Friday, September 24 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

WISCONSIN AVE, DUMBARTON STREET - S STREET

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DC Art All Night (AAN) is a free annual arts festival that brings together local artists and businesses to celebrate the robust offerings of Washington, DC. 2021 is the inaugural year of participation for the Georgetown neighborhood. 

​Please join us! This event is 100% free, but by RSVPing you will:

  1. Help us help you stay informed of potential event updates (such as public health mandates or schedule changes)

  2. Help us get a sense of how many attendees to expect and help safely manage the flow of people​

  3. Know when free tickets for limited capacity events will go "live" in mid-September. 

HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Georgetown Main Street and the District of Columbia are first and foremost committed to ensuring the safety of our artists, performers, small businesses, attendees and volunteers. We will strictly adhere to the current regulations as outlined by DC Health, requiring mandatory mask wearing before entering indoor venues. Additionally, each participating location may have requirements above and beyond DC's guidance, those requirements (such as proof of vaccination) will be clearly marked on event publications.

 

We will keep our community informed if, and when, advisory updates occur. 

GETTING TO GEORGETOWN

Georgetown can most easily be accessed via the Foggy Bottom Metro Station (Blue Line) and the DC Circulator. From Foggy Bottom Metro Station head north on 23rd Street to Washington Circle Park. The DC Circulator stop is located at the East point of the Circle at the intersection of K Street and 24th Street NW. The stop is marked by a circulator flag. Buses arrive about every 10 minutes. Board the Circulator marked Wisconsin Ave/P St. on the Georgetown - Union Station route. Disembark at the Wisconsin and M Street stop or any stop north until Q Street NW. Walk north on Wisconsin to activations beginning at 1353 Wisconsin Ave.

 

Parking is more widely available north of S Street along Wisconsin Avenue. To find a parking garage or a spot to lock up your bike, visit the Georgetown BID's website here.

We encourage that you use ridesharing. Map to 1670 Wisconsin Avenue NW and visit the Welcome Center at the base of Book Hill park to get started.

EVENT GUIDE FREE RAFFLE

All attendees will be offered an Event Guidebook at one of two Welcome Centers, located at:

  • Base of Book Hill Park at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Reservoir Road 

  • Chase Bank parking lot at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and P Street

Visit the activation locations (see below) and get your Event Guidebook punched. Guests who visit all 8 locations and bring their Guidebook to the Book Hill Welcome Center will be entered into a free raffle to win prizes from local businesses: 

  • Gift card from Martin's Tavern

  • Gift card from Dog Tag Bakery

  • Gift Card from The Phoenix

  • Gift Card from Bacchus Wine Cellar

  • One of a Kind Print from Washington Printmakers Gallery

  • Kerastase Luxury Hair Care Box from ILO Salon

  • Cashmere hat, gloves, and scarf from T&U Cashmere

  • Two Art Books (great for coffee tables) from The Lantern Book Shop

GEORGETOWN ART ALL NIGHT

ACTIVATION SCHEDULE

Addison/Ripley Fine Art

1670 Wisconsin Ave NW

Capacity: 20 in gallery

DESCRIPTION

Begun by partners Sylvia Ripley and Christopher Addison in 1981 in a large, historic carriage house in Dupont Circle, the gallery expanded to its present location on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown in 2002. During its 40 continuous years in business, the gallery has exhibited local, national and international talent, shepherding emerging artists and highlighting established ones. Exhibitions of prints, photographs, sculpture and painting have been mounted in the gallerys spaces. The present Georgetown location brings principal, Christopher Addison, back to his childhood neighborhood. The building the gallery is presently housed in was first a business sewing and making uniforms, then a Russian Ballet Studio, then an Asian Antiques shop, with dark, velvet curtains in the windows, after that, for decades, it was a design studio and finally, it was a real estate office before the gallery moved in. Reputedly, during the 1960s, an illegal gambling business was run out of the basement. That claim is made more substantial with the more than 100, now disconnected, phone lines coming into the buildin

ART ON DISPLAY

To celebrate our 40th year in business, our September exhibition, 40 * 4 * 40, will feature a sampling of works by 40 of the artists who have been most meaningful to it over the last four decades, including well known names like Lou Stovall, Polly Kraft, Diana Walker, Sam Gilliam and Wolf Kahn, as well as younger artists such as Frank Hallam Day, Trevor Young, Isabel Manalo and Dan Treado.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    5:00 - 10:00PM: 40-4-40 exhibition on display (inside)
    5:30-9:30PM: Trevor Young (inside)
    5:30-8:00PM: Tabago Bay Band (outside)

African Union Mission

1640 Wisconsin Ave NW

Capacity: 100 per space

DESCRIPTION

The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU). The mandate of the African Union Mission to the United States is to develop, maintain, undertake resource mobilization, and consolidate constructive and productive institutional relationships between the African Diaspora, the Bretton Woods Institutions, as well as the U.S. universities, and the private sector.

ART ON DISPLAY

Decorative Pieces for the AU Mission by Sylla Ba Foundation including masks, statues, and paintings.

Hamid Kachmar - A mixed-media Moroccan artist

Jacob Goldsmith - signed, limited edition photographs

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    5:30-9:30PM: Fatou Sylla Foundation Arts & Crafts by Losseni Kone
    5:30-9:30PM: Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony c/o Empress Ethiopian Coffee
    5:30-9:30PM: Vendors showcasing arts, fabrics, etc.
    6:30-9:30PM: Thomas Young Dankira Band
    6:30-9:30PM: African Trivia Games; Paulette Mpouma and Gathoni Kamau
    7:30-9:00PM: Moroccan Cultural Association in DC
    7:30-9:00PM: Taste of Saleesha

Calloway Fine Art & Consulting

1643 Wisconsin Ave NW

Capacity: 20 main floor, 20 upstairs

DESCRIPTION

Calloway Fine Art will be highlighting local DC creatives-- 5 gallery artists and 3 guest artists for Georgetown’s Art All Night. The downstairs gallery will be an artists’ reception starting at 5pm with local artists Robin Davisson, Malini Vira, Madeleine Sargent, Brian Story, Natnael Mekuria, and Colton Teri. There will be a live portrait painting demonstration by Maud Taber-Thomas in the window of the store from 7-8pm. From 8-9pm local DJ Soso Tharpa will be playing in front of the gallery. The upstairs gallery will display a dynamic “Color Wheel” exhibition featuring a curated selection of CFAC artists’ artworks.

ART ON DISPLAY

● Maud Taber-Thomas: Oil Paint on Canvas and Metrocards
● Soso Tharpa: Electronic and House Music DJ Set
● Robin Davisson: Large Abstract Acrylic Paint and Mixed Media on Paper
● Madeleine Sargent: Black Ink on Paper and Dye Sublimate on Aluminum
● Brian Story: Small and Medium Abstract Mixed Media Artworks
● Malini Vira: Nature Watercolor Paintings on Paper
● Natnael Mekuria: Cracked Glass Portraits
● Colton Teri: Mixed Media on Foam Board

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    5:00-7:00PM: Artists’ Reception (inside)

    7:00-8:00pm : Live Portrait Painting Demo with Maud Taber-Thomas (in window, viewable from outside)

    8:00-9:00pm: SOSO THARPA will be DJing (in the front courtyard)

Washington Printmaker's Gallery

1641 Wisconsin Ave NW

Capacity: 10 main gallery

DESCRIPTION

Washington Printmakers Gallery is the greater DC metro area's primary source for contemporary fine art prints and photographs. It was founded by local printmakers artists in 1985. It has a membership of exceptional local and national printmakers, photographers, and book artists. The gallery has a full calendar of juried shows, group and solo exhibitions.

This Fall, the Washington Print Foundation and Washington Printmakers Gallery will launch an outdoor Art exhibit "Georgetown Celebrates Art'' on Wisconsin Ave. Visit the Gallery to ask more about the project.

ART ON DISPLAY

"Moments Exceptionnels" Photographs by Marie-B Cilia De Amicis

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    5:30-6:15PM: Children’s Workshop by Nina Muys (Inside)
    7:00-7:45PM: Relief Print workshop with Debbie Schindler (Inside)
    8:15-9:00PM: Relief Print workshop with Debbie Schindler (Inside)

National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

1556 Wisconsin Ave NW

Capacity: 15 in black box

DESCRIPTION

The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts provides a structured immersive program that encourages collaboration, imagination, and innovation geared toward training the next generation of professional actors. Instructors at NCDA help foster and sustain a creative working environment that is respectful and nurturing of each person’s creativity and individuality. Our ART ALL NIGHT installation will showcase all the different aspect of our training.

ART ON DISPLAY

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    5:00-9:00PM: Open Mic (Front Garden)
    5:00-10:0PM: Short Film screening (Studio 1 & 2)
    5:30-6:00PM: Stage reading, Mitchell Adams, Kara Harrison, Molly Burke, Nicholas Krecek, Brandon Pedraza, Kayin Pope, Jarrien Grubbs (tickets required)
    6:15-7:00PM: Live Painting, William Kenyon (tickets required)
    7:30-8:00PM: One Act I; Amanda Haddock, Mary Doebel, Elenilson Ayala, Michael Dillahunt, Matthew Gibeson (tickets required)
    8:30-9:00PM: One Act II; Amanda Haddock, Mary Doebel, Elenilson Ayala, Michael Dillahunt, Matthew Gibeson (tickets required)
    9:30-10:00PM: One Act III; Amanda Haddock, Mary Doebel, Elenilson Ayala, Michael Dillahunt, Matthew Gibeson (tickets required)

GMS Performance Stage

Georgetown Lutheran Church - 1556 Wisconsin Ave NW

Capacity: 50 in Fellowship Hall

DESCRIPTION

Georgetown Lutheran Church, founded 1769 and still vibrant today, enjoys opening our doors for community events, inviting you to our historic church and colorful gardens. Georgetown Lutheran would love to welcome you to worship at 10am Sundays, service projects, or simply to take some moments to appreciate our (volunteer tended) garden - all are welcome here!

ART ON DISPLAY

As you enter, before heading down the hall to enjoy the performance stage, check out on our collection of hundreds of crosses from all over the world.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    5:00-10:00PM: Explore international cross collection & collect information from performances in the atrium
    5:00-5:45PM: District Irish Dance
    6:00-6:45PM: Bitter Dose
    7:00-7:45PM: DC Soul All Stars
    8:00-8:45PM: Too Much Talent Band
    9:00-9:45PM: Georgetown Phantoms, Acapella Group

Jackson Art Center Showcase

George Town Club - 1530 Wisconsin Ave NW

Capacity: 30

DESCRIPTION

The Jackson Art Center is studio space for more than 40 local artists. They work in the former classrooms of the historic Jackson School in Georgetown that were converted to art space in the 1980s.

Jackson artists work in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, pastel, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and more.

ART ON DISPLAY

● Kasey O'Boyle - kaseyoboyle.com

● Lisa Gentry - lisagentryfineart.com

● Terrell McDermid - terrellmcdermid.com

● Nancy Murphy - @nancysiebertmurphy on Instagram

● Erika Cleveland - transformativehealingdolls.com

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    5:00-9:00PM: Jackson Artists on display in the lower levels

    5:00-9:00PM: Fred J. Maroon Photographs on display. www.fredmaroon.com

    6:00-8:00PM: David Schulman on the Juliet balcony

Shop Made in DC

1353 Wisconsin Ave

Capacity: n/a

DESCRIPTION

Founded by Stacey Price of People Make Place and Michael Babin of Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Shop Made in DC is a retail initiative with a mission to grow DC's makers and artists. As the first store dedicated to only Made in DC products, shops are home to over 200 makers and nearly 5,000 MADE IN DC products including apothecary, apparel, art, furniture, jewelry, home decor and stationery.

ART ON DISPLAY

● Julie Christenberry Studio, abstract mixed media

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    5:00-10:00PM: DIY Water Coloring postcard station
    7:00 - 10:00PM: DJ KRYPTK

PARTICIPATING RETAIL & RESTAURANTS

Numbers Alive

1556 Wsconsin Ave NW

Around Until 7pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

Georgetown's own Numbers Lady will lead an activity for all: "Turning Two Circles Into a Selfie Frame." Stop by for fun math learning. She is a finalist in the Rosenthal international Prize in Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching. Dr. Klemm is the founder and Chief Numaginist of NumbersAlive! Foundation, a learning organization to demonstrate how math is useful in all aspects of life. Open your eyes and see patterns everywhere!

Signature

1626 Wisconsin Ave NW

Open Until: 9pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

Come see our live window display as we showcase our new 2022 collections. 5:00-9:00pm

The Lantern Bookshop

3241 P Street NW

Open Until: 8pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

Staying open LATE! The Lantern is a shop for used and rare books that is totally volunteer-run. Our mission is to provide financial assistance to students at Bryn Mawr College and all of our profits go to the college to support student’s summer internships. The Lantern offers a wide range of books on a variety of subjects, as well as LPs, CDs, DVDs, books on tape, graphics, and both framed and unframed prints

Spicez

1610 Wisconsin Ave NW, 2nd floor

Open Until: 10:30pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

Free Henna design in store

The Phoenix

1514 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Open Until: 10pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

The Phoenix is hosting an exclusive showing for local DC fine artist Jay Young Gerard. Stop by to experience her latest collection of portraits and multi-media collage. Champagne reception 5pm - 10pm, Friday, September 24th. Her work will be in the shop through Sunday, September 26th with a limited collection on our website. www.thephoenixdc.com

Martin's Tavern

1264 Wisconsin Ave NW

Open Until: 2am

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

10% off for attendees with a wrist band and create a special cocktail

Salon Ilo / Amore Learning

1637 Wisconsin Ave NW

Open Until: TBD

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

Children may sign up for slots to come in and design their own hairdo! They will first draw it on paper, and then work with a stylist to make it happen. They will then have their photo taken, and when parents post it to Instagram tagging Salon Ilo and Amore, they are entered into a contest. The winner will receive a free hair treatment and a free tutoring session.

City Sliders

1529 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Open Until: 10pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

Free ice cream with purchase of any two sliders or $2.00 off any alcoholic beverages (ages 21+)

Los Cuates

1564 Wisconsin Ave NW

Open Until: 10pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

Happy Hour All Day. Check out the new mural on the northside of Los Cuates, “Alma Indigena” painted by Victor Quinonez through the DC Murals Program.

Meridian Health and Relaxation

1673 Wisconsin Ave NW

Open Until: 10pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

15% off Services

Strongin Collection

1631 Wisconsin Ave NW

Open Until: 8pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

Potter Shannon Brownlee will give an artist’s talk at 7pm

Hugo Boss

1517 Wisconsin Ave NW

Open Until: 10pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

Proceeds from all sold art will benefit domestic violence victims in the middle east.

Bacchus Wine Cellar

1635 Wisconsin Ave NW

Open Until: 8 pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

10% discount on all wines

Reren

1073 Wisconsin Ave NW

Open Until: 11pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

Spend over $30 at Reren get a free “Chengdu Spicy Wonton “

Beautea

1073 Wisconsin Ave NW

Open Until: 11pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

At Beautea all the Tea buy one get 2nd for half price, buy 4 get 1 free.

Thomas Sweet

3214 P ST. NW

Open Until: 1am

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

20% discount for any purchase

Brasserie Liberte

3251 Prospect ST NW

Open Until: 10pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

Brasserie Liberté offers a signature "Art All Night French 75" with "Gin, Lemon, and Sparkling Wine" for $11.

Casbah Cafe

1721 Wisconsin Ave NW

Open Until: 11pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

Grab a glass of wine and enjoy art displayed.

Bistrot Lepic

1736 Wisconsin Ave NW

Open Until: 9:30pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

Dessert half price with your dinner & live jazz music at the wine bar

Pretty Chic

1671 Wisconsin Ave NW

Open Until: 10pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

$10, $20 racks. 50% off jewelry and more

Jaryam

1531 Wisconsin Ave NW

Open Until: 10pm

PROMOTION OR EVENT:

20% off select items

FUNDERS

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The 2021 Art All Night Festival is funded by the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities and is made possible by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development.

SPONSORS

ANN & ROBERT GOLDSTEIN

COLLEEN & JOHN GIROUARD

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PARTNERS

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