Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Awesome in Shaw: Six Galleries open on Feb 8th

Awesome in Shaw is a series on nifty stuff that is going on in and around our neighborhood, and awesome resources, events, and places here. We're looking for guest authors for this new series! If you'd like to contribute to the blog, email shawdeservesbetter@gmail.com

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Mark your calendar: On the evening of February 8, 2012 (tomorrow night!), six notable Shaw galleries are staying open late and the Walter E. Washington Convention is opening its doors for a rare evening tour of its extensive art collection.

The Convention Center tour will start from the Mount Vernon Square entrance to the Convention Center and will last approximately one hour. The tour will start promptly at 6:30 p.m., and participants are encouraged to arrive at the Convention Center at 6:15 p.m.

Participating galleries include
Civilian Art Projects (1019 7th St., NW), Contemporary Wing (1250 9th St., NW), Lamont Bishop Gallery (1314 9th St., NW), Long View Gallery (1234 9th St., NW), Maruka Gallery and Boutique (1300 9th St., NW), and Touchstone Gallery (901 New York Ave., NW). Galleries will remain open until 9 p.m. for the Shaw Art Walk. Maps and descriptions of the galleries' shows will be available at each gallery and at the conclusion of the Convention Center tour.

Following the art walk at 9 p.m., participants are encouraged to enjoy the art of the cocktail at The Passenger (which ShawDeserversBetter reviewed just last month) which is located at 1021 7th St., NW.

The inaugural Shaw Art Walk has been organized by Shaw Main Streets, Events DC, and ANC2C04 Commissioner Rachelle Nigro.

For more information and to view the press release, visit the Shaw Main Streets website: http://www.shawmainstreets.org/events/shaw_art_walk

To RSVP to the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/176021592502645/

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