Activations Sprung

Your spring has been activated. You really don’t want to miss a bite!

Cherry Blossoms are back at Artechouse. Their new exhibit, PIXELBLOOM: Timeless Butterflies, features both cherry blossoms and a joyous audio-visual story that pays tribute to nature’s exuberance and the arrival of spring. Leveraging custom technologies, ARTECHOUSE Studio reimagines the potential of a vibrant full spring bloom, both digital and organic in design, to create a one-of-a-kind enchanting, immersive journey. The stunning assortment of butterflies are released from winter slumber, nodding to the start of spring and turning ‘pixels’ into full bloom. 1238 Maryland Avenue SW;

Art as Impact 
Eaton DC has created a new monthly series called “Art As Impact” which brings an array of artists to connect different issues and mediums in order to build an understanding of how art impacts change. Spots can be reserved here. The next couple of months' events include: March (Mark Tilsen, poet from Rapid City, South Dakota), April (Alejandro Gallardo, photographer, from Santiago, Chile), May (Ọmọlará Williams McCallister, Performance Artist from Baltimore, Md), and June (Joel Garcia, visual artist from Havana, Cuba). 

Ciel Club Social 
Journey to Japan and settle in for blossoms, cocktails, and views at Ciel Club Social. They have teamed up with Beam Suntory to transform the rooftop bar into a captivating blossom scape. Nosh on the Suntory Beer Steamed Bao Buns Trio (sesame-ginger aioli, house-pickled vegetables, 5-spice pork belly), Spicy Yellowfin Tuna Poke (habanero-lemon ponzu, shaved apples, shaved onions, wonton crisps, nori) and Cold Sesame Udon Noodle Salad. 601 K Street NW;

The Conrad 
In celebration of The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Conrad DC is partnering with DC-based artist Heather Cooper, former Resident Artist and Designer for The Executive Residence of The White House for 18 years, on a one-of-a-kind floral art installation named "Capital Blush" which includes over 4000 silk flowers. The flowers are woven into the metal veil in the hotel's Atrium. Featuring the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building, a nod to the view on Conrad DC’s rooftop, and are made up of white and gray flowers flowing into a sea of light and dark pink flowers representing the blooming cherry trees. See the installation until March 30th.

The Dupont Circle Hotel (Women's Month)
The Dupont Circle hotel's International Women's Day headshot initiative is returning this year on Wednesday, March 8. Hosted by the hotel's parent company, The Doyle Collection, this annual initiative invites women to book a headshot with locally based Ukrainian photographer Tatiana Dove. The event takes place from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and a $15 donation will benefit Vital Voices Global Partnership, a non-profit that promotes women's voices in leadership positions. Bookings can be made here

Georgetown Park 
Georgetown Park has just commissioned Chris Pyrate for a public art installation “Georgetown was on the Journey,” which will be on view to visitors now through May, with art displays spanning from East Market Lane to Grace Street Plaza. Chris Pyrate is known for his signature cherry blossom art murals throughout the city. Pyrate has amassed a notable clientele that includes Grammy Award-winning musician Lupe Fiasco, Nike, and the Washington Wizards.

The Jefferson Hotel 
The Jefferson DC is offering you Cherry Blossom views by boat this season.  Guests will enjoy a cherry blossom-inspired picnic created by Executive Chef Fabio Salvatore and prime views of spring blossoms set apart from the masses, before returning to the hotel to enjoy Cherry Blossom themed cocktails at Quill. Enjoy a 1.5-hour EmbarkDC private boat tour on the Potomac River for up-close views of the blossoms, including the Jefferson Memorial and Hains Point, before dining on your picnic and sips from the Jefferson.

The National Building Museum 
Philippe Petit, the French high wire artist best known for his walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, will perform WONDER ON THE WIRE at the National Building Museum approximately 50 feet above the magnificent Great Hall, Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24. Thursday evening’s performance is a fundraiser for the Museum’s upcoming exhibition Building Stories. Mr. Petit’s performance will be accompanied by Grammy Award nominees Anat Cohen on clarinet and Tal Mashiach on guitar. Find out more information here

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