The District’s only free all-night arts festival, Art All Night, took place Saturday. Originally debuting 11 years ago in Shaw, this year’s celebration of all things art happened in eight distinct neighborhoods, showcasing local painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, dance, theatre, poetry and more.
Some highlights: In Congress Heights, art lovers experienced a drum circle and spirit walker; Deanwood dubbed its festivities Chocolate City Edition which even included a midnight brunch; Dupont Circle revelers participated in neon painting and Cinema in the Circle; On H Street there was DC-statehood themed body painting; A mural was dedicated to Toni Morrison on Minnesota Ave.; North Capitol held its own Silent Disco; No King’s Collective curated
Shaw’s Triptych (soon to be Perla condo) space with music, art and culture; and Tenleytown saw a celebration of women makers.
While no totals have been released for this year, the 2018 event generated over $2 million in revenue across all participating neighborhoods, promoting neighborhood and small businesses in addition to showcasing local art and talent.