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"Building Aground" by sculptor Rachel Schmidt is just one of 16 contemporary pieces included in Sculpted: Histories Revealed, a public art exhibition in Foggy Bottom.
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"Building Aground" by sculptor Rachel Schmidt is just one of 16 contemporary pieces included in Sculpted: Histories Revealed, a public art exhibition in Foggy Bottom.

May 17-Oct. 25: Sculpted: Histories Revealed
This Saturday at 4 p.m., you can enjoy art outdoors with a free curator-led tour of Sculpted: Histories Revealed, the fourth installment of the public sculpture project Arts in Foggy Bottom. The contemporary pieces will be on view through October 25 and you can attend a post-tour opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at Watergate Gallery in Northwest.

May 17: Takoma Porch Music Festival
The Takoma Porch Music Festival is back for its second year. This Saturday from 2 to 6:30 p.m. you can pack up your lawn chairs and picnic baskets and head to the historic homes of Takoma Park, where more than 20 porches will be transformed into stages as dozens of local bands provide free music.

Music: “Love Me Forever” by Gladdy Anderson & Lyn Taitt & The Jetts

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