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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Mural Tours Demonstrate Graffiti for Good

Mural Tours Demonstrate Graffiti for Good

A mural tour of Philadelphia offers a firsthand look at how one program redirected the energy of graffiti into an ongoing city-wide beautification project. Read »

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Half-Mile Under Ground at the Tour-Ed Mine

A  Half-Mile Under Ground at the Tour-Ed Mine

Travel a half-mile below the Earth's surface by way of a coal car at the Tour-Ed Mine and Museum just outside of Pittsburgh. Read »

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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By Joshua Axelrod

Here and Now Party at Baltimore Museum

Here and Now Party at Baltimore Museum

The Walters Museum in Baltimore is throwing a party on July 25 with plenty of art exhibitions and live music. Read »

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Look Inside James Madison's Montpelier

If you've never been to Montpelier, click through for an inside look at the... See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Face-Palming Sculpture Globe-Trotting to Philly

Face-Palming Sculpture Globe-Trotting to Philly

The famed artist known as KAWS, a former graffiti extraordinaire, plants his iconic sculpture COMPANION at Philly's 30th Street Station now through May 14. Read »

Monday, Apr 15, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Inspiration Awaits at DC Int'l Design Fest

Inspiration Awaits at DC Int'l Design Fest

Artiisphere is hosting the D.C. International Design Festival now through May 19. Photo contest included! Read »

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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By Alyssa Moody

Once a 48-Room Estate, Now Evergreen Mansion

Once a 48-Room Estate, Now Evergreen Mansion

The mansion that served as the exterior inspiration for Disney's Haunted Mansion ride is located just an hour away in Baltimore, and -- although it kinda pains us to say it -- it offers visitors a far more... Read »

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Women of War Film Fest

Women of War Film Fest

The Virginia War Museum in Newport News pays homage to the brave women of war with a month-long film festival. Read »

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Simeone Automotive Museum

Simeone Automotive Museum

A visit might redefine the term "sports car" in your mind. Take, for instance, the 1909 American Underslung with 40-inch wheels. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Zombie Gras 3 in Baltimore!

Zombie Gras 3 in Baltimore!

Head to Baltimore March 30, when zombies, makeup artists and more will be roaming the halls of Geppi's Entertainment Museum. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo as a web editor and writer for NBCWashington.com. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.