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Local Art at Artz Jamz’s Art Bazaar


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Artz Bazaar at Art Jamz, 1742 Connecticut Avenue NW (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

What can be better than art? Well, a local art bazaar. ArtJamz that wonderful and creative place will be hosting an Artz Bazaar, Sunday, November 18, from 11 am to 4 pm at its studio, 1742 Connecticut Avenue NW. It will be showcasing the works of local professional artists.

“ArtJamz is more than just painting and drinking; we’re here to support the Washington DC metro arts scene,” said Chief Creative Enabler Michael M. Clements.  “We feel we can do that by giving our team of ArtJamz Creative Enablers as well as local artists a chance to showcase and sell their work at our Dupont Studio.”

Come early and meet the artists, listen to the music, enjoy the wine and beer and buy art.

Pieces are as low as $35; the art at ArtJamz Artz Bazaar is both affordable and beautiful. Sales will support these established and emerging artists.

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Arts Coalition Lays Out Plans for Dupont Underground


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19th St. and Dupont Circle NW: A closed-off entrance to the old underground trolley car facility. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Tom Hay

Architect Julian Hunt has grand plans for the former trolley tunnels that run under Connecticut Avenue and Dupont Circle NW.

Hunt, who lives in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, presented the vision of the non-profit Arts Coalition for Dupont Underground (ACDU) to the public on Wednesday night. ACDU was one of two respondents to a request for proposal issued by the Office the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) in March 2010.

The other submission, a winery, was deemed unresponsive to the specifications of the RFP, although ACDU may include space for them in the concessions area of their plans.

Right Team at Right Time

Hunt opened the presentation by saying he believes that the ACDU proposal has “cut the Gordian knot” on bringing the underground back to life. Indeed the Coalition has assembled an impressive team of developers, architects and contractors. Each group spoke of their credentials and dedication to the project. Among the notable projects on their resumes are The Phillips Collection, The Spy Museum and GALA Hispanic Theatre.

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Sunday, July 5: Last Day for Artomatic


Today (July 5) is the last day for Artomatic. (Photo: Luis Gomez, Luis Gomez Photos.)

Today (July 5) is the last day for Artomatic. (Photo: Luis Gomez, Luis Gomez Photos.)

The last day for Artomatic is today, July 5, at 55 M Street SE. There is a parking garage, but you may also be able to find on-street parking.

We went to Artomatic on Friday and enjoyed it—it’s a loooooot of art. We started at the top and worked our way down, but only saw four floors. But, it’s a great chance to see the work of local artists in a number of different mediums. There are also music performances and other stuff to do; here is the roundup for this final weekend of events at Artomatic.

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In the Movies: Filming in Borderstan


Corner of R & 15 Streets, NW Borderstan.(Photo: Luis Gomez)

Corner of R & 15th Streets NW in Borderstan.(Photo: Luis Gomez.)

Truck parked on the east side of 15th Street, NW Borderstan. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Truck parked on the east side of 15th Street NW Borderstan. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

There have been trucks and cranes and “No Parking” signs all over this part of the city today. Yesterday the signs appeared in Borderstan and today there were orange cones on 15th Street between R and Corcoran Streets NW.

Tonight we finally know why: a movie production company is filming in Borderstan. Trucks and crews are all around… setting up lighting or just putting down equipment. We don’t really know much about the movie yet, but a good guess is that it’s the Reese Witherspoon-Paul Rudd-Owen Wilson movie that was doing production in Adams Morgan today.

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This Weekend: Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk


The 26th annual Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend is this weekend, June 6-7. Details, including a map of participating museums is at the Dupont Kalorama Museums Consortium Web site. You can also download and print the program/schedule of events (PDF).

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Artomatic Starts this Weekend, May 29


Artomatic 2009 is May 29 to July 5 at the Capitol Riverfront, 55 M Street SE. (Image: Artomatic Web site.)

Artomatic 2009 is May 29 to July 5 at the Capitol Riverfront, 55 M Street SE. (Image: Artomatic Web site.)

This year’s Artomatic is May 29 to July 5 at 55 M Street SE in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood… on the Metro Green Line at Navy Yard. Details below and at the Artomatic Web site.

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May 16-17: Mid-City Artists Hosting Open Studios


Mid City Artists are having open studios this weekend, May 16-17. A number of the artists are located in Borderstan. (Image: Mid City Artists Web site.)

Mid City Artists are having open studios this weekend, May 16-17. A number of the artists are located in Borderstan. (Image: Mid City Artists Web site.)

A number of artists’ studios are right here in Borderstan (link to PDF map here). Mid City Artists (MCA) are having open studios this weekend. The opening reception is this Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., at Coldwell Banker at 1607 17th Street NW. From MCA’s Web site:

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Artomatic 2009: May 29-July 5 at Capitol Riverfront


Artomatic 2009 is May 29 to July 5 at the Capitol Riverfront, 55 M Street SE. (Image: Artomatic Web site.)

Artomatic 2009 is May 29 to July 5 in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood at 55 M Street SE. (Image: Artomatic Web site.)

This year’s Artomatic is May 29 to July 5 at 55 M Street SE in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood… on the Metro Green Line at Navy Yard. Registration is now open for artists who want to participate in Artomatic. Details below and at the Artomatic Web site.

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Life Goes On: Events Around Town, Jan. 21-22


Yes, life will return to normal in Borderstan and Washington. If you have decided to watch the Inauguration festivities on television/online—and avoid the crowds—you may be ready to get out and go some something by mid-week. Here are a few activities and events coming up later this week, January 21 and 22. Listing is from “D.C. Community Events” in The Washington Post’s weekly Extra section for D.C.

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1959: Alternate Kennedy Center Design


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Artist’s rendering of a 1959 design for the National Cultural Center, which would ultimately be called The Kennedy Center. (Image: Greater Greater Washington.)

Just had to share this posting and photo from Greater Greater Washington. (It’s a favorite local blog of mine.) This is a 1959 artist’s rendering of what might have been The Kennedy Center, then referred to as the National Cultural Center.

Personally, I like this 1959 design better. The building is joined with the Potomac River. I have never figured out why the current building is cut off from the water. We seem to deny our waterfront.

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