Sunday, September 28, 2014
Photos From Art All Night
I wanted to share some of my photos from last night's late night art event Art All Night. It's a large scale event that started in Shaw, but has now expanded to include five District neighborhoods, including H Street. I didn't make it to all of the H Street/Trinidad area attractions (ok, I hit about half of them), but I saw most of the stuff on the Eastern end. Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of what went on. You can find my full photo set here. One thing I noticed is that some venues started later than scheduled, and others seemed to shut down early. I'm going to chalk some of the organizational snafus up to the fact that this is the first time we've had Art All Night in this neighborhood. It also sounds like many folks didn't hear about Art All Night until it was too late, so more publicity would probably be a good thing. Hopefully we can improve on these things for next year, because this really was a fun event.
The Starburst Plaza was pretty hopping by the time I showed up (around 7:30pm). I couldn't find the "art market" listed on the map, but I was later directed towards a man selling t-shirts at a booth. At any rate, there was a good sized crowd that seemed to be having fun. Unlike many events that ran until 3am, this one wrapped up early (11pm). A certain ANC Commissioner from Carver-Terrace objected to music and dancing running later.
Over at the Cutlass and Cane pop up (Flats at Atlas, 1600 Maryland Ave) they had live music, drinks for purchase, and a fashion show. I also saw a buffet, but it wasn't set up while I was there.
Up the street, Jimmy Valentine's (1103 Bladensburg Road) had the normal wall art and murals, plus a dj (went on at 10pm, so not pictured).
Gallery O/H (1354 H Street) had a photo/history exhibit from the Washington Informer, as well as work from Albus Cavus, and live music.
Ben's Chili Bowl (1001 H Street) had an open house with live music and sampling, but it appeared to have wrapped by the time I passed by.
A street performer greeted passersby who headed into the Art All Night event location at 1007 H Street (former HR-57 site).
The former church space at 1301 converted into a silent disco/art gallery for the evening. Outside, artists spray painted bike frames, and small works that visitors could purchase.
The Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street) held several artist booths.