WPA Holiday Pop Up Shop Brings Unique Gift Ideas to the Hirshhorn Dec. 5–6

For One Weekend Only, Local Artists Sell Works at the Museum; NSO In Your Neighborhood Concert Closes the Festivities
November 16, 2015
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Smithsonian Enterprises and Washington Project for the Arts invite holiday shoppers to a pop-up shop at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., during the Smithsonian Holiday Festival. Unique, exciting and reasonably priced works by more than 20 Washington, D.C.-area artists will be on sale in the Hirshhorn lobby. Many of the artists will be on hand to talk about their work with visitors.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to collaborate with an organization that supports such talented artists and look forward to developing future projects with artists in our community,” said Lisa Gold, the Hirshhorn’s director of public engagement.

In conjunction with the event, the National Symphony Orchestra Horn Ensemble will perform an “NSO In Your Neighborhood” concert of holiday music in the Lerner Room Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. Admission is free and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The following artists will participate in the WPA Holiday Pop Up Shop:

Sharlaine Anapu—handmade jewelry

Leda Black—printed textiles

Hsin-Hsi Chen—pencil-drawing-inspired clothing and accessories

JD Deardourff—comic-book-inspired screenprints and clothing

Double A Projects (Athena Robles and Amber Stein)—personalized GIFs

Lindsay Giffin—textile jewelry

Jeff Herrity—ceramics

Elizabeth Hutcheson—greeting cards and gift items

Barbara Januszkiewicz—clothing and colorful paintings

Gary Kachadourian— life-size posters of hand-drawn objects

Tatiana Kolina—sPACYcLOUd clothing and accessories

Laurel Lukaszewski—ceramics

Cameron Petke—ceramics

Maryanne Pollock—hand-painted silk scarves

David Prete—3-D-printed jewelry

Peggy Reichard—ceramics

Kevin M. Roberts—hardware-inspired calendars and magnets

Kelly Towles—T-shirts and temporary tattoos

Jennifer Vallina—wrapping paper

Jordann Wine—glitter paintings

Lisa Wood—shibori textiles

Washington Project for the Arts is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for contemporary art. WPA supports artists at all stages of their careers and promotes contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, issues and ideas that stimulate public dialogue on art and culture. Since its founding in 1975, WPA has showcased the works of thousands of artists and has reached hundreds of thousands of visitors and viewers with its programs and projects. More information can be found at wpadc.org.

Photo: Handmade porcelain snowflakes by Laurel Lukaszewski

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