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Crafty Couture

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 20, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23 the Smithsonian Women’s Committee will host their annual Craft 2 Wear event at the National Building Museum 401 F Street, NW from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The annual event is a show and sale for 40 exhibitors who have previously juried into the Smithsonian Craft Shows.  Exhibitors will be selling some of the very best crafted jewelry, wearable art, and accessories for men and women.  Friday, October 21 a private sneak peek reception will be held at 5:30pm and Sunday, October 23 there will be a panel discussion on curating your closet at 11:00am. Admission to the general exhibition sale is $5 and costs for the sneak peek and panel is $50 and $30 respectively. Proceeds from the weekend of events are used to support education, outreach and research at the Smithsonian Institution.


Art on the Wall | Art on the Street

Posted in Culture with tags , , , on August 22, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

Revolutionary by Wadsworth Jarrell

From Wednesday, August 24 through Saturday, August 27, 2011, International Visions Gallery in Woodley Park will hold its annual inventory sale featuring discounted artwork by artists from around the world and the U.S. The inventory, which will be reduced between 10 and 70 percent, spans various mediums, subject matter and price points.

Items include brilliantly colored oil paintings of Lagos by Nigerian native Stanley Agbontaen and whimsical depictions of jazz legends by Wadsworth Jarrell, along with smaller works by DC artists Michael Platt and Stan Squirewell, to name a few.

The summer sale gets even hotter when the art hits the streets. On Friday, August 26, International Visions Gallery will partner with its neighbor, sustainable fashion boutique Carbon, to host a sidewalk fashion show. Models donning eco-friendly clothing and accessories will showcase original artwork by gallery artists as they walk the runway. Reception begins at 6pm at the gallery; both venues will remain open until 9pm. The outdoor runway show starts at 7pm on the sidewalk between Carbon and International Visions. The gallery and Carbon are located directly across from the Woodley Park Metro station on the red line.

Give the Gift of Fitness!

Posted in Fitness with tags on December 13, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

This year consider giving the gift of fitness to your friends and loved ones. Personal training sessions can encourage and inspire someone to help transform their life through a program tailored specifically for them that allows them to reach their fitness goals. In Washington there are an abundance of gyms and trainers but few compare to J.Koroma of Max Fit LLC. His style of guidance and instruction prepares his clients to take it to achieve their maximum potential. His tag line is “Come get some!” and once you do you and your friends do – you’ll be glad you did. Good health is a great present. Learn more about purchasing training sessions as gift here.

Art You Can Touch and Take Home

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on December 10, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

The newly relocated Touchstone Gallery located at 901 New York Avenue, NW is offering it’s Annual Small Works Member’s Exhibition through the end of December. In addition to being a platform to highlight the work of new and emerging artists this exhibition provides an opportunity for affordable artwork in a range of mediums. This exhibition will include works maximum 24 inch square and smaller, priced at $500 or less. Aspiring collectors and those just interested in buying art, perhaps for the first time, can choose from a selection of pieces including pottery, photography, prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture to all tastes.

Super Saturday

Posted in Culture with tags , , , , on September 9, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

This Saturday September 11 in DC no one has an excuse not to get out and enjoy the sunshine.  From 11:00am – 6:00pm you can enjoy the best of arts, food and live performances that Penn Quarter has to offer at Arts on Foot. On the west end of the District you can celebrate Mexico during the 26th Annual Kennedy Center Open House where they will kick off their new programming and education year with entertainment and activities for every age group. In the geographic middle of both those events you can head to the National Mall for the 25th Annual National Black Family Reunion Festival from 11:00am to 5:00pm that will roll into a concert at 5:30pm featuring Chrisette Michele and Musiq Soulchild. If you aren’t completely tired from all of that make your way to the Adams Morgan Day Festival on Sunday September 12.

The Art of Shopping

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on December 7, 2009 by substanceandstyledc

Washingtonians have another crafty alternative for holiday shopping again this year. The outdoor DC Holiday Market has opened for the season at corner of F Street NW and 7th Street in Penn Quarter. The open air market, open daily from 12 noon – 8:00pm through December 23, features an array of local and regional artisans and exhibitors selling high-quality clothing, jewelry, crafts, fine art and pottery. After you have finished shopping, slip inside the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum adjacent to the market.

Bake Sale | {Georgetown Style}

Posted in DC: Dining & Cocktails, Health & Wellness with tags , on November 25, 2009 by substanceandstyledc
In recognition of World AIDS Day, held annually on December 1, the makers of great cupcakes are teaming up with a local nonprofit that supports a great cause. Georgetown Cupcake has created a special cupcake that they will sell only on Tuesday, December 1 and 100% of the proceeds of those cupcakes will go to support Pediatric HIV/AIDS Care, Inc. an organization that provides children living with HIV/AIDS with education, therapy, and youth programming to empower them to live healthy and successful lives.   Learn more here.
In a few weeks you can learn more about the two women behind DC’s premiere cupcake boutique when they sit down to talk with Carol Joynt during her lunchtime Q&A Cafe.
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