Art Whino Opens "Beautiful Minds" at The Yards Park Grand Opening Weekend Celebration

By Editorial Team on September 1, 2010

Capitol Hill Icon | OPENINGS |

Opening Reception: Friday, September 10th, 3:30pm to 11pm 
Photo Courtesy of Art Whino
Over 60 local artists will participate in “Beautiful Minds”, an art exhibit curated by Art Whino, which will premiere their show as part of the grand opening weekend celebration of The Yards Park, located on the south side of the SE-SW Freeway just a block away from the Capitol Hill Historic District.  The Yards Park is located at 10 Water Street SE at the intersection of 3rd St SE and Water St SE, three blocks from the Navy Yard Metro, New Jersey Ave exit.

The Beautiful Minds show will exhibit in the historic Lumber shed pavilion as part of The Yards Park opening celebration that includes a weekend of musical performances, kids activities, fitness classes, a doggie social, food and drink, water features, fireworks and more. The event is FREE and open to the public.

The Beautiful Minds art exhibit will look at what makes an artist who he or she is in their pure essence. Artists use their canvases, unedited and honestly, to express what they see as a global transformation of consciousness in society and as a mirror to today’s ills, joys, and daily tribulations. Understanding that every city has its own subculture and complexities, Beautiful Minds will focus on DC Metro artists to further expose the multiple layers of existence in the nation’s capital. Art Whino will team up with Beautiful Nightmare/No Homework to fully capture the essence of DC and bring together an arsenal of artists for this star-studded group show. Artists in the exhibit are local DC Metro area artists and will be in attendance at the show.

Yards Park waterfront on the Anacostia River
Visitors to Beautiful Minds will also have the opportunity to experience the new Yards Park.  The Yards Park is a new regional waterfront destination, offering a whole new way for local residents to enjoy the outdoors and the  Anacostia river. The 5.5 acre park–the size of about four football fields–includes a quarter mile long boardwalk along the water and was designed as a series of unique “outdoor rooms” to provide a variety of experiences from the great lawn to the sculptural pedestrian bridge, the waterfall/canal basin to the overlook and riverfront gardens. 
The Yards Park was built through a public/private partnership between The General Services Administration (GSA), the District of Columbia, and Forest City Washington and is managed and programmed by the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District. Information about The Yards Park and the opening weekend of events can be found at