DCAC Member Happy Hour

MAY 1, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy the first sunny day of May with a cocktail on the rooftop of Perry’s Restaurant overlooking beautiful Adams Morgan. Celebrate with us as we toast to DCAC’s 30th Anniversary!

Happy hour prices will be in effect but all DCAC Members will receive one FREE drink and light hors d’oeuvres. Not a member? No problem! We will be selling memberships for as low as $30 a year. Come meet and mingle with DCAC staff, members, artists, and art enthusiasts.

This event is open to members and non-members.

Perry’s Resaurant is located at:
1811 Columbia Rd NW
Washington DC, 20009

DCAC at 30: History of Visual Arts Programming at DCAC

APRIL 17, 2019
7 pm – 8:30 pm

As part of DCAC’s ongoing thirtieth anniversary celebrations, please join us for a conversation about the history of Visual Arts Programming at DCAC! Participants will include Philip Barlow, Carolyn Law, Michael Matason, B. Stanley, Sarah Tanguy, and Karen Joan Topping.

This talk takes place in DCAC’s Main Gallery in conjunction with Then/Again: A Gallery Exhibition 30 Years Later, curated by Philip Barlow & Pat Goslee, on view through April 28.

Support DCAC at Slash/Run!

JUNE 7, 2017
5 pm – 9 pm

Have a burger and a beer at Slash/Run, DC’s best hair metal-inspired bar, and support DCAC, DC’s best hair metal-friendly non-profit gallery and theater! 10% of the bar’s proceeds from 5-9 will go to DCAC. Extra DC love to the attendee who can spot the iconic Adams Morgan paraphernalia on the wall!

Slash/Run is located at:
201 Upshur St. NW
Washington DC, 20011

DCAC and Client Raiser present:
The SMART Artist: A Strategic Planning Workshop

JANUARY 29, 2017
10 am – 1 pm

There is a difference between making art and making a living from art. Becoming an established artist requires an understanding of basic business principles that can help you to define strategic goals and establish plans to achieve them. Join us for a hands-on session where we’ll identify goals, resources, scheduling tools and more. At the end of the session, you’ll walk away with action items and a tangible plan to reach your goals.

This workshop is presented by Danielle Glosser of Client Raiser. Client Raiser partners with artists to achieve their business goals by creating strategies with specific action items tied to a schedule.

Registration for this wokshop is a must! Please register by emailing info@dcartscenter.org.

$30 DCAC Members
$35 Non-Members

Payment instructions will be given via email upon registration. Pre-payment is required and payments are non-refundable.

25 HOURS for 25 YEARS of DCAC
25 hours: the exhibition

JULY 18, 2014

In homage to The First 24 Hours, the all-night performance and art opening event for DCAC in 1989, DCAC again createed a festival of creativity and endurance with 25 Hours for 25 Years.

On Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 7:00 DCAC opened it’s gallery for 25 consecutive hours to artists in celebration of all artists of all types in our community. Any artist was able to hang any artwork anywhere in the gallery and that work could hang as long as the artist stays at DCAC. If the artist goes, the work must go also. Works could be for sale and the artists could replace work that sells and is taken down at the event.

25 consecutive hours of an un-curated art happening tested the endurance limits of artists and patrons alike. To make sure the energy didn’t flag, attendees could alternate time in the gallery with time in the theater, which was also brimming with activity.

25 hours: the archive & performance

25 consecutive hours of performance to celebrate 25 years of DCAC. An endurance event of performances as varied as DCAC’s past, simultaneously reflecting on that history and pushing forward into new territory. Over the preceding months and at the event itself, memories were collected and shared online to touch on the organization’s wide impact locally and far beyond. This accumulation of recollections formed a new archive, a materialization of personal stories, a growing portrait of DCAC.

Artists from DCAC’s past performed along with current artists and new artists, mixing up lineage and forging new connections. Readings and re-performances from the archive were also interspersed throughout the 25 hours.

The first of the 25 hours were high-energy, rapidly changing, and erratically diverse. As the night continued the pace slowed and performances became more quiet. There were collaborative works through the late night and early morning. With the sunrise, a new day, nourishment, endless possibilities. Several longer pieces passed through noon and into the afternoon. The final hours picked up the energy of the night before, with a succession of quick, challenging, ecstatic performances. Ending, right in time, for DCAC’s anniversary party.

The DCAC 25th Anniversary Party

As the 25 Hours for 25 Years came to a close at 8:00 pm on Saturday, July 19, DCAC moved into full celebration mode with an open house party. DJ’s, videos, and libation filled the space and opened it’s arms to the public. Artists from the previous day-long event were on hand and all art left hanging in the gallery could stay up through the party. This was a not to be missed night of reminiscing and scheming for the next 25 years!

Giving Tuesday

DECEMBER 2, 2014

25 Years and Looking Forward

Wrapping up DCAC’s year-long celebration of its 25 year anniversary this panel examined the changes in the Washington D.C. arts scene over that same period.

Topics of the discussion included:
The artistic environment: funding, galleries, collectors, opportunities
Art making itself: technological advances, styles, ideas, prolificacy
The artistic community how artists interact, connectivity through technology, collectives, social interaction

George Hemphill, Hemphill Fine Arts
Michael O’Sullivan, Critic for the Washington Post
E. Ethelbert Miller, Poet, founder of the Humanities Council of Washington DC
Margaret Boozer, Artist, founder of Red Dirt Studios
Lou Stovall, Artist, director of Workshop, Inc.

James Mahoney: Critic, artist, writer and Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore

DCAC’s history spans protests at the Corcoran over the Mapplethorpe exhibition in 1989, to its current exhibition showcasing the work of four artists all born after DCAC came into existence. The panelists bring with them their own experiences and history woven through that same time period and before; giving a unique perspective on the evolution of arts in our community and the artist’s role within it.

This event is a part of DCAC’s contribution to #GivingTuesday admission to the event is “pay what you will”. In addition there will be Happy Hour starting at 6:30 and a silent auction of art from some of our previous exhibitions and items from our storage vault. In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, DCAC is encouraging renewing members to make their annual contribution at this event as well as individuals who wish to mark the occasion of DCAC’s 25 years of service to our arts community with a contribution.