FOR PLANNING PURPOSES:
September 22, 2021
Shayne Wells (DMPED) – (202) 215-8384; [email protected]
James Partlow IV (DSLBD) – (202) 701-8598; [email protected]
Mayor Muriel Bowser Kicks Off 10th Anniversary of Citywide Art and Cultural Festival - DC Art All Night
(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Thursday, September 23, at 11:00 a.m., the Bowser Administration will join with local small businesses and artists to kick off the 10th Anniversary of the District’s citywide art and cultural festival – DC Art All Night. The festival will take place in eighteen (18) neighborhoods in all eight (8) wards with different activations on each night, bringing visual and performing arts, including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, dance, theater, film, and poetry, to indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, including local businesses and restaurants.
The festival is presented by Mayor Muriel Bowser and in partnership with participating Main Streets and Business Improvement Districts, with support from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities (DCCAH) and the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD).
During the global pandemic, DC Art All Night went all-virtual and attracted more than 25,000 live viewers and over 2.5 million engagements on social media. But this year, the District is proud to announce that “DC is Open” and DC Art All Night will be back in-person occurring on Friday, September 24th to Saturday, September 25th.
Learn more about this year’s DC Art All Night festivities at https://dcartallnight.org/
John Falcicchio, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)
Kristi Whitfield, Director – DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD)
Heran Sereke-Brhan, Executive Director – DC Commission on Arts and Humanities (DCCAH)
Alex Padro, Executive Director – Shaw Main Street Program (MSP)
Kristie Lee Tyler (Lee’s Flowers) – DC Art All Night Small Business
Reggie Gillumo (@artgillumo) – DC Art All Night Artist (On Display & Touching Up)
Batala Washington OR Vava Brazilian Drummers (for the beginning and end of the program)
Thursday, Sept. 23, at 11:00 a.m. EST
Parcel 42 (Shaw Main Street)
1701 7th Street NW
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].
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