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Gallery HOURS

Monday: 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED


past residencies:

Pink Cycle- Life of a Fly by Carolina Mayorga

Botanica Magnifica by Pam Rogers 

Shadow and Light by Kate Fleming

Circle Story by Lenora Yerkes

Interesting in being a resident artist?  Head to our Artist Residency page for more information on applying.

The Capitol Hill Art League is a consortium of 100+ local artists who mount seven juried shows per year in CHAW's Gallery Space.  Dedicated to providing show, sales and professional development opportunities to new and established artists, this program of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is run by volunteer members.  Annual membership dues are $50.

Membership in Capitol Hill Art League renews Sept 1, 2019. Our annual season runs Sept. 1, 2019-Aug. 31, 2020. PLEASE RENEW or Sign up!

For more information, visit their website:

The CHAW gallery features a range of professional and student artists in shows and residencies throughout the year. CHAW’s gallery is home to the Capitol Hill Art League, a consortium of emerging and professional artists who showcase, and sell member work, offer professional development and outside showing opportunities including CHAW's Artist in Residence.


CApitol Hill ARts Workshop: Migrant Quilt Project


Exhibit dates: october 28 - December 9, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9, 5:00-6:30pm

Where: Capitol Hill Art Workshop, 545 Seventh Street SE, Washington DC

On October 28th, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop will unveil its newest exhibition the MigrantQuilt Project, a grassroots, collaborative effort of artists, quilt makers, and activists expressing compassion for migrants from Mexico and Central America who died in the Southern Arizona deserts. The quilts in this 18 piece collection memorialize the immigrants who have died in the Arizona desert each year since 2000. Materials used in the quilts were collected at migrant layup sites used for rest and shelter on established trails in the Sonoran Desert. The name of every one of these individuals is inscribed on the quilt, with the word “unknown” or “desconocido” used to designate an unidentified person’s remains. 

Quilts reside squarely at the intersection of art and stories; of form and function. Like the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the Migrant Quilt Project introduces a meta level for understanding the complex interplay of social, political, and emotional planes of a hot button topic in America (and elsewhere) as only art can.

Tangible evidence of this ultimate sacrifice ought to cause discomfort. Although most of us, somewhere in our lineage, have a migration story -- whether our ancestors came to America by force or voluntarily -- most of us will never know the dreams and the desperation stitched into these quilts.

Our goal with this exhibit is to increase awareness of issues facing immigrants coming to the United States and to promote a better understanding of their lived experiences.  Our hope is a collective consciousness-raising that can positively impact the way in which people treat each other.

The Migrant Quilt Project will be on display from October 28 through December 7, 2019 in two locations: CHAW’s Gallery at 545 7th St, SE and at Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St NE. There will be a reception on Saturday, November 9th from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at CHAW featuring Jody Ispen, the founder and director of the project. Free and open to all. CHAW’s general gallery hours are: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (M-Th), 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (F), and 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Sat). Quilts at Lutheran Church of the Reformation can be viewed on Sundays throughout the exhibit from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or by appointment by calling (202) 543-4200. For more information, visit or call (202) 547-6839. 

CHAW general gallery hours are: 9:30 am–9:00 pm (M-Th), 9:30 am–6:00 pm (F), and 9:00 am–2:00 pm (Sat).   For more information, call (202) 547-6839.

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