Georgetown Celebrates The Arts
Organized by the Washington Print Foundation, this outdoor event features double-sided banners along Wisconsin Avenue showcasing local artwork.
Life has been altered by Covid 19. Museums were closed. Social distancing was imposed. Shops and stores were drastically hit. All these facts led the Washington Print Foundation to organize an outdoor art exhibit to bring art and joy to the community, to draw attention to the abundant shops, galleries and restaurants in Georgetown making it a preferred DC destination, and to bring back galleries and other sorts of entrepreneurs to our great community: Georgetown.
The outdoor art exhibit called Georgetown Celebrates the Arts is a pilot program which was paired with an event organized on September 24, 2021 by Main Street called Art All Night. The installation took place on Book Hill (from Volta to Reservoir Road) and will be up from September 20, 2021 to November 17, 2021. If this program is successful, then it could become a yearly program and could be extended to a larger part of Georgetown.
Twenty-two double sided banners feature artwork by a diverse group of DMV artists. Eighteen are placed on existing street poles and four are installed at the Book Hill Triangle in front of the Klagsbrun Studio drawing visitors through the exhibit from both directions.
The public can select its favorite work and the two top choices will receive a monetary prize and a third artist will receive a non-remunerative honorable mention.
In addition to ballots, which can be found in street signs along Wisconsin Avenue, passers-by can vote by sending a photo of their favorite piece to firstname.lastname@example.org, and are encouraged to post their favorite artwork on social media and tag @WashingtonPrintmakers.