Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Washington, DC

Holiday hours
Monday 5/27 Memorial Day - Closed.

Plaza Artist Materials Washington DC


Plenty of metered parking on the surrounding streets during weekdays; on weekends parking is available on 19th street. There are also several parking garages in the area including one in the building in which we are located whose hours are M-F 7am-7pm.

Public Transportation

  • From Dupont Circle Station (Red Line): Head south on 19th Street for 2.5 blocks. Plaza will be on the right before you get to L Street.
  • From Farragut North Station (Red Line): Head west on L Street for 1.5 blocks, turn right on 19th Street, walk a half block and we are on your left.
  • From Farragut West Station (Blue and Orange Lines): Head west on I Street for one block, turn right at 19th Street, walk two and a half blocks and we are on your left before you get to M Street.

Custom framing

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From your finest artwork to your newly earned diploma, Plaza frames it all! Our expert picture framing design team is ready and waiting for you to bring in your treasures.

Events in our Washington, DC Store

Fabric Fun with Marabu
Friday, May 24: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Marabu demo

Fabric Fun with Marabu products. You can bring your own piece of clothing or canvas sneakers to change into a work of art. We will also have canvas squares for you to try them out. We will show you how to use Fashion Sprays and Fashion Liners to take that boring old thing to something with bling.

Yupo Paper and Alcohol Inks
Location: At Farragut Park and at Plaza Art DC
Friday, May 31: 12:00pm - 2:00pm at Farragut Park then 3:00pm - 5:00pm at Plaza Art DC
Alcohol Inks on Yupo

Yupo Paper and Alcohol Inks. Yupo is an amazing paper with a really funny name. When you combine Yupo with Pinata Alcohol Inks it definitely turns in to a party…there will even be straws. Come join in the fun. We can have some sober fun while our paper gets tipsy.

First Friday Oil Painting Studio
Friday, June 7: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Oil Painting with Light

Welcome to Oil Painting Studio. This is a monthly Free Art Activity the First Friday of the Month where we will be exploring the different techniques and materials. This Friday we will concentrate on how to capture light in your painting both subtlety and dramatically. Feel free to start a new painting or bring one in you already started.

Watercolor Studio
Friday, June 14: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Watercolor on Glass Bottles

Watercolor Studio-Getting Grounded. We will be exploring how Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground can get your Watercolors off the paper and onto new and super fun situations. Did you ever imagine painting with Watercolor on a bottle or a glass ornament? Well you absolutely can!! We will be re-purposing some tin containers for this project. One tin per person while supplies last.

Molotow Play Day
Friday, June 21: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Molotow Markers

Discover Molotow. One of the most innovative companies currently making Markers and Drawing Pens in the industry. We will have their New Blackliner Pens, Chrome Markers, Art Masking Fluid Markers and their Empty Markers available for you to try. They will truly blow your mind.

Bookmaking - Dream Journal
Location: At Farragut Park and at Plaza Art DC
Friday, June 28: 12:00pm - 2:00pm at Farragut Park then 3:00pm - 5:00pm at Plaza Art DC
Handmade Dream Journals

Bookmaking-Dream Journal. Find out how easy it is to make your own books and journals. We will spend the afternoon making fun little books that make perfect Dream Journals. Make one for yourself or to give to that creative dreamer in your life. Decorated with Pepin Creative Papers.