Weekend East City Event Round Up: Buy Local, Buy Art Holiday 2011 Edition
All events are free to attend, though you might want to have some money to spend, especially for the holiday craft fairs. See metro trip planner for best bus access by bus and metro.
Saturday, December 10th
The Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Ave - Brentwood, MD
GRUMP Holiday Market
The American Legion Hall
224 D St SE
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Several Studios are hosting holiday open houses in Mount Rainier including the Washington Glass School’s 10th Annual Winter Sculpture show. Next door, Flux Studios and Ellyn Weiss will also open their doors to the general public.
Studious participating are all in Mt. Rainier, MD: The Washington Glass School - 3700 Otis St + Flux Studios - 3708 Wells Ave + Ellyn Weiss Studio - 3706 Wells Ave
Artist Talk at 39th Street Gallery
The 39th Street gallery
3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD
4:00pm - 8:00pm
The Capitol Hill Art League hosts an opening reception for its annual Wrap it Up holiday gift giving event at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Affordable, framed and ready-to-hang pieces are gift wrapped for the buyer. If you miss the opening, know that the remaining inventory will be on display through December 22.
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street SE
8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Fridge’s has its own take on holiday gift giving. Project Dispatch, a collective of over a dozen artists, offers buyers a subscription of smaller wrapped art. The buyer takes a leap of faith as the art remains unseen until it is unwrapped. Larger “visible” pieces will also be on display.
516 1/2 8th St SE rear alley
Sunday, December 11th
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Riggio Design will be closing their current show Interior Design as Art. Food and drink will be served.
5710 Baltimore Ave - Hyattsville, MD