Announcing 2014 Window Walk Artists, Locations, and Launch Event this Sunday, 11/9!

The Georgia Avenue Window Walk is a temporary public art project co-presented by Pleasant Plains Workshop and the Georgia Ave Community Development Task Force that engages residents and visitors to the community by placing art installations in storefront spaces along the lower Georgia Avenue Corridor.

This year’s Artists:
Zsudayka Nzinga, Luke Atkinson, Elizabeth Graeber, Tsedaye Makonnen, and Jane Claire Remick

Participating Businesses:
Mama Chuy DC, From the Core Studios, Morgan’s Seafood, Yoga Heights, and EatsPlace

Join us for a launch celebration and art walk, starting at Pleasant Plains Workshop at 2pm. Starting at 3, we will walk by each installation and hear from the artists and site owners. There will be a reception at our final stop. (Facebook invite>>)

Just announced: Discover DC Pedicab will be joining us for the art walk this Sunday afternoon. Take a free ride for a block or two and check out more of what Georgia Ave has to offer!

This project is funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant Program
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New Artists & Locations and a Launch event on 9/23!

work by Dana Jeri Maier

We’re thrilled to announce the next two artists who will be installing artwork along Georgia Avenue.
congratulations to our two latest artists!

work by Elizabeth Stewart

Dana Jeri Maier- will install work at Morgan’s Seafood, located at 3200 Georgia Avenue (at Kenyon St).

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Elizabeth Stewart- will be doing a mural depicting the Caribbean Day Festival at 3218 Georgia Avenue.

JOIN US! For a reception, art walk, and tour of Georgia Avenue businesses presented by The Georgia Avenue Business Alliance, Georgia Avenue Window Walk and Pleasant Plains Workshop on Sunday, September 23rd between 4-7pm

Schedule:
4-5:30pm
- Art exhibition and reception at Pleasant Plains Workshop- 2608 Georgia Avenue
5:30pm-6:30 Art Walk and business tour featuring 4 art windows and stops at local eateries and shops
6:30pm- we’ll end the tour with cocktails and light fare at DC Reynolds – 3628 Georgia Ave  (cash bar)

**This event is part of the city-wide Art4All programming sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC**

Spring Fundraiser at DC Reynolds- May 8, 2012 6:30-8:30pm

Please join us for a fundraiser happy hour to raise funds for the next two art installations in the Georgia Avenue Window Walk project! We will also be distributing the next call to artists and will be able to answer questions, so all you artists out there, come on by and chat with us!

May 8, 2012 6:30-8:30pm
at DC Reynolds: 3628 Georgia Ave NW

There will be drink specials and door prizes from nearby businesses
and live music by local band, Stoney Lonesome!

plus-
Bring a tee and print your own ‘Georgia Avenue is for Lovers Tee for $5

Installation at The Guild (2702 GA Ave) Complete!

This morning we installed artist, John Grunwell’s paintings in the windows of The Guild at 2702 Georgia Avenue (at Fairmont Street)
A huge thanks to David Wigenton of the Guild, our artist John Grunwell, and to Kari and Ed who were also on hand for installation.

You can now come by and see the work 24-7 as you pass Georgia and Fairmont.

check out images from installation below!

 

About the Georgia Avenue Window Walk Project:

The Georgia Avenue Window Walk is a temporary public art project that engages residents, businesses and visitors to the community by placing art installations in existing and vacant storefront spaces along the lower Georgia Avenue Corridor. The works on view will comprise of contemporary visual art and educational installations by local artists, organizations and youth groups.

The projects on display will tie back to the Georgia Avenue community, culture, or its history in some way. For more information on the history of Georgia Avenue click here>>

Our Objectives:

  • Improve the look of Georgia Avenue, attracting better retail
  • Connect residents to historical and cultural aspects of Georgia Avenue
  • Provide local artists with an opportunity for exposure
  • Engage community members in a process resulting in positive change
  • Attract visitors to the area to dine and shop at the existing businesses