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Community Calendar

Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

Building Zone

  • Through Friday, July 31, 2015

The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors.

Man Ray—Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare

  • Through Sunday, May 10, 2015

Man Ray's inquisitive spirit and mastery of transforming three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional imagery is revealed in this exploration of the intersections of art and science.


Sun • May 3, 2015


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"Paws 'N Claws for Art" exhibit

Vola Lawson Animal Shelter

“Paws ‘N Claws for Art” exhibit at Vola Lawson Animal Shelter (2/21/2015-3/31/2015). Del Ray Artisans and Animal Welfare League of Alexandria show animal-themed art with UpCycle’s Fur-Vor student-created dog art. Reception: February 27, 7-9pm.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

"Visages/Vignettes" by Wayson R. Jones

Montpelier Arts Center

Wayson R. Jones explores the idea of implicit association between imagery, memory, and emotion through manipulation of texture, shape, and color (or lack thereof). His new work evokes abstracted figures, imaginary landscapes, faces, and objects. They represent the “vignettes”: subjective snapshots of events, persons, or objects in motion, and “visages”: abstract faces combined with objects that symbolize parts of childhood. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Amram Scholar Series: Martin Goldsmith

Washington Hebrew Congregation

Martin Goldsmith's searching exploration into the tragic fate of his grandfather and uncle - among 900 Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany aboard the steamship St. Louis - is the subject of the final Amram Scholar Series lecture this season on Sunday, May 3 at 10:30 am at Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Art for the Table: 2015

Glen Echo Park Popcorn Gallery

Glen Echo Pottery exhibit demonstrating how ceramics can transform the every day table to a work of art.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Diana C. Suttenfield: The Subject is Light

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Artist, Diane Suttenfield, celebrates the land and architecture of the place she has called home since 1962, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, with luminous paintings and intricate drawings.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Ellyn Weiss

Montpelier Arts Center Main Gallery

With monoprints, acrylics, encaustic paint, oil bars, and other media, Ellyn Weiss strives to create art that speaks directly to the heart without mediation or explanation. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Eunsook Lee: Dispersed Family

Target Gallery

Korean artist Eunsook Lee explores meaning of family with site-specific black-light installation in Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Exhibit: Bits & Pieces

The Art League Gallery

An exhibit featuring art made of or about found objects.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Garden Day in Glencarlyn

Glencarlyn Library Community Garden & the Ball-Sellers House

Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Annual PLant Sale & Ball-Sellers House and Colonial Garden

Categories: Charity Events, Free, History

Jewish Food Festival: Community Invited to Celebrate Jewish Tradition

Congregation B'nai Abraham

The 30th Jewish Food Festival,  Sunday, May 3rd, from 11am-4pm.

Brisket, stuffed cabbage, blintzes, chopped liver, kugel, matzoh ball soup, and other traditional Jewish delicacies will be offered.  Enjoy free children's activities, traditional Jewish music,  and tours of the sanctuary.

Miniature Masterworks - Small Works of Art

Live An Artful Life Gallery

A celebration of small works of art.  The show will feature a group of talented artists residing in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. who have submitted small paintings for exhibit and sale.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media” exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery (May 1-31, 2015). Artists mix two or more mediums for this collaboration between Del Ray Artisans and Artistic Artifacts. Details:

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

National Museum of the American Indian

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. The story includes the history and legacy of the U.S. and American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. 

Categories: Exhibits, Free

Native Plant Palooza

Robinson Nature Center

Come shop our native plant sale and learn how best to care for plants in your lawn and garden.

Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists

Green Spring Gardens

Green Spring Gardens will host Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, on exhibit throughout the Garden’s Horticultural Center and Historic House from April 28-June 28. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Patricia Phillips Bowden

Montpelier Arts Center

Patricia Phillips Bowden, who holds a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art & Design, continues her exploration of art making by utilizing mixed media to create this salon-style exhibition. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Reception: Patricia Phillips Bowden

Montpelier Arts Center

Patricia Phillips Bowden, who holds a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art & Design, continues her exploration of art making by utilizing mixed media to create this salon-style exhibition. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Sticks and Stones: an exhibit by jewelry artist Dana Jansen and abstract painter Kay Layne

Arts in the Village Gallery

In May, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Sticks and Stones, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing the wire-wrapped jewelry designs of Dana Jansen, along with the architectural and liner abstract works of painter Kay Layne.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Tempo & Pause New Art Exhibition and Reception

Principle Gallery

An exibition highlighting newest the newest cityscape paintings by Greg Gandy and Valerio D'Ospina. 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

UMD Symphony Orchestra and Maryland Opera Studio: Music, Movement, Mind, and Score

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall

Taught by James Ross and Liz Lerman, the School of Music’s first course on improvisation, collaboration, and art-making culminates on stage with a conductorless performance that integrates music and movement. The Maryland Opera Studio joins UMSO on the second half of the concert to perform highlights from their spring production of Rossini’s one-act opera, L’occasione fa il ladro (Opportunity makes a thief).

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

Submit an Event

WETA invites local arts and cultural organizations to submit events to this community calendar. The calendar is offered as a free community service. Event listings are limited to those occurring in the Washington metropolitan area, and priority is given to performance and cultural events.

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