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Eastern Market Art Series & Teachings: The World of Graffiti-Style Art with Jay Akita – SOLD OUT

Sunday, May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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This class is sold out. To be added to the waiting list, please email with the name of the class and the number of spots requested.


Explore the world of graffiti-style art and scene creation with DC-based artist Jay Akita!

Jay Akita is co-founder of the artist collective known as OddWatch. Akita was born in DC and thus gained a lot of inspiration from the graffiti art found all over the city, among other sources like cartoons and comics, video games, and Asian culture. Akita blends a cartoonish style with his abstract scenes. He is then able to borrow from elements of video games and comics, such as backstory and connecting universes, while using nature-based aesthetics. An important aspect of Akita’s work are the color palettes he applies in order to convey the story.

Check out more of Akita’s work on Instagram and at

The Eastern Market Art Series & Trainings – EAST – is an ongoing series that brings artists and children (between 6 and 10 years old) together to explore a different craft or medium each month. Each workshop has volunteer opportunities for youth & teens (11 years old and up) to help support the workshop. Please contact for more information.

Our program is in made possible by the Near Southeast Community Partners and the CSX Mitigation Fund as well as the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.



Sunday, May 5
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Eastern Market Art Series & Teachings (EAST)


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921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
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