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1. Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing

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135 reviews
Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing
Location
5
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Establishment
5
Customer service
5

Address: 1120 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 331-7090

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cq ny: With Plaza Artist Materials I found a strong competitor to Blick. A great selection of notebooks for sketching, drawing and watercolor that I used to only find on Amazon but now I can buy here in person. Stop by this store for sketching, drawing and painting supplies. They also have canvases and supplies for oil and acrylic art, knitting, and other art mediums that look interesting. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Prices seem reasonable.

david hawksford: These are the worst people to deal with. Very unfriendly It's like being in a mortuary having a deal with these people. At least they have some supplies.

Will Edwards: Has frames and some basic art supplies. Nothing super special

Jon Fisher: Fantastic store with a great selection of products and very helpful and friendly staff who helped us find everything and give us advice on which materials to purchase for an art class.

Shadawn Duncan: Since starting my venture into being an artist, I spend so much the in there they know my name. I can always ask questions and get guidance and tips because all of the staff have an artist's background. Makes it easy to shop.

Georgia Hronek: I don't know a lot about art but the staff helped me out in finding my supplies. It seems like they had an okay selection except the store overall was small. I think if you're looking for something specific you might want to check their website first to see if they have it. By the way the DC angel wings mural is on the side of their building just as an FYI. I was happy with my overall experience so I'll go back to get more art supplies for my drawing class from the store. I'm not an artist though so I can't speak to how good their prices are.

Laura P: The store was bright and clean, with helpful but not intrusive or hovering staff and a very good selection of watercolor paints, paper and brushes, and many more things that I did not peruse as carefully. I had a groupon, which was awesome, since I could easily have spent much more than I did. Definitely worth checking out!

Waldo Strange: Helpful staff, good assortment of products, clean and well organized. They have a loyalty program that is free to sign up for. Dinged a star, though, because their prices are a bit high in my opinion. Would like to see better deals at least on store brand things.

Poro Mitoto: I love this location. I first started going because of the Groupon coupons that I kept seeing pop up in my recommendations. The staff is super friendly and the guy who was working the cash register the past two times that I've been went out of his way both times for me. He even helped me sign up for their savings and gave me coupons. I wish I remembered his name.

Katie E: Fantastic selection at this art store and a wonderful staff eager to help you find what you need. Their ranges of materials and the brands they carry are extensive. This place became my new go-to after Pearl closed down. I've gone in for everything from fabric dye to pens/markers, pencil sets, pads, clay-work items, etc and not once have I walked out without exactly what I was looking for. If you're looking to cut down on costs, they also have an email list that's chock full of coupons.

2. National Gallery of Art

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National Gallery of Art
Location
5
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Establishment
5
Customer service
5

Address: Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20565

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 737-4215

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Review: "Shop & cafe prices a bit expensive"

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Terry Bexton: AWESOME art. Absolutely unbelievable to witness these masterpieces in real life. I was astonished by the gift shop as well. Most people that know me know that I LOVE gift shops, and this one was definitely one of my new favorites. It had all the different art related things a person could think of. Absolutely would recommend this gallery to any art lover.

Kathryn Corselius: The National Gallery of Art is a great stop for any history or art lover. Boasting many different paintings from the biggest artists, the gallery is expansive and well-curated. I spent a couple of hours here and could easily have spent more time here. I would recommend planning ahead to locate the galleries that are a must-see for you, as after a couple of hours, it's easy to get fatigued by how many pieces there are. For history lovers, check out the presidential portraits by Gilbert Stuart and the famous painting of Marie Antoinette. I also recommend touring the galleries on the lower floor, where there are beautiful Degas and Rodin sculptures and early Colonial furniture.

Nay Wareenipha: Absolutely must visit if you love art and it's FREE! I saw a Davinci painting for the first time here with nobody around. It's very peaceful. There's also a FREE baggage deposit area so don't worry about your coats and bags. You can get a free map that will allow you to go through each section based on the era of the paintings. You can easily spend a whole day here. So many things to see. Additionally there's also an amazing free audio guide under some paintings that you can listen to which is fantastic. There's also another floor under dedicated to sculptures which is also very interesting. There's free WiFi in the premises. Also souvenir shops and food place. Plus, it's also next to the Smithsonian museum so you can see both in one day.

R Lin: I’ve been to the Gallery of Art a few times now, and it really just never gets old. It would also take at least one entire day to truly get through everything that’s there (the museum is HUGE, and has more than one building), so when I say it never gets old it’s the honest truth. There’s something new pretty much every time because there’s a back corner or section you accidentally missed the previous time. This place is beyond easy to get lost in. It’s definitely an iconic Smithsonian, and worth seeing. But again- this place is massive! Schedule a big chunk of your day if you want to see a lot of it, or else prioritize the works you want to see and grab a building map to help you stay on track (there’s a good chance you’ll still get a little lost). You get to see some true, original and iconic pieces here. I think it’s also fun seeing where the Gallery got the pieces from. If you’re at all a souvenir person you’d better also visit the gift shop (again, view the building map and follow signs because it can be tough to find). Love this maze of a museum!

Andrew Hovenden: So much to see. Take your time but don't dawdle or you will tire before you see it all! I posted my favorites and lesser known pieces I liked; and ones I want to know more about. Be sure to look at the frames and the floors. Some of the frames are amazing and the floors are beautiful wood. Decent place for kids under 12 but the might need help understanding why these are great works. Good Cafe with a nice Kale and chicken salad.

F SDK: I've driven 4 hours to be in Washington DC from PA, and this is one of the place we've stopped over. We didnt need entry fee, and the amazing arts took a couple of hours from our day trip. The place is huge, hard to walk all the way and see everything. We've tried to cover as much we could within a short time.

Noah Lepek: The National Gallery of Art should be on everyone's itinerary when planning a visit to Washington D.C. This internationally recognized museum holds works of art from every part of the world, allowing people to develop a better understanding of the world. When visiting the capital of the United States, this place certainly comes highly recommended.

Shravya Boppana: FANTASTIC! This is a great place to visit for all ranges of art lovers! It has such a wide range of art that is a ranged in an easy to digest walk through. The interactive guide through the app can help with understanding the history behind the artist and art, which is great for people who are just beginning in the art scene as well. It is a must visit!

Evan S: A free museum with so many fabulous paintings! The Van Gogh selection was amazing.. if you have time check it out! It was so easy to get in and out.

Kevin Shim: No entry fee. Wear a mask. This museum has a good collection of art. From early Rennaisance to modern. Da Vinci, Raphael, Vermeer, Degas, Monet, Degas, Rothko are the highlights of this museum. It’s laid out in a way to showcase how our perception of art has evolved over the years. The East building holds all the modern art. The underground concourse that connects the West and East building is worth checking out.

3. Calloway Fine Art & Consulting

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16 reviews
Calloway Fine Art & Consulting
Location
5
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Establishment
5
Customer service
5

Address: 1643 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 965-4601

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Sean Smith: Susan has framed about 20 pieces for me over the past many years. Though I have moved from the DC area, I continue to rely upon Susan and her team as my fine art framers. I'm sure Atlanta has many fine framers, but why rely upon someone else when Susan's team is the best? I remember once when I asked for framing to match what Susan had done 8? years prior, she stated she would have to call someone out of retirement to match the framing. Such is her dedication to quality. Her team never disappoints!
Response: Thanks, Sean! Our pleasure.

Charles Quatt: I give Calloway 5 stars plus. In my experience this is by far the best place for framing and art restoration in the area. I had 11 very old Japanese prints from the late 1700's. I thought they just needed rematting, when I had my living room repainted and saw that the matting was too dark. First, when we identified the right matting, it was no longer available in the area, so that had to search nationally, and did find the last available. But more importantly, they advised me that the art itself ideally needed to be cleaned and treated for damage. I agreed to do that. The results were beyond belief. I picked the art up yesterday and it was so brilliant and fresh that I could not believe it was my art. As the artist Utamaro is considered by many the leader in Japanese woodblock printing, the results not only added significant value to my collection but brought out details and colors I had never seen - even when I had acquired it many years ago. I appreciated their advice on every step that I took - and that was without pushing me to do anything. And that leads to the outstanding treatment I have received from the beginning of the process when I first showed them the art and we discussed the next steps. They are not only highly professional but also the nicest people and have extraordinary expertise, judgement and coordination. The art wound up being treated by many hands and yet they managed it smoothly and competently. It was in good hands. They did caution me that it would take a bit of time given the difficulties of COVID, but they delivered results that were truly beyond my expectations. This is the place to go for people who have art they value and want it handled perfectly and respectfully. In addition they have excellent taste and a very strong customer focus. I recommend them very highly. They exceed expectations. As a last note, I had other art framed by them many years ago and it remains fresh and perfectly preserved. What more can one ask?
Response: Charlie thank you so much for your kind review! We love having customers who trust our expertise and appreciate the quality of our work. Framing the Japanese Wood Block prints was a rewarding process for the whole team to see something with so much history be revitalized and preserved for generations to come.

David Dunleavy: Susan and her team do a great job. We recently purchased 2 pieces of Art from the Gallery. We highly recommend Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery. They are very knowledgable and patient with your questions. They help make art approachable.
Response: Thank you so much for the review, it was a pleasure meeting both of you! Come back and see us soon!

Larry calvert: Susan and her team are simply excellent. She has a terrific eye for art and placement. We have worked with her many times over the years and treasure every piece we have purchased from her.
Response: Thank you so much, Larry! We feel fortunate to have customers like you.

Lisa Adams: Susan Calloway Fine Arts is my preferred place for artwork and for framing. Susan's eye for artwork and her attention to detail is superb. Its a wonderful place to visit - to look, to see new artists, to talk to the artists and the always gracious gallery owner. Go!

Katie Conover: No one beats Susan Calloway’s exquisite taste. From antique botanical prints to abstract painting and sculpture - she has something beautiful for every taste and style. I have relied on her great eye since the mid-90’s - for both artwork and framing - and I couldn’t recommend her more!

Don Lewis: This is one of the true gems of Georgetown and Washington DC generally. A great gallery with an ever-changing selection of prints, older paintings, and contemporary paintings. All very tasteful. Always an interesting collection on display and housed in a historic building in a nice part of upper Georgetown. Plus great framing services. The owner is charming and helpful.

Sally Babylon: Always a delight to visit the gallery. An amazing array of art works.I first viewed Carl Bretski's plein air paintings at Susan Calloway Fine Arts;this month his work is featured on the cover of Plein Air magazine.

Tom Preston: Great gallery! Wonderful selection of represented artists, terrific custom framing services, and helpful, knowledgeable staff. Very pleased with the latest framing job they did for me on a vintage painting I brought them. Thank you!
Response: Thanks, Tom. Everything you bring us to frame is always interesting and unusual.

Rhea Cabardo: This is truly a treasure! I love coming in to talk with Susan herself as well as the various artist that are showcased! Come in and check out this great collection and community of artists.

4. Chevy Chase Art Gallery & Custom Framing

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4 reviews
Chevy Chase Art Gallery & Custom Framing
Location
5
Prices
4.1
Product Quality
4.3
Establishment
4.9
Customer service
4

Address: 5039 Connecticut Ave NW #6, Washington, DC 20008

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 966-1045

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Cathleen Cody Lauer: I am entirely pleased with the work Q did for us when we asked him to put a fresh print in an old frame. He directed out choice of a matt, suggesting a higher quality glass all in good time for a fair price.

Jim Burns: We bring all our art to CCAG for framing. For years, we have had excellent service from Kiu Kavousi, who brings an artist’s eye to his work and always makes us feel valued and appreciated. His workmanship is excellent and he has great suggestions for how to show off our art to best effect.

lisa puchalla: Chevy Chase Art Gallery is the best spot to find original works of art and to have all your custom framing needs done. The owner Kiu is not only an established artist himself, but has a great eye to help with picking the right frame for your art. As a local interior designer, I send all my clients to Chevy Chase Art Gallery. They are always pleased with the end result. Lisa Puchalla' LilyMae Design

Brian Graf: I got some framing done. The quality and service were great. Also, a lot of fantastic art for sale inside. Definitely worth a look if you're in the market.

5. Hemphill Artworks

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10 reviews
Hemphill Artworks
Location
4.7
Prices
4.2
Product Quality
5
Establishment
4.3
Customer service
4.2

Address: 434 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 234-5601

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Austin Graff: Hemphill Fine Arts is one of the few galleries across the city off the National Mall and one of the even fewer commercial galleries in DC. Located on 14th St NW in the U Street neighborhood, it's a small gallery in a commercial building open Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-5PM. You can make an appointment or just walk in during those hours. Once they buzz you in, follow the sign to the elevator and take it up a floor or two. Once the elevator opens, you'll see the tall glass door inviting you into space. Before you explore, sign the guestbook, read about the gallery's history, and take a pin (for free!). As you wander through the gallery, you'll see it's really two main rooms and the exhibits change every few months. The exhibit I saw was very modern art forward with perfect lighting making it look good on Instagram. If you're in the area, stop by. It's free and will only take 10 minutes, but it's worth it!

Edward Grandi: One of best galleries in the city. Definitely worth visiting if you are in the market for artwork for home or office.

John Grunwell: A rare DC art gallery that exhibits amazing art by extraordinary artists.

Wael Faddah: Excellent service, unique art.... They just know how to earn your business.

Frankie Munoz: Very knowledgeable about the history of the world's

6. Blick Art Materials

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532 reviews
Blick Art Materials
Location
4.6
Prices
4.4
Product Quality
4.6
Establishment
4.8
Customer service
4

Address: 1250 I St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 898-0555

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Bobby Nitty: Nice store to pick up art materials. You'll find most of the things you need. Employees were nice and helpful. They have roadside parking. Also a small lift for wheelchair etc. Neatly arranged. They also have custom framing.

Sue I: I’ve been going to art stores for 40 years and in all that time, I’ve never met a more knowledgable art supply salesperson than Sean at Blick Art Materials, DC. He gave thoughtful and useful suggestions for my art project. He also taught me how to use materials I never have used before. Sean’s professionalism and experience is outstanding. His tremendous kindness is un-matched and Blick is very lucky to have Sean representing them.

Joana O'Brien: This is by far the most extensive and "complete" art store in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia metro area. It was the only place that had a 72 Copic Sketch set (and they had all sets) in stock. We drove the near hour (instant gratification, of course) and were speechless when we walked in. I do not like shopping for pretty much anything, but I was like a little girl full of joy, wonder, imagination, giddiness and overwhelmed by all the treasures in there. My boyfriend, who loves shopping, got to the point that he was feeling a bit embarrassed by us. We spent about twice as much we had intended to. Not sure how some of those items ended up in our pile? ... also, the staff was incredibly helpful and super friendly. It is not for "just experts" or "real artists"... it's got something for everyone... and then some more!

vivian siebert: Shop with many varieties of professional products, good prices, friendly attendants but need more information about the products to help.Check products and price tags I ended up buying a product with twice the price exposed ...

Camille Murray: Love to come here the associates are very nice and knowledgeable. They really do have everything you need for beginners to advanced artist of all forms. My copic and prismacolor markers are cheaper here for me or anyone if your a member or not.

Charlotte Slaiman: Love! Staff are so helpful and friendly. That's the most important thing for me. I also love that it's open til 8, I love that it has some character. Good selection and lovely atmosphere. Yay!

Ana Delmont: Very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable staff! Great selection of paints, canvases, brushes, and everything I needed. Just walking around the store gave me so many more ideas from their wide selection of products, and it all came out way cheaper than I expected. It’s now my go-to arts and crafts store!

Beat Ammann: Very friendly staff and a very wide variety of things, including for art projects with kids!

Jossman Garcia: Hi. Blick art materials is a nice store, I would say better than Michael’s, especially on prices. However, I went there on Saturday with my girlfriend and I left feeling very uncomfortable and unwelcome as a Latino man. I am guessing it was the manager (?), but an employee followed me as I walked through the store, asking me if I needed something/help several times even after I said “I don’t need help, thanks.” I was also taking a look at some standalone product insets (like Bob Ross products and pens) near the registers, but not going up to the registers, and I was asked by the same employee if I was ready to check out at the registers. I felt rushed to leave. It was an uncomfortable experience to feel followed around the store and alienated as a suspicious person when I would gladly pay for any product I want to purchase. Moving forward, please reflect on how you treat people who may not look like your average customer.

Antonio Scott: I'm an artist so I'm biased! My favorite thing about Blick are the large portfolio carriers. Which i customize with my comic art. Great prices too. That's the cost of a portrait kit in the ajacent photos

7. Addison/Ripley Fine Art

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7 reviews
Addison/Ripley Fine Art
Location
4.5
Prices
5
Product Quality
4.6
Establishment
4.6
Customer service
4.8

Address: 1670 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 338-5180

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Immuno Girl: Cozy gallery space for a show

behn farahpour: great art show. amazing space for modern/abstract art.

Annie George: Great staff

8. Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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3946 reviews
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Location
4.9
Prices
4.9
Product Quality
4.1
Establishment
4.1
Customer service
4.7

Address: 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 633-7970

Guy: Art museum


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Lin Romano: Loved loved loved it! Wonderful exhibit on Burning Man when we visited, along with other great exhibits that took a bit less space. The gallery is such an intimate yet roomy space that any exhibit could be staged well there. As part of the Smithsonian it's also free, which is nice, too.

Kersten Chisti Dryden: We went to see the Burning Man exhibit. Beautiful gallery, with lots of different rooms. We easily spent 3 hours in here, there was so much to take in, on all sensory levels. Lots of interactive art, including a VR experience, and a carved wooden chapel with little pieces of wood that you can write to loved ones who have passed, and add to the exhibit. Very well produced, all together.

Pakeezha: This is one of my favorite museums. It’s easy to get there and pretty small and they change their exhibitions in every few months which makes you want to go and visit more often. It’s always fascinating seeing the new designs. it can get crowded at peak times but they control the amount of people that can enter which is very nice.

Lauren Brown: I visited the Burning Man exhibit and was blown away by the quality and scale of the work. The art became more powerful when given context and story with the effective displays. It was well placed in the space. It's a smaller museum, but well worth the visit. The gift shop was well curated.

Miss Guided: I visited the burning man experience. My niece and I wanted to be the simulator experience. The nasty worker said was very rude and nasty. Other than that the exhibit was amazing. I cannot take people’s action in account for how wonderful the museum is. Definitely a must see!!! It wasn’t too crowded on the Monday we went which was Labor Day. It was difficult to get some good picture of the mushrooms because of the crowds but still enjoyable. The exhibit is very tranquil and nice.

Sam Eldredge: This museum is perfect for those with a bit of extra time to spend in their day and nothing to fill it with. It's not overwhelmingly large making it easy to see all of the various pieces and exhibits. Also the floor format is circular allowing for easy circulation and no dead ends. There are staff around each corner for questions and beat of all, it's free!

Ashton Menefee: Really cool museum to hit when in DC, awesome rotating exhibits. We saw the Burning Man, Dustin Farnsworth, and Crime Scene Diorama exhibits on a few visits. It’s an easy walk from anywhere in DC, close to the White House, and worth a stop if you want to see something different.

K A: I visited the Renwick Gallery with my family last fall and i was impressed with all the beautiful and extraordinary exhibits.The David’s best temple caught my gaze with its glow and I also love the disrupting Craft. A great museum rich in history and packed with lots of exceptional crafts. It’s a must see if you are visiting DC. I highly recommend to all tourists, locals, craft and art lovers.

H J: The burning man exhibition was on when we attended and it was a really good one. The space within the museum was used really well and the exhibits combined interactive, traditional and contemporary style pieces that appealed to the whole family. Definitely worth a visit once you are done with the White House! Recommended

Allison Lau: One of my favorite places to visit in DC because of it's in-depth content and "larger than life" installations. The gallery is small enough where you can digest everything thoroughly without getting overwhelmed. Detailed descriptions accompany the art pieces. Each room encompasses a different installation. The Burning Man exhibit has been eye-opening, and includes a comprehensive history and future expectations of this whole movement.

9. Long View Gallery

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123 reviews
Long View Gallery
Location
4.2
Prices
4.3
Product Quality
4.5
Establishment
5
Customer service
4

Address: 1234 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 232-4788

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Angelica Oung: We had a political event here and it was the nicest venue. Spacious, with lovely exposed brick. Perhaps for the size of crowd we had it could have used more restrooms but that is hardly the fault of the venue. In general I would recommend the Long view gallery as a very classy event space.

Benjamin Phillips: I attended a large event at the Long View Gallery this past week. While this might be a suitable space for smaller events, it was absolutely awful, wrong choice for a large event especially one lasting the whole afternoon. To start with the space simply wasn't enough. People were packed together like sardines, which is unpleasant enough in normal circumstances and foolishly risky during a pandemic situation. Not to mention that dozens of people didn't even have seats and were left standing up for several hours. The seats that were available were very uncomfortable, metal folding chairs. Second major problem was the heat and poor ventilation, it felt like more than 100 degrees inside. I ended up drenched with sweat despite wearing only a short-sleeved, cotton shirt and lightweight trousers. Around 4:00 PM - feeling quite dehydrated - I tried to get a bottle of water, but the service staff had already cleared away the event's water and coffee service in order to prepare for the evening cocktail hour starting later. Speaking of evening cocktail hour, during that portion of the event only two single-stall bathrooms were available for a large crowd most of whom were drinking. Naturally that caused a huge line to use the facilities. Finally, during networking break times and cocktail hour in the rear gallery area, it was nearly impossible to hear people talking due to such a large, dense crowd talking at once, with sound reverberating off the concrete floor and ceiling. Pretty much defeated the purpose of the event since conversation was not possible. Organizers of large events should steer well clear of Long View Gallery.

Monica Brown: Attended the DC wine fest there last weekend. Very nice venue and art gallery. The wine fest was great as well!

Karen: My first visit there in a while. It's very near the Convention Center. Lots of good restaurants and a Giant nearby. Michael Crossett is a wonderful DC painter.

Carly LeDroux: An incredible venue for weddings and events. The textures alone and different large spaces are breath taking. The layout for last nights Washingtonian event allowed for a great flow of 350+ people. Wine tasting and cotton candy! A lovely evening, fun had by all. Highly recommend paying for parking two doors down ahead of time. Worth reserving

WP Mensch: Vicky is a dangerous individual who is deceitful, manipulative, abusive, and vindictive. She has a reputation in the industry and is banned by multiple vendors/venues. She has been very successful at squashing negative reviews and padding her online presence with fake positives. She threatened us multiple times from speaking up about our experience. I’m hesitant to be specific in fear of her wrath if she identifies us but ask around and you’ll hear the truth. Avoid at all costs.

Demar Ayee: Perhaps it might be a hidden gem in D.C. I stumbled upon it on my way to brunch and wasn't sure if it was free. The artwork is beautiful and varied. Many textures, patterns, materials and colors. It felt eclectic and in a good way. The lady in the gallery was very pleasant and welcoming. I would recommend it because it has beautiful artwork and it's free.

Megan M.: Long View is a very well-regarded gallery in the DC area featuring excellent monthly exhibitions of a variety of artists. I've long enjoyed the exhibit opening receptions - can't beat the complimentary wine! - and also recently attended several external events hosted in the space. I love the exposed brick and duct work; it feels edgy and urban but sophisticated. As an event center, the Gallery could be greatly improved by a few more bathrooms....but I'm overall very impressed with Long View's management of every event I've attended. The space needs little enhancement, the staff are friendly, the art is clearly of high caliber - it's a great space!

Tamari Mitaishvili: We saw one of the exhibitions❤️❤️❤️ such a great place. 😍 Worth stopping by to explore the work of rising artists❤️

Josh Wilson: I attended an event here a few weeks ago and the Gallery was a great place for it. They have two main areas, once being the show room type area and another area up a short ramp towards the back that is nice for a VIP type area. It is easily accessible from the metro and fairly easy to spot on the street, thanks to the large windows in front.

10. Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

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4 reviews
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Location
4.4
Prices
4.8
Product Quality
4.2
Establishment
4.1
Customer service
4.5

Address: 500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 994-1525

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Hilda Kroll: Worth stopping in when you're walking to or from the Renwick and DAR Museums. The former location was smaller, but I found the exhibits more interesting.

Paul Blake: The building is a Faraday Cage – no mobile phone reception as soon as you walk through the door.

11. Touchstone Gallery

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36 reviews
Touchstone Gallery
Location
4.8
Prices
4.3
Product Quality
4.9
Establishment
4
Customer service
4.9

Address: 901 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 682-4125

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Julia Moss: What a great surprise. A members based gallery also featuring other local artists. I was greatly impressed with the wide range of themes, mediums and styles of this eclectic group of artists. I had a pleasure speaking with the staff and look forward to returning for their 2nd Friday monthly gallery openings. Stop in for a look and spark up a conversation to learn more about this great D.C artists hub.
Response: Thank you!

Nargess Karimian: It was my first private art show experience. Really enjoyed myself. The gallery lights the artwork quite nicely.

Karen: An interesting art gallery that's also a nice place for receptions or corporate events. They normally have a reception the first Friday of every month to introduce that month's artists, as well as a member exhibition. I've had some nice conversations with the exhibiting artists.

F E Downey: Shows are always well curated. Gallery is well administered. As a Co-op, artists pay annually to exhibit here. So milenium or other young artists rarely exhibit here. Great Downton DC location - on south border of Shaw District. City Center two blocks away and great restaurants on every block. Used to have monthly first Friday openings, so always a diverse, large and interesting downtown crowd. Recently changed to Saturday afternoon openings (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM), so no downtown crowd, mostly elderly suburban crowd. Need to rethink time of openings to attract younger art buyers. Check out shows; a few really good artists exhibit here at very reasonable prices. The rest of the exhibited artists produce average works, probably because most have or had full-time jobs in another professions (i.e., part-time artists).

Peter Putterman: Love places to exhibit and promote the arts.

J. Anderson: There is an eclectic selection of artworks from local artists. It was nice to browse the variety in the gallery.

Michael Lai: I had an awesome time here. Depends on the event, there could be a wine tasting going on. Small venue, but resonating work pieces. Artists are occasionally on site to talk about their works and you can negotiate prices on buying.
Response: Thank you, please stop by again! Touchstone Gallery management.

Ksenia Grishkova Orol: Modern contemporary art gallery space with 45 local artists on display. Ground level. The gallery itself was established in 1976 and has been at 901 New York Ave since 2010. Monthly rotating exhibitions with first Friday's opening receptions that are free and open to public. Space is also available for special event rentals.

David Ford Jr.: I like to go to Touchstone for their first friday shows, the first Friday evening of every month. The art is refreshingly interesting and the staff at Touchstone are nonpareil

Badass Artist: The rizzle fo fizzle. Awe2u.com

12. Amy Kaslow Gallery

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3 reviews
Amy Kaslow Gallery
Location
5
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Establishment
5
Customer service
5

Address: 4300 Fordham Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

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Erin Gorman: Excellent, ever-changing installations that delight the eye and the soul. An amazingly bright and natural space which feels organic and cozy, this special gallery is not to be missed. Once you experience this beautifully curated space, you, too will visit again and again.

Mohini Malhotra: Gorgeous space and fantastic exhibitions! Fabulous addition to the dc art scene
Response: Come back often, Mohini!

13. Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at GW

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38 reviews
Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at GW
Location
4.8
Prices
4.9
Product Quality
4.2
Establishment
4
Customer service
4.5

Address: 500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Telephone: (202) 994-1700

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Hilda Kroll: The current exhibit has some very interesting photos, paintings, and sculpture. It would have helped so much to have some information about the pieces.

Austin Graff: The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is in the old Corcoran Museum flanking the Executive Building by the White House. It's centrally located in Washington, D.C and a beautiful space. It's in an old building set up like a museum making the school's art shows out of this world. There are spiraling staircases, courtyards and room after room of beautifully designed art. If you get invited to an event here, say yes!

Gigi G.: Attended a graduate open house and learn a lot about the program and met some staff of other programs and they were fabulous to hear from.

Yesica Suarez: Architecturally, the buildong is awe inspiring. I think it really captures your eyes. The exhibitions for the Lone Prairie, Breaking Cultural Boundaries, Cartoons and the Color exhibitions were interesting. They definitely were trying to tell a meaningful story. I think the cartoon exhibit was successfully set up, but the others needed more content and guidance to trully unfold. There's ton of space to work with in the building so it needed to be used effectively so it wouldn't feel empty

Luis B: Corcoran School is mainly focused on promoting the arts. Friends of mine who have attended the college have had both good and bad things to say based on their experiences. One of the pros of the school is the events and gallery showings that often take place within it's walls. If you're a DC native, or city walker, you may want to check up on Corcoran and see what's going on from time to time.

Asad Jan: The Corcoran Gallery of Art was an art museum in Washington, D.C. Prior to its closing, it was one of the oldest privately supported cultural institutions in the United States capital. Starting in 1890, a museum school, later known as the Corcoran College of Art + Design, co-existed with the gallery. The museum's main focus was American art. In 2014, after decades of financial problems, the Corcoran entered into an agreement with the National Gallery of Art (NGA) and the George Washington University whereby almost all of the gallery's 17,000 work collection was placed under the care of the NGA, while the school and historic 17th street gallery building continued operations as a part of the George Washington University's new Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

Yaser AlSaghrji: One of the architectural gems of the Nation Capital

Es K: Saw a phenomenal end of year exhibit some years ago

Nik Novakkain: So much talent and this is one of the best schools/museum

Arnold Thomas Bigger: Course selection is very good; faculty and staff are very good; and general vibe is good.

14. Studio Gallery

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22 reviews
Studio Gallery
Location
4.5
Prices
4.4
Product Quality
4.5
Establishment
4.6
Customer service
4.5

Address: 2108 R St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 1PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 232-8734

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LeeZa Dorrough: Studio Gallery was an amazing place for our comedy event! We had plenty of space for our 50 guests, and we were surrounded by beautiful artwork. Lana, the gallery director, was extremely easy and fun to work with. I highly recommend using this place for events!
Response: Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed it! ❤

F E Downey: ALWAYS well curated works of experienced modern artists. Gallery Manager knows how to market artists. Three art spaces: (1) 3- grand, first floor townhouse rooms; (2) 3-surprisingly spacious, lower level rooms - back room faces sculpture garden; and (3) small, tasteful sculpture garden with secret gate to Hillyer Art Space Gallery. Go to artist-talk show on Saturdays 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM to avoid First Friday crowds and to actually meet and converse with the artists. Rarely more than 50 persons at the artist-talk shows, so you get to converse with everyone.
Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! We hope to see you around the gallery again soon!

Nicole N: I came here for a summer art camp ( Queen Beez) and they were so nice to me , I learned a lot about art over there and my art was hung up there too so I'm extremely proud of myself and thankful to the people who taught me more about my passion
Response: Hi, Nikky! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your time at the summer art camp and that your passion is blossoming so wonderfully! We love the Beez and can't wait for this summer!

Karen: It is a lively small gallery near DuPont Circle. They participate in First Fridays and have other small artist receptions. Worth a visit.
Response: Thank you so much for coming, and for the review! We hope to see you around again soon!

Marc Ness: Great location, great curators.

Conrad Martin: Great space. Well curated selection of talented DC artists.

Myles Poole: very nice small gallery. new exhibitions regularly

Susan Flohr: Wonderful photography show by Jo Levine- stunning

Don Bans: Always fun visiting
Response: Thank you so much! We hope to see you again soon!

Edward Grandi: Delightful gallery space
Response: Thank you very much! We're glad the you enjoyed the experience!

15. Art Enables

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25 reviews
Art Enables
Location
4.8
Prices
4.6
Product Quality
4.4
Establishment
4.4
Customer service
4.4

Address: 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 554-9455

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Andrea MHattler: In the heart of the emerging art area of the District of Columbia in North East is this exquisite program for artists with disabilities. This is not a locale for people with disabilities to do artsy things. This is a studio for grounded, established, artists who would otherwise not have a venue to foster and enable (see what I did there?) their skills and talents. Professionally run, with sensitivity to the creative process and the needs of the artists this studio provides a welcoming, safe, well supplied, and well structured environment for artists in the District to express themselves in a 2 dimensional manner. The works, licensed and otherwise, provide income for the artists as well as the studio, as any professional studio is designed to do. The artists in residence are all recognized for their talents and ability, as well as for their potential further development within the artistic community. The amazing gallery spaces host works of the artists at Art Enables as well as their partner galleries Touchstone where all items are available for sale. This is a program and gallery are worth the trip to this section of DC!

Lauren Sauer: What a great space with a great purpose and some great pieces for sale. Show some love and support for a group that supports persons with disabilities self expression through art and is open to the community for free the second sat of every month for art workshops.

Antonio A. Camacho: Beautiful atmosphere. The artists here are truly unique.

Kenny Oliver: This place is AWESOME!!! The work they do to assist people of all abilities with art work is inspiring and uplifting. Kudos!!

Jameia Saunders: This place is full of talented artists with and without disabilities. Such a great platform full of artists! Go check out the art!

Deborah Akwei: Great organization that provides fine arts training to people with disabilities in order to help them create income and amarket for their art.

Aimee W.: A unique art space with wonderful exhibitions by artists from the DMV area. This is a definite place to visit.

Marc Ness: Fantastic spot. Good art and great mission. My late wife loved the art here, as do I.

Susan Wallington: Great location! Tabled at D.C. Zine Fest here a few weeks back and it was a lot of fun!

Rose Sokol: Excellent gallery and studio with a good mission. Great Saturday workshops.

16. Art Museum of the Americas

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240 reviews
Art Museum of the Americas
Location
4.1
Prices
4.2
Product Quality
4
Establishment
4
Customer service
4.9

Address: 201 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 370-0147

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eriko p: What an oasis! This is a very small museum. It feels more like a gallery space. There is $5 donation if you want, but it is free. The building is charming and I am guessing it was once a beautiful home. We truly loved Geandy Pavon's work. She is truly a talented artist. I especially enjoyed the tiled enclosed patio with the wall of windows looking out towards the garden. If you want a experience a small museum and don't have a lot of time, the Art Museum of the Americas is a perfect escape from the city and for one to enjoy art.

Hilda Kroll: If you've never visited this wonderful little museum, now is the perfect time to go. It's open every day except Monday. A short walk from the DAR Museum, Renwick and White House. Lots of places to eat near the Foggy Bottom Metro.

Kausthob Das: Nice place to spend some free time if you are around the national mall area. 3 blocks away from the monument and has ample of street parking

ReCreate Artworks: The most beautiful place I’ve ever been. I wish I could have stayed longer. You could EASILY spend an entire day here—wear comfy shoes and make sure you go downstairs!

Jill Greenstein: Beautiful small gallery. Historic building. Temporary exhibition of work by contemporary Mexican women well curated from the museum's permanent collection. Lots of wall text to introduce the somewhat unknown (in the US) feminist artists. Well curated.

Austin Graff: I love a good museum, but this one is one that's safe to miss in DC: 1) It's VERY small. There are only two floors to it and the art isn't the best in DC. 2) They take suggested donations, so it does cost unless you want to feel guilty as the museum workers stare you down if you don't pay. Pluses: 1) One of the rooms is beautiful with its blue walls and cool architecture. 2) The back of the museum is great with a beautiful fountain. It would be a great place to rent for an event!

Lauren Brown: Small, free museum. The art was well curated. The top floor is from the collection. The second floor is for special exhibits. The front desk person seemed like he wanted to go home. I had a hard time seeing it because of all of the tour buses parked in the area. Bathrooms on the top floor. No gift shop.

Yinzú Nairouz: Love this small museum. It is free and the exhibitions change. They have a good outdoor space at the back

Sam Odle: Beautiful & often overlooked art museum! It’s not very big and parking nearby can be difficult so metro + walk or bike if you aren’t visiting at an off hour. Pro tip: download UniGuide from the App Store to have a self guided experience and not have to play around with getting that set up when you’re there.

Mary McPartland: Such a beautiful, unique, authentic Spanish-lovers artistically wonderful center. Peaceful and quiet interiors right near all the National Mall memorials. Great photo and art exhibit from Spanish Civil War and exhibits depicting all the strife of 1960s-70s Central and South America. Write ups next to the art are super informative. The physical space is gorgeous - open, airy, very beautiful courtyard and architecture. Very friendly reception and well kept grounds. Stop by for a history art lesson!

17. Guarisco Gallery

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7 reviews
Guarisco Gallery
Location
4.5
Prices
4.9
Product Quality
4.3
Establishment
4.5
Customer service
4.5

Address: 2828 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 333-8533

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Mariel mohey-el-dien: Amazing collection. Very eclectic collection of top quality works of art. Love to see the difference in style and subject matter between the academic and impressionist eras to the modern and contemporary art. Staff provided excellent information, comps, and biographies on the works of art as well as the artists. I have purchased multiple things from the gallery over the years and Guarisco Gallery has been loyal to me as a returning customer and has honored all their commitments and provided above and beyond services.

Feng Damon Wang: I visit galleries almost in every city I travel to. I do like the collection of this one!
Response: Many thanks for stopping Guarisco Gallery . At Guarisco Gallery we have a very eclectic collection. Very glad you enjoyed it.

Ryan Hogue: Excellent!

18. Torpedo Factory Art Center

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
Location
4.7
Prices
4.5
Product Quality
4
Establishment
4.9
Customer service
4.9

Address: 105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 746-4570

Guy: Art center


Review: "Lots of small art shops"

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MkMG09: - place was pretty cool, has lots of different art like painting's, sculptures, jewelry, and lots of different things. - place is clean and organized. - has public restrooms, that are normally clean. - parking is hit or miss in the area. - prices vary depending on the shop, artist and what it is. - everyone that works there at least the few I talked to were super friendly. - overall a cool little place to check out. I'd recommend this location.

Claudia Luna: We happen to walk by this place and I’m glad we went inside. Unexpectedly large ex-factory with three floors of artist studios. There was a wide range of art styles with affordable small pieces available. We ended up leaving with two prints and got to meet the artists directly. Super cool and will come back again. They also offer art classes and workshops!

Lauren Chartuk: The Torpedo Factory Art Center is not only an incredible asset to the city of Alexandria and the art community. It is a beautiful wedding venue. The space is a chameleon, enabling artists, and brides to really make the space their own. I highly recommend visiting and their amazing events coordinator, Deri!

preservefootprints: A historical torpedo factory which the buildings is repurposed as nation’s largest community of working artists. 3 stories building filled with the exhibits of torpedo factory historic, the art school, an archaeology museum and different types of arts studios and if you’re lucky you’ll meet the artists yourself. Each level has their own restrooms area, which all of them are very clean! You’ll find hand sanitizer almost in every entrance/ exit area. Parking garage are all in walking perimeter around, starting $2.50/ hour or $10 max on weekdays and $5 max on weekends.

Tiffany “NewlyNatural” J: It was a lot of fun seeing all the different types of art and artists. There were 3 floors of awesome art and super creative people. They offer classes and so many other cool things. Not allowed to take picture while in the studio of course but very nice art work. I would have liked to know more about the building as well.

Raymond Ellis: I enjoyed the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The artwork on display from the various artists was very interesting. Some of the artists were actually present in their studios. I also liked the exhibits on the history of the building. Thousands of torpedoes were produced there during WWII. There is also an archeological museum on-site. It was closed when I was there but they had a lot of information on view in the hallway

Erik V: An outstanding spot you meet, commission local artists. The old building is also fascinating, with [disarmed] torpedoes that are fun for anybody who likes naval adventures. Pet friendly.

C Sands: Wonderful place to stroll around and look at amazing art. You can also chat with the artists. 3 floors of art plus the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Worth spending time here! Also has neat history to discover, but you'll have to come to see what you will find!!

Erin Stenzel: What an awesome place with so many great artists. A lot of artists were not there in person (it was the middle of the week) but most had cards available with contact information. If you're looking for a place to soak up some beauty, it's a good one, but plan to walk away with some art!

Jade West: Very cool place. Lots if great artwork & fun artsy people.

19. Indian Craft Shop

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16 reviews
Indian Craft Shop
Location
4.4
Prices
4.8
Product Quality
4.5
Establishment
4.7
Customer service
4.4

Address: 1849 C St NW, Washington, DC 20240

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 208-4056

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Lauren Brown: Great variety of art from different tribes. The objects for sale are clearly carefully selected for their quality execution. Pieces at a range of prices. Extensive book selection. The women working here are very friendly and helpful. You won't score a major deal, but you will get a finely crafted piece at a fair market price. You will need to go inside the Department of the Interior and through security to get a visitors pass. It's in the main hallway. Look for a hanging sign. There is no signage outside of the building for the shop.

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Ace Photo: I am sure this is a five star place. Quality work with lots of books available on the topic. It just didn't have the types of Indian craft that I collect. Worth the trip to see some off the beaten path of D.C. The building it is in is worth seeing. A part of American history and current politics. Very educational.

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Dave R: Wonderful craft shop selling pieces of art from many different Native American tribes. We highly recommend making a stop here during your visit to D.C.

E. Tranmoto: This is a great shop inside the department of the interior building.

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Abimael Santos: Nice staff, very cool stuff.

Don Crews: Authentic and helpful