First Friday on Upshur Street with Petworth Arts Collaborative

Get ready for another First Friday on September 7th from 6pm-9pm, presented by the Petworth Arts Collaborative.

They are excited to announce their latest business collaborator, Four Brothers Carpentry, 4009 Georgia Avenue NW, DC, where PAC member Ashley Blue has curated a spectacular evening. Local artists Anthony Le and Ashley Jaye Williams will showcase their work, feature video projections and have a live podcast recording beginning at 7pm where Faith James from the "Shit They Never Told You" will interview the featured artists, the collaborative and take questions from the audience.

About the artists:

Anthony Le is a visual artist and designer, living in Washington, DC, by way of Chattanooga, TN. His work focuses on the empowerment of marginalized people and depicting their subconscious feelings as they navigate through issues of self-identity, racism, sexism, and misogyny. In addition to drawings and paintings, Le also enjoys incorporating digital medium like animation, illustration, podcasts and videos in his work.

Ashley Jaye Williams is a multidisciplinary artist who has lived in DC for the past 10 years. She likes to focus on human & architectural subject matter - and the interplay of positive & negative space between them. This has led to work in video, traditional animation, printmaking, fabrication, sculptural/3D works, graphics, murals, installations, and assemblage.

There are more First Friday happenings at Fia's Fabulous Finds as DJ Rita B has you movin' and groovin' as you Shop, Sip and Dance.

Checkout the artwork curated by local artist Alexis Polen at Qualia Coffee,  main and second floor, during regular business hours, featuring Leslie Goldman, Sarah Kahle and Alexis Polen.

DC Artist Berin Uriegas will have his artwork on display at Hank's Cocktail Bar through the end of October.

Plus, don't forget to show some love to our additional pARTicipating Petworth businesses, Upshur Street Books, Willow, and Petworth Citizen. Though artists are not scheduled there this month, they continuously show their support for ARTS and COMMUNITY.