Get the inside scoop on the art scene as you visit D.C.’s top galleries with the perspective of a collector.

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What You'll Do

Laura Roulet, a collector and curator of contemporary art, guides you to five or six of the top galleries in D.C.'s busting 14th Street–U Street NW corridor, where you'll connect with the art community and meet with gallery directors to learn about all of the pieces on display. Laura will also help you on your way to becoming an art scene insider by teaching you how to form a collection, get invited to openings, and evaluate galleries. At the last destination, groups will peruse the final collection over a glass of wine.

  • Explore D.C.'s Art Scene
    Art collector and curator Laura Roulet leads you to five or six contemporary art galleries

  • Make Your Way in the Art Scene
    Laura teaches you how to form your own collection, get invited to openings, and evaluate galleries

  • Complementary Wine
    Enjoy a glass of wine at your last destination

Each event is capped at 15 participants; each event requires a minimum of 8 participants in order to take place.


Your Host

Laura Roulet
Art Collector

Art runs in Laura Roulet's blood, with both of her parents working as art collectors and helping her develop a deep appreciation for the art community at a young age. In her adult life, she's worked as an art historian and independent curator in D.C. for more than a decade, and lent her expertise to museums and galleries, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Art Museum of the Americas, and D.C. Art Center. Her essays and articles have graced the pages of Sculpture, Art Nexus, and American Art, and she's also written a book on contemporary Puerto Rican installation art.


Where You'll Meet

Groups meet at the corner of 14th Street and Church Street, and embark on a tour that traces through the 14th Street-U Street NW corridor.


In a Nutshell

Explore D.C.'s art galleries with a veteran art collector, who teaches you how to evaluate a collection and become an art scene insider

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 8 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Discount reflects Experience Provider’s current prices. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Must be 21 or older. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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