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Window displays have just one goal—to turn even the most stubborn of heads. Instead of strolling down Wisconsin Avenue to catch sight of mannequins decked out in the latest fashions, make your way to where M Street NW cuts through the north side of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. It’s the site of the temporary public arts project “ARCADE,” where six local artists have shrewdly rethought the ubiquitous curatorial space. The works by Melissa Ichiuji, Dana Jeri Maier, Kendall Nordin, Ayodamola Okunseinde, Athena Robles, and Cynthia Sands transform a half-dozen rectangular glass enclosures into welcoming flecks of radiance within an otherwise dreary passageway. Tonight, you can peruse the pieces alongside their creators on a walking tour—and then drink with them at a happy hour in support of one of the exhibition’s organizers, the Washington Project for the Arts. If the tour doesn’t open your eyes to the subtle artistry of window displays, hopefully the booze will.
THE WALKING TOUR MEETS AT 6 P.M. AT THE PASSENGER, 1021 7TH ST. NW. FREE. (202) 234-7103.