Upcoming Events

    • Friday, October 06, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Duke's Counter - 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW
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    Join us for our October #FFL (First Friday Lunch). 

    Our monthly networking lunches are a great place to meet D.C. arts professionals, discuss current issues facing our industry, and learn more about EALDC programming!

    Steering committee members Lindsay Sheridan of Cathedral Choral Society and Taylor Rambo of The Washington Ballet will host our October Lunch at Duke's Counter on October 6th at 12 p.m.

    • Friday, November 03, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Palette 22 - 4053 Campbell Ave., Arlington
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    Join us for our November #FFL (First Friday Lunch) in Shirlington.

    Our monthly networking lunches are a great place to meet D.C. arts professionals, discuss current issues facing our industry, and learn more about EALDC programming.

    The November First Friday Lunch will be held on Friday November 3 at 12 p.m. at Palette 22 in Shirlington and will be hosted by Eric Colton of Signature Theatre and John Anderson of The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.



    • Friday, December 01, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • The Wharf - TBD


    Join us for our December #FFL (First Friday Lunch) at The Wharf.

    Our monthly networking lunches are a great place to meet D.C. arts professionals, discuss current issues facing our industry, and learn more about EALDC programming.

    The November First Friday Lunch will be held on Friday December 1 at 12 p.m. at the all new Wharf in SW D.C. - the exact restaurant is TBD pending The Wharf's official opening. This lunch will be hosted by Steering Committee Co-Chair Char Manlove-Laws of Arena Stage and Committee Member Alysa Turner of UrbanArias and Glen Echo Photoworks.


Past Events

Thursday, September 21, 2017 Special Member Offer: $30, $50, or $75 orchestra seats for Aida
Friday, September 08, 2017 September Friday Networking Lunch
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 EALDC Summer Social
Friday, July 07, 2017 July First Friday Lunch - Palette 22
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Member Event: XYZT Tour at ARTECHOUSE
Friday, June 09, 2017 June First Friday Lunch - Elephant & Castle
Friday, May 05, 2017 May First Friday Lunch - District Commons
Thursday, April 13, 2017 EALDC 3rd Annual pARTy
Friday, April 07, 2017 April First Friday Lunch - Vapiano
Friday, March 10, 2017 March First Friday Lunch - Gordon Biersch
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 EALDC Venue Tour at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Friday, February 03, 2017 February First Friday Lunch - Duke's Grocery
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Creative Conversation
Friday, December 09, 2016 December 2016 First Friday Lunch - 123 Restaurant
Emerging Arts Leaders DC (EALDC) is a part of the national Emerging Leaders Network, developed by Americans for the Arts, and is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.
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