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These Boots Were Made for Walking… to the Shaw Art Walk

by Borderstan.com — February 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm 0

Shaw Art Walk, Shaw Main Streets

The Shaw Art Walk is Wednesday, February 8 from 6 to 9 pm. (Image courtesy Shaw Main Streets)

From Kate Hays. Follow her on Twitter @kateyhays and email her at [email protected].

One of the things I love most about Borderstan? The burgeoning art and entertainment district in my eastern slice of Borderstan: Logan-Shaw.

Read Eliza French’s review of the exhibition at Lamont Bishop Gallery:  A Vibrant Fusion of Cultures: Aniekan Udofia’s “The Village B-boy”.

If you haven’t checked out Shaw’s cultural offerings, here’s a great opportunity; this Wednesday’s Shaw Art Walk, sponsored by Shaw Main Streets. From 6 to 9 pm, take a break from your regular happy hour spot, and stroll through Shaw to visit some new shows at local art galleries, all of which will be open for the evening.

Six galleries are participating, including Civilian Art Projects, Contemporary Wing (taking up temporary digs over on 9th Street NW), Lamont Bishop Gallery, Long View Gallery, Maruka Gallery and Touchstone Gallery. All galleries will be showing off their latest shows, and welcoming visitors from 6 to 9 pm.

Also open, a rare treat and little-known DC treasure: the Convention Center’s extensive art collection is being opened up for a special viewing as a part of the Shaw Art Walk. If you want to check that out, make it your first stop on the tour – the tour starts promptly at 6:30 pm, at the Mount Vernon entrance to the Convention Center.

Still hankering for more art at the end? Finish your stroll with a sidle over to the Passenger, where you can mingle with your new culturally enlightened buddies over artsy drinks.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

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