DC’s Art All Night is once again a two-night event, with Van Ness Main Street among the organizations lighting up the night on the last Friday of September, and Tenleytown Main Street hosting festivities the following Saturday.
The Art All Night Van Ness events, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd, include:
- Fire dancers outside of Calvert Woodley.
- Mini comics demos by the author of the Max Meow kids’ books at Politics and Prose.
- Art All Night Pop-Up Market (see the local makers list and follow for updates), a children’s art exhibit, and an interactive mural at 4340 Connecticut Avenue.
- Music and dance performances at venues from Muchas Gracias and I’m Eddie Cano to Park Van Ness and Flavor Garden.
- A screening of Encanto at the UDC amphitheater. (register)
And here’s a sampling of Art All Night Tenley, from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, September 24th:
- A short film festival, makers market and dance party at City Bikes.
- Another makers market and DJ at 4748 Wisconsin Avenue.
- Martial arts demonstrations at JTR Jujutsu.
- Music and dance performances at 15 venues from Georgetown Day School to St. Ann’s Church and gymnasium.
Wondering how to cover the distance between some of the venues? Art All Night Van Ness will have a pedicabs. Art All Night Tenley will have a shuttle bus.
On both nights, performances and exhibits are free, and what we list here barely scratches the surface, so be sure to check events and details on the Van Ness Main Street and Tenleytown Main Street Art All Night websites. And, if you RSVP via the Van Ness Art All Night Eventbrite page, you will be alerted to schedule changes and other updates.
Finally, the events run on volunteers, and both organizations would be happy to hear from anyone interested in helping out. You’ll find those details on their Art All Night websites, too.
Forest Hills Connection is a program of Van Ness Main Street.