Georgetown’s Jackson Art Center
Spring Open Studios
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The artists of the Jackson Art Center invite you to their Spring Open Studios, Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 12 pm to 5 pm. The twice-a-year event is an invitation to the community to mingle with more than 40 local artists who make the Jackson Art Center their workspace. Guests can enjoy complimentary light refreshments and live music while visiting the studios of artists displaying works on paper, canvas and fabric, in oil, acrylic, pencil, and pastel, as well as photography, sculpture, ceramics and more.
The Jackson Art Center is located at 3050 R Street, NW, in a former DC public school building directly across from Montrose Park in the heart of Georgetown, Washington, DC. The Spring Open Studios (April 28, 2013) and Fall Open Studios (November 17, 2013) are free and open to the public.
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Jackson Art Center
3050 R Street, NW, Georgetown
Washington, DC 20007
When & Where
Jackson Art Center
The Jackson Art Center, in the historic Jackson School, is located at 3050 R Street, NW, in Georgetown, Washington, DC. It is home to the studios of more than 40 local artists. Used as working art spaces throughout the year, for two days Jackson welcomes the public to its Open Studios in April or May and in November.
The Jackson artists view the semi-annual open studios in Spring and Fall as an opportunity to give back to the community it has graciously called home for more than two decades.
History of the Jackson School and Jackson Art Center
Built in 1890, the Jackson School operated as a DC public elementary school until 1971. In the early 1980's, a group of local artists, A.Salon, in partnership with the Corcoran School of Art, leased the building from DC Public Schools and created an art center for classes and private studio space. In 1990, the Corcoran moved out, and A.Salon took over the lease, allowing many more local artists to rent affordable studio space in the city. In 1998, a second 15-year lease was issued to A.Salon, this time by the DC Realty Office. In 2000, the artists at Jackson decided to become an independent organization. They incorporated as a 501-C-3 non-profit and became the Jackson Art Center.
The Victorian school building with tall, wide windows transforms itself into ideal studio space. Its artists – some of whom have had studios at Jackson since the 1980s – attest to a dearth of affordable studio space in the city. Many Jackson artists are Georgetown residents and are grateful that DC has partnered with the city’s arts community to convert the school into shared studio space for their creations. The artists reciprocate by opening their doors twice a year for the community to enjoy the historic building and visit working artists in their studios.
The Jackson Art Center is a non-profit 501-C-3 volunteer arts organization with a seven-member board and three operating officers.