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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Founded in 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), a nonprofit arts organization, was created to instruct in visual arts, dance and music. Through its multi-disciplinary arts programs taught by teaching artists with a passion to share their disciplines, CHAW has fostered a nurturing environment for people of all ages and artistic abilities to build community while discovering the arts, experiencing the artistic process, and expanding appreciation of the arts. About 20,000 people come through CHAW's doors annually, taking part in a variety of programs, including music and movement classes for babies and toddlers, after-school and summer camp for children, workshops and classes for adults in theatre, dance, visual arts, ceramics, and photography, and performances, lectures, and exhibits.  



This Caribbean music and arts festival celebrates Caribbean-American heritage and highlights the British, Spanish, French, and Dutch influences on the culture. Carifesta features live bands, cultural dances, international and Caribbean-American cuisines, beer gardens and craft village with modern and traditional Caribbean clothing, jewelry and souvenirs. Twenty-eight Caribbean nations will participate. The festival is Monday, September 4, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 


The Disaster Paintings

In the 1980s, Donald Sultan began his landscape series The Disaster Paintings. He worked with the subject for nearly a decade, using images of actual events drawn from the daily newspaper. The Disaster Paintings illustrate man-made structures—­such as industrial plants and train cars—as fragile constructs that can be undone by catastrophic events. Distinguished for combining this subject matter with industrial materials, such as tar and Masonite tiles, The Disaster Paintings exemplify the vulnerability of the most progressive, manufactured elements of modern culture. This exhibit at Smithsonian American Art Museum closes September 4.


WalkingTown DC 2017

Cultural Tourism DC invites you to grab your walking shoes and join us for DC's best public tour program featuring more than 50 guided walking tours throughout the city. WalkingTown DC is a nine-day festival of 'bite-size' lunchtime tours, after-work 'happy hour' tours, and longer weekend tours of DC's neighborhoods. The program runs from Saturday, September 16 through Sunday, September 24. You'll see and learn about the history, culture, environment, and art of Washington, DC. Licensed, professional tour guides, community and government leaders, and neighborhood historians lead the tours. The tours are free, but you must register. Please click here to ensure you get the tour(s) you want. Volunteer opportunities with WalkingTown also are available here. Let's have fun together!



Friday, September 1

Event - Labor Day Weekend Music Festival
Historic Lincoln Theatre

Tour - In Their Footsteps: Women's Suffrage History
National Women's History Museum

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Event - Conversation Circle
National Portrait Gallery

Saturday, September 2

Exhibit - Spectacular Gems and Jewelry 
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens 

Exhibit - PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard
National Postal Museum

Exhibit - Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017 
National Building Museum

Exhibit - National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers 
National Geographic Museum

Sunday, September 3

Film - We The People
National American History Museum

Film - Holocaust: The Untold Story

Tour - Walks With History
Pickle Pea Productions

Exhibit - Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Monday, September 4

Exhibit - From Sinbad to the Shabab Oman: A Seafaring Legacy
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Tour - Museum Highlights
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks
National Postal Museum

Exhibit - Revival 
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tuesday, September 5

Exhibit - Women in Art 1850-1910
Dumbarton Oaks

Exhibit - Exploring the Early Americas
Library of Congress

Exhibit - Wish You Were Here! Vintage Postcards from Washington, DC
District Architecture Center

Exhibit - Artistic Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
National Air and Space Museum 

Wednesday, September 6 

Event - Vintage Game Night
President Woodrow Wilson House

Event - Greek and Roman Echoes in Early American Architecture
The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum

Exhibit - Valor in the Pacific: A Remembrance
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Exhibit - Before the 45th Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art 
Mexican Cultural Institute

Thursday, September 7

Event - Zoo Uncorked
Smithsonian National Zoo

Exhibit - Inhotim: At the Crossroads of Glocal Change
IDB Cultural Center

Event - Prose, Drama, and Orality in the 1590s
Folger Theatre

Concert - Sting with Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros
Wolf Trap


Newsletter for September 1 to September 7, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website


September 9

Family Program: Urban Gardening Project
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

September 10

Adams Morgan Day
Adams Morgan Neighborhood

September 13

Lunchtime Yoga Flow in French
e Française

September 15

Nerd Nite DC
Folger Theatre

September 16 to September 24

Volunteer for WalkingTown DC!
Volunteer and be a Cultural Tourism DC Ambassador this September 16 to September 24. Volunteers welcome participants and assistant the tour guides who lead walking tours throughout the District. Click here to sign-up for an orientation.



Neighborhood Heritage Trails

Cultural Tourism DC's Neighborhood Heritage Trails are the official walking trails of Washington, DC. Take a stroll through DC history on one our our self-guided walking trails. Each trail sign combines stories, historic photos, and maps.

Autographed Posters by Dana Ellyn

Cultural Tourism DC is pleased to offer selected paintings from Dana Ellyn's Heritage Trail project as autographed prints. The posters are 11'' x 17'' on glossy poster paper and sell for $30 each. Order your posters today!

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