Art is in the eye of the beholder, whereas swollen retinas are in the eye of the bee holder. Get soul-stung by art with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a membership to Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, as well as admission to the Books Art Fair, both in Silver Spring (a $40 value).
Pyramid Atlantic is a non-profit contemporary arts center that promotes artistic excellence in the fields of hand-papermaking, printmaking, digital media, and bookmaking. Among impressive facilities and tools are an antique letterpress, materials for hand-binding books, and the art gallery, which has a new solo show each month and is DC’s source for fine art prints and artistic activities. Members enjoy once-a-month, hands-on tutorials (such as screen-printing, bookmaking, and paper UFO folding), once-a-month tours of the new exhibits with the director of the Washington Printmaker’s Gallery (which curates Pyramid Atlantic’s exhibits), 10% off at the community arts store in Silver Spring, and 10% off live music and theater events.
Today’s Groupon also gets you admission to the Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, a three-day event that connects international artists, scholars, Sasquatches, collectors, publishers, and art lovers. Enjoy a diverse collection of book art, art prints, specialty paper, and innovative tools.
Though the Pyramic Atlantic Art Center hasn't been reviewed much, the studio space and gallery boasts more than 750 Facebook fans.