Kids' Art

October 13 - November 2, 2023


4-year-old Alicja from Friendship Heights

My name is Alicja, and I am four years old. I came to Washington two years ago from Poland. I have an older brother, and he is bigger than me. I have loved drawing since I was little. My favorite topics are princesses in beautiful dresses and families with children. In my drawings, all people are friends, even Cinderella and her sisters.

August 18 – September 23, 2023

Mythical Creatures

Nathan Edelmann Archives from Fessenden Street

When our son, Nathan, was five and six years old, he was captivated by Greek mythology. At home, sitting at the kitchen counter, we put together a book of his drawings of his favorite mythological characters. Here are a few, which we hope you’ll enjoy!

May 27 – July 21, 2023


Phoenix from Friendship Heights

My name is Phoenix and I am ten years old. Some of my favorite things to do are gymnastics, dancing, singing and art. My parents, Doug and Mona, are from other countries. My dad is from Scotland and works for NASA. My mother is Armenian Palestinian and works as a writer and mental health advocate. When I was little, I was adopted in New York City. I have a brother and though he is my “adopted” brother, I love him, but he is a typical teenage boy. I also have a sister and four brothers from my biological mom. They live in North Carolina now. I am happy to be showing some of my art in Little Gallery. It’s a great thing about our neighborhood. 

May 27 – July 21, 2023

Crayons, Masks and Butterflies

6-year-old Eamon from Yuma Street

Eamon is an enthusiastic artist who is always busy creating, with any material he can find. His current exhibit uses paper and crayon for a flower, hinges and paint to make butterflies, and play-dough to make masks.  Finally, he used sticky notes to make an alligator.  Eamon also loves karate, chess, legos, and playing with friends.

May 8 – 27, 2023

Dragons and Drawings
Jane Lalley (aka: Tom’s daughter) from Yuma Street

Jane is a 4th grader who has always been good at art.  She has liked doing art with all different materials, lately mostly colored pencil, although she also enjoys creating and building in minecraft.  Her current exhibit uses paper and colored pencil.  She also loves sushi, and her cats.  In her free time, she also likes swimming, and hanging out with her friends.

April 17 – May 8, 2023

Photography found.
Mandy from around the neighborhood

Mandy is in 5th grade and loves to do photography.  Her love for photography started when she was 9 years old and she always dreamed of getting a camera. So, she took a class and later got her dream camera, which took her photography to another level. And now Mandy loves to take her camera all around and take pictures in many different places.  Her other hobbies are lacrosse, painting, drawing, and hanging out with friends.

Hope u enjoy!

March 25 – April 17, 2023

Sunshine and Showers 
4 1/2-year-old Ian in Friendship Heights

I am 4 ½ years old and in pre-K at Janney Elementary School. I have an older brother and an older sister, and my family pets include one dog, two guinea pigs, and one hamster. I like to build Legos and puzzles, play with toys, and eat candy. My favorite colors are orange and blue, and I enjoy drawing, painting and coloring. I chose to paint weather for my first Little Gallery exhibit because I love the weather and we talk about it at school. 

I hope you enjoy my beautiful artwork. 

Love, Ian.

March 4 - 25, 2023
Brother and Sister

Neighborhood Friends 

Clark is an artist based in Washington, D.C. He is 6 years old.


Edith is an artist based in Washington, D.C. She is 8 years old.

February 8 - March 4, 2023
Sister and Brother


Six-Year-Old Hazel from Friendship Heights

Hazel is an everyday creative girl. She spends most of her time at home drawing, crafting or inventing fairy landscapes and creatures that live there.  The ice cave she made is home for magic, unicorns and has a lot of stories around it.

Lego Creations

Nine-Year-Old Younes from Friendship Heights

Younes has liked Lego since he was a toddler. He first built with Lego Duplo but soon got into the small Lego bricks. As an animal lover, it was a fast decision to build animal like creatures out of Lego. The Ice age is the starting point for his saber tooth tiger and “how to train your dragon” for the flying companion.

October 15 - November 5, 2022


Spooky Art: Arachna Potter 

Be wary. She is somewhere near you


Arachna Potter never dies so it’s not a problem for her come back to Little Gallery year after year after year. Her work is inspired by spooky things. She loves bats, cats and ghosts. Arachna hopes you enjoy her scary artwork. Thanks for visiting!!

September 24 – October 15, 2022

Origami: Anonymous in Friendship Heights


This origami enthusiast learned to fold lovely paper creations at a very young age. He has traveled to Japan where origami originated and enjoyed visiting a famous origami studio that inspired him to continue his hobby. He hopes that his creations will inspire you to give paper folding a try.

September 3 – 24

Jewelry: 12-year old Leah in Tenleytown

Leah is 12 year old girl who moved to DC at the beginning of this year. Leah enjoys wearing and making jewelry, especially rings and bracelets. She has been making jewelry for about a year, using wire and beads. Recently she participated in a workshop and discovered glass as a new material for making jewelry. 
Leah loves the idea of the Little Gallery and wants more people to enjoy making jewelry. Hopefully, the displayed jewelry will be an inspiration for others.
When Leah isn’t making jewelry, she enjoys crafting and gymnastics.

July 24 - August 12, 2022

Cats and Superheroes: 9-year old Jane on Yuma St.
Jane loves Minecraft and swimming.  She wants to be an artist, and make comic strips.  Jane really likes reading series books. Her art features a lot about the book series Warriors, which is about lots of cats.  Her art is sketching, using pencil and paper.  She also is showing one print, which uses paint and shows a mountain. 

July 2 - July 24, 2022

Harry Potter Portraits: Lena in Tenleytown
Ever since 9-year-old Lena read the first book of the Harry Potter series, she’s been sketching with pencil and painting with watercolor her favorite characters. Lena’s made 14 paintings so far and is continuing to read the series. She hopes you enjoy her paintings!  

Little Gallery artists often inspire passersby to draw.
These were inspired by Lena’s exhibit.

June 12 - July 2, 2022

Thoughts on Paper: Helena in Friendship Heights
Helena just finished kindergarten and is about to turn six.  She has a passion for drawing and recently experienced her first-ever sleepover with a friend.  She came home, overjoyed with happiness, after experiencing ‘hotdog float-riding’ on a lake, bunk beds, and bike-riding!  
Before drawing these, she drew a few pieces reflecting Zoom calls she often witnesses in our current era.  After her sleepover, she felt ready to express a fullness of experience with her friend.  She has a caring heart and hopes her younger sister, Cora, can someday have a turn in Little Gallery.

May 1 - 21, 2022

Peeps Diorama: Max and Coco on Fessenden Street

In 2007, the Washington Post created what was probably the best-known Peeps contest in the United States.  Unfortunately, for some unexplained reason, it was discontinued in 2017. Remarkably, it was recently revived on TikTok. Max and Coco’s diorama may be the first in a yet to be announced annual Little Gallery Peep Show exhibit.

March 20 - April 9, 2022

Crayons and Scissor Work on Paper
5-year-old Eamon on Yuma

Eamon is five years old and loves animals, space, and hearts.  He wants to be an astronaut, and to discover if dragons and Pokemon are real.  Eamon would also really like to visit where Moana is. One of his art exhibits features a series of a frog and a hedgehog combining together, and then combining with other things in nature. He also colors monsters, Pokemon characters, and gems, which he cuts out himself.

February 26 - March 20, 2022

Ink and Paint on Paper: 5-year-old Martin on Military Road

Martin is a passionate artist and scientist. He loves outer space and hopes to defy gravity some day. This collection is inspired by his favorite character, Snoopy, who recently became an astronaut.  In his drawings, you can see Martin and Snoopy in different adventures.

Olivia Art

December 16, '21 - January 9, '22

Watercolors on Wood: Olivia on Garrison St.

10-year-old Olivia used water-based colors for this holiday-inspired artwork. Olivia has been painting for as long as she can remember. She paints on paper, canvas or wood, with acrylic and water-based paints — and she attends weekly art classes. She chose a three-dimensional wood panel for her artwork for the Little Gallery to give the piece some depth, with stars on multiple surfaces. Olivia chose the Christmas tree to be the focal point of her art as she considers it to be a universal symbol of holiday spirit. She hopes to produce additional works for the gallery in the future. 

November 20 - December 16, 2021

Acrylic on Canvas: Meghan Thompson on Harrison St.

Meghan is 15 and a sophomore at Wilson High School. She plays softball and is on the robotics team. She likes to read, paint, do crafts and hang out with her friends.


November 2 -20, 2021

Acrylic on Canvas: Leila from Tenleytown

Nine year old, Leila loves Harry Potter, Star Wars and all kinds of sports. She has been playing baseball since kindergarten and is a huge Nationals fan. These are the inspiration for her art. She hopes you enjoy it.

October 19 - November 2, 2021

Community Art: Neighbors
Over the last three weeks, kids of all ages have stopped by Little Gallery to draw scary pictures. Over thirty drawings were done – too many to fit in the gallery. The scariest drawings, as chosen by local curators Max and Mandy, are in Little Gallery.  All the drawings are posted here.  Don’t get too scared! See if you can find yours!  

September 25 - October 15, 2021

3D Art: Max, age 6 on 44th Street
My name is Max. I am 6 years old. I am a kindergartener at Janney. I like art because I can make anything with it. I like making 3D art because it looks realistic. This scene shows a mountain on a sunny day and my clay project, inspired by nature. There is a volcano, a sun, a waterfall, and a vine. I hope you enjoy it. It makes me feel happy when I look at it.

August 28 - September 25, 2021

Pottery and Woodwork
Ida, age 11 and Louise, age 9 on 43rd Pl
I made pottery at Eagle’s Nest Camp in Asheville. It is a coil pot with yellow glaze. Thanks for viewing!
 – Ida
I made this wooden lightning bolt at sleepaway camp this summer. I used scrap pieces of wood and I only sanded them. It can move back and forth to create different shapes, but I made it to be a lightning bolt.
– Louise

August 7 - 25, 2021

Photos of Flowers: Mandy, age 9 in Friendship Heights
One day during Covid, I picked up my Dad’s old camera and started taking pictures. It stuck and I fell in love with photography!

July 17 - August 4, 2021

Spin Art: Oskar, age 11 on Fessenden St.

I’m Oskar and I live here on Fessenden St. I’m into all sorts of sports and stuff but one thing I like to do is grab some canvas and paint and make spin art.  It’s kinda messy but I like the results. Hopefully you will as well.