"Art in the Box Reception" Installation at the Half-Street Fairgrounds

By Editorial Team on September 5, 2012
Artists Reception: Thursday September 6th 5-7pm

Exhibition runs through October 31, 2012


Art in a Box is a juried exhibition hosted at the Half Street Fairgrounds across from Nationals Stadium.  To bring a creative component to this ball game destination, 10 of the containers that make up this temporary destination have been transformed into art installations. Because the aim of this project is to engage the game goer, the call to artists challenged those submitting proposals to embrace the environment and grab attention from behind the containers’ large street facing glass panels. From the many artists that entered projects for review, ten artists were selected for their unique approach. The work varies from 2D and 3D media and ranges from drawing, painting, photography, and mixed media. The great array of styles provides something for every artistic taste and will be on view through the end of October.

Layout of the Half Street fairgrounds. Photo courtesy art whino.

Selected artists include:

  • Elizabeth Ashe
  • Imani K. Brown
  • Ira Tattelman
  • Lillian Milgrom
  • Maggie O’Neill
  • Rosina Teri Memolo
  • Syck Kydz Thomas Pearce
  • Tim Rodgers
  • Winston Harris

The DC Fairgrounds is located directly in front of National’s Stadium at 1299 Half Street, SE

About the Fairgrounds
Open daily May 1st through October 3rd, Fairgrounds the “hub” area which comprises 10 retail containers, food trucks, bars and a farmers market. On game days and weekends, the whole block-long venue will open at 11:30 am and stay open until 2 hours after the game ends. On non-game days, Fairgrounds will stay open through happy hour/dinner or the end of any event.

Ideally located at Half & M Streets, SE, on the large block just north of Nationals Park and directly across the street from the Navy Yard Metro station entrance, Fairgrounds is part of the Capitol Riverfront, DC’s new mixed-use community and neighborhood on the water.

Fairgrounds will serve customers coming to the ballpark for games; for a lunch, happy hour and dinner spot seven days a week; and as a unique shopping destination for the many office workers, residents and visitors to the neighborhood.

Weekend art markets, food and music festivals, including concerts, fundraisers, art fairs, Truckeroos, and an ESPN container broadcasting live, will augment the eighty-two scheduled baseball games to offer an exciting and eclectic center of activity in the Southeast Waterfront neighborhood and a regional destination as a fun, creative and always-interesting outdoor party.   Fore more information go to: www.fairgroundsdc.com