It has been a busy month for Brookland: Last week, the owners of Meridian Pint announced they would open a "beer-centric" restaurant in the Monroe Street Markets; Barnes and Noble announced plans for the neighborhood; Analog, a handmade and vintage shop, opened its doors on Sept. 7; and now Catalyst Projects, a contemporary art gallery, will be moving into the Monroe Street Markets as well.

Monroe Street Markets. (Courtesy of the Bozzuto Group)

Catalyst was founded by arts nonprofit manager Gail Vollrath and artist Zofie Lang, who met at Artomatic. On Oct. 10, when the gallery opens its doors at Studio 13 of 716 Monroe St. NE, its first exhibition, "Wet Dreams," will explore water-based mediums. Featured artists include Mei Mei Chang of Maryland, Allison Edge of New York, Mariah Anne Johnson of D.C., Adam Lister of New York, Ann Ropp of Tennessee, Rachel Sitkin of Pennsylvania and Jenny Walton of D.C.

An opening reception will take place Oct. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. Regular gallery hours will be Thursday through Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and by appointment.