Art All Night2016

By Editorial Team on September 19, 2016



Event: Saturday, September 24 from 7pm to 3am
Before attending this event, read an open letter by Art All Night Founder Ariana Austin about this year’s event (CLICK HERE)


Starting Saturday, September 24 from 7pm until 3am the following morning, Art All Night: Made in DC, the city’s free overnight arts festival, will span seven DC Main Streets neighborhoods, bringing visual and performing arts, including painting, photography, music, dance, theater, film, sculpture, crafts, fashion, poetry, and much more to indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, including businesses.

The festival will feature District of Columbia artists and collectives only, in celebration of the Made in DC initiative. The only exceptions will be selected international artists, by special invitation.

The festival is presented by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development in partnership with Destination Congress Heights, Dupont Circle Main Streets, H Street Main Street, North Capitol Main Street, Shaw Main Streets, Tenleytown Main Street and Van Ness Main Street, with financial support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

A ‘pre-party’ sponsored by JBG will begin at 4:00 PM on the 1900-2100 blocks of 8th Street, NW, in Shaw, with over 25 aerialists, jugglers, gymnasts, and other performers from the Nuit Cirque troupe, in addition to art installations and music in businesses along those blocks.

Highlights of the festival will include illuminations in five neighborhoods, including a 1960s style psychedelic liquid light show and Glow-in-the-Dark dance party in Shaw; live musical and spoken word performances on the streetcar as it rolls down H Street, NE; a Great Gatsby themed jazz dance party with live music in Tenleytown; an outdoor art fair with live entertainment on North Capitol Street; and for do-it-yourselfers, sip and paint for adults and children and a community-painted mural in Congress Heights.

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And download the ArtAllNightDC mobile app on the App Store or Google Play Store for full programming information, maps, and last minute additions.