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Press Release

Release Date: May 6, 2016

Crystal City is Weather Proof!

Friday's ArtWalk is still on! Come by tonight to celebrate all the great art that is happening in Crystal City, all while enjoying one of Crystal City's tremendous ACCESSIBLE assets - our weather-protected, interior concourse! We have shifted some things around, and here are updates to the programming tonight:

  • The Mural23 Celebration will now be held on the 12th Floor of WeWork Crystal City at 2221 S. Clark Street.
  • The FREE ArtJamz session has been moved to the interior concourse of the Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive - across from Studio Blue.

Here is the complete summary of events:

When: Friday, May 6th ~ 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Multiple spaces around Crystal City – View this walking map for the best route to catch everything
What: A celebration of the arts in Crystal City including:

Mural23 Celebration
WeWork Crystal City - 12th Floor, 2111 S. Clark Street
Help the community welcome this incredible addition to the Crystal City ArtWalls collection. Curated by Pipkin Creative Communications and completed in a collaboration between the Crystal City BID, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, and WeWork, Mural23 includes the raw talents of Criomatic, Miss Chelove, Mas Paz, and Jeff Huntington. Spanning over 400 feet, the new piece is the largest collaborative mural in the region. Stop by the official dedication for chats with the artists, food, and drink.

Exposed DC FotoWalk Exhibition Reception
Synetic Theater Lobby – 1800 S. Bell Street (Lower Level)
Take in 148 of Exposed DC’s favorite photos from the past ten years along the 1200-foot Fotowalk Exhibit in the Crystal City Art Underground. Meet representatives and photographers from Exposed DC over conversation, beverages and lite fare.

Road Trip Gallery Exhibition Opening Gallery Underground
Crystal City Shops @ 2100 Crystal Drive (Suite 2120-A)
The Gallery Underground will be holding an opening for “Road Trip,” a national show juried by artist Michael Francis. Winning pieces will portray the subject of a road trip - literally, figuratively, and metaphorically. Scenes include from the road, trips imagined, solo or group journeys in all manner of transportation. Beer, wine and lite fare will be served. Bring your credit card so you can purchase your favorite pieces!

ArtJamz
Crystal City Shops @ 2100 Crystal Drive (in front of the Gallery)
ArtJamz returns for the biggest and best outdoor painting party with the built-in inspiration of the Crystal Wynwood Wall. Painting sessions are available at 5:00pm and 7:00pm and last one and a half hours and are available at 5:00pm and 6:30pm. Sessions cost $25 and include paint, canvas, food, and drink. If you can’t make either of the Friday evening sessions, reserve a canvas for one of the other weekend slots on Saturday or Sunday!

Synetic Theater Studio Violet Open House
Synetic Theater Rehearsal Studio Violet – Crystal City Stops @ 2200 Crystal Drive (Suite 2155)
Stop by Synetic Theater’s Studio to learn about the Crystal City-based, award winning theater company, their next production - Man in the Iron Mask, and their numerous classes, trainings, and camps for both adults and kids.