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LUMEN8Anacostia Temporium Tour Attracts Large Crowd of Artists, Curators and Entrepreneurs

LUMEN8Anacostia Temporium Anacostia festival of light

Interested parties gather at Honfleur Gallery before the tour. Photo Courtesy of ARCH Development Corporation (ADC)

 

 

On February 4, 2012, a crowd of approximately 50 artists, curators, performers, educators and entrepreneurs met at Honfleur Gallery in Historic Anacostia to gather more information about the upcoming LUMEN8Anacostia festival.  The event, which will take place from noon to midnight on Saturday, April 14, will inaugurate what organizers hope to be over a dozen “Temporiums” or temporary spaces dedicated to a mixed range of experiences from site specific installations, to musical performances to small craft boutiques.

The project, funded by an Artplace grant,  is a joint project of the DC Office of Planning and ARCH Development Corporation, the non-profit that runs Honfleur Gallery and the Gallery at Vivid Solutions in Anacostia.  The grant intends to re-energize vacant storefronts in urban areas with temporary art spaces.  Anacostia is one of over thirty municipalities nationwide benefiting from this funding.

The LUMEN8Anacostia festival will inaugurate the dozen or so temporiums along the Martin Luther King Avenue SE – Good Hope Road SE commercial corridor of Historic Anacostia.  For one night only, the former Curtis Brothers furniture factory on Shannon Place will serve as the centerpiece of the LUMEN8Anacostia festival.  Currently, the organizers have planned an event hosted by Pink Line Project and a performance by a Belgian theater company courtesy of the Alliance Française.

Below are several photos of Saturday’s walk:

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LUMEN8Anacostia Temporium Anacostia festival of light

At the corner of Good Hope RD SE and Martin Luther King Ave SE. In the background on the left is the site of a 450 square foot space that will be available. Photo Courtesy ADC.

 

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LUMEN8Anacostia Temporium Anacostia festival of light

Outside Vivid Solutions at 2208 Martin Luther King Avenue SE. Photo Courtesy ADC.

 

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LUMEN8Anacostia Temporium Anacostia festival of light

Bay entrance to three temporiums located at 2250 Railroad Avenue SE. Photo Courtesy ADC.

 

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LUMEN8Anacostia Temporium Anacostia festival of light

Over 5,000 square feet of space at 2250 Railroad Avenue. This is one of three spaces available at this location. Photo Courtesy ADC.

 

  • For more information about LUMEN8Anacostia, to download a prospectus for a temporium or to join their mailing list, visit www.lumen8anacostia.com

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Phil Hutinet
Authored by: Phil Hutinet

Phil Hutinet, a third generation Capitol Hill resident, is the publisher of East City Art which he began in 2010 to document and promote the growing contemporary art movement in the eastern communities of Washington, DC. In 2012-2013, his consultancy work east of the river yielded the Anacostia Playhouse, Craig Kraft Studios, the Anacostia Arts Center and the 2012-2013 LUMEN8ANACOSTIA festivals. He currently produces EMULSION, East City Art's annual regional juried show. In 2015, he coordinated the Gateway Open Studio Tour and continues to consult on numerous regional art projects. Hutinet has been interviewed by or has made appearances on the BBC, Capital Community News, Washingtonian, Washington City Paper, The Washington Post, WOL Radio, WJLA ABC News Channel 7/Channel 8, WTOP and other local and national media.