First Friday, October 1, 2021

October is here, and what better way to embrace autumn than walking around Dupont Circle to visit the art galleries during First Friday.


All locations require a mask for entry. Some locations require proof of vaccination.

Alex Gallery is a leading commercial art gallery featuring contemporary American and European painting, sculpture, and work on paper. In the Alex Gallery portfolio are works by Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Norman Rockwell, Marie Queen of Romania and Kari Walden.  Alex Gallery and Gallery A are located at 2106 R Street, NW; visit


Please join the Embassy of Argentina for “Ilusión del Sur + Cruzando la Línea.” Two projects in which a concern for family and institutional archives intersect with the artist’s approach to bodies in transformation.  In Ilusión del Sur, the artist’s own migration is connected to the migration carried out in previous decades by her family to weave dreamlike spaces where the place of origin still resonates.   Cruzando la Línea reconstructs the Neptune rite, a maritime festival of French origin that takes place when crossing the equator. The Embassy of Argentina is located at 1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW.  *Mask, plus I.D. and proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test is required upon entry.

Gallery 2112 will be showing a solo exhibition of Maryanne Pollock’s latest paintings titled “Rebirth the Earth.”  Gallery 2112 is located at 2112 R Street, NW.  For more information contact


Visit 1921, a garden bar in the carriage house and castle garden at historic Heurich House Museum from 5-8pm. The bar features fire pits and a bit of respite in the middle of Dupont Circle. The menu includes the historic revival of Senate Beer. While at 1921, check out our exhibit, HOME/BREWED, located in the carriage house gallery, featuring over 1,000 items – including bottles, cans, signs, and branded objects of every kind – from the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. (1873-1956), Washington, DC’s hometown brewery. *Please note that the museum requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the carriage house.  Heurich House Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW.

KGP Design Studio is hosting a multimedia art exhibit titled “Aging With Edge,” by Jeanne Batalova. Come to experience Augmented Reality (AR) in Arts! The exhibit blends the elements of visual art, storytelling, and AR to view aging as an empowering experience with the possibilities for new beginnings. Download a free phone app, Artivive, for your first AR in Arts experience.  Visit the KGP Design Studio at 1777 Church Street, NW;


Washington Studio School is pleased to present “Coming Out of the Dark,” an exhibition of more than 30 paintings by Kathryn Kailian. The paintings presented, created over a period of four years, exemplify Kailian’s interest in various subject matter ranging from the self and other, human, urban and natural subjects, to her cultural heritage, translating onto the canvas in vivid colors and intersecting shapes.  Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S Street NW.  To learn more, visit