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17th Street Festival Announces “Wide Variety” of Artists

by Borderstan.com September 21, 2011 at 10:00 am 0

17th Street Festival, Art Show, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos

The 17th Street Festival has lined up a wide variety of artists for this year’s show. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Check out photos and wrap up from the 2010 17th Street Festival. Borderstan.com is proud to be one of the Festival sponsors again this year. Check out the entire list of 2011 Festival sponsors at the event website. See last week’s story, 17th Street Festival Announces Lineup of Bands, Peformers, DJs.

The 2nd Annual 17th Street Festival will again feature an Arts Show as part of the Festival and it will again be sponsored by the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA). The Festival is this Saturday the 24th from 2 to 6 pm from P Street NW to Riggs Place and along R Street from 17th Street to New Hampshire Avenue.

“Last year’s Festival was amazingly successful,” said Festival Co-Chair and Urban Neighborhood Alliance President Lee Granados. “With more interest from the community and more excitement surrounding this year’s event, we expect a great crowd for the artists and vendors showcasing their offerings.”

Wide Variety of Participating Artists

The Festival’s Arts Show Chair, Celina Gerbic, is impressed with the “wide variety” of artists participating in the show this year, including a live body painter, Chris Taylor. “In an art-packed weekend, including the first ever (e)merge Art Fair, we’re excited to have everything from traditional oil painting to pottery to mixed media, jewelry and beyond.  It’s going to be a great opportunity for art collectors!”

Artists will begin their check in at the brand new Dupont Circle office of Century 21 Redwood Realty, which will also be holding an inaugural Art Opening featuring the art of K.C. Davis and selected artists from ArtWhino in conjunction with the 17th Street Festival. Ken Davis’s paintings on reclaimed barn doors have been sold in solo shows in New York, Vermont and New Jersey and he has been the recipient of several awards.

Danny Fein, one of the artists participating in the Festival’s Arts Show, creates lithographs with text from banned books and will be participating in the Banned Book Festival starting the same day as the 17th Street Festival. Another participating artist, Matthew Parker, will feature his Art Trike, inspired by DC’s street food trucks. Parker’s unique photographic collages embody movement of time, experience, memory and spatial relationships as variables captured in the scene.

About the Festival

The Festival is organized by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance. This year the the Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets Program has come aboard as a partner and is helping plan the Festival. You can find a list of this year’s sponsors on the Festival website; Borderstan is a sponsor again this year.

2011 17th Street Festival Art Show Participants

  • Adah Rose Gallery
  • Anne Rocha
  • Auger Artwork Studios
  • Chris Taylor
  • Cynthia Angeles
  • Ebner Fine Art Sales
  • Elba A. Molina
  • Elissa Leibowitz Poma
  • Evelyn Brooks Designs
  • Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
  • Jean-Baptiste Regnard
  • Jeff Watson Pottery
  • JSW MetalWorks
  • Julia Latein-Kimmig
  • Kreg David Kelley
  • LA Johnson Illustration and Fine Art
  • Litographs
  • Margrét Kröyer
  • Maria Equivel Creations
  • Meta Carr
  • Moses Cook Photography
  • Nataliya Andreyeva
  • NewGeorgiaClayWork.com
  • Photographic Collages Reinventing-Reality
  • RONYC Ryan Owens New York City
  • Ross Ruot
  • Ryan Epp
  • Saheed Fawehinni
  • Shaun Rabah
  • Stand For Art Foundation
  • The Wilson Group
  • Tiffany de Lisio
  • Wendy Plotkin-Mates
  • Yang Ku Designs

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