Since its founding in 1916, the Arts Club of Washington has promoted and celebrated the visual, performing, and literary arts in the nation’s capital. Arts Club members come from a wide range of artistic disciplines and professional backgrounds, joined by their shared enjoyment and appreciation of the arts.LEARN MORE
The Arts Club of Washington has long held a distinctive profile among Washington’s clubs. Founded in 1916 by a group of prominent local artists and modeled on New York’s National Arts Club and the Chelsea Arts Club in London, the Arts Club was the very first in the city to have women in leadership roles and as members from its very start. Its arts-focused, innovative, and bohemian character provided a unique contrast to the city’s more traditional, all-male private clubs.LEARN MORE
The Arts Club is both a private membership organization and a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and public programming spotlighting the full range of the arts is a significant part of the club’s activities. The club welcomes visitors to four gallery spaces; free weekly concerts; events focusing on writing, dance, and theatre; and studio classes in visual arts. Much of the public programming is free.
The club draws much of its character and tradition from its home, the center of which is an historic Federal-era mansion that once served as the residence of James Monroe—and for a time, as his official presidential residence.
The club’s mission also includes promoting the importance of historic preservation through the ongoing restoration and preservation of the club’s headquarters, which encompasses significant 19th-century structures designated as a National Historic Landmark (the James Monroe House) and on the National Register of Historic Places (the General Robert MacFeely House).
The creative and generous spirit of those founders endures in the warm, welcoming, and lively organization that is today’s Arts Club of Washington. We welcome people who engage in the arts (both professionally and for the love of it), or simply enjoy and support the arts, to consider the many benefits of membership and to join us as the Arts Club continues to make Washington history.
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THE THURSDAY BACK STAGE LOUNGE
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, June 20th, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Every Thursday at the Arts Club, kick back and enjoy refreshments, open bar, and live music featuring local jazz talents.
Members: $20 – Public $25
Aleks Izotov is a pianist and composer based in the DC metro area. He was awarded the Most Outstanding Rhythm Section Player at the 2016 Reno Jazz Festival and was featured as a composer in the OhMyEars music festival.
Over the years, he has had the great privilege to learn from master improvisers such as Kris Davis, Rufus Reid, Ralph Alessi, Curtis Fuller, and Bill Charlap.
A native of Phoenix, Arizona, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance from Arizona State University, where he studied with pianist Michael Kocour.
Free parking after 6 pm at 2001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
For more information please call 202-331-7282 ext 120
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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Friday Noon Concert Series
Gregory Miller, Producer
Friday, June 21st, 12:00 p.m.
Laura Hilgeman Miller, violin
Jennifer Rickard, violin
Jennifer Ries, viola
Kerry Van Laanen, cello
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Allegro vivace assai
This concert will be the last for the current season. The Friday Noon Concerts will resume in September.
RSVP not required for the concert
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Gin Dance Company
Friday, June 21st, at 6:30 pm
OPEN TO MEMBERS & GUESTS
$60 per person - dinner & program
$20 per person - Cocktail & Program only
Gin Dance Company's Artistic Director Shu-Chen Cuff and her company will perform from their production "NEXT" thought provoking and diverse works ‘We, The Moon, The Sun,' 'Infinity,' '200 Feet,' and ‘L.E.O.' Come join us for a special cultural experience!
At Gin Dance Company, our Mission is to provide the opportunity and environment for artists to learn, grow, and express themselves in a safe and creative space and to expose new audiences as well as performing arts enthusiasts to refreshing and vitalizing productions by Artistic Director, Shu-Chen Cuff, that touch the soul through visual arts and movement … Enriching lives through dance. Learn more at www.gindance.org.Business dress.
A reservation is required for dinner by 5 pm the day before.
A reservation is recommended for cocktail & program only.
RSVP online or call (202) 331-7282 ext. 3
Complimentary parking after 6 pm at 2001 Pennsylvania Ave.
RSVP COCKTAIL & PROGRAM $20 - due now: $ 0
RSVP DINNER & PROGRAM $60 - due now: $ 0