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Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC to Expand Across The District of Columbia

Friday, August 1, 2014

Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC to Expand Across The District of Columbia

Art festival will encompass five Main Street areas on September 27

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is excited to announce that DC’s annual art festival, Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC will be expanding across the city on September 27, 2014.

Art All Night was founded in 2011 by Ariana Austin who is this year's event coordinator. The festival was presented by Shaw Main Streets. This year, through the efforts of DCCAH the festival will include the Dupont Circle, Shaw, North Capitol, H Street NE and Congress Heights Main Streets. Each neighborhood will host their own unique mix of artistic programming for audiences to enjoy free of charge.  DCCAH hopes to build on the success of previous events that attracted audiences of up to 15,000 people in one night.

Art All Night presents an eclectic evening of music, activities, and visual and performing artists. Based on a festival concept that began in Paris, Art All Night offers residents and visitors an exciting opportunity to engage with DC arts and artists.

“The Commission has supported this event from the beginning, and we are thrilled to be able to expand it across the city for even more to participate,” said Judith Terra, Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Art All Night is a fun and festive event that engages people from all walks of life.”  

Art All Night is a great example of how the arts drive economic development through Creative Placemaking,” said Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. “The event is a great mechanism for increasing foot traffic to the neighborhoods and businesses.”

Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC will begin at 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 27 and conclude at 3:00 am Sunday, September 28. A full listing of programming will be available online at www.artallnightdc.com in early September. Additional information can be found at www.dcarts.dc.gov or by calling (202) 724-5613. The DC Main Streets program is funded by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development.

About the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.