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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Georgia Avenue window walk; Green at the Textile Museum; Old Print Gallery

Take a walk among Georgia Avenue’s windows:

Georgia Avenue Window Walk is a public art initiative to prettify vacant storefronts along this Upper Northwest street. The project is calling for submissions that capture some aspect of Georgia Avenue (community, culture, history) for the initial installation, at 2702 Georgia Ave. NW. Until Aug. 29, District artists and organizations can submit proposals for photography, painting, video art and other media. The chief applicant must be over 18. The individual or organization selected will receive a $200 stipend to create the project, which must be finished by Oct. 14. Information at windowwalk.wordpress.com; to enter, e-mail georgiaavewindowwalk@gmail.com.


From left, Kevin, Susan and Jerry Devine of Texas tour Dumbarton Oaks Gardens. (Lavanya Ramanathan - THE WASHINGTON POST)

Colonial fun at Tudor Place and Dumbarton House:

Dumbarton House and Tudor Place are hosting a day of historical fun and games for families. Family Fair in Georgetown will be held Aug. 19, with events occurring simultaneously in the two historic homes.

Starting at 10 a.m., Dumbarton House will have activities for kids that explore the life of first lady Dolley Madison, including the opportunity to do crafts and play dress-up in Federal period-style clothes.

Tudor Place celebrates the life of George Washington with crafts and early American games. Admission is $10 for children, and $5 for adults. Dumbarton House is at 2715 Q St. NW; Tudor Place is at 1644 31st St. NW. Information: dumbartonhouse.org or tudorplace.org.

Locating artists’ inspiration at Old Print Gallery:

The Old Print Gallery in Georgetown will hold an opening reception for its newest exhibition, “Location, Location, Location,” on Aug. 19. The discussion will look at both modern and early-20th-century printmakers’ views of architecture and topography, captured on etchings, lithographs and woodcuts. The free reception runs from 5-8 p.m. The Old Print Gallery is at 1220 31st St. NW. Information: oldprintgallery.com.


Green: The Color and the Cause at The Textile Museum. Susan Martin Maffei. ‘Sports Series: Who’s Not on Second?’ (Courtesy of artistSusan Martin Maffei - COURTESY OF ARTIST; SUSAN MARTIN MAFFEI)

At Textile Museum, green is the new black:

Green is commonly known to symbolize growth and prosperity. The Textile Museum seeks to explain why,with “A History of Green in Fashion” on Aug. 21. At 2 p.m., costume history expert Mary Doering will discuss the color’s history over 300 years, including examples of clothes worn in North America and Europe. Those interested must register online; tickets are $25 for non-members. Information: 202-667-0441, ext. 64, or textilemuseum.org.

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By Erin Williams  |  12:36 PM ET, 08/12/2011

 
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