Two cool art events are happening this Saturday, check one or both of them out:

  • The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is holding their 2010 Porter Colloquium Reception honoring African American art and culture. The reception is at Howard University’s Gallery of Art. To RSVP email Zoma.Wallace@dc.gov.
  • Plan B (14th and Q) is having its opening reception for its exhibit Inside/Outside: showing, through various media, interpretations of interiors and exteriors. The reception will be from 6-8 pm and depending on the weather (which looks like it will be nice) Sauca, the popular food cart, will be outside serving food.

There are two excellent art events happening in the ‘hood this weekend, try to check out at least one or both:

  • Mental Map by Ted Milligan (courtesy of Plan B)

    Activation 2719 – which we’ve talked about before, is finally happening this Saturday from 6-11 pm. RSVP online here. I’m doing my best to go (have dinner plans) and if so will report back later about the show.

  • The opening reception for Plan B’s February Exhibition featuring paintings by Ted Milligan is happening this Saturday from 6-8 pm. The show also features photographs by Charlie Gaynor, Juditha, and David Young. The reception will feature the artists and light refreshments. The exhibit will be open through March 7th.

Charlie Gaynor's Paris Farm, on sale at Plan B (Courtesy of Plan B)

Through the end of the year, Plan B, one of the cooler galleries on 14th street, is donating 10% of their gallery sales to Culture Capital, a part of Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington. Culture Capital serves as an online resource for arts and culture events happening in the DC Metro area. The site is basically a one-stop shop that is incredibly easy to use as it is searchable by date, region (includes DC, MD and VA) and event category.

Plan B has a lot of great, affordable art in their gallery right now. Prices were as little as $50 for a print, starting at $100 f0r a painting and went up into the thousands. Art is such a great gift to give people, in my opinion, so unique and something that you can enjoy the rest of your life. I went to an event at Plan B for Culture Capital this week and actually ended up winning a Kevin H. Adam painting in their raffle (it’s the Smith Island painting, it’s going to look lovely in my bedroom!). Just my luck, as I really never win anything, let alone raffles, so I was glad I was able to support Culture Capital and Plan B.

So stop in, check it out, and buy some art, and the money will go to a good cause!