The Dunes, an arts space in Columbia Heights, advertises itself as an art gallery, concert venue, retail popup shop, cocktail lounge, and private event space. PHEW! What a list?! The Dunes is just one example of an emerging trend among DC art galleries–diversification. Around town, fashion shows are being coupled with photography exhibits, art displays are infiltrating coffee shops, and theater actors are stepping down from the main stage to perform at local bars. The DC art scene is mixing things up.
The Washington Post article, Creative convergence: Washington’s new gallery scene, discusses the changing face of DC art galleries and lists their pick for the top 5 arts spaces to visit. Looks like the DC art scene has some savvy entrepreneurs.
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