May's "First Friday" arts event on Upshur Street is this week!

The next "First Friday" arts event is set for this Friday, May 5th from 6-8pm on Upshur Street. This event brings musicians, artists and more to retail and restaurants along Upshur Street, helping to support both the arts and our local businesses. This week, the Petworth Arts Collaborative has partnered with "Georgia Avenue Thrive" to be able to bring even more ART and community engagement.

Friday, May 5, 2017 6pm-8pm

Events and locations:

Annie’s Ace Hardware - 1240 Upshur Street NW
Ceramists Carol Herwig and Samantha Gordon will demonstrate how to turn mud into beautiful, functional dinnerware.

Willow Fashion - 843 Upshur Street NW
Petworth family man and musician David Curtin plays music from his latest project, LOST FOX.

Teatro de Luna Theater - 4020 Georgia Avenue NW
Teatro de Luna will perform their bilingual family show, Aprendiendo Juntos/Drop In Not Out at 6:30pm.

Fia’s Fabulous Finds - 806 Upshur Street NW
Dance and shop to the sounds of native Washingtonian DJ Dee Clark as she spins an eclectic set from Jungle/Drum and Bass to Latin Jazz.

Hank’s Cocktail Bar - 819 Upshur Street NW
Kari Faherty’s residency continues and she will have new work to replace ones that have already been sold. Learn more about the story behind her art, it’s a real look into how someone sees the world.

DEALS 6pm-8pm -- only on First Friday!

  • Upshur Street Books - 10% off purchase
  • Lighthouse Yoga Center - 10% off any pass valued at $50 or more
  • Willow Fashion - complimentary earrings with a $10.00 purchase
  • Fia’s Fabulous Finds - 25% off everything

A HUGE shoutout to Hank's Cocktail Bar, Willow Fashion, Fia's Fabulous Finds, Upshur Street Books, Homestead DC, Lighthouse Yoga Center, Third Floor, Slim's Diner, Petworth Citizen and Annie's Ace Hardware for supporting the arts because that never goes out of style!

When communities come together, beautiful things happen!

Would you like to learn more about the Petworth Arts Collaborative, participate as a volunteer for upcoming events, and/or take part in First Fridays? Are you great with social media, generating buzz for causes? Join our all volunteer team of enthusiastic Petworth neighbors and art enthusiasts. Send us an email!

See you soon Petworth!

Sara Herrera and Maria Mandle