Along a portion of Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown, you will find an eclectic mix of art galleries. They offer everything from contemporary, modern, and fine art to traditional landscapes, photography, drawings, glasswork, and sculptures. As one gallery owner said, “The art business is about matchmaking and this is the best place in the best city in the country to be.”
D.C. has many world-famous galleries, such as the National Gallery of Arts and the National Portrait Museum. However these small, locally owned art galleries near Book Hill are part of the fabric that makes a visit to Georgetown unique.
Artist’s Proof Gallery & Consultancy, 1533 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Artist’s Proof Gallery is a stunning private gallery that showcases a multiplicity of styles and mediums of modern art. They also function as a cultural hub of the Washington, D.C. art community, holding events in its gallery and around D.C. Their pieces are carefully and thoughtfully curated so that every visitor will have a breathtaking one-of-a-kind visit. https://www.aproof.net/
Susan Calloway Fine Arts, 1643 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Susan Calloway Fine Arts specializes in contemporary art by local, regional, and international artists. The gallery also features carefully curated selections of antique American and European oil paintings and 17th-19th-century prints. https://callowayart.com/
Addison/Ripley Fine Art, 1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
The Addison/Ripley Fine Art Gallery is located in a historic carriage house. It is considered one of Washington, D.C.’s foremost contemporary galleries. It features changing exhibitions of work by leading local, national, and internationally recognized artists as well as works by younger, emerging artists. The style of the art on display ranges from traditional landscape to overall abstraction. https://addisonripleyfineart.com/
DTR Modern Galleries, 2820 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
DTR Modern Galleries is one of the largest and most notable on the East Coast. With locations in Boston, New York, Palm Beach, and Washington, D.C. they are at the forefront of the art market. They offer the most significant privately-held selection of works by modern and contemporary master artists such as Chagall, Hirst, Kata, Lagermann, Lichtenstein, Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, and many others. http://www.dtrmodern.com/
Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1672 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Founded in 1985, the Gallery is the greater DC metro area’s primary source for contemporary fine art prints, and has a membership of exceptional local and national printmakers. Every month Washington Printmakers Gallery has a group exhibit of members’ work and a solo show. The gallery also houses bins and flatfiles with prints and a limited collection of artist books and portfolios. Start and end dates of exhibits are generally the first Wed. of the month through the last Sunday of the month. Receptions are usually the first Saturday after the opening. An annual calendar of events is available on their website. http://washingtonprintmakers.com/
Maurice Littleton Gallery, 1667 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Located in Washington, DC’s historic Georgetown neighborhood, the Maurice Littleton Gallery exhibits and represents leading contemporary artists in glass, metal, and ceramics – including Harvey K. Littleton, John Littleton & Kate Vogel, Michael Janis, Colin Reid, Ginny Ruffner, Therman Statom, and many others. http://www.littletongallery.com/
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