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 Arts Club of Washington
Our Annual Trim A Tree Party
In collaboration with the Austrian American Society
The Alpine Singers
Thursday, December 7, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
OPEN TO MEMBERS & GUESTS
$30 per person ($75* with dinner)
The Club Dinner is available to members after the reception
Trimming and reception with gluhwein and treats
Performance by authentic Austrian singers
Bring an ornament to decorate the tree, enjoy a holiday buffet and listen to Christmas songs.
A musical favorite of the Club, another holiday performance with both light hearted and spiritual songs.
Gentlemen: suit and tie
Reservations are limited, reserve early!
* DC sales tax additional.
Friday, December 7, 2023
Dinner seating - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
OPEN TO MEMBERS & GUESTS
Dinner $55* per person
Enjoy a gourmet meal in the beautiful renovated Arts Club dining rooms .
Lunch price includes non-alcoholic beverages, coffee & tea. Dinner price includes open bar and wine service, coffee & tea.
Dress Code: Business Casual
RSVP required no later than the previous day before by 8 pm
Same day cancellations and no-shows are charged a 50% cancellation fee.
* DC sales tax additional.
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The Friday Noon Concert Series
Claudia Chudacoff, violin
Hui-Chuan Chen, piano
Friday, December 8, 2023
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - RSVP required
(limited seating available)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major - Sergei Prokofiev
Meditation from Thais - Jules Massenet
About the Artists:
Pianist Hui-Chuan Chen leads a diverse career as a concert pianist, chamber musician, and educator. She has performed widely throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and has appeared in major performance venues, including Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), The Kennedy Center Concert Hall, and The Supreme Court of the United States of America. She has featured at the Aspen Music Festival (Aspen, CO), The National Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the Barge Music Festival in New York City.
Since completing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The Peabody Institute, Hui-Chuan is devoted to teaching and academia. She previously served as faculty for the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Washington Conservatory of Music,and the Heifetz International Music Institute. She currently holds faculty and collaborative positions with the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Ms. Chudacoff is the former concertmaster of the U.S. Marine Band’s White House Chamber Orchestra. Following her military retirement in 2015, she joined the National Symphony Orchestra as a full-time violin section member for three years. Since then, she has continued
Ms. Chudacoff is a member of both the Sunrise Quartet and the National Gallery Quartet, and has performed regularly on several area chamber series, including the Embassy Series, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, National Musical Arts, the Contemporary Music Forum, and with the Fessenden Ensemble. She was the Principal Musician with Chamber Dance Project for ten years, and recently participated with the Sunrise Quartet in the International Festival of Sacred Music in Quito, Ecuador. She also appeared in a broadcast for West Virginia Public Television featuring the quartet. She can be heard on many recordings and radio broadcasts, including several appearances on National Public Radio’s Performance Today program.
Lunch is available for members after the concert