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Artists Return To DC This Fall

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Specialty artists in Washington DC have resumed art exhibitions for the 2020 Fall Season. They are prolific companions, eager to share and connect with enlightened patrons. Given the circumstances, there will be no large assemblies for exhibitions this year 🙂. Patrons should reach out to the artist they’re interested in to arrange private viewings. You […]

Seven Prominent DC Bars To Close Next Month

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American Ice Company, The Brixton, Echo Park, El Rey, The Gibson, Marvin, and Players Club are scheduled to close indefinitely on October 31. In a statement to Washington City Paper, brothers Eric and Ian Hilton say they’ve been fighting to keep the establishments open amid the mayor’s COVID-19 restrictions, but can no longer do so. […]

What is LAPEL?

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LAPEL is a niche arts and lifestyle journal. It’s centered around independent artists who live in (or have ties to) Washington DC. If don’t know much about us, it’s not surprising. We started as a directory for established patrons of these artists, so our audience is mostly insiders. But now that you’ve been formally introduced… […]

Friendship Heights Mall Up For Auction

Mazza Gallerie in Friendship Heights will be up for auction on August 28. The property went into foreclosure after the owner failed to repay the $67 million debt used to acquire the upscale shopping center. Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp, which acquired the mall in 2017, had sought to stop the foreclosure, citing The District’s pandemic emergency […]