First Friday, August 6, 2021

The dog days of summer are upon us, and galleries will be open in the heat for First Friday this August 6th. Check out the list to see which galleries to visit; note staggered closing times.

Open Friday until 5:00 p.m.


The Korean Cultural Center presents Tertium Quid, a new exhibition featuring unconventional sculpture, installation, and painting works by three Korean emerging artists. The gallery walk-in hours are 10:00-12:00 noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. The virtual guided tour, offering an inside look at each artist’s creative themes, processes, and inspirations, will release virtually on Friday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m. on the KCCDC YouTube and Instagram channels (@KoreaCultureDC) For more information, please visit  The Korean Cultural Center is located at 2370 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

Open Friday until 6:00 p.m.


Studio Gallery is showing “Joy in Convergence,” an exhibition to reflect upon the hardships of this past year to celebrate the return to the simple joys in life.  Studio Gallery is an artist cooperative featuring 40 members in their 2108 R Street NW location.  Studio Gallery will be open Friday until 6:00 p.m. Visit

Open Friday until 8:00 p.m.


The Chinese American Museum is the only museum in our nation’s capital dedicated to the Chinese American story.   They will be hosting a special exhibit, “Wild Cranes: Visual Poetry,” a reminder that we are all human.   The chief artist, Nirmal Ghosh, will be on site from 6:00-8:00 to answer questions and guide guests through the space. The Chinese American Museum is located at 1218 16th Street NW.  To learn more, visit


KGP Design Studio is hosting a multimedia art exhibit titled “Aging With Edge” by Jeanne Batalova and Ben Amare. The exhibit blends visual art, storytelling, and augmented reality elements to view aging as an empowering experience with the possibilities for new beginnings. Download a free phone app, Artivive, for the Augmented Reality experience.  KGP Design Studio will be open from 6:00-8:00 p.m. during First Friday.  Visit 1777 Church Street, NW;


Visit the Museum of the Palestinian People to see their new show “Cities in the Heart,” a calligraphy exhibit by Nawaf Soliman about exploring Palestine through its cities.  The gallery is open in person on First Friday, August 6th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at 1900 18th Street, NW.  To experience their virtual gallery, click


Q Street Fine Art Gallery will feature new and colorful oil paintings by artist Rafael Gallardo.  The gallery will be open in person this First Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (and open daily 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.)  Q Street Fine Art Gallery is located at 2015 Q Street NW.  To view and purchase paintings by Rafael Gallardo, visit