By Walter Nicholls Posted October 30, 2009, 12:47 PM EDT
WASHINGTON On October 22, Long View Gallery moved from its town home on 9th Street NW, opposite the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, into an industrial warehouse space one block south. Now available for events, the 5,000-square-foot venue has two flexible halls connected by a gently sloping ramp, 20-foot ceilings, concrete floors, and exposed brick walls. Amenities include seven 20- by 11-foot wall panels for projections, a catering staging area, sound system, and wireless Internet access.
The larger, upper level space can accommodate 140 for a seated dinner, while the entire venue can hold 400 for a reception. The rear of the warehouse has a retractable aluminum and glass door that opens onto historic Blagden Alley, where there is additional space for a tent.
Long View Gallery, which features contemporary local and regional artists, has a second location in Sperryville, Virginia.