Join the NoMa BID for a special Art All Night activation with Lea Craigie-Marshall, the 2022 National Cherry Blossom Artist. The public is invited to the opening of Lea’s newest mural and sculptural installation, “Her Story,” at 1200 First Street NE. Enjoy light bites and drinks, while viewing Lea’s beautiful work. Stay and listen to her give an intimate artist talk about her work and inspiration!

Date: Friday, September 23rd
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: 1200 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002


About the Artist

Leah Craigie-Marshall

Lea Craigie-Marshall is a multidisciplinary visual artist born in Falls Church, VA, and raised in Washington, DC and West Virginia. Lea had the best of both the culture and politics in Washington, DC and the natural beauty of the mountains of WV. It is of no surprise that these are important themes of her contemporary artwork today. Lea was also strongly influenced by her mother and grandmothers, each with impressive artistic skills themselves. She hopes to evoke unexpected emotions in the viewer with her ingenious use of experimental mediums, and provocative subject matter. Whether a beautiful portrait, mural, sculptural installation or a thoughtful political/social justice piece, you will surely walk away inspired.

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Other Art Exhibitions in NoMa

"Whatever the &!$# I Want" at Eckington Hall

On September 24, Eckington Hall (1611 Eckington Pl NE Suite 170, Washington, DC 20002) will premiere its second photo exhibit titled, “Whatever the &!$# I Want.”  It’s an exhibition that features the works of four DC-area photographers:

  • Celina Magda Donis
  • Gayatri Malhotra
  • Julian Thomas
  • Benjamin Frey

The exhibition’s brazen title is in response to those that feel art must have a particular theme.  And in DC, that theme must often be tied to the region or domestic/ world affairs.

The purpose of this show is to explore the unique perspective of these four photographers as they paint a narrative wherever their feet landed, one snapshot at a time.

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