Art All Night to Return Across the District Next Month
A late-night celebration of local artwork, music and performance is headed to at least seven neighborhoods across the District next month.
Art All Night is scheduled to enliven the District on the night of Saturday, Sept. 24, organizers announced earlier this week.
Last year, the festival lit up the Carnegie Library, prompted dance performances at the Colombian Embassy and put a bat signal in Shaw.
This year, Art All Night is partnering with seven main street associations, including Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, H Street Main Street and Shaw Main Streets.
Organizers shared this update on the annual art extravaganza on Wednesday:
Art All Night: Made in DC is Washington, DC’s free overnight arts festival!
Starting on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 7:00 PM until 3:00 AM the following morning, the festivities will span seven DC Main Streets neighborhoods, bringing visual and performing arts, including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, dance, theater, film, and poetry, to indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, including businesses. This year the festival will feature District of Columbia artists and collectives only, in celebration of the Made in DC initiative. The only exceptions will be selected international artists, by special invitation.
The festival is presented by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development in partnership with Destination Congress Heights, Dupont Circle Main Streets, H Street Main Street, North Capitol Main Street, Inc.,Shaw Main Streets, Tenleytown Main Street and Van Ness Main Street, with financial support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
ARTISTS, SCHEDULES & MORE to be announced!
Check our website at www.artallnightdc.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on artists, performance schedules, contests, and special offers from sponsors, partners, and participating businesses!
Poster by artist Kelly Towles