Gallery Openings and Events

ReCreative Spaces Presents the (Up)Rising Festival

Photo courtesy of Rose Jaffe.

Illustration by Rose Jaffe.

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Festival: Sunday, May 24 at 1pm to 1am

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The (Up)Rising Festival is taking place May 24, 2015 along Rhode Island Avenue NE Washington, DC. This choose-your-own-art-adventure weaves through vacant properties and established businesses between the 1600-2400 blocks of Rhode Island Ave NE and is hosted and curated by ReCreative Spaces, located in the heart of the festival’s neighborhood.

(Up)Rising Festival-goers will have the opportunity to engage with or actively observe curated art installations and multi-faceted performances. Commissioned visual and performing artists will share a revolutionary vision through original works and engage attendees through heart, mind, body, and ideals.

Featured artists for (Up)Rising hail from as far as Egypt to as close as Northeast DC. Over 26 artists and 10 businesses in total will participate, and include Ganzeer, Contradiction Dance, DJ M Dot, Rose Jaffe, and Sheldon Scott. Participating businesses include Dental DC, DC Dragons, Good Food Markets, Nido Restaurant, Rhode Island Ave NE Main Street, Serenity Place DC, and Zeke’s Coffee. Remarks by Councilmember Grosso will kick off the festival at at ReCreative Spaces at 1pm.

Each space along the festival’s journey will also include a hands-on element, giving audiences an opportunity to engage directly with the artists and each other. Art stations will be available where participants can create hand-bound art booklets to take home to keep conversations going long after the festival has ended.

This event is free and open to the public and all ages. In order to stay true to ReCreative Spaces’ dual mission of offering free/low-cost, high-awesome creative programming to the community, and paying artists fairly for their work, a RocketHub Crowdfunding campaign is in place to raise the funds needed.

Information & Calendar Listings:
(Up)Rising Festival 2015
Sunday, May 24 1pm-1am
1600-2400 Blocks of Rhode Island Ave NE
Free
More information online here
Advanced registration encouraged: http://uprisingfest2015.eventbrite.com

About ReCreative Spaces
We make space for art in pARTnership with The Menkiti Group in underused and unlikely spaces. We are a place for communities to gather and share their passion for art of all kinds. By offering site-specific programming and events we aim to cultivate artistic expression, build community, encourage social collaboration, and increase civic participation.

ReCreative Spaces is located at 1613 Rhode Island Ave NE.

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