“Art in DC/DC in Art” features depictions of the District in art and artists who have shaped the DC arts scene in a variety of ways. A vibrant, eclectic curation – just like the arts in DC – Citizen Heights includes painters, sculptors, photographers, and other visual artists, as well as a bar, live indie rock performances, a curation of DC punk ephemera in partnership with the AU Humanities Truck, and appearances by special guest DJs, who are not to be missed. Vinyl record enthusiasts – come check out our pop-up vinyl exchange in the Citizen Heights lot, too.
Experience visual and performing arts at this historic Tenleytown building on the lower level, accessible by stairs only, and/or outside in the church parking lot, which is accessible to all.
Carol Morgan: drawings, paintings, and sculpture
Elissa Poma: watercolor and ink illustrations of DC scenes
Juliet Schwab: black and white film photographs of landscapes, street scenes, and people
Athena Angelos: photography of historic Ft. Reno concerts
To be announced. Purchase Top Shelf wristbands at the Welcome Center to enjoy.
Students from DC’s largest high school Wilson host a free record exchange. Bring a record, take a record. Trade in that Herb Albert record for something funkier! Or share some nuggets from your collection and help younger generations build their collection. This is a free activity where records are swapped one for one.
starting at 7:00 pm– DJ Walkabout and DJ Al Jo, from the Wilson High School Record Club, plus DJ Neville, DJ Birdman, and a special guest!
8:45-9:45 pm– Cinema Hearts (outside): Dreamy rock ‘n’ roll, doo wop pop. A pageant queen fronts a rock ‘n’ roll band. Haunting harmonies soar over electric guitar in Cinema Hearts’ tribute to the Wall of Sound.
10-11:30 pm—the Grey A (inside, lower level): the Grey A is an up and coming indie rock band from Washington, DC whose 2014 debut album My Country garnered them attention from both NPR and No Depression. The brainchild of queer songwriter and life coach Grey Jacks, this band’s original music is for fans of Father John Misty, Neil Finn, and Jason Isbell. They have also been known to play covers by Depeche Mode, Elliott Smith, Dr Dog, Eels and Radiohead.