North Woodley, a pop-up arts market in South Woodley during the day, and an evening of music, food and drink in South Woodley.
Join us at the National Zoo for a special children’s photography workshop and photowalk to kick off the Art All Night celebration. Participants will be able to submit their photos to be reviewed by three amazing judges who will award "Best of Show" to four participants:
The workshop and photowalk will take place from 12 to 2 p.m. and is open to children between the ages of six and twelve, accompanied by a parent. The event is free thanks to the support of Woodley Park Main Street but spaces are limited. Please RSVP here. The event starts on Connecticut Avenue, in front of the Zoo, where participants will get basic photography pointers from Joe Newman. After the short talk, children and parents will explore the zoo taking photos either on their own or in a guided walk.
All photography skill levels are welcome. Children should bring their own digital camera, which can include iphones or tablets. Participants will receive instructions on how to submit their photos for the competition.
Following the huge success of the Father's Day Arts Market in June, Woodley Park Main Street is now organizing a bi-monthly arts pop-up market starting at Art All Night!
Vendors selling everything from paintings to pottery, maps and shirts will be positioned on the sidewalk between Woodley Park's great restaurants and patios. Join us at the welcome stand, next to the Woodley Park Metro and visit our vendors:
Don't forget to drop by Woodley's Bistro Bites, Sherry's Wine and Spirits and India Arts and Crafts, they will also have stands in front of their stores!
Come enjoy some wonderful music as we transition from the Arts Market to our evening program at Woodley's Restaurants and Galleries! Joe Hererra has become one of the District's in demand musicians, winning the 2011 DC Washington City Papers “Jazzie” for Best Trumpet Player, the DC Mayor's Arts Council Award, and multiple “Whammy’s” for his work with his ensemble, The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra. Herrera has been featured twice on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.
Joe also is highly sought after for horn and music production globally with his business Horns 2 Order. A boutique personal production team. In addition to performing Joe curates several different music venues and events throughout the DMV. He also is an active Music Mentor for The Washington Performing Arts Society and mentors inner-city kids on their brass instruments.
Dovetailing perfectly with the kids photo workshop at the Zoo, Dario's Zucchi's photographs are on display at the Stanford Galley. His images allow us to revel in what makes an afternoon in a gallery distinctive, the intertwining of art and viewer. Zucchi may appear to be a surreptitious observer, but he is only seemingly hidden from view.
Through his playful imagination and patient surveillance, he manages to capture visitors reflecting the colors, textures and, even more astoundingly, the esprit of the works that engage them. Zucchi does so with the observational powers of an anthropologist, the eye of an artist, and the wit of a world-class humorist. His admiration for the artist and appreciation of the viewer are charmingly on display in each of these photographs.
We are delighted to highlight Zucchi’s genius and bring smiles to the faces of all who encounter these engaging photographs.
Africa World Art Gallery is here to bring to you the diverse, rich, supple, creative, cultural and beautiful arts and crafts from Africa and of African descent. We hope to bring you paintings, sculptures, carvings, textile and fashion materials, as well as other artifacts that represent the Africa peoples and cultures. While having particular interests in African art, but without limiting our capacity, we will also have different works of artists from different parts of the world.
With about 54 countries, and with an estimated 3000 indigenous tribes, Africa poses to be a vibrant and colorful continent with ever growing population of people who embrace cultural values and diversity.
African artworks do not just tell stories, they bring you into the scene.
We will feature talented known and upcoming artists who let you into the scene of old and modern era life and scenery of the people, places and things through their creations.