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 ARTS CLUB BACK STAGE LOUNGE
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, May 23rd, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kick back and enjoy cocktails and live music featuring local jazz talents
Members: $20 – Public $25
Jazz pianist, composer, and educator Chris Ziemba holds performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School. He first entered the scene in 2009, when he was invited to be a featured guest on Marian McPartland's iconic radio program on NPR, Piano Jazz. In 2011, Ziemba won first place in the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. In 2013, he recorded Chakra, a seven-movement suite composed for big band by Jazz at Lincoln Center saxophonist Ted Nash. When living in New York Ziemba performed with Kurt Elling, Carl Allen, Marcus Printup, Ron Blake, Karrin Allyson, and Ryan Truesdell's Grammy-winning Gil Evans Project. Ziemba released his debut album, Manhattan Lullaby, in 2016. The album features his original compositions and arrangements with the collaboration of saxophonist Michael Thomas, bassist Hans Glawischnig and drummer Jimmy Macbride.
In 2017, Ziemba became the pianist for the Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force Band based in Washington, D.C. When not on tour, he continues to regularly perform, record and teach all along the East Coast.
Free parking after 6 pm at 2001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
For more information please call 202-331-7282 ext 120
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Paris, Je T'Aime!
Friday, May 24th, at 6:30 pm
OPEN TO MEMBERS & GUESTS
$60 per person - Dinner & Program
$20 per person - Cocktail & Program only
Join us for an evening of songs celebrating the City of Lights-- a city we all love, Paris. BarbaraPapendorp and Amy Conley return to the Arts Club of Washington with music of Piaf, Aznavour, Legrand, Porter, Trenet, Coward, Gershwin and many more! A bientot!
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