George Hemphill is making a move. After 15 years on 14th Street, his space moves to K—and, yes, it’ll have a street entrance for collectors to see and buy art from some of the finest contemporary artists in the world. The gallery now represents 25 artists and four artists’ estates; Hemphill’s team also provides private art consulting services to collectors and corporations.
Insider’s Tip When the gallery reopens in its new location this winter, Linling Lu will be front and center. The Baltimore-based artist has become a superstar.
This new collaborative and performance space is a critical boon to the arts. We love the Moonshot Studio maker space and the Justice Forum, which buzzes weekly with big, heady discussions about the arts.
Insider’s Tip Jazzmeia Horn performs at The Reach Jan. 18. She became a household name after singing “Moanin’” during the 2018 Grammy Awards; she also won the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition.
This is where DC’s chic come to play amid gorgeous local art. The redesigned Living Room recently showcased DC muralists like Decoy and Gaia; the swanky hotel’s brain trust plans to host more locals throughout the winter and spring.
Insider’s Tip Grab a signature cocktail ($17) from the lobby-level 60-seat restaurant Cherry; we love the Hum of Bees (Charm City sweet blossom mead, element honeydew jalapeno shrub, Wild June gin, unﬁltered raw wildﬂower honey). If you’re feeling intrepid this winter, try your hand at the winter-only curling court. Seriously.