Besides our weekly Unplugged Open Mic event, the coffeehouse's art exhibition program is the most popular event in the coffeehouse. Since we opened seven years ago, we have been committed to donating our space as a temporary gallery for local artists to display their work and hold events. We do not take a commission nor do we sell the art. Instead, we encourage featured artists to hold an artists' reception and sell the work themselves on-site.
Our walls have been host to more than 25 shows of local artists of all disciplines, ages, and subjects. We have hosted group shows, collectives, and historical/informational exhibits. We have displayed paintings, photography, large scale canvas work, drawings, graphic designs, tiny dioramas, and paper cuts. We even have displayed the work of some of our talented staff.
The newest exhibit features the work of a DC-based cartoonist collective. There are single pieces, panels, and strips, in color and B&W. It's been up for only one day so far and we've already gotten numerous compliments and phone calls asking if pieces are for sale and how to contact the artists. The free opening reception for this exhibit is this Sat, July 20th from 7pm-9pm.
Our current arts & events coordinator Stefan Ducich is responsible for curating the shows. He has done a wonderful job of recruiting and selecting a diverse and engaging group of artists from our community. If you are interested in exhibiting at the coffeehouse, please read our guidelines and application instructions here and submit your inquiries to stefan at moderntimescoffeehouse dot com.