Opening Reception: Saturday, September 18 4pm -6pm
Join us on Saturday, September 18 as we welcome four new DC8 Totem Poles from artist Wilfredo Valladares. DC8 Totem Poles is a new temporary art installation on the 300 block of H Street NE (between 3rd and forth street NE) commissioned by the DCCAH along with developer Steuart Investments, the owner of the property, who has offered us the site to activate it with a temporary display of art until Steuart breaks ground on their development early next year.
DC8 Totem Poles will consist of 8 abstract totem poles symbolic of the 8 wards in DC. Each pole recounts crucial historical and cultural elements within the wards and include actual testimonies from DC residents.
Due to timing constraints, only four of the eight totem poles will be on display during the H Street Festival. A shaman is scheduled to make an appearance and will bless the totem poles. Join us at Toyland throughout the day for drink specials in line with the totem ceremony, and visit Studio H’s opening of Camille Schefter’s “Insoluble” from 6pm to 9pm.