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Potomac River Life

About the Show:


The Potomac River Life exhibition is a relevant and current commentary on the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act enactment and our interaction with one of the most prominent bodies of water in our region, the Potomac River. There are 40 participating local artists from DC, Maryland, and Virginia, whose work was selected from an open call. This exhibition is a collaboration with The Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRN). A portion of the sales commission from the artworks will go to this organization and its efforts to maintain a clean and sustainable Potomac River. 


Interesting topics you can explore via artworks in this exhibit include:


  • Depiction of life in and on the Potomac’s water

  • Inspiring, motivational, and educational work regarding the importance of river health

  • The fragility of the Potomac River and its role in our regional ecosystem

  • Creative solutions for improving river cleanliness and sustainability

  • The beauty of the Potomac River and its surrounding natural environment


If you'd like to inquire about any of these works or if you're interested in purchasing them, please email

To view the exhibit, click on the arrows next to the images. Double click on the image to view the full artwork description. 

Exhibition Events


We invite you to attend the Potomac River Life Exhibit Reception on Sunday, July 17 from 4 - 6 p.m.


On Wednesday, July 20th at 7 p.m. we will host a moderated conversation in the gallery with leaders from the Potomac Riverkeepers’ Network and the Potomac Conservancy to discuss the status and health of the Potomac, efforts to improve it, and the possibility of a swimmable Potomac in the near future.


Please also mark your calendar for the upcoming Potomac Watershed Puzzle Project Family Workshop, on Sunday, July 31, 1 - 3 p.m. These are all free events. For more information about the panel talk and the workshop, please visit our event page.


The exhibition runs through August 21, 2022.

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