MAPAPA National Mall Evening Paint Out
Sunday, September 3rd
4:00 pm - 8:00pm
Host: Alison Menke
Free to members, $5 non-members
Meet at 4:00pm at Smithsonian Institution Building - National Mall Entrance. From there explore and paint. If you're interested in participating for a critique we will gather at 7pm at our meeting point. Being that it will be Labor Day weekend, please plan to arrive early as activity on the mall will be high. The National Symphony Orchestra will be performing a free Labor Day Concert on the West Lawn of the US Capitol. The show starts at 8pm but gates open at 3pm with an open rehearsal at 3:30pm. It will be a fun and patriotic time to paint as you can choose to be close to the concert or near the Washington Monument looking down the mall.
Smithsonian Institution Building
1000 Jefferson Dr SW
Washington, DC 20560
Visit Castle Cafe in the Smithsonian Building for food, refreshments, and restrooms till 5pm.
Metered parking is available on Jefferson Street and Madison along the Smithsonian Institution Building and all around the mall! Quarters and Credit Cards are accepted. Street parking usually fills up quickly so come early if you want to park on the street.
Ronald Reagan International Trade Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (15 minute walk)
Colonial Parking, 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004 (10 minutes walking)
Parkopedia 300 12th St SW SW, Washington, DC 20024 (10 minutes walking)
Smithsonian Stop on the Blue and Orange line. Head toward Jefferson Exit
Recently, Smithsonian grounds have banned tripods from the area. If you have a french easel please opt to bring that instead. If you only use a tripod you should be fine painting on and near the mall just not on Smithsonian property. You're welcome to go through security for the Symphony concert and paint within the gate, but be aware they will be checking your painting bag. Palette knives and turpentine may be confiscated.