THE #ACREATIVEDC FEED blew up with amazing imagery from the site-specific Synth Series 002 installation this week – how amazing are all of the above? For more photos and the inspiration behind the piece, scroll down/click here for our interview with the ToKi Collective. Thanks so much to all who tagged!
THE NEXT FEW DAYS ARE PACKED with Things To Do, re: Art. Workingman Collective presents SATELLITE SHORTS tonight from 7-9; tomorrow Furthermore is hosting a closing reception for Quantum Fiction; the Beautiful Mistake exhibition features work from photographers Ryan Florig + Karpov; and Markus Prime will be live painting at Nubian Hueman during the Ujamaa Box All-Star event. C O O L !
WEEKEND POP-UPS, MEET-UPS, ETC-UPS. Estrella Del Mar (artisanal, handmade, and ethically produced Guatemalan textiles) is at West Elm on Saturday; The Sabah Dealer is in town for the weekend and setting up shop at 12th and S Streets; AKAE is hosting a local Maker's Market on Sunday; the Paul Wharton-hosted Fashion Under The Stars benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Saturday night at The Yards; and StreetMeetDC is hosting a meetup at the Lincoln Memorial, and they've put out an all-are-welcome open call for all photographers, models, and visual artists.
^ WHAT IS THAT? We reference Pioneer Works ALL THE TIME at A Creative DC headquarters, and really dug this recent NYTimes piece about the arts + innovation space and its founder, artist Dustin Yellin. Related (and above), Yellin has a piece at the Kennedy Center that we saw for the first time earlier this week; we might still be staring at it if we hadn't had to peel away for Book of Mormon.
READS + LISTENS. ZINE FEST is now in its fifth year/happening tomorrow, and D.C. has a font (via Washingtonian). Ayescold released The Freezer Vol. 3 this week and it's already the soundtrack to our weekend; there are like three five dollar tickets left to BYT's Emerging Artists Super Sampler; and These Quiet Colours are playing tonight at Rock and Roll Hotel.
LOOKING AHEAD, we're loving the lineup for the Leica Store's Photography After Dark show at La Colombe next week; In It Together Fest kicks off Thursday with a print show; Hole In The Sky is hosting the J.D. Deardourff + Spencer Joynt-curated Going Out Of Business show; and Hudson & Crane + The Sill Life are teaming up for a terrarium class on the 30th. Check our interview + FLORA-FILLED photo set with Sill Life founder Holley Simmons here.
AND DON'T FORGET: our monthly, A Creative DC x Maketto IRL event is the last Friday of every month, and coming up next week. Huge congrats to our buddies over there for having been named one of the best new restaurants in the country by Eater. CONFETTI EMOJI!