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

By Phil Hutinet on February 7, 2012
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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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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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Outside Vivid Solutions at 2208 Martin Luther King Avenue SE. Photo Courtesy ADC.

 

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

 

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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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