Since its founding in 1916, the Arts Club of Washington has promoted and celebrated the visual, performing, and literary arts in the nation’s capital. Arts Club members come from a wide range of artistic disciplines and professional backgrounds, joined by their shared enjoyment and appreciation of the arts.LEARN MORE
The Arts Club of Washington has long held a distinctive profile among Washington’s clubs. Founded in 1916 by a group of prominent local artists and modeled on New York’s National Arts Club and the Chelsea Arts Club in London, the Arts Club was the very first in the city to have women in leadership roles and as members from its very start. Its arts-focused, innovative, and bohemian character provided a unique contrast to the city’s more traditional, all-male private clubs.LEARN MORE
The Arts Club is both a private membership organization and a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and public programming spotlighting the full range of the arts is a significant part of the club’s activities. The club welcomes visitors to four gallery spaces; free weekly concerts; events focusing on writing, dance, and theatre; and studio classes in visual arts. Much of the public programming is free.
The club draws much of its character and tradition from its home, the center of which is an historic Federal-era mansion that once served as the residence of James Monroe—and for a time, as his official presidential residence.
The club’s mission also includes promoting the importance of historic preservation through the ongoing restoration and preservation of the club’s headquarters, which encompasses significant 19th-century structures designated as a National Historic Landmark (the James Monroe House) and on the National Register of Historic Places (the General Robert MacFeely House).
The creative and generous spirit of those founders endures in the warm, welcoming, and lively organization that is today’s Arts Club of Washington. We welcome people who engage in the arts (both professionally and for the love of it), or simply enjoy and support the arts, to consider the many benefits of membership and to join us as the Arts Club continues to make Washington history.
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I Don’t Know Enough About You
A Musical Revue Celebrating Women Songwriters
Sunday, March 24, 5:30 pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
"Women lyricists and composers contributed many of the most famous songs to Broadway, Hollywood, and jazz during the 20th century. I Don’t Know Enough About You celebrates the work of these songwriters with music and anecdotes. This lively musical revue will provide information about the lives of these women along with examples of their songs.
Vocalists Lena Seikaly, Adam LaSalle, and Hadiyyah Noelle Smith will sing such well-known numbers as “Just in Time,” “God Bless the Child,” and “The Way You Look Tonight,” accompanied by guitarists Steve Herberman, Bassist Eliot Seppa, and drummer Frank Russo.
Join the cast after the show at a buffet dinner reception with open bar.
5:30 pm Cocktails
6:00 pm Program
7:20 pm Dinner Reception
For more information please call (202) 331-7282 ext 120
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OPEN TO MEMBERS ONLY
Thursday, March 28, 7:00 pm
A $25 buffet dinner will precede the Membership Meeting.
Dinner 6 pm
Meeting 7 pm
Please don't forget to vote and attend this All-Member Meeting announcing new Governors and Trustees.
For members only, please reserve if you plan to attend the buffet dinner.
NO RESERVATION NECESSARY FOR THE MEETING.
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Restorative Yoga at the Arts Club
Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Limited space available.
Club member Jameson Freeman will lead a gentle Saturday morning Hatha yoga and meditation class at the historic Arts Club of Washington, former home of President James Monroe. Beginners and newbies welcome.
Please RSVP online for each session.