Each year, Tenleytown Main Street joins neighborhoods across the city in hosting Art All Night, offering a platform for the diverse artistic talents of those who live and work in the District. Local businesses, community institutions, and public spaces transform into pop-up galleries and performance stages for an evening celebrating the visual and performing arts. And the best part? It’s all FREE!
Art installations include photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, mixed-media, and more. Attendees are also able to enjoy live music, dance, theater, and martial arts. Interactive art experiences allow visitors to let loose their own creativity. Take part in dance classes, arts and craft programs, and henna art. The annual festival is family-friendly and offers events for art lovers of all ages and backgrounds.
Nearly 11,000 visitors in Tenleytown enjoyed exhibits, performances, and interactive art experiences in 2017. This year we are featuring more than 100 artists and performance groups – our largest and most diverse program yet. Be a part of the celebration!
Art All Night is presented by Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development in partnership with Destination Congress Heights, Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, H Street Main Street, Minnesota Avenue Main Street, North Capitol Street Main Street, Shaw Main Streets, Tenleytown Main Street, and Ward 7 Business Partnership, with support from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.