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 www.chineseamericanmuseum.org.
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; www.agingwithedge.com.
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 https://mpp-dc.org/TourSupport/?entry=2.
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 https://www.gallardo.net/.