Washington DC Shops & Galleries

Washington DC Shops & Galleries

Washington, DC Shops & Galleries are renown for excellent collections by new and established artists. Adams-Morgan and Howard University districts are the best places for Afrocentric artwork.

Zawadi
DESCRIPTION:Traditional African art gallery and gift shop; also features exquisite home furnishings and attractive rare textiles.
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11:30a-7p, Sun 12p-5p
ADDRESS: 1524 U Street NW, Washington DC MAP
PARKING: on street and nearby garage
RAPID TRANSIT: U Street-Civil War Memorial-Cardozo Metro Station
PHONE: 202-232-2214
WEBSITE: http://www.zawadidc.com

Attitude Exact
DESCRIPTION: They feature art, prints, sculptures, and paintings representing the African Diaspora. Custom framing is available.
CREDIT CARDS: yes
PARKING: on street
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 739 8th Street SE, Washington DC MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: Eastern Market Metro Station
PHONE: 202-546-7186
WEBSITE:

International Visions Gallery
DESCRIPTION: fine art gallery that exhibits promote multi-cultural original work by national and international artists; also presents special cultural events in dance, music, theater and the literary arts with the goal of becoming a geographical link between people, cultures, and beliefs.
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Thu 11a-6p, Fri-Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 2629 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC MAP
PARKING: nearby garage
TRANSIT: Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Station
PHONE: 202-234-5112
WEBSITE: http://www.inter-visions.com

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
DESCRIPTION: sells books and videos by and about people of African descent; also a center for cultural expression, discussion and analysis of book signings and video signings by filmmakers.
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: daily 11a–8p
ADDRESS: 2714 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington DC MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: Shaw-Howard Metro Station
PHONE: 202-234-4755
WEBSITE: http://www.sankofa.com

House of Khamit
DESCRIPTION: African/African American cultural shop created in 1982 by Brother Mykiel Raufu-Bey; this two-level boutique specializes in jewelry designs, which are replicas of Gold (White and Yellow) jewelry first designed in Ancient Egypt over three to five thousand years ago. You’ll love the vibe here.
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 2822 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington DC MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: Shaw-Howard Metro Station
PHONE: 202-387-4163
WEBSITE: none

Blue Nile
DESCRIPTION: Located across from Howard University’s campus. Brother Duku has carried over 300 herbs and spices since 1977.
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Mon–Fri 10:30a–6:30p, Sat 11a–6:30p
ADDRESS: 2826 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington DC MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: Howard-Shaw Metro Station
PHONE: 202-232-3535
WEBSITE: http://www.bluenilebotanicals.com

Overdue Recognition Art Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Represents over 75 national and emerging African American artists via originals, fine art reproductions, serigraphs, Giclees, limited and open edition lithographs; known for hosting national artist events; located in Hill Top Plaza Mall.
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11a-8p, Sun Noon-6p
ADDRESS: 6816 Race Track Road, Bowie, MD MAP
PARKING: plenty on Mall premises
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 866 726-8642 or 301-805-8812
WEBSITE: http://www.OverdueRecognition.com

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