Arts in Foggy Bottom Hosts Golden Doors to Freedom

Invoke your creativity and help create a Golden Door to Freedom.

On Saturday, July 29th, Arts in Foggy Bottom will offer a creative and meaningful opportunity for our community to express its support of and solidarity with victims and survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery.

Join Foggy Bottom residents in converting a discarded wooden door into a symbolic freedom portal by gilding and then writing, stenciling, drawing, scratching, burnishing, and embellishing the door with your own thoughts and feelings. No experience in the arts is necessary.

Conceived by artist and master gilder Bill Adair of Gold Leaf Studios, Golden Doors to Freedom is a participatory arts initiative of ArtWorks for Freedom, a nonprofit organization that uses the power of art to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking.

The Arts in Foggy Bottom Golden Door will be one of twelve or more created and displayed in metropolitan DC this fall during the ArtWorks for Freedom ACTION DC! awareness campaign.

Saturday, July 29th from 10 am to 2 pm
Canal House Studio
3071 Canal Street, NW, Georgetown (map)
(Blue house on the Canal between 31st and Thomas Jefferson Streets)

Remarks by Kay Chernush, founder and artistic director, ArtWorks for Freedom at 10:30.

Nourishing nibbles will be provided. Suggested tax deductible donation $25. Even if you are unable to attend, your donation would be hugely appreciated. You can always add your message to the Door at a later date.

Tax-deductible donations can be made in cash, by Visa or MasterCard, or check made to the order of ArtWorks for Freedom. To submit a donation prior to or after the event, go to and please note Arts in Foggy Bottom.