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National Arts & Humanities Month

Celebrate Creativity with Tours, an Art Ball, Cocktails and more

October is National Arts & Humanities Month. It’s also the one-year anniversary of the opening of Hotel Zena! There’s no better way to celebrate than with a stay at Hotel Zena. Part hotel and part gallery, this is where creative energy flows from the moment you walk through our door.

To celebrate the occasion, we’re treating you a special package and ongoing art-focused programs and events — both in-person and virtually. Scroll down to read about them and plan your stay. While you’re here, take in the DC art scene. Our front desk can point you in the direction of the capitol’s best sights, both little known and much loved.

Go All Out Package

It’s all about nonstop fun and entertainment. Your stay includes two nights in a Zena City View Two Queen — an inspiring place to crash after what we have planned for you. First up: Art of the Cocktail, a private cocktail-making session with Hotel Zena’s head mixologist. You’ll also head out on a walk with A Tour Of Her Own, DC’s first female-led tour company. We’ll even loan you a Polaroid camera to document the memories.

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Win a Digital Portrait

Would you love a digital portrait of yourself? We are partnering with emerging DC artist Lakshmi Sakar to create a one-of-a-kind hand-sketched digital portrait, just for you, plus you'll receive a one-night stay at Hotel Zena. One winner will be randomly selected and notified by email on 11/4/21 at 9:00 AM ET/12:00 PM PT.

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The Art of the Cocktail

We’re stirring things up in a new way for October. Experience two cocktails inspired by art. Sample the Kusama Cosmo and the CHEL'S LOVE, which take a cue from the two famous female artists. Take a photo of your cocktail, tag @hotelzena and @figleafdc on Instagram and you’ll receive a complimentary shot of something sweet — on the house!

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Life of a Neuron

October 16, 2021 - November 28, 2021

This new exhibit at ARTECHOUSE will take you through the thinking cells of the brain, diving into one of the world's greatest mysteries.

H.E.R. at The Anthem

October 25, 2021

Talented singer, songwriter and musician H.E.R. will grace the stage at The Anthem this October.

Hotel Zena Presents: The Art Ball, a Halloween Drag-Stravaganza!

October 27, 2021

Your night includes a costume contest, a fabulously on-brand cocktail menu, and performances from DC’s best drag queens.

Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful

October 30, 2021 - January 23, 2022

The highly anticipated exhibit that serves as the inspiration for a months-long celebration of Thomas will provide a fresh perspective on th

"Adaptable" Book Launch with Alexa Carlin

November 4, 2021

Join Alexa Carlin on November 4th in Washington D.C. to launch her first published book, Adaptable!

Creating Icons: How We Remember Women's Suffrage

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Creating Icons: How We Remember Woman Suffrage exhibit at the National Museum of American History.