Art All Night Returns to North Capitol Main Street on September 14
From 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., D.C.’s unique overnight arts festival brings “Visual Candy Good and Plenty” to the North Capitol Neighborhood
WASHINGTON, DC – August 28, 2019 – Art All Night, the District of Columbia’s only free overnight art festival, returns to North Capitol Main Street on Saturday, September 14, from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. with an all-new lineup of visual and performing arts exhibits, interactive activities, and performances. Art All Night North Capitol will include multiple business activations, concerts, a fashion show, art and fashion bazaar, silent disco and more against the backdrop of street performers, live mural painting and other wonders. In the spirit of “Piccadilly Circus” this year’s theme “Visual Candy Good and Plenty,” is set to insight wonder and awe as you stroll through the energized streets of the North Capitol Neighborhood.
The artists and curators of Visual Candy Good and Plenty will create a wondrous experience with eye-candy at every turn. Delightful and unique performances peeking out from street corners, human statues arrayed in glorious costume roaming the streets, and visuals that evoke the wonder of a child’s eye, mixing the old with the modern. Large outdoor activation will anchor Art All Night North Capital while brands such as Lot 40, Junipero, Pike Creek and Luxardo will offer artist inspired drinks and drink specials in neighborhood bars. Meanwhile attendees can catch a fashion show at “Style Island: Candyland” featuring collections from Taylor Antonio, D.R.A. James, Kurated and more in a high-fashion runway presentation and market. Down the street at “The Good and Plenty Lot,” catch live performances from NAMES and THE ARCHIVES DC while you get in on interactive activities such as creating your own scent,
designing your own t-shirt, or making jewelry. Just up the way, get in the groove at the “Silent Disco Playground.” Throughout the corridor, engage in a true outdoor festival atmosphere as you walk past street art and street performers to get to the next open-air destination, exuberant energy all around.
“As we approach Art All Night, we are reminded of where it began; with the infamous Nuit Blanche. We decided to go back to basics and get inspired by another famous arena where people have been congregating and socializing for two centuries. Piccadilly Circus, where the visual candy is always good and plenty,” says Aisha Bond, Executive Director of North Capitol Main Streets.
Featured artists and performers include muralists Andrew Funk + Friends, Juan Pineda (CRIOMATIC) and Jeff Huntington (JAHRU), projection art by Gabe Veras of Shine Creative and the members of Uptown Art House, a community of creators, curators, and organizers using art as a vehicle for progressive social change, will be share aesthetically intriguing and enlightening creations. Plus, music from DJ Unown, DJ Ragz, MC Flex Matthews and more.
Art All Night North Capital is an opportunity to highlight the diverse art scene, businesses, and residents along North Capitol and is a platform for initiatives that enhance and promote commerce within the Bates, Bloomingdale, Eckington, and Truxton Circle neighborhoods. The hashtag #NorthCapontheMap represents this hidden gem of a neighborhood that is not so hidden anymore.