February 8, 2012, 6:30 PMSix notable galleries are staying open late and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is opening its doors for a rare evening tour of its extensive art collection on the evening of February 8, 2012. Meet at the Mount Vernon Square entrance to the Convention Center at 6:15pm for an hour long guided tour of the highlights of the largest public art collection in Washington, D.C. During the Convention Center tour and afterwards, six area galleries within one block of the Convention Center will be open late for a special night of art viewing.
The galleries include Civilian Art Projects (1019 7th St., NW), Contemporary Wing (1250 9th St., NW), Lamont Bishop Gallery (1314 9th St., NW), Long View Gallery (1234 9th St., NW), Maruka Gallery and Boutique (1300 9th St., NW), and Touchstone Gallery (901 New York Ave., NW). Galleries will remain open until 9 p.m. for the Shaw Art Walk. Maps and descriptions of the galleries’ shows will be available at each gallery and at the conclusion of the Convention Center tour.
The Convention Center tour will start from the Mount Vernon Square entrance to the Convention Center and will last approximately one hour. The tour will start promptly at 6:30 p.m., and participants are encouraged to arrive at the Convention Center at 6:15 p.m.
Following the event at 9 p.m., participants are encouraged to enjoy the art of the cocktail at The Passenger which is located at 1021 7th St., NW.
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