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Towson MFA Group Exhibition

Rhizome DC 6950 Maple St. NW, Washington, DC

Rhizome has partnered with Towson University’s MFA program to present an exhibition of selected 2D, video, and installation works by recent grads. The work of artists Zachary Diaz, Erin Barry-Dutro, […]

Bethesda Row Arts Festival

Bethesda Row 4827 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, MD

The two day event returns to Downtown Bethesda with over 160 artists from around the country displaying ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, printmaking, jewelry, metalwork, painting, photography, sculpture, and more. Expect artist demos, live music, food tastings, DIY art stations, and more entertainment.

Free

Body Talk

Torpedo Factory Art Center 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA

As the name implies, this all-media group exhibition uses self-portraiture, figural work, or depictions of the self to explore themes of identity, culture, gender, and mental health through the expression of the physical form. Catch the reception on Friday, Oct. 14, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Free

POP OUT Art Show

Jackie Lee's 116 Kennedy St. NW, Washington, DC

Head to one of D.C.'s best dive bars for a special Art All Night event. This art show features works from Chris Combs, Anthony Le, Beth Hansen, Cortney Mohring, Charlie Visconage, and Ashley Jaye Williams.

Free

Echo Arts Festival

Glen Echo ParK 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo

Come for the hands-on activities, stay for a ride on the 1921 Dentzel Carousel! This daylong event offers screen printing, photography, and pottery, as well live music, dance and movement programs, open studios, food trucks, and more.

Free

Shaw Arts Walk

Atlantic Plumbing 2112 8th St. NW, Washington, DC

Reconnect with Shaw during this daylong celebration of local artists, businesses, and public spaces throughout the neighborhood. Located on 8th Street NW, between T and Florida, you'll find a local artisans and makers market soundtracked by local DJs. More live music will be playing at 8th and V Streets NW. And don't miss the pop-up galleries […]

Free

Our Friend, Jean

Howard University Gallery of Art 2455 6th St. NW, Washington, DC

In honor of homecoming week, a touring exhibit featuring more than 20 early works from Jean-Michel Basquiat arrives at Howard University. Organized by Hennessy, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Brooklyn-Based Bishop Gallery and Group Black, the largest collective of Black-owned media, Our Friend Jean  is a curated collection of roughly two dozen artworks on loan […]

Land of Skulls: Halloween Art Party

The Midlands Beer Garden 3333 Georgia Ave NW, Washington DC

Midlands Beer Garden is transforming in the Land of Skulls thanks to Good Company, which is creating a pop-up art gallery to display skull-themed artworks by 24 local artists. Come in cosutme, bring your pets if you please, visit Natalie Levy-Costa for fortune tellings, and enjoy tunes by DJ R. Knight. Your artists are: Andrew […]

Free

REVENGE OF THE FUN

Rhizome DC 6950 Maple St. NW, Washington, DC

The work of local artists Tom Kim, a.k.a. "Death by Narwhals," will be on display for the next month at Rhizome. With a focus on drawings and paintings, Kim's REVENGE […]

Free

Artist Talk: Emergency Neon

Honfleur Gallery 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE

Craig Kraft, a longtime Smithsonian instructor, is known for his epic neon light sculptures. His current show at Honfleur  Gallery focuses on social and political issues ranging from missing children to Russia's war against Ukraine. Hear Kraft discuss his work at this talk on the final day of Emergency Neon.

Free

A Countervailing Theory

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC

The entire second floor of the Hirshhorn is covered in the giant, monochromatic drawings of Toyin Ojih Odutola. The Nigerian artist chronicles a myth of her own making in A Countervailing Theory.

Free