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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WEDNESDAY PAINTING WORKSHOP SERIES
April 3, 2019 to May 29, 2019
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
MEMBER $ 25 - PUBLIC $27 (per session)
This is a 9-Week painting workshop series. Classes can be purchased individually or for the entire series.
Class meet in the Arts Club Studio, Wednesdays, 10 am to 1 pm, from April 3 to May 19.
Tuition for 1 class is $25 for members and $27 for the public (drop-in rate).
Tuition for the 9-week workshop session is $190 for members and $200 for the public (full payment required by the first session on April 3).
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The Friday Noon Concert Series
Gregory Miller, Producer
Friday, May 31st, 12:00 p.m.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Walt Birthday Concert and Poetry Reading
Walt Birthday Lunch
The Arts Club of Washington celebrates Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday with a free concert of songs set to Whitman’s poetry featuring soprano Jennifer Piazza-Pick accompanied by R. Timothy McReynolds on piano, interspersed with a reading of original poems inspired by Whitman by poet Kim Roberts.
Praised for singing with “passion and emotional depth” (Richmond Times-Dispatch), soprano Jennifer Piazza-Pick has performed with Opera Piccola of San Antonio and at the Princeton Festival, the Richmond and Alamo City Ballet companies, and the Charlottesville Symphony. Her program of Whitman songs will include music by Kurt Weill, Ruth Schonthal, Elinor Remick Warren, Ned Rorem, Jeremy Gill, and Lee Hoiby.
Enjoying a career that embraces art song, opera, chamber music, and cabaret, pianist R. Timothy McReynolds is also active as a teacher and vocal coach at the University of Maryland School of Music. He is a member of the Voice/Opera faculty of the University of Maryland, School of Music, and the former Principal Coach of Towson University’s Music for the Stage. He has participated as vocal coach/pianist for the Washington National Opera’s Opera Institute and the Aspen Music Festival.
The Walt Birthday concert is sponsored in part through a grant from HumanitiesDC, and is offered in association with the Walt Whitman 200 Festival.
An award-winning poet, literary historian, and editor residing in Washington, DC. Kim Roberts is the author of five books of poems, and Co-Editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly, the Delaware Poetry Review, and the web exhibit DC Writers' Homes.
Walt Birthday Lunch
Immediately following the Walt Whitman Birthday Concert and Poetry Reading, the Arts Club of Washington hosts a 3-course Bicentennial lunch specially prepared by Executive Chef Ken Kievit!
RSVP not required for the concert. Lunch reservations for Members and their guests must be made by 3 pm the day before at (202) 331-7282 ext. 3. Lunch reservations for the Public must be made and pre-paid online by 3 pm the day before the event.
RSVP CONCERT ONLY - FREE: $ 0
RSVP MEMBER LUNCH & CONCERT $25 - due now: $ 0
RSVP PUBLIC LUNCH & CONCERT - due now: $ 30
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2019 BravO Bash
brought to you by
Washington National Opera BravO Council
Arts Club of Washington
Saturday, June 1, at 8:00 pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
All opera fans are invited to the annual black-tie 2019 BravO Bash, held at the historic Arts Club of Washington. This gala reception will feature performances by Washington National Opera's artists, an open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a gourmet buffet prepared by the Arts Club’s Executive Chef, Ken Kievit. VIP tickets include admission to a private reception, exclusive lounge access, and much more!
VIP Pass includes:
If you love opera the BravO Bash is a great way to meet other opera aficionados.
Washington National Opera, as a flagship of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is a leader in opera and inspires audiences and enriches our community with performances at the highest artistic level.
BravO is DC's premier young professional arts-lover program, welcoming those who are interested in opera to connect with each other, The Washington National Opera, and the productions.
The Arts Club of Washington, the oldest art organization in DC, over a century old, promotes and celebrates the visual, performing, and literary arts in the nation’s capital. The club’s historic I Street mansion was formerly the home of President James Monroe. The Arts Club hosts events for members, the public and private groups.
The club sponsors the Marfield Prize, an annual award for arts writing, monthly exhibits in the house four galleries, and a Scholarship competition.
Free parking at 2001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
For more info 202-331-7282 ext 120 or Yann@artsclubofwashington.org
ACW MEMBERS $80 - due now: $ 0
GENERAL ADMISSION $100 - due now: $ 100
VIP PASS $150 - due now: $ 150