First Friday of every month (unless otherwise noted*)
6-9 p.m.
Admission: $8 suggested donation

First Friday openings are a collaborative effort to strengthen arts and culture in the beautiful, multi-cultural neighborhood of Dupont Circle. On the First Friday of every month between 6-9 p.m., galleries in our neighborhood host simultaneous openings for art enthusiasts from all walks of life. We encourage all to join us for our openings and to circulate between our neighboring galleries, which host an ever-changing array of styles and media.

Upcoming Schedule:
December 4: Michael Corigliano, Adam Bradley, and Chee-Keong Kung
January 8: Jack Warner, Michelle Herman, and Duly Noted Painters
February 8: Marc Robarge & Alex Porter, Nicole Fall, and Lina Alattar



Every Monday 
6-9 p.m.
Drop-in (based on availability): Member $10/ Non-Member $12

The Life Drawing series is an independent figure drawing class that allows students to work from a nude model in your choice of mediums. While skill level is varied, there is no immediate instruction allowing each student to practice their drawing skills at their own pace. The Life Drawing series at Hillyer Art Space is the perfect opportunity to practice your skills and independently work with access to a live model.

While easels, chairs and artistic ambiance are provided by Hillyer, artists are required to bring their own drawing materials. Space will be limited to 30 attendees. Walk-ins are welcome to join if there are seats available.

Interested in modeling? Contact Paul Pietsch at . We are grateful to Paul for his volunteer support of our life drawing series.

2015 Sessions

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Artist Talk with Leah Appel

Saturday, November 30th

Come digest your turkey, take a last look at our November exhibitions and enjoy some mimosas.
Leah Appel will be giving a talk about her new Holga work, on exhibit now as part of FotoWeek DC.

From The Washington Post “Like all photos, Appel’s are as eternal as their paper and pigment. But these appear exceptionally transitory, with a slipperiness that rebukes the very idea of capturing a moment for all time.”

CULTURE BLAST – Every Third Thursday

Thursday, December 17th
Free, $8 Suggested Donation

Join us for some holiday cheer and the last CultureBlast of the year! We are partnering with Washington Sculpture Group to present a casual evening with festive drinks and snacks, DIY ornament making, and artist talks with our December artist Adam Bradley!