So, there’s no denying that the District is a total piece of art in and of itself.  I mean, it’s a real piece of work yaknowwhatImsayen?

But I digress, this post is dedicated to all of the art lovers out there. We see you. We heart you, and because we think you’re so amazingly special, we’ve decided to handpicked some of our favorite top art events for the month of October for your viewing pleasure.

You’re welcome.

Advertising War

On October 1st, in National Museum of America History is holding an all-day exhibition of arts and illustration done in the time of the World War I.

This is a display of all those painting and illustrations fashioned in the time of war, to educate the people and soften their hearts to send some good vibes to our current heroes out on the front.

Where: National Museum of America History, 14th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20013, in National Mall.

Fantasy in Japan Blue

Reiko Sudo is a world-renowned leader in textile art and she’s bringing her awesomeness to the District. From October 3 onwards, her work will be on display in none other than the Kennedy Center’s Hall of States, which means you get an up close and personal view of her amazingly gorgeous textile pieces and sculptures. Reiko is known to bring life to a piece of fabric with her artistic abilities.

Where: John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20566.

Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show

The National Museum Building will host this show from the Smithsonian in the first week of October. This show will exhibit only a limited edition of clothing, jewelry, and accessories.

A total of 60 designers were chosen for this particular exhibition from all over the country and you can take a look at their awesome designs and creations during this wearable exhibit kickoff party on Thursday from October 5 to October 7.  The event is all-day and begins at 10:30 in the morning until 6:30PM. A limited number of tickets are available online.

Where: National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Taboo Solo Art Exhibition

Even in this modern era, there are still words and deeds that are taboo. However, activists all over are trying their best to break down barriers and re-define your perspective on various topics of the nature.

Beginning October, 7 from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm, a solo art exhibition is being held, in Anacostia Arts Centre featuring the works of Qrcky. The artist is known to incorporate “religious iconography to explore the difference between challenging tradition or rejecting it”.

So take a look at this art exhibit if you’re looking to expand your horizons on “forbidden fruit” and totally let us know how it went!

Where: Anacostia Arts Center 1231 Good Hope Rd, SE Washington, 20020.

The Mariinsky Ballet

The famous Russian Ballet company returns to the Kennedy Center to perform its exquisite “La Bayadere”.
This is truly an event you cannot miss, especially the infamous  ‘shades’ scene that everyone talks about  when the maidens in white, float across the stage in perfect alignment.  Tickets are available online so get em’ while they’re hot!

Where: John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20566.

Free Tour of Art at the Center

On October 25, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, the art displayed at the Walter E. Convention Center is available for a tour by curators Dena Crosson and Robin Moore. The Convention Center currently serves as the largest public art collection in Washington showcasing 137 works by 93 artists.

Where: Walter E. Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest Washington, DC 20001.

Equilibrium: Fanny Sanin

Fanny Sanin is unlike any other artist. Instead of using the general strokes of abstraction, her art is a precise picturesque of geometrical shapes and form. She was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1938 where she developed her skill in the 1950s and 1960s. She is an artist who delivers a story in its most polished yet raw colors and forms.

This month, The National Museum of Women in Arts are looking for women who were dedicated to their work and gave Sanin an additional moment in the spotlight. So check it out, we’re sure you’ll be inspired.

Where: The National Museum of Women in Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Autumn Art Expo 2017

Back in action by popular demand, this free and artful event is making its rounds in the District yet again. On October 29th, Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, take a look at some awesome art and feel free to relax and enjoy some light refreshments as well a have the opportunity to purchase one of the 200 art pieces on display.
A sum of the total art purchase will also be donated to Plymouth Church.

Where: Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ 5301, North Capitol Street, Northeast, Washington, DC 20011.

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