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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FIRST DRAFT READING
"Mid Century Rambler"
a new play by Chris Stezin
THE ROSE THEATRE CO's Reading Series
Tuesday, January 21, at 7:30 pm
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
THE ROSE THEATRE CO's Reading Series FIRST DRAFT celebrates the idea that new plays have an important place in the future of American theater and that audiences are an integral part of the process. That's why all our new play readings are free-of-charge and available at friendly accessible venues.
Mild Century Rambler
Michael and Jay have big things on their mind. But when they show up unannounced at their brother Gary's doorstep, their mom ends up - as one would expect - possibly gutshot and lost in the wilds of Delaware. A semi-comi-tragedy about the unplanned obsolescence of the 20th Century American male.
Performances begin at 7:30pm and are part of The Rose New Play Development Series | First Draft. A guided audience discussion with the creative team, playwright and actors follows each performance.. FREE ADMISSION. Join the Conversation!
Over a dozen seasons, THE ROSE THEATRE CO's Reading Series has been lucky to work with some of the most vibrant playwrights in the country. We've debuted over 45 new plays with more than half receiving full productions in DC, on Broadway and around the globe.
Join the conversation!
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THE THURSDAY BACKSTAGE LOUNGE
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, January 23, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kick back and enjoy cocktails and live music featuring local jazz talents
Members: $20 – Public $25
Free parking after 6 pm at 2001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
For more information please call 202-331-7282 ext 120
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Taste of the Season
Thursday, January 23, at 6:30 pm
OPEN TO MEMBERS & GUESTS
$50 per person - cocktails & dinner
Join us for this special Taste of the Season Club Dinner celebrating the season's bounty with a gourmet winter menu prepared by Executive Chef Ken Kievit.
Beat the cold weather blues with with comfort food, rich sweets and robust wines in the company of fellow members for a four-course menu celebrating the tastes of winter.
Before dinner enjoy a jazz cocktail hour featuring the very talented Chris Ziemba.
A reservation is required for dinner by 5 pm the day before.
RSVP online or call (202) 331-7282 ext. 3
Complimentary parking after 6 pm at 2001 Pennsylvania Ave.