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Artist Wande Kotun

Meet the Artist Friday Feb. 1st at Fia’s Fabulous Finds, 5pm-9pm

Join us as we talk with Baltimore based artist Wande Kotun, learn about her creative process and take in her vibrant work now on display at Fia’s Fabulous Finds. Plus, shop sip and dance the night away with DJ Rita B!

FIRST FRIDAY 2019 SEASON

May-October 2019

Since we first launched First Friday in December of 2016 we have showcased visual artists, modern and contemporary dance companies, filmmakers, puppet ballet theater, musicians, theater companies, solo artists, site specific dance, podcast hosts, live projections, Hand Dance session, DC Historians, fierce women DJ’s, community wheat pasting and a student poet and author...all with the help and collaboration from our community. It truly takes a village and we could not feel more grateful.

Thank you Hank's Cocktail Bar Fia's Fabulous Finds Willow DC Upshur Street Books Petworth Citizen Short Eats Ten Tigers Parlour Four Brothers LLC Taqueria Del Barrio for your support!

2019 brings with new collaborators, curators and artists. More info as dates near, in the meantime see what’s in store!

2019 First Friday Season:

May 3rd curated by Petworth resident Kirth Bobb

June 7th OPERA in the PARK featuring In Series: Opera and More

July 5th curated by Petworth resident Jason Biehl

August 2nd curated by Stop Motion DC

September 6th in collaboration with The Prison Arts Coalition

October 4th Recycled Art Light Installation Project

 

More ART to experience

 

First Friday deals can be found at Willow, Fia's Fabulous Finds, Petworth Citizen and Upshur Street Books

 
 
 

2018 SEASON

February First Friday, 2/2/18 6pm-9pm: Celebrating Black History Month with a presentation on the history of Ward 4's Black Community followed by dancing with the National Hand Dance Association at Third Floor above Slim's Diner.

Visual Art by Fabio Esteban Amador at Hank's Cocktail Bar

March First Friday, 3/2/18 6pm-9pm: Discussion on the the DC Cultural Plans arts in DC especially Petworth facilitated by Meera Chakravarthy, Performance by Terre Dance Collective at Third Floor above Slim's Diner

Visual Art by Kirth Bobb at Hank's Cocktail Bar

April First Friday, 4/6/18 6pm-9pm: The Art of Mandala's curated by Petworth Resident, Rabih Chamas

Visual Art by Kirth Bobb at Hank's Cocktail Bar

May First Friday, 5/4/18 6pm-9pm: MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU! Star Wars takes over Petworth, so get your costumes ready!

Visual Art by Sabiyha Prince at Hank's Cocktail Bar

June First Friday, 6/1/18 6pm-9pm: Girls of Summer-Celebrating DC Female Artists curated by Art of Noize

Visual Art by Sabiyha Prince at Hank's Cocktail Bar

July First Friday, 7/6/18 6pm-9pm: Girls of Summer-Celebrating DC Female Artists curated by Alexis Polen

Visual Art by Carlee Ingersoll at Hank's Cocktail Bar

August First Friday, 8/3/18 6pm-9pm: Girls of Summer-Celebrating DC Female Artists

Visual Art by Carlee Ingersoll at Hank's Cocktail Bar

September First Friday, 9/7/19 6pm-9pm

Visual Art by Berin Uriegas at Hank's Cocktail Bar

Anthony Le and Ashley Jaye Williams at Four Brothers Carpentry

DJ RIta B at Fia's Fabulous Finds

October First Friday, 10/5/18 6pm-9pm

Visual Art by Berin Uriegas at Hank's Cocktail Bar

Dance FilmFest curated by Carolyn Hoehner

November First Friday, 11/2/18 6pm-9pm Celebrating Dia de los Muertos

Visual Art by Wande Kotun at Hank's Cocktail Bar

December First Friday, 12/7/18 6pm-9pm

Visual Art by Wande Kotun at Hank's Cocktail Bar

 
 

ABOUT FIRST FRIDAYS

The Petworth Arts Collaborative focuses on community engagement creating direct experiences with artists and art enthusiasts. Petworth First Fridays take place along the Georgia Avenue and Upshur Street Business Corridor in this Washington, DC Ward 4 neighborhood. Petworth First Fridays provides a unique space for DC area performance and visual artists to showcase their work within our neighborhood small businesses. For our 2nd season, the Petworth Arts Collaborative are bringing in neighbors, artists and art enthusiasts to curate the 2018 First Friday monthly event. We are so excited to add new venues and local businesses, who are supporting our local artists and help make space for art.  Collaboration is key and we have some of the best Petworth business collaborators...take a look!

 First Friday Participating Petworth Businesses:

Fia's Fabulous Finds, Petworth Citizen, Qualia Coffee, Third Floor, Upshur Street Books and Willow