Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cool spot for gifts, art: Pleasant Plains Workshop

The other day I went to a friend's poetry reading on Georgia Avenue, in the Pleasant Plains Workshop, and I must say, I was impressed by the space. I wrote about them opening but hadn't had a chance to stop by.

Basically it's a small gallery and art space with a couple resident artists, but they're also hosting "Present Day," a holiday gift shop with a lot of neat things by local artists: tote bags, small paintings, hand made post cards, and a lot more. I was impressed by a screen-printed poster with a halfsmoke on it that said something like 100% beef, 0% representation in Congress (obviously it looks cooler than my description.)

Most of it was reasonably priced and it's always nice to help out local artists. I plan to go by and get some Christmas presents, plus some presents for myself.

They're located at 2608 Georgia Avenue NW (between Euclid and Fairmont) and are open Thursday and Friday from 2-7 pm, Saturday 1-6 pm, and Sunday 12-5. They're also on Twitter.

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