• Library of Congress Tour

    Library Of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building

    From the ground floor, we head up to the top floor of the Jefferson Building to view the Mezzanine Gallery, Minerva Mosaic, Great Reading Room, and Thomas Jefferson’s Library. Learn about the early history of the Library of Congress and how the library is maintained by Congress. Next, visit the second floor to get a glimpse of rare Gutenberg and Mainz bibles at the Bible Gallery. Pass by the ornate Great Hall and see the classical architecture and paintings by over 50 famous American artists. From the second floor, head back to the ground floor to visit the Bob Hope Gallery, the Gershwin Room, the Graphic Arts Gallery, and Library Shop. View some of Bob Hope’s personal papers, famous joke file, and other memorabilia donated by one of the most famous entertainers in American history. See the first room dedicated to musicians in the Gershwin room where you can view George’s grand piano and Ira’s typewriter. The final stop is at the Library Gift Shop, where you can find gifts for every person on your list. Cost $40.00 per person Get 50% off with discount code IHARTLIBRARY https://adventuresforcreativetourists.com/tours/library-of-congress/ There are only five spots left.

  • Volunteers Needed

    Panera Bread

    I am looking for a few good volunteers to help out with the social media of our group. You will be assigned to go to Art Gallery Openings, Art Museum Openings & Events (You can always make a suggestion too). Take photos with your smart phone. Post on our Facebook Page, LinkedIn Page, and Instagram account. Our group has gotten so big I want to share more activities with people.

  • Free Shibori demonstration

    Needs a location

    Come to learn about Indigo Shibori dyeing. The first couple of participants will make a free piece.

  • Murals of DC Tour

    African American Civil War Memorial

    A cultural historian and certified tour guide leads this two-hour walking tour of the murals and historic sites in the Greater U Street Historic District. Once called a "city within a city," this neighborhood became a hub of commercial, intellectual and cultural life for African Americans at the turn of the 20th century. You'll visit sites where important black leaders in the civil-rights movement, education, law and music made history, and you'll see the murals that artists painted in remembrance of that heritage. You'll also learn about those artists, the stories they tell about the neighborhood and the DC organizations who work to facilitate the creation and placement of these beautiful works of art. Spots on the tour is limited. To help keep the group small please pre-signup http://adventuresforcreativetourists.com/muralofdc/ Once you select book you will be linked to a secure website. Cost of tour $30.00 per person With Discount Code IHARTMURALS COST IS $16.90 per person. Cost in person on day of tour is $30.00 per person CASH ONLY About Our Tour Guide Ella Schiralli is a Certified District of Columbia Tourist Guide with a passion for sharing the culture, the history and the modern vibrancy of our Nation’s Capital. Ella values diversity and is passionate about leadership. She has had the opportunity to work and volunteer in organizations that range from advanced homeland security solutions, public policy advocacy, to women’s military achievements, the performing arts and children’s advocacy. Explore of the hidden treasures and hear the legendary tales of the women and men who have developed this Federal City into a colorful, culturally diverse, powerful community. Join Ella on journey filled with adventure and discovery in the heart of Washington, D.C

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  • Trisha Gupta Studio Open house

    Trisha Gupta Studio

    Welcome to our studio open house! We will be hosting a show, demos, activities, a raffle, and much more. Please come to meet the local community, meet current students, view a show, and engage in some art making. This event is free and open to the public. Location: 5719 Kingswood Court Bethesda MD, 20853 Dates: September 14 and 15 Times: 12 to 5pm both days. The gallery has open hours during the week by appointment. Please RSVP to us plan for all our guests. Light refreshments will be served. On facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2546880048697111/ Trisha Gupta Studio is a woman owned art studio in Bethesda. We specialize in small classes with 5 people or less. Each person has an initial consult where they determine their goals and their desired outcomes. The instructor tailors the curriculum to match the goals for each student. The instructor works closely with each student and provides extensive one on one time. The instructor is well versed in over 7 mediums. Each student can find the medium they like best. I am most interested in students developing an artistic voice. Classes are 20 an hour.

  • Impressionism Art Tour at the National Gallery of Art

    National Gallery of Art

    Join Meghan Hanson, certified international tour director, for an insider private tour of the Impressionism Collection at Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art. She'll walk you through over 30 paintings, hitting museum highlights, historical show stoppers, and fan favorites of Impressionist painting. Behind each piece you will get a back story that will bring you more insight into the why these pieces have been chosen to represent Impressionism. The Museum has asked for all attendees to prepay for this tour. Please go to this website to access the secure link to book your tour. http://adventuresforcreativetourists.com/impressionism-art-tour/ Cost of tour is $40.00 without discount code Discount Code IHARTMONET Cost is 17.96 Cost at the door is $40.00 per person Cash Only Hello, my name is Meghan Hanson, I’m looking forward to being your next tour guide. I started out my career with a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in Anthropology focusing on Museum Studies and complimenting it with an Art History minor. I spent a few years as the Guest Services coordinator for the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House in Chicago IL. It was there that I was able to truly experience the interplay between life and art. I love looking at what art says about the life we live, the life we hope for, and the life we try to hide. Since becoming a Certified International Tour Director that lesson has informed my commentary no matter what venue or city I am in. I am delighted to be working with Adventures for Creative Tourists to see what we can explore in artistry of Washington DC!

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  • National Gallery of Art Renaissance to Impressionism Art

    National Gallery of Art

    Please be advised. If the Government is still shutdown then this tour will not take place. Please double check the National Gallery of Art's website to see if it is open.A trip to an art museum can be overwhelming. What do you focus on? What are the must-see pieces? Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art's highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites. He'll stop to discuss each piece's symbols, stories and background. Mead lived in London until about six years ago, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the U.K. National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to D.C., he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable. Mead is a Washington, D.C. certified tour guide and part of the team at Adventures for Creative Tourists, which specializes in private tours of the arts, culture, and historically inspired sites. Running late or you are lost, please call Diane[masked]. The Museum has asked use not to have Meetup people pay inside the Museum. Please go online to purchase and use this code. The book button takes you to a secure website. Cost $40.00 With discount code IHARTNGA you will receive 50% off. Cost Day Of $50.00 per person CASH ONLY http://adventuresforcreativetourists.com/renaissance-to-impressionism-art-tour/

  • Trisha Gupta Studio Open house

    Trisha Gupta Studio

    Welcome to our studio open house! We will be hosting a show, demos, activities, a raffle, and much more. Please come to meet the local community, meet current students, view a show, and engage in some art making. This event is free and open to the public. Location: 5719 Kingswood Court Bethesda MD, 20853 Dates: September 14 and 15 Times: 12 to 5pm both days. The gallery has open hours during the week by appointment. Please RSVP to us plan for all our guests. Light refreshments will be served. On facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2546880048697111/ Trisha Gupta Studio is a woman owned art studio in Bethesda. We specialize in small classes with 5 people or less. Each person has an initial consult where they determine their goals and their desired outcomes. The instructor tailors the curriculum to match the goals for each student. The instructor works closely with each student and provides extensive one on one time. The instructor is well versed in over 7 mediums. Each student can find the medium they like best. I am most interested in students developing an artistic voice. Classes are 20 an hour.

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  • Impressionism Art Tour at the National Gallery of Art

    National Gallery of Art

    Join Meghan Hanson, certified international tour director, for an insider private tour of the Impressionism Collection at Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art. She'll walk you through over 30 paintings, hitting museum highlights, historical show stoppers, and fan favorites of Impressionist painting. Behind each piece you will get a back story that will bring you more insight into the why these pieces have been chosen to represent Impressionism. The Museum has asked for all attendees to prepay for this tour. Please go to this website to access the secure link to book your tour. http://adventuresforcreativetourists.com/impressionism-art-tour/ Cost of tour is $40.00 without discount code Discount Code IHARTMONET Cost is 17.96 Cost at the door is $40.00 per person Cash Only Hello, my name is Meghan Hanson, I’m looking forward to being your next tour guide. I started out my career with a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in Anthropology focusing on Museum Studies and complimenting it with an Art History minor. I spent a few years as the Guest Services coordinator for the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House in Chicago IL. It was there that I was able to truly experience the interplay between life and art. I love looking at what art says about the life we live, the life we hope for, and the life we try to hide. Since becoming a Certified International Tour Director that lesson has informed my commentary no matter what venue or city I am in. I am delighted to be working with Adventures for Creative Tourists to see what we can explore in artistry of Washington DC!

  • Meetup on The Orient Express Paris, Venice, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul!!

    Meetup on The Orient Express!!!! The Autumn Edition. The Orient Express, . . . you have heard it many times. The romance, the mystery, the adventure!! Of course with the opulence too! This trip brings back the romance and adventure of train travel, along with the mystery of new cities and countries. Brought back in a special way; adding value and removing inflated expense of excessive opulence by replacing it with service and contemporary refinement. The journey will mirror elements of the original Orient Express route and go from Paris to Istanbul. You will visit Paris, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Istanbul. The trip starts in Paris and has a full two days there. Also staying two full days in Vienna, 1 3/4 days in Budapest, with full days in Venice, Prague, and Istanbul. Included Guided Tours in each city, with at least one meal a day and a wine tasting also included! Included additionally are many other options and extras. We travel as a group, and also have the flexibility of hop-on, hop-off tours and museum passes with "skip the line" option so you enjoy a complete independence. You are free to do your own thing, cater to your special interests, visit other sights and locations in the cities. You can do it independently, or you can join new friends traveling with you, and do it together. The idea is come alone, meet new like-minded people and make lifelong memories...without being stuck with the "one size fits all" tour formula. Here is a basic thumbnail: ** Paris for two full days. * Night Train Paris to Venice **Venice for a full day * Night Train Venice to Vienna **Vienna for two full days * Night Train Vienna to Prague ** Prague for a full day * Night Train Prague to Budapest ** Budapest for two (almost full) days * Late flight Budapest to Istanbul ** Istanbul for full day. * Hotels nights in Paris, Vienna, Budapest and Istanbul What was The Orient Express? The Orient Express was long-distance passenger train service that began in 1883 with the original endpoints being Paris to Istanbul. In Istanbul the Pera Palace Hotel was built in 1892 as the accommodations at the terminus. And we are staying in it!!! Although the original name became synonymous with intrigue and was a showcase of luxury with comfort at a time when traveling was still rough and dangerous. The route changed many times, and was eventually shortened to Bucharest, then later shortened to Budapest as the endpoint. And again shortened to either Venice or Vienna. By 2007 The Orient Express was only Paris to Strasbourg, and in 2009 stopped service altogether. With the train cars being updated all along they way too. So the real Orient Express is but a memory. There is a price for opulent luxury, . . . and we are not paying it. With this trip, we visit more cities, with guided tours included in each, a meal a day, as well as all transfers and hotels with concierge quality service. Give in to the lure of the rails with adventure, tempered with value resulting in memories of a lifetime. EVERY aspect of this trip is epic. Visit picturesque and storied cities. Enjoy four night trains and experience the enchantment of the rails. We are even staying in the original destination of Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul with it's grandeur and opulence. All the details are taken care of so all you have to do is join in & revel in the magic of all the places we are traveling to. In the end you will have visited 6 countries: France, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Turkey! Includes: all trains all accommodations all train cabins all transfers guided tours in each city a meal a day and more The only way to secure your spot is a $500 deposit. Fully refundable to 90 days before the event. Final payment due 60 days before $500 deposit plus the $2,790 final payment = $3,290 total cost. Limited capacity of 24 total. This trip will fill up extremely quickly. Eight spots already filled. Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it !!!

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