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ArtSnacks Drawing Session at The National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

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Building an arts-based community is a huge focus for ArtSnacks. On Friday, September 21st, we’re stepping out of our studios and into a local museum to bring creative minds together! Join Lee and Sarah, co-founders of ArtSnacks, for a walkthrough of The National Portrait Gallery and a short drawing session in the galleries.

Since the museum closes at 7 pm, there will be an informal meet up after at a nearby location (which is currently TBD). There we can connect, doodle, and maybe even grab a snack/drink!

*Please wear comfortable walking shoes. The museum only allows graphite drawing in the galleries, so plan on bringing your own pencils/sketchbook.

A little about the museum: The National Portrait Gallery was authorized and founded by Congress in 1962 with the mission to acquire and display portraits of "men and women who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the people of the United States." Today, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery continues to narrate the multi-faceted and ever-changing story of America through the individuals who have shaped its culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts, and new media, the Portrait Gallery presents poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives form our national identity.