Take a stroll for Earth Day, and bring your decorated umbrella with you!

Take a stroll for Earth Day, and bring your decorated umbrella with you!

The 2nd Annual Umbrella Stroll along 14th Street sponsored by Uptown Main Street kicks off this Saturday, April 20th from 12-3pm.

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A night of events at Del Barrio's "Night of 1000 Frida Kahlos"

A night of events at Del Barrio's "Night of 1000 Frida Kahlos"

Taqueria del Barrio is sponsoring a celebration of artist Frida Kahlos with events starting at 4pm happy hour and a special photography class at 9pm on Friday, January 25th.

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A conversation about the Barnett Aden Gallery, the first Black-owned gallery in the US

A conversation about the Barnett Aden Gallery, the first Black-owned gallery in the US

The Barnett Aden Gallery, located in the Bloomingdale neighborhood from 1943-1969, was the first privately-owned black gallery in the United States. 75 years after the Gallery’s opening, artist, scholar and curator David C. Driskell will join historian Marya McQuirter in conversation to discuss its history and legacy on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm at the Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th Street NW).

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New things are opening off the Upshur drag, and it's not condos!

New things are opening off the Upshur drag, and it's not condos!

The stretch of buildings that occupy most of the 9th Street block between Upshur and Varnum Streets has a new owner, and some big plans for the future. In December 2017, the buildings that comprise 4231 through 4239 9th Street were purchased by Cathedral Property Partners, a DC developer that is bullish on Petworth and interested in bringing retail and restaurants, rather than residential properties. 

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Art all around: Truth Among Liars starts Wednesday, First Friday on June 1st, Petworth Arts Fest on June 2nd

Art all around: Truth Among Liars starts Wednesday, First Friday on June 1st, Petworth Arts Fest on June 2nd

It’s an artsy week in Petworth. First is the Truth Among Liars art and culture temporary pop-up, then First Friday along Upshur Street, followed by the Petworth Arts Collaborative for the first annual Petworth Arts Fest June 2nd from 4-9pm at the Petworth Rec Center (801 Taylor St NW).


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"Truth Among Liars" culture & art house pops up on Upshur for 12 days only

"Truth Among Liars" culture & art house pops up on Upshur for 12 days only

What is true, what is exaggeration, and where does art intersect? 

Tom Pipkin, the creator of the local favorite Petworth Jazz Project, and the force behind the Celebrate Petworth Festival and the Petworth mural, is doing more than just asking those questions. Starting May 30th and going until June 9th, he's opening "Truth Among Liars," an art and cultural pop up on Upshur Street that will address the apparent absurdity of the answers. Every night is a different theme, and each night is going to be a cool experience.

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Petworth gets new art Saturday: a community wall with a social purpose

Petworth gets new art Saturday: a community wall with a social purpose

On Saturday, May 5th, the Petworth community will add another piece of neighborhood art, with the launch of the Petworth Community Wall, a rotating poster project on view through summer 2018.

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A special show featuring "Green Line" local artists and potters on Sunday

A special show featuring "Green Line" local artists and potters on Sunday

Four local potters, artists and teachers, living and working along Metro’s Green Line from Anacostia to Petworth, are putting on their first show this weekend, and you're invited. 

Join Julie Christenberry, Samantha Gordon, Carol Herwig and Lisa Swanson for the first Green Line Artisans show on Sunday, May 6th from 12pm - 5pm.

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"Kennedy Street inspiration" artwork showcased at Culture Coffee

"Kennedy Street inspiration" artwork showcased at Culture Coffee

In the age of smartphones and social media, we can often find ourselves too isolated from each other. Simple pleasures such as a cup of coffee, a walk through your neighborhood, or a trip to the farmers' market seem to all be marked with the ever-present "head down in your phone" posture. 

Artist Cathy Abramson decided to live life differently and "look up from her phone" to create artwork and connect through the inspiration she’s found on Kennedy Street and the surrounding neighborhood. 

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