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Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

2017 AFI Latin American Film Festival

  • Through Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with the 28th AFI Latin American Film Festival! Featuring more than 40 films, the festival showcases the best in cinema from Latin America with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal.

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

  • Through Thursday, November 29, 2018

This centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front.


Sat • September 23, 2017


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6th Annual Leesburg Fine Art Festival

Historic Downtown Leesburg

Downtown Leesburg 6th Annual Leesburg Fine Art Festival. Painting, jewelry, photography, ceramics, mixed-media - more. Original & handmade.

Culture Shock

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Target Gallery’s newest exhibition, Culture Shock, explores socio-political issues through the lens of graffiti, street, and pop art.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Gallery Experience: Teen Tech Tours

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Grab your smartphone, and join the Museum’s teen ARTLAB+ digital art experts for a fun and phone-friendly (or tablet-friendly) take on art making.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Tours

I Am Exhibition

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

This touring peacebuilding exhibition features the work of 31 Middle Eastern women artists from 12 countries. Designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions of the "other”, the I AM exhibition is a visual celebration of the crucial role that Middle Eastern women play as guardians of peace, celebrating their strengths and rich and diverse contributions in the enduring global quest for a more harmonious and peaceful future.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Local artists: Photography, mixed media and paintings

White Cloud Gallery

White Cloud Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery showcasing emerging and established artists. The intimate gallery space gives national and international artists alike a platform to display art inspired by their diverse cultures and experiences.

Categories: Exhibits, Free, Arts

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

National Postal Museum

Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

National Museum of the American Indian

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. The story includes the history and legacy of the U.S. and American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. 

Categories: Exhibits, Free

Painting Shakespeare

Folger Shakespeare Library

Discover the paintings collection at the Folger - its stories, its glories, and Shakespeare's power to inspire visual artists.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

Shimmer and Shine

Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts in the Village Gallery announces the September Featured Artists Exhibit Shimmer and Shine, a show exploring all that gleams! Featuring the ceramics of Carol Clay-Ward and the painting of Karen Hutchinson, join us at the Gallery to experience this exceptional show.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

The Architecture of Light: Works on Paper by Ilya Gefter

Glen Echo Park

In these beautiful ink-on-paper works, artist Ilya Gefter transforms locations into evocative and mysterious light and shadow.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art Exhibition

National Sporting Library & Museum

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art exhibition features Greek vases and sculpture from the 8th through the 4th centuries BCE drawn from a private collection, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and other museum collections.

Submit an Event

WETA invites local arts and cultural organizations to submit events to this community calendar. The calendar is offered as a free community service. Event listings are limited to those occurring in the Washington metropolitan area, and priority is given to performance and cultural events.

Note: Only registered users may submit events.

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