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Artful Weekend September 17-18

"Tightrope Walker", an acrylic painting by Melissa Hentges, is currently on view in the September Open Exhibit.

Welcome to Artful Weekend, our listing of area art exhibits and events.


This weekend: The September Open Exhibit and Impact: Reflections on 9/11 by George Robert Overhiser Jr. at the League; our annual Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser at The Old Town Art Festival; Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour 2022; and Love, Hope, & Art: Woven Thread at Anacostia Arts Center.



September 2022 Open Exhibit


In the Cloud Forest by Cecilia Capestany; Acrylic

Diverse works in different mediums are the feature of Open Exhibits at The Art League. This month’s exhibit features 103 artworks in oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramic, photography, printmaking and more. It was juried by painter Aaron Morgan BrownThe September 2022 Open Exhibit is on view through October 2.



Impact: Reflections of 9/11 by George Robert Overhiser Jr.


Kabob Reflection by George Robert Overhiser Jr.; Gouache on canvas

After escaping from the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001, painter George Robert Overhiser Jr. witnessed the carnage as he stood before a vendor’s cart three and a half blocks away. Overhiser expresses the mayhem of that tragic day in Impact: Reflections of 9/11, an exhibit of 20 pieces that include stylized gouache on canvas; oil paints on the faceted stainless steel from which vendor carts are made; gouache-painted canvas applied to the diamonds pattern on the carts; and curved stainless steel, oil-painted with mixed media mobiles.

Impact: Reflections of 9/11 is on view through October 2. Overhiser will be in conversation about his exhibit and artistry on Sunday, September 18, from 2–3 pm in The Art League Gallery. RSVP here.



The Art League Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser


Bowls, bowls, bowls!

Our annual Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser is one of the best deals in town! Stop by our table at The Old Town Art Festival at 300 John Carlyle Square and select from hundreds of gorgeous handcrafted ceramic bowls. Buy a bowl and get an ice cream treat for just $15. Our bowls make perfect gifts! Proceeds support the League’s Ceramics Department. Our table is open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm each day, or until sold out. See you there!



Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour 2022



Over 50 artists are opening their studios to the public from this weekend for the Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour 2022. The Tour will offer a free guide to what’s on view and where so that anyone can meet the artist in their maker space and see examples of their work. An array of artworks including painting, assemblage, collage, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, weaving and fiber, drawing, papercutting, glass, metalwork, calligraphy, and jewelry will be on view. Tour hours are 10 am – 5 pm each day. Click here for this year’s Artist Directory.



Love, Hope, & Art: Woven Thread

Courtesy of Anacostia Arts Center.

Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity for our region to celebrate Latinos and Hispanic cultural influences in the Arts. Nicaraguan-born, District of Columbia-raised, award-winning artist Luis Del Valle has partnered with the Anacostia Arts Center to host Love, Hope, & Art: Woven Thread, a curated group exhibition in celebration of Hispanic Heritage. The exhibit opens on Saturday, September 17, with performances by  Don’t Mute DC and the National Symphony Orchestra from 4– 7 pm; RSVP hereLove, Hope, & Art: Woven Thread is on view through October 14 at the Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road Southeast.


Enjoy the weekend!

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