COVID-19 Update – Sept. 2020

Posted on: Sep 02

Dear Art Enables Friends and Supporters, As a member of the Art Enables family, we are so grateful that you […]

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This is what we accomplish — together.

Posted on: Nov 23

2020 presented challenges that we couldn’t have imagined just a year earlier. But every step of the way, you were […]

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Meet Art-Enables Resident Artist Toni Lane

Posted on: Nov 18

Toni is one of the 40 artists who make Art Enables their creative and professional home. The art she and […]

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Nonja Tiller Feat. in “Womanly Magazine”

Posted on: Oct 22

We are so excited to see resident artist Nonja Tiller’s work in Womanly Magazine! We love Womanly mission of providing […]

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“Home/Away from Home” Exhibition

Posted on: Sep 22

  Art Enables is pleased to present “Home/Away from Home” – an exhibition of drawings and paintings made at home […]

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Announcing Saturday Gallery Hours!

Posted on: Sep 15

Art Enables is pleased to announce that beginning September 19, we will open our doors to the public every Saturday […]

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“Backyard Picnic” Zoom Backgrounds

Posted on: Jul 13

Forgot to clean before your big Zoom meeting? We’ve got you covered! Download one of our Art Enables original Zoom […]

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LOST SUMMER MIXTAPE

Posted on: Jul 07

Art Enables is pleased to present the online exhibition LOST SUMMER MIXTAPE during our COVID-19-induced closure. While we can’t share physical space […]

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“Backyard Picnic”

Posted on: Jul 06

It’s summer, and Art Enables is pleased to assemble an online exhibition with all the ingredients for a “Backyard Picnic.” […]

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Walking Through “The District”

Posted on: Jun 23

Back in March, we at Art Enables found ourselves closing our doors to the public just before the would-be openings […]

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Wish You Were Here: Emerging

Posted on: Jun 22

We’re pleased to present the “Wish You Were Here” series of mini online exhibitions. In lieu of being with us […]

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The Library of Congress Acquires 6 New Works by Toni Lane!

Posted on: Jun 18

Art Enables is thrilled to announce that The Library of Congress has acquired 6 works by resident artist and Studio Assistant Toni Lane!

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Wish You Were Here: Cabin Fever

Posted on: Jun 08

We’re pleased to present the “Wish You Were Here” series of mini online exhibitions. In lieu of being with us […]

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Continuing to Create—and Thereby Document—These Times

Posted on: Jun 03

Dear Friends, I, along with the Board and staff of Art Enables, feel it important to pause and recognize this […]

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Wish You Were Here: Escapism

Posted on: May 25

We’re pleased to present the “Wish You Were Here” series of mini online exhibitions. In lieu of being with us […]

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Wish You Were Here: Holding it Together

Posted on: May 18

We’re pleased to present the “Wish You Were Here” series of mini online exhibitions. In lieu of being with us […]

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Wish You Were Here: Foot Traffic

Posted on: May 11

We’re pleased to present the “Wish You Were Here” series of mini online exhibitions. In lieu of being with us […]

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Call for Artists

Posted on: May 04

Outside Forces: Outsider Art Inside the Beltway 2020 We are excited to announce the Call for Artists for our 14th […]

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Wish You Were Here: Family Album

Posted on: May 04

We’re pleased to present the “Wish You Were Here” series of mini online exhibitions. In lieu of being with us […]

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Wish You Were Here: I Had The Strangest Dream

Posted on: Apr 27

We’re pleased to present the “Wish You Were Here” series of mini online exhibitions. In lieu of being with us […]

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Wish You Were Here: Soft Edges

Posted on: Apr 20

We’re pleased to present the “Wish You Were Here” series of mini online exhibitions. In lieu of being with us […]

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Wish You Were Here: Facetime

Posted on: Apr 13

We’re pleased to present the “Wish You Were Here” series of mini online exhibitions. In lieu of being with us […]

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Wish You Were Here: Gathering

Posted on: Apr 06

We’re pleased to present the “Wish You Were Here” series of mini online exhibitions. In lieu of being with us […]

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Zoom Backgrounds

Posted on: Mar 31

Forgot to clean before your big Zoom meeting? We’ve got you covered! Download one of our Art Enables original Zoom […]

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Wish You Were Here: Let’s Talk a Walk

Posted on: Mar 30

We’re pleased to present the “Wish You Were Here” series of mini online exhibitions. In lieu of being with us […]

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Update on COVID-19

Posted on: Mar 12

LATEST UPDATE Art Enables is currently following the Mayor Bowsers’ orders for this public health crisis. You can find those […]

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Opening Reception for New Exhibitions

Posted on: Mar 04

Update: Out of the utmost concern, caution, and care we have made the decision to postpone the opening reception for […]

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Welcome, Marissa!

Posted on: Feb 26

We are excited to welcome Marissa Long to Art Enables as our new Gallery Manager & Curator. Marissa comes to […]

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3rd Saturday Workshop: Zines 101

Posted on: Feb 12

Update: Out of the utmost concern, caution, and care we have made the decision to postpone our community art workshop. […]

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2nd Saturday Workshop: Love Is All You Need

Posted on: Jan 27

Love is all you need for our next free and family-friendly 2nd Saturday Workshop on February 8. Join us as […]

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Holiday Hours

Posted on: Dec 19

Art Enables Studio and Gallery will be closed beginning December 23 through January 1 for our staff and artists to […]

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Opening Reception | January 11

Posted on: Dec 13

Art Enables presents two exhibitions opening on January 11, 2020, “Winter Blues” and “Touchstone Artists at Art Enables.” Join us […]

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2nd Saturday Workshop: Freestyle

Posted on: Dec 13

Let’s freestyle at our next FREE 2nd Saturday Workshop on January 11! Led by Maryland artist Peter A. Lewis, this […]

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We’re Hiring: Gallery Manager

Posted on: Nov 27

We are hiring! We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative, and detail-oriented person to join our team as our Gallery […]

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Opening Reception | Nov. 9

Posted on: Nov 08

Art Enables is proud to present three new and exciting exhibitions opening on November 4, 2019. The exhibitions, “Studio Spotlight: […]

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2nd Saturday Workshop: Silk Painting

Posted on: Nov 08

  Join us for our next FREE 2nd Saturday Workshop, Silk Painting with artist Diane Tuckman. Come try your hand […]

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Art Enables will be at Bazaart!

Posted on: Nov 08

We are excited to announce that we will be a vendor at this year’s Bazaart Holiday Art Market at the […]

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Holiday Market & Ornament-Making Workshop

Posted on: Nov 08

Join us on December 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Art Enables Holiday Market and 1 to 4 […]

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Art Enables welcomes Procrastinator’s Holiday Market

Posted on: Nov 08

We are excited to welcome Rhode Island Ave Main Street’s Procrastinator’s Holiday Market to our studio and gallery on December […]

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NBC Washington Features Shawn Payne

Posted on: Nov 08

We all know that Shawn Payne is an amazing artist, but what you may not know if that he is […]

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Save the Date: Spark is Oct. 19

Posted on: Sep 17

Celebrate the accomplishments and talents of our resident artists at our annual fundraising gala, Spark 2019! Buy tickets here.

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2nd Sat. Workshop: Art on the Rocks

Posted on: Sep 17

Rock on at our next 2nd Saturday Workshop on October 14! Join Art Enables and Studio In-Sight resident artist Joanne […]

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2nd Sat. Workshop: 3-D

Posted on: Aug 21

2nd Saturday Workshop: 3-D Assemblage Septemeber 14 | 1-4 p.m. Who says a collage has to be flat? You can […]

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13th Annual OAIB

Posted on: Aug 21

Beginning September 3, 2019, and running through October 5, 2019, Art Enables— Washington, DC’s only non-profit art gallery and supported […]

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Toni Lane Feat. in Washington City Paper

Posted on: Aug 14

We are thrilled to share resident artist and studio assistant Toni Lane’s feature in “Washington City Paper.” The paper stopped […]

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Art Enables Featured on WAMU

Posted on: Aug 05

We are excited to share our newest feature story from WAMU 88.5FM. WAMU Arts & Culture Reporter Mikaela Lafrak stopped […]

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2nd Saturday Workshop at Art Enables

Posted on: Jul 29

2nd Saturday Workshop: Making Bad Art Awesome August 10 | 1-4 p.m. Art is all about experimentation, and sometimes that […]

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Opening Reception

Posted on: Jul 11

Exhibition Dates: July 13-August 23, 2019 Opening Reception: July 13, 2019 | 4–6 p.m. Beginning July 13, 2019 and running […]

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After Hours @ Art Enables

Posted on: Jul 11

After Hours at Art Enables July 18 | 6-8 p.m. Art | Drinks | Socialize There’s nothing better than a […]

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2nd Saturday Workshop: Collage Carnage!

Posted on: Jul 11

Upcycling is the theme of July’s 2nd Saturday Workshop! On July 13 Delé Akerejah of The Dopamine Clinic will lead […]

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Free NSO Concert

Posted on: Jul 11

We are excited to once again host the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute at Art Enables. Join us on […]

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Charity Trivia @ Solly’s

Posted on: Jun 24

Calling all trivia buffs! We need you at our first-ever charity trivia night at Solly’s in Washington, DC.  The team from […]

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2nd Sat. Workshop: Nuts & Bolts Zine

Posted on: May 24

2nd Saturday Workshop @ Art Enables June 8 | 1-4 p.m. Join us for our next 2nd Saturday Workshop: Nuts […]

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Paul Lewis’ Work Feat. in The New York Times

Posted on: May 22

Paul Lewis’ artwork “Chocolate Cream-Filled Cookies” was featured in the Sunday, May 19, 2019 edition of The New York Times. […]

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Donations Needed

Posted on: Apr 19

Doing a bit of spring cleaning? We will take your gently used things! Take a look at the list of […]

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Opening Reception

Posted on: Apr 17

Art Enables is pleased to present three exhibitions all about exploration. Selected II, curated by and featuring the resident artists […]

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2nd Saturday Workshop: Sketch Portraits

Posted on: Apr 17

2nd Saturday Workshop @ Art Enables May 11 | 1-4pm Don’t be sketchy! Join us for our next 2nd Saturday […]

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Vino, Pinot, Paint! Night

Posted on: Mar 19

Vino, Pinot, Paint! Night May 23 | 7 p.m. Don’t miss our first Vino, Pinot, Paint! Night of 2019! This […]

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2nd Saturday Workshop: Exploring Textures

Posted on: Mar 18

2nd Saturday Workshop @ Art Enables April 13 | 1-4 p.m.   At April’s 2nd Saturday Workshop, we’ll explore how […]

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After Hours @ Art Enables

Posted on: Mar 07

  After Hours at Art Enables March 21 | 6-8 p.m. Art | Drinks | Refreshments It’s been a while, […]

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Opening Reception | March 9

Posted on: Feb 12

Opening Reception | March 9 | 4-6 p.m. Art Enables Studio & Gallery Complimentary wine and light refreshments.   Beginning […]

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2nd Saturday Workshop: Minimalist Watercolor

Posted on: Feb 12

2nd Saturday Workshop @ Art Enables March 9 | 1-4 p.m. Join Art Enables and watercolor artist Zac Flynt to create a […]

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Free Reception: Perspectives & Studio Spotlight: Storytellers

Posted on: Jan 22

  Free reception: February 9 | 4-6 p.m. Art Enables Studio & Gallery Complimentary wine and light refreshments. About the […]

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2nd Saturday Workshop: Feb 9

Posted on: Jan 15

                2nd Saturday Workshop @ Art Enables February 9 | 1-4 p.m. When […]

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New Video Featuring Art Enables

Posted on: Jan 07

  According to resident artist Eric Atkinson, “Art Enables is the place to be!” And we couldn’t agree more! The […]

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We’re Hiring!

Posted on: Jan 07

Are you ready to help make a difference in the lives of artists with disabilities? Are you ready to love […]

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2nd Sat Workshop: Weird & Wild Animals

Posted on: Jan 04

2nd Saturday Workshop | Weird & Wild Animals January 12, 1-4 p.m. @ Art Enables Studio & Gallery Join Art […]

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Holiday Market + Ornament Workshop

Posted on: Nov 07

  Art Enables Holiday Market: Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Holiday Ornament Workshop: Dec. 1, 1-4 p.m. Join us on […]

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Opening Reception: “Selected”

Posted on: Oct 25

Opening Reception: November 10, 4-6 p.m. | Art Enables Studio & Gallery Join Art Enables’ resident artists on November 10 from […]

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Opening Reception: “Perspectives from the Sidewalk”

Posted on: Oct 22

Opening Reception: November 10, 4-6 p.m. | Art Enables Studio & Gallery   Join Art Enables and Street Sense Media […]

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2nd Sat. Workshop: Mixed Media Madness

Posted on: Oct 13

Join us on November 10 for Mixed Media Madness—a 2nd Saturday Workshop hosted by artist instructor Delé Akerejah of the Dopamine Clinic, a […]

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2nd Sat. Workshop: Abstract Collages

Posted on: Sep 19

SUPERSIZED Abstract Collages Inspired by Matisse Join us for a free and family-friendly 2nd Saturday Abstract Collage Workshop with Tessa […]

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12th Annual OAIB Exhibit

Posted on: Sep 19

12TH ANNUAL OUTSIDER ART INSIDE THE BELTWAY EXHIBIT Area’s largest exhibition of outsider, folk, and self-taught art, featuring both locally […]

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After Hours @ Art Enables

Posted on: Aug 30

Let’s catch up! Please join us at the gallery & studio for our next After Hours event on Thursday, September […]

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2nd Sat. Workshop: Gel Printing

Posted on: Aug 16

Let’s Get Gelin’ Join us for a FREE 2nd Saturday Gel-Printing Workshop with Jan Rowland and Mariana Kastrinakis on September […]

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Jackie Coleman’s Art Chosen for D.C. Recycling Truck

Posted on: Aug 10

We are thrilled to announce that Art Enables resident artist Jackie Coleman‘s design “Urban Jungle” will be rolling on the streets […]

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Welcome Amy!

Posted on: Jul 30

We are excited to welcome Amy Kitchin to the Art Enables team as Operations Associate. Amy comes to Art Enables […]

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Summer Sale & 2nd Sat. Workshop: All About Beads

Posted on: Jul 23

Join us for our FREE 2nd Sat. Workshop Series: All About Beads with local jeweler Dawn Benedetto of Poppi jewelry […]

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Vino Pinot Paint! Night: Tickets on Sale Now

Posted on: Jul 09

Join us for another Vino Pinot Paint! night led by local artist Alice Park on Thursday, August 9th from 6pm […]

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2017 Annual Report

Posted on: Jun 11

Click here to see our 2017 annual report.

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2nd Sat. Workshop Series: Words for Pictures

Posted on: Jun 11

Join Art Enables for a unique 2nd Saturday Workshop with local, self-taught artist Charlie Visconage on July 14 from 1 […]

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July 14th Opening Reception: “The Road Ahead”

Posted on: Jun 08

Join Art Enables in welcoming the traveling exhibition, “The Road Ahead,” as it makes it’s 2018 mid-Atlantic premiere! “The Road […]

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2nd Sat. Workshop Series: ArlingtonWeaves Techniques- June 9th

Posted on: May 14

Join ArlingtonWeaves, Etc. in a practical introduction to textile weaving for those with limited to no weaving experience on June […]

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Exciting News

Posted on: May 07

We are excited to welcome Courtney Smith to Art Enables as our Development and Communications Manager. Courtney joins our team […]

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2nd Sat. Workshop: Recreating Modern Masterpieces on May 12th, 1-4pm

Posted on: Apr 18

Join us for a FREE 2nd Saturday Workshop on May 12th from 1 – 4pm. Using acrylic paint and collage, […]

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Two New Exhibits Open May 12th; Free Reception 4 – 6pm!

Posted on: Apr 18

            Art Enables presents two new exhibitions opening on May 12th, 2018: Going Global: Art […]

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April 12th: After Hours at Art Enables – Let’s Catch Up!

Posted on: Apr 04

Please join us at the gallery & studio for our next After Hours event on Thursday, April 12th, from 6pm-9pm! […]

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2nd Saturday Workshop Series: enCIRCLE with Rachel Dickerson!

Posted on: Mar 21

Join us on April 14th, 1 – 4pm for a fun, messy, and hands-on 2nd Saturday workshop led by Rachel […]

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Opening Reception at the Coupe Feb. 23rd, 6 – 8pm

Posted on: Feb 20

We will be exhibiting Art Enables original artwork at the Coupe in February and March, so please join us for […]

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2nd Saturday Workshop on March 10th; Figure Drawing with BodyWise Dance

Posted on: Feb 20

On March 10th, join us for a unique 2nd Saturday Workshop in collaboration with BodyWise Dance,  a local dance company […]

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“RECLAIMED” & “The View From Here” Opens March 10th

Posted on: Feb 17

Image Credit L – R: Poor Duckey – Vanessa Monroe, Viola – Adam Bradley & Sarah Wegner, #IDGAF – Sarah […]

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AE Remains Closed; No January 2nd Saturday Workshop 1/13

Posted on: Jan 09

Art Enables remains closed due to extended construction. The studios will reopen for our resident artists at 9am on Monday, January 8th, […]

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Feb’s 2nd Saturday Workshop: Window Paintings with Jonathan Ottke

Posted on: Jan 08

Bring light and love to the dark and cold with local artist Jonathan Ottke on Saturday, February 10th from 1 […]

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Art Enables Featured in the Washington Post Express Paper!

Posted on: Dec 06

Art Enables and resident artist, Shawn Payne, were featured in a special addition of the Washington Post Express! Be sure check us […]

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Art Enables featured in the Washington City Paper’s Annual “Give It Up” Charitable Giving Guide

Posted on: Nov 24

Art Enables was featured in the Washington City Paper’s 2017 “Give It Up” charitable giving guide, in partnership with the […]

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Second Saturday Workshop: Painted Leaves

Posted on: Nov 08

Join us on November 11th, 1 – 4pm for an open studio to decorate leaves with acrylic paint! You could […]

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AE at Bazaart Holiday Art Market!

Posted on: Nov 08

American Visionary Art Museum’s annual holiday art market returns on November 24th (noon – 6pm) and 25th (10am – 6pm)! […]

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Annual Holiday Market & Workshop!

Posted on: Nov 08

Join us for our annual holiday workshop and market on December 2nd, 9am – 5pm in the Studio Gallery. We’ve got […]

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AE at the Procrastinator’s Market Dec. 16th!

Posted on: Nov 08

Join Art Enables on December 16th at the 3rd annual Rhode Island Avenue Main Street Procrastinator’s Market – a market […]

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No Second Saturday Workshop – October 14th

Posted on: Oct 13

Due to renovations, we will not be hosting a Second Saturday workshop in October. We will host workshops on November […]

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