SW AF

Featuring 85 exhibitors and over 150 international artists.
Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St. SW, Washington DC 20024

Fair open Thursday - Sunday, hours to be announced

Ticketed Event
The (e)merge art fair connects emerging-art professionals from around the globe with collectors, curators and cultural decision makers in Washington, DC.  The GALLERY PLATFORM features participating galleries in hotel rooms and other spaces on designated floors. The ARTIST PLATFORM features a vetted selection of works by independent artists throughout the hotel's public areas and grounds. (e)merge's two exhibition platforms inspire a new echelon of art collectors and provide curatorial access to the latest movements in emerging art.  The (e)merge educational platform will include lectures, panel discussions, and tours given by innovative authorities in contemporary art, including collectors, curators, critics, and artists.

1101 6th St. SW, Washington DC, 20024

Sunday, 12-5:00pm

Free Event

Join the National Hand Dance Association from noon to 5 PM for Hand Dance demonstrations, lessons in basic hand dance and audience dancing.  Free and open to the public.

Arena Stage: National Hand Dance Association

1101 6th St. SW, Washington DC, 20024

Friday, 8:00pm; Saturday, 2:00pm, 8:00pm; Sunday, 2:00pm, 7:30pm

​Ticketed Event

Meet Alma — a career shoplifter who prefers the “five-finger discount” over some lousy senior citizen deal. When her life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous rookie security guard and his ambivalent mentor, she risks losing her freedom, her resolve and maybe even the steak she has stuffed in her pants. Tony-nominee Jayne Houdyshell (Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet, Follies) leads an expertly drawn cast of oddball characters in this biting, world-premiere comedy about society’s haves and have-nots and how much they might actually have in common.

Arena Stage: “The Shoplifters”

(e)merge art fair : Capitol Skyline Hotel

1000 4th St. SW (open lot by Southwest CVS)

September 6 - October 6, 2014, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

​Free Exhibition

Washington DC, our nation’s capital, is renowned for its grand monuments honoring the history and achievements of great Americans. But behind the federal face of official Washington, there is a real city with distinctive neighborhoods filled with passionate citizens living their lives. For this 5 x 5 project, Fung Collaboratives has curated Nonuments, a temporary sculpture park featuring “monuments” devoted not to the great but to ordinary people, to the ideals of democracy, and to the common struggles of humanity.  Artists:  Jonathan Fung, Cameron Hockenson, Peter Hutchinson, Naranjo-Morse, Jennifer Wen Ma.  Local partners are Washington Project for the Arts and the Phillips Collection.

Lance Fung's "Nonuments"

as part of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 5x5 Project

An Art Whino Production hosted at Blind Whino

​700 Delaware Ave. SW, Washington DC, 20024

Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm

​Free Event
Explore unique and amazing goods made by local artisans and painters in a casual atmosphere. Find new favorites and reconnect with your favorite artists.  A sampling of the communities treasures such as Westminster Jazz, and much more.

Blind Whino: Outdoor Arts Festival

​700 Delaware Ave. SW, Washington DC, 20024

Exhibit Open Thursday - Sunday

​Free Event
An Art Whino Production hosted at Blind Whino Art Whino comes back for it's 5th annual G40 Art Summit! Join artists as they showcase stunning three dimensional and installation art as this year's G40 theme.  Following the mission of G40s past, we will once again bring exposure to low brow’s many faces and, as always, present what new facets emerge within this ever growing movement.

Art Whino: G40 Art Summit

photo courtesy of Saadia Athias