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North Capitol - Art All Night 2017

09/23/17 at 7:00PM - 09/24/17 at 3:00AM

Event Details

ART ALL NIGHT – North Capitol Main Street
Program Schedule and Information

North Capitol Main Street celebrates life and art with an exhilarating evening of performance based art and live visual displays that will honor All THE WAYS WE ART. Engage in a true outdoor festival atmosphere as you walk past street art and street performers to get to the next open air lot destination, exuberant with all the ways we CREATE, BEAT THE STREET, PLAY, GLOW, FASHION, TO GO, and are OUT & ABOUT  #allthewaysweART #NorthCapontheMap

VENUE 1: Creative Grounds – 1822 North Capitol St. NW
TITLE OF EVENT:  #All the ways we CREATE
TIME: 7- 11 PM

Explore artwork on display or get henna body art and mingle with the artists at the future home of “Creative Grounds DC” a new coffee bar, offering studio and exhibition space and art classes in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC. Bring your kids by for art activities and workshops offered by Creative Grounds DC.

  • Origami Crane Installation by Anna Sutton
  • Paintings made of saffron, tea, spices and herbs by Saya Behnam
  • Henna by Taj 
  • Esther Iverem exhibits books and fiber arts, which include quilts, works stretched on frame and my original doll figures, Olokun of the Galaxy

VENUE 2: “Arts & Beats on the Streets” – 1700 North Capitol St. NW – 1727 North Capitol St. NE
Sponsored by Air BNB
TIME: 7pm - midnight

At each corner of the intersection at Randolph St. and North Capitol catch a variety of street art and street performances from Youth Dance groups to rock and funk musicians as well as live painting and mural art. Feel as though you’ve stepped on a scene of Piccadilly Circus, the famous street art scene in London. If you’re hungry, the infamous neighborhood favorite, Jam Doung Style Cuisine, will be open until late. 

  • Live Mural Painting by Maria Miller, sponsored by Air BNB on the side of T & G Grocery 
  • DC’s rising star, SP the Plug, has artwork in some of DC’s best restaurants. Don’t miss his Live Acrylic painting and featured gallery right off the street corner overlooking the Capitol.

Jam Doung Style Cuisine will stay open late for Art All Night goers

7:00 pm Enjoy some of DC’s youth from The Davis Center in a variety of dance forms, including ballet, pointe, modern, tap, hip hop and piano 
8:00 pm Rock out with Club Scout
9:00 pm Super funked out trombone performance by Steelosoul
10:00 pm Local go-go legend music and dance performance

VENUE 3: The Florida Ave. Lot – 1600 North Capitol St. NW
Sponsored by Capitol Petroleum
TITLE OF EVENT:  #All the ways we PLAY  &  Welcome Center
TIME: 7 pm – 3 am

This concept was inspired by a desire to create a space, in the midst of the changing landscape of our city, where all members of our community felt included and connected through an artistic experience. An otherwise abandoned and ignored space will be revitalized and transformed into a creative playground. Be engaged through interactive art installations envisioned to bring members of the community together through encouraging creative collaboration. This place will give people the opportunity to feel engaged and simply express themselves creatively in a whimsical "playground" environment that liberates their inner child. It will be art therapy for the community. 

Don’t forget to stop by the Welcome Center located just outside the Florida Lots Entrance for giveaways,to purchase your Art All Night T-shirt, and retrieve all your event information!

  • Kristi Love presents an Adult Playground Art Installation where you may participate in making your own oversized paper dolls, "My wish for DC is..." wall,  fence weaving, glow in the dark chalk outlines, and more fun for all ages.

 DC’s infamous BBQ spot, DCity Smokehouse will have a pop-up station inside the Lot and a few food trucks will be on-site for your pleasure. However, Wicked Bloom, Old Engine 12, and Pub and the People are nearby destinations and each have specials featured for Art All Night. #NorthCapNightCap

7:00 - 10 PM DJ Jahsonic
10:00 - Until DJ Black Santa

VENUE 4: The Truxton – 12 Florida Ave. NW
TIME: 7 pm – midnight

In the new commercial real estate property at Truxton Circle, find an eye capturing art installation by CulturalDC and consider the commercial leasing space for that future business you’ve been conjuring up.

4 featured artists and photographers from Cultural DC

Visit Wicked Bloom Social Club right next door for some crafty libations and snacks,  New York Pizza for a slice across the street, or next door at the Florida Ave. Lot’s pop up vendor options.

VENUE 5: Bates Street Lot – 1518 North Capitol St. NW
Sponsored By Quiet Events
TITLE OF EVENT:  #All the ways we GLOW
TIME: 8pm  – 3am

Grab your glow sticks for a night full of grooving to your favorite jams under the stars. Thanks to Quiet Events we’re taking over the Bates Street Lot and turning it into a Quiet Clubbing nightclub! This unique corner spot Bates St NW and North Capitol St NW,neighboring Fresh Cut Barbershop’s iconic mural by Michael Hammond, will have your 3 DJs spinning everything to make you sing, dance, and scream making onlookers wonder why everyone is having so much fun. 

  • Paintings, drawings, mixed-media art and photography on display by Ryan Martinez, Art by NiMiKa, Whosañe Teknink, and Sir Harvey Fitz
Need a pick me up to keep the night going? The best cookies and coffee pairing will be served until late thanks to Uncle Chips. Or head across the street to Full Yum after silent dancing and working up an appetite

VENUE 6: The Douglas Lot – 10 New York Ave. NE
Sponsored By Douglas Development
TITLE OF EVENT:  #All the ways we FASHION
TIME: 7pm - 12:30 am 

Join us at the lot at the corner of New York Ave and North Capitol NE for an evening boasting fashion presentations, live music, an open air market, and live demonstrations. With the focus on fashion and style, 4 areas of activation will include runway shows, live mannequins, cocktails, artisan goods, food trucks, live music performances and more.

  • Various artists like painter Scott Gorss and cartoonist Andrew Cohen from North Capitol's very own artist studio incubator at 52 O St. NW to feature their works
  • O Street visual artist, Rosetta DeBerardinis, will present her new line of original wearable art accessories and museum smalls.  The line includes cufflinks, barrettes, earrings, brooches, pendants, and more. All items are one-of-a-kind and most are signed by the artist
  • Andrew Cohen exhibits small press comic book works and cartoonism
  • Julia Silverman, the Urban Hippie, uses denim jackets as her canvas to paint on. For most of her work, the design aesthetic is inspired by Mother Nature
  • Paintings and drawings by Jaws Blake, Selena Clare, Denise Wright, Medhane Teclay, Tiffany Harris, and Liz Stewart
  • Mixed-media art by A.D. Blackman and Chickaro Martin
  • Photography by Daniel Nathan
  • Sculptures by Jonathon Ottke
  • Interactive Art project by Jennifer Beman


  • Earl's Closet
  • Rag Dollz LLC
  • Flirt Tease Wear
  • Black Allure Clothing
  • Fresh Rose
  • Rosetta Gallery
  • High Fashion Thrift
  • Collective Welfare
  • Love Our Style
(The following designers will be featured within the hour so don’t be fashionably late :-)

7:00 pm Original Crackage
Blake Porter
8:00 pm Check It
Vintage Presentation
9:00 pm Aleka DeMorris
Picaso Designz
Blair Devon Collection
White: The Victorian
10:00 pm Liv Luv Culture


House DJ’s for the evening are DJ Lalee & DJ Nick the 1da

7 - 7:30 pm Open up your evening with the sultry sounds of Miss Quibee & Band
8 - 10:00 pm Varied performances by Mr.DisgoFeva, Jack Hess, Superficial, Billy Winn
10:30 pm Groove with the awesome local funk soul band, AZTEC SUN
11:30 pm Legendary go-go vibes by Black Alley Band to close out the evening

Offerings from local food trucks and drinks sponsored by Cap City Beverage

VENUE 7: NoMa Metro Entrance – The corner of 2nd St. and N St. NE
Sponsored by NoMa
TITLE OF EVENT:  #All the ways TO GO
TIME: 7 pm - midnight

Coming from another neighborhood? Take the Metro and hop off at the NOMA-Galludet U-New York Ave station and be greeted with a live drum duo jam from 7DrumCity. Find out all the ways TO GO by glancing at a full directory of North Capitol scene for Art All Night. 

7:00pm  – Until Live Drum Jam duo by 7 Drum City

VENUE 8: REI Plaza – 201 M St. NE
Sponsored by NoMa
TITLE OF EVENT:  #All the ways OUT & ABOUT
TIME: 7 pm – 10 pm

Explore sculpture, paintings, live music and photography that surround the idea of the outdoors and encourage being out and about DC thanks to these local artists. REI carrying gear, apparel & footwear for a wide range of outdoor & fitness activities looks forward to sponsoring used bike parts for a Live Art Sculpture created by local artist, Ira Tattelman. 

  • Sculpture by Ira Tattelman  - 'Messenger'. This live art piece will consist of the bicycle wheels on an armature. For a few hours from 6- 9pm viewers  are able to write down a word or phrase attached to a string or ribbon, then tie them onto the wheel spokes. The interactive installation becomes a conduit for that thought or memory.
  • Paintings, drawings, mixed-media art and photography on display by Aquachi Ashantee, Chickaro Martin, Jonathan Ottke, and Jennifer Beman
La Colombe Coffee Roasters will be available late until 10 pm

7:00 – 8:30 The art of the accordion featured by music specialist, Simone Baron
8:30 - 10 PM Live music by professional trumpet player Alex Parchment

Additional Info

  • Dress Code: Casual or DC cool

When and Where

1600 North Capitol St. NW

Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00PM - Sunday, September 24th at 3:00AM

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