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Art at miXt

Local Art & Universal Appeal

Since its inception in 2001, the 2-mile corridor along Route 1 known as the Gateway Arts District has developed into a rejuvenated enclave full of eclectic shops, galleries, restaurants, and entertainment. We’re excited to provide local artists a place to showcase their work and a community that supports them through exhibits, markets, events, and advertising.

The Loft Gallery

Featuring Paula Clagett

Now retired from a rewarding government career, Paula uses her art to shine a light on warm, familiar themes – family, friends, food and frivolity – with new perspectives. With light playing a leading role, my paintings feature morning light gracing cattle and cowhand, midday sun embracing church picnic patrons and evening shade serenading a retiring couple. Filtered light falls on a family around the table as well as a duo tackling a cookbook recipe. Smoky spotlights bounce off dancers, singers and music-makers.’

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On display through June

The Corner Space

Featuring Dwane Martin

Martin is a DC native whose art focuses on the connection between feeling and color, highlighting the emotions they invoke. He works with paint, oil, enamel, spray paint and acrylics to tell stories on canvas. He often switches traditional brushes out for knives, playing cards and hair brushes to further express the utility of perseverence. His work is a vivid interpretation of his journey – bold lines and bright colors aiding him in his execution.

Instagram: demartin7980

On display through June

miXt Food Hall’s rotating art exhibition spaces have an open call for local artists to submit their work for consideration. Please contact John Paradiso, Curator of Programs at Portico Gallery & Studios, at and include a link to your website.