Art on 8th June Calendar of Events

By Editorial Team on May 25, 2016
Photo courtesy of Dance Place.
Photo courtesy of Dance Place.


Art on 8th is a series of interdisciplinary art events bringing free music, dance and visual arts to the heart of Brookland & Edgewood.

Now in its fourth year, Art on 8th brings people of all ages, backgrounds and interests together to enjoy and experience interactive programs of music, dance and visual arts.

All events are free and open to the public. Events in the Art on 8th program take place on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market (716 Monroe St NE), the Busboys & Poets Brookland Plaza (625 Monroe St NE) and at Dance Place (3225 8th St NE).

Thursdays: Live Music at 6:30pm
On the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market (716 Monroe St NE)*

  • June 2: Ernersto “Gato” Gatell y su Banda – Cuban Rumba
    June 9: Freddie Dunn Quartet – Live Jazz
    THIRD THURSDAY! June 16 at 6pm: Rumba Club – Big Band Rumba
    June 23: Polvo & Scree – Live Jazz
    June 30: Herb Scott Quartet – Live Jazz

*Rain location: Artist Lounge (716 Monroe St NE)

Fridays: Dance Events at 6:30pm
On the Busboys & Poets Brookland Plaza (625 Monroe St NE)*

  • June 3: ASA! Kelenya – African Inspired Dance Fitness
    PLUS: Steve Prince Gallery Opening at Brookland Artspace Lofts (7pm)
    June 10: Dance for All Generations with Carla Perlo & Shannon Quinn
    June 17: RebollarDance – Dance Improv
    June 24: Smooth & EZ – Hand Dance

*Rain Location: Edgewood Arts Center (3415 8th St NE)

Dance Place (3225 8th St NE)

  • 1:30pm: Arts & Crafts, Movement and Gardening

Art on 8th continues through September 2016, featuring music on Thursday evenings, interactive dance concerts and dance sessions on Friday evenings and arts/crafts workshops on Saturdays.

About the Art on 8th Program
Art on 8th is supported by Monroe Street Market, The Kresge Foundation and Long & Foster Brookland Sales. Additional support for Third Thursdays comes from The Bike Rack, Filter and the Brookland Pint.

Dance Place’s Art on 8th is part of the organization’s Program Enhancement Fund, a $500,000 multi-year initiative to offer expanded free community arts and cultural programming.

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