Past Events

Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee at the Volta Bureau

Saturday, October 13th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Volta Bureau
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007

Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging architects branch of the ICAA-WMA. Anyone with an interest in sketching and/or connecting with other artists and architects are encouraged to attend.

This month, we will be sketching outside at the Volta Bureau in Georgetown. This brick and sandstone Neoclassical templum in antis, designed by Peabody & Stearns in 1893, is a notable architectural departure from its residential neighbors. The bureau has served as a source of information, education, and resources for the deaf and hard of hearing since its commissioning by inventor Alexander Graham Bell.

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials. We will meet at Saxby’s at 3500 O St NW for coffee at 10:00am. We will be sketching for about 2.5-3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.

Cost: Free. RSVP is required

RSVP to Anthony Dimanno

Image courtesy of Historic American Buildings Survey/Library of Congress