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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MEAL TO GO
Carry Out Curbside Pick Up
Three-Course Dinner $25
AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY
Pick up: Friday, May 29 from 1 pm to 7 pm
Please place your order by Wednesday, May 27 before 8 pm
We will resume the Club Lunch and Club Dinner tradition this week by offering a homemade three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Ken Kievit to be picked up on Friday. The freshly made meal will be delivered cold in microwaveable containers with reheating instructions. Let us know at what time you will pick up and we will bring the meal to the curb so you can pick up from you car . Order as many meals as you want.
Place your order online using the RSVP button
or call Chef Ken at 202-200-9935
Friday, May 29
Brie, Welsh Ale and Mustard Cheddar, Goat Cheese
Crackers, Dried Fruit
Beef Souvlaki Kebabs
Sweet Peppers and Onions
Basmati Rice, Tzatziki Sauce
Classic Crème Brulée
We have partnered with Pan Mar Liquors to offer a selection of wines you can pick up with your food.
Elouan, Chardonnay 2016, Oregon $17.00 +tax
Kim Crawford, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand $17.00 +tax
La Crema, Monterey Pinot Noir 2017, California $17.00 +tax
Chateau Damase, Bordeaux Supérieur 2015, France $14.00 +tax
Sur De Los Andes, Malbec 2014, Argentina $13.49 +tax
Carry out wine purchase cannot be charged to your club account. We require a credit card on file or cash payment at pick up.
For questions and credit card payments
please call Yann at 202-923-1197
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Marfield Prize Online Award Event
Friday, June 5th, at 7:00 PM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Please join us on Friday, June 5th as the Arts Club of Washington hosts the 14th Annual Marfield Prize with an online award event honoring Andrew McConnell Stott, the recipient of the Marfield Prize, the National Award for Arts Writing for his book What Blest Genius?: The Jubilee That Made Shakespeare.
The online event via Zoom includes a program, an interview by Washington Post Theater critic Peter Marks, and a virtual presentation of the award.
6:50-7:00 PM: Log in to Zoom (download required)
7:00 PM: Program and virtual award presentation
7:45-8:00 PM: Event completion
Please register by June 4 to receive the link and other technical information for the event.
This free event is open to all, so feel free to invite friends!
For more information about the Marfield Prize awards, please visit: TheMarfieldPrize.com.
Due to the current crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, the traditional in-person evening gathering at the Arts Club to give the award to Mr. Stott has been postponed.
Please contact Ito Briones firstname.lastname@example.org for any problems registering for this event.
Marfield Prize Online Event date and details are subject to change.
THE NATIONAL AWARD FOR ARTS WRITING
The Marfield Prize, sponsored by the Arts Club of Washington, recognizes the author of an outstanding nonfiction book about the arts published during the previous calendar year. This $10,000 prize is designed to highlight excellence in arts writing for a general audience. The Marfield Prize's 2019 award judges are Edwidge Danticat, National Book Award finalist, 2009 MacArthur fellow, and winner of the 2018 Neustadt International Prize; Louis Bayard, New York Times Notable author and board member of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation; and Peter Marks, chief drama critic of The Washington Post.
ABOUT THE ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON
Headquartered in the James Monroe House, a National Historic Landmark, the Arts Club of Washington was founded in 1916 and is the oldest nonprofit arts organization in the city. The club's mission is to generate public appreciation for and participation in the arts in the nation's capital. More information about the Marfield Prize and the Arts Club of Washington is available at www.artsclubofwashington.org.
The Arts Club of Washington is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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FIGURE DRAWING CLASS
LIVE FIGURE MODEL
Instructor: Dick Swartz
Saturday, June 13, at 10:00 am
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Award Winning artist and club member Dick Swartz holds a live model painting session in the club’s 3rd floor painting studio. Classes are offered on the second Saturdays of the month.
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists are welcome to participate.
Students are asked to reserve no later than the Thursday before class. The fee for the live model session can be paid the day of the class. To register for class email Dick Swartz at email@example.com.