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Via Umbria Features Ceramics Artist Claudia Ribigini

September 19, 2019

Visiting Via Umbria from Deruta, Italy, Claudia Ribigini is one of four family members that comprise the Geribi ceramics studio, together with his father (Gerardo), mother (Assunta) and brother (Federico). Meet the artist September 29, 2019.

Claudia Ribigini (Photo by: Claudia Ribigini

A center of ceramics making since the 1200’s Deruta is known throughout Italy for its traditional and modern designs and artisanal hand painted craftsmanship. Many of the designs incorporated in Geribi’s works were developed by Gerardo as a result of his study of ancient patterns and colors. 

Let Claudia demonstrate how these designs are sketched and painted onto the beautiful finished works you see throughout Via Umbria and when you purchase your own ceramic, Claudia will put a personalized signature on your piece.


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Via Umbria is located at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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Artemis Real Estate Partners Buys Hyatt Place Hotel

August 19, 2019

Artemis Real Estate Partners has purchased the 168-room Hyatt Place hotel at 2121 M St. NW according to Washington Business Journal.


The hotel sold for $44.3 million, according to deed records, though the actual sale price may be higher.


An LLC affiliated with Artemis bought the property from Renaissance Centro, the hotel's developer. 


Designed by JN&A and built by Whiting Turner, Hyatt Place was originally a parking lot.

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Feed a Tarantula

July 23, 2019

Take the kids. Stay cool. Be cool. Check this off your bucket list.


Check out the critters in the Insect Zoo at the National History MuseumVolunteers conduct tarantula feeding demonstrations, work with live insects that visitors may touch and hold, and answer questions about the many-legged creatures that live in the Insect Zoo.



  • Sat. and Sun.: 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm
  • Tues.- Fri.: 10:30 am 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm

National History Museum is located at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW.

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