The 52 O Street Artist Open Studios invites the public into the
creative spaces of the artists, designers and educators who work and
live in Washington DC’s North Capitol & O Street NW
neighborhood, including FabLab DC & 7 Drum City. Visitors will
have the opportunity to meet artists, learn about their creative
process, purchase artworks directly from the site of creation and
tour classrooms. Image Credit: Photo by Cianne Fragione of her
Visitors will also have the opportunity to provide community
feedback on a new mural design by 52 O Street visual artist Lisa
Marie Thalhammer. This mural will be located across the street from
the Art Studios at Open Arms Housing (57 O Street NW) who provide
permanent homes with a welcoming and supportive environment to
women who are homeless. This project is funded by the D.C.
Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities
52 O Street Artist Studios is the oldest, longest lasting live/work
space for artists in the District of Columbia. Occupied by artists
since 1978, both emerging and established artists have lived, made
art, and thrived here for close to 40 years. The building provides
both living spaces and creative studio spaces to a variety of
artists and designers in different mediums. FAB LAB DC (1418 North
Capitol Street NW) produces workshops, events, speaker series, and
exhibitions & provides access to digital fabrication technology
and the global Fab Lab network. 7 Drum City (1506 North Capitol
Street NW) offers drum lessons, youth rock camps, rehearsal space
to musicians, and community events in their eclectic 9-room studio.
All conveniently located a short walk from the NOMA Metro Station
on the Red Line, in the Washington D.C. Truxton Circle
neighborhood, off North Capitol between New York and Florida
The buildings will be open for visitors to explore and meet the
artists from noon to 6pm on Sunday June 4, 2017. Participating
artists, designers and art educators include:
#100 Lisa Marie Thalhammer – visual artist known for her striking
and powerful portrait paintings, collages and public murals and
curations, including “Boxer Girl” & D.C. Alley Museum.
#100 Thom Flynn – abstract works created from found street posters
#102 Locale – co-working space creating intimate work environments
for individuals who embrace a modern work lifestyle.
#103 Cianne Fragione – combinations of oil paint, drawing
materials, collage, and an unpredictable range of found objects,
that uncover the intimate interactions.
#105 Jewelry Class DC – learn jewelry making and metal design in
classes for beginner through advanced levels.
#202 Tom Turk – Top shelf photographic service to a wide variety of
clients and events, providing creative images that last forever.
#203 Matt Hollis – floral inspired artist creating sculpture, 2-D
work, and fantastical installations.
#206 Charles Jean Pierre – a blend of artistic styles that span
from multimedia collages to conceptual designs that speak to the
nexus of political, social, and economic structures.
#207 4.WALLS – an interdisciplinary design/fabrication studio home
to architecture practice urbanSEED. WALLS also serves as a pop-up
gallery and will exhibit photography by Carolina Franco.
#208 Nina & Cassidy Moses – watercolor painting & graphic
#305 Caitlin Teal Price – fine art photography series capturing the
lives of strangers.
#306 Mint Lola – line of handcrafted bridal accessories.
#307 Rosetta De Berardinis – paintings exhibit the varied forms
within the cannons of abstraction through gesture, geometric form,
expressionism, Color Field and the Washington Color School.
#L1 Homme DC – men’s clothing and lifestyle boutique.
#L7 Joseph Shetler – post-minimalist artist with a Mennonite lens,
basing his aesthetic off of anabaptist theology and simple way of
#L9 Tom Bunnell – abstract oil paintings.
#L10 Dan Treado – paintings are process works that borrow subject
matter from sources such as physics, biology, x-ray and electron
microscope images, and anatomy books.
Neighborhood Arts Education:
Fab Lab DC (1418 North Capitol Street NW) – digital fabrication lab
& community workshop
advancing creativity, innovation, and collaborative projects. fldc-fabcurious-52ostopenstudio.eventbrite.com
7 Drum City (1506 North Capitol Street NW) – music studio for drum
lessons and rehearsal space, and community events!