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Socialize with kindred spirits! Meet other Washington-area lovers of Art Deco at cocktail parties, fashion shows, lectures, dances and other special events. Start or add to your collection of Art Deco era vintage clothing, furniture, housewares, and collectibles by learning where to shop, or better yet, by attending our annual Exposition of 20th Century Decorative Arts. Members receive reduced price admissions for most events.
ADSW holds regular programs celebrating the design, dance, film, and music of the era. You can count on a variety of lively educational tours, lectures, slide shows, and much more. Programs have featured:
Since its founding in the fall of 1982, the Art Deco Society of Washington has led the effort to save important Washington-area Art Deco architecture, including the Silver Theatre and the Silver Spring Shopping Center, the Greyhound Terminal, now known as 1100 New York Avenue, the Greenbelt Center School and the Hecht Company Warehouse on New York Avenue. You can learn more about our preservation efforts, past and present. You can also get to know the Washington area’s fine Art Deco and Art Moderne buildings.
Help the Art Deco Society of Washington by volunteering your time and expertise with our preservation efforts, get-togethers, programs and other activities:
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Explore historic and vintage-themed venues, restaurants, shopping, activities and publications inspired by Art Deco, Moderne, and Mid-Century Modern in the Washington DC area.
A listing of the area’s best venues for swing dancing plus links to websites for local dance classes and instructors.
Area restaurants located in either historic or period-appropriate venues.
A listing of Art Deco-inspired venues plus artists and bands playing period-appropriate music.
A sampling of area Art Deco hotels.
A sampling of Art Deco styled apartment buildings in the Washington DC area plus links to websites focused on period-appropriate housing for sale.
A sampling of local shops and online sources for Art Deco and Mid Century Modern antiques, art, collectibles and vintage clothing.
A listing of area Art Deco movie palaces and performance halls.
Where to go (and how to get there) for mid-20th Century inspired travel.
Art Deco Books
A variety of books about Art Deco design, architecture, fashion, entertainment, and much more.
Art Deco Type and Fonts
Include an Art Deco typeface in your next graphic design project.
This 18 x 24-inch poster features former ADSW President Richard Striner's painting ofthe restored Greyhound bus terminal in Washington, DC.
Check out the various social groups and clubs in the Washington, DC area that organize and host vintage-inspired events.