Academy Craft Show @ Academy Art Museum
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day

More than 70 artisans will display crafts ranging from basketry, fiber, glass and jewelry to metal, sculpture and wood at the Academy Art Museum’s 20th annual craft show in Easton, Maryland. This year’s theme, “Fired Up,” celebrates the art of ceramics with a weekend-long Raku demonstration and an exhibit of works by well-known ceramicist Bennett Bean.

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting @ National Gallery of Art
Oct 22 2017 @ 6:48 pm – Jan 21 2018 @ 7:48 pm

This exhibition brings together nearly 70 Flemish paintings dating from the mid-1650s to about 1680. Works by Johannes Vermeer (A Lady Writing is above) and contemporaries such as Jan Steen and Gerard ter Borch are juxtaposed by theme, motif and composition, and illustrate the rivalry that existed among the artists.

Georgetown Design District’s Fall Days of Design
Nov 2 – Nov 4 all-day
Georgetown Design District's Fall Days of Design

A three-day scheduled event that invites interior designers, design enthusiasts and shoppers alike to visit 21 participating design and home furnishings stores for new collection launches, trunk shows and design consultations.

EVENT PASSPORT: Pick up an event passport at a participating showroom and bring it with you as you explore three days of interior design events. At the end of the event, or by Nov. 7th, drop it at any participating retailer for a chance to win one of many prizes with a minimum of five showroom stickers.

Prizes include a queen bed by Duxiana, leather stool from Calligaris, and home accessories from B&B Italia, Baker Furniture, BoConcept, Bulthaup, Circa Lighting, Design Within Reach, Janus et Cie, Jonathan Adler, Resource Furniture, Scavolini and Waterworks.

COCKTAIL CRAWL: The event will officially kick off with a Cocktail Crawl on Thursday, Nov. 2 from 5 pm – 8 pm. Stop in participating showrooms for sips and snacks by Georgetown restaurants Via Umbria, Pizzeria Paradiso, Birreria Paradiso, sweetgreen, Le Pain Quotidien, Sovereign, Olivia Maracon, and Dog Tag Bakery.

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Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge @ Hirshhorn Museum
Nov 8 @ 6:53 pm – Nov 12 @ 7:53 pm

A 19th-century cyclorama, on view at Gettysburg National Military Park, inspired artist Mark Bradford’s monumental installation. Depicting the final charge of the Battle of Gettysburg in a colored-paper collage, the installation is a series of eight abstract paintings, each more than 45 feet long, which will encircle the third level of the museum for a panoramic effect.

FotoWeekDC @ Washington, DC
Nov 11 – Nov 19 all-day

The 10th annual FotoWeekDC celebrates photography at locations throughout the city with more than 150 exhibitions, competitions and programs. The works of photographers from all over the world are showcased at galleries including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Countryside Artisans Winter Gallery & Studio Tour @ Montgomery, Howard and Frederick Counties
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day

More than 50 visual, sculptural, textile and libation artists 
in 17 studios (including Art of Fire Contemporary Glass Studio, above) will 
welcome visitors during scenic, self-guided driving tours of historic, rural parts of Montgomery, Howard and Frederick Counties. Sponsored by Countryside Artisans, an artists’ collective.

St. Albans’s Christmas House Tour @ Northwest Washington
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day

This walkable tour through Northwest Washington’s elegant Spring Valley neighborhood features stylish homes decked out in holiday splendor. Sponsored by St. Albans School.

Holiday Home Tours @ Old Town Alexandria
Dec 2 all-day

A number of stately homes in Old Town Alexandria, decorated for the holidays by local florists and interior designers, open their doors to visitors. Proceeds benefit The Campagna Center, a nonprofit that supports the educational needs of area families.

Washington Winter Show @ KATZEN ARTS CENTER
Jan 12 – Jan 14 all-day

The Charm of Chinoiserie is the theme of this year’s event, which will showcase the wares of more than 40 antiques dealers. Highlights include lectures by designer Charlotte Moss and The 
Motley Fool founder David Garner, plus guided walks, dealer talks and a jazz night celebration.

Home + Remodeling Show @ DULLES EXPO CENTER
Jan 19 – Jan 21 all-day

In addition to hundreds of vendors, this year’s expo will feature a 1,400-square-foot house showcasing small-space design ideas and the latest in furniture and accessories; workshops by Stylish Patina; and celebrity talks by HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins.