Bethesda Art Walk features downtown Bethesda galleries and studios that open their doors from 6 to 9 pm on the second Friday of every month. The galleries showcase artwork created locally, nationally and internationally including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media.
Let's get together and tour the galleries as a group!
We'll start with happy hour at BlackFinn near the intersection of Fairmont Ave., Norfolk Ave and Woodmont Ave. You're welcome to get there anytime between 5 and 6 pm.
You can take the metro to the Bethesda station, or park in any of the many county parking garages. Parking costs 80 cents per hour until 10 pm, so bring some change.
When you get to the BlackFinn, ask the host to direct you to the "Social Md Meetup Group". Then come find me (Allen) or Johanna and get a red wristband. The wristbands will help everyone figure out who is with the group--simply look for the other folks wearing identical red wristbands.
Settle in at BlackFinn and enjoy a drink and some good company. You can also get an entree or appetizer, but if you do, please check out the menu before you arrive, then get there before 5:30 and order right away. If you order any later, your food might not get to you before we leave.
We'll head out for the art walk sometime after 6 pm. We'll split into two groups and head out about 20 minutes apart. Johanna will lead one group, and I'll lead the other.
After the art walk, we'll head to another local bar to hear some good music. Stayed tuned for an update!
We'll be joined at this event by our sister group Social DC.
Hope you can join us!
- We'll be splitting into two groups for the art walk, with one group leaving soon after 6 pm, and the second group leaving a half hour later. Johanna will be leading one group, and Allen will be leading the other.
- If you're late and don't make either group, you can catch up with us enroute. The galleries are shown on this map. We'll be visiting galleries 4, 2, 7, 6, 8, and 3, in that order, spending about 30 minutes at each gallery.
- The galleries are indoors, but we have to walk outside to get from one to the other. So bring a raincoat or umbrella just in case.
- Some of the galleries may be serving wine. If so, I ask that you politely decline. We are much too large of a group for the galleries to serve all of us, so please have a drink at BlackFinn before we leave, or at Flanagan's after the walk, but please be considerate and refrain while we are at the galleries.
- After the art walk, we'll be heading over to Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, probably getting there no later than 9:20 pm. They have a band playing around 9:30 pm called "Sean Chyun & the Deceivers". There may be a $5-$10 cover to get in.
If anyone has any questions, please let me know. See you Friday!
Here's where we'll be visiting, in order:
(A) BlackFinn American Saloon
4901 Fairmont Avenue • (301)[masked]
(B) Interiors of Washington
7944 Norfolk Avenue • (301)[masked]
Paintings by Micah Cash and Armand Cabrera Micah Cash creates work that addresses the experience and social history of landscape, and the complex sense of personal identity we construct from the land that surrounds us.
Armand Cabrera was born in San Francisco. He recently moved to beautiful Northern Virginia where he enjoys the challenge of painting the 4 seasons. An award-winning, self-taught artist, Armand is a full time oil painter represented by galleries across the United States.
(C) Consider It Done
7806 Old Georgetown Road • (301)[masked]
Consider It Done specializes in tabletop and decorative arts. Join Consider It Done boutique for the launch of Bernardaud's new collection. "Art on the Table" was created in collaboration with world-renowned artists to commemorate their 150th anniversary.
(D) Upstairs Art Studios
4948 St. Elmo Avenue • (301)[masked]
This studio serves as the working studio and gallery space for the following artists who exhibit their work: Natalie Abrams, Iris Elfenbein, Joan Field, Cookie Kerxton, Jane Rostov, Karen Schneider, Sheryl Staren and Gloria Turner.
(E) “Tunnel Vision” Public Art Exhibition
Metro Tunnel, Bethesda Metro Station • (301)[masked]
“Tunnel Vision” features the work of 12 regional artists whose original works have been printed on a polymetal material, size 4’ x 8’, and lines the walls of Bethesda’s Pedestrian Tunnel that runs under Wisconsin Avenue at the Bethesda Metro Station.
(F) Waverly Street Gallery
4600 East-West Highway • (301)[masked]
Color and Form In her current show, Jean Hirons brings her exquisite color sense to a new body of paintings, many of which she calls “waterscapes”—paintings that feature water or scenes near water. Hirons draws inspiration from many sources--her home town in coastal Massachusetts, the fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine, and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
(G) Gallery B
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E • (301)[masked]
Cityscapes The Fraser Gallery will return to its former location in downtown Bethesda to present a group exhibition of cityscape paintings. The exhibition will feature new work by David FeBland, Gavin Glakas, Ben Ferry, and Beata Drozd.
(H) Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle
4844 Cordell Ave • (301)[masked]