Art Lovers: Practice your art gaze, your palm to chin stare, your head tilt and your this pieces are so are conceptual impressions, for this Saturday, October 20th, 2012, you are not going to want to miss Art all Night.

A Taste of Art All Night is a mini version of Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC. You may have seen our photos from last year’s event but if not, check them out here. Anyway A Taste of Art All Night is a “celebration of arts, performance and community,” according to executive director of the DowntownDC BID, Richard H. Bradley. And after seeing how amazing last year’s was, we are going to take his word for it.

Various DC streets and curated-venues from Chinatown to Penn Quarter will be open and bubbling with the excitement  of experiencing the work of DC artists in diverse locations. Come for the whole night or just for a snippet. Get some culture, it’s necessary like Vitamin C.

And since you might be adamant, Here are reasons why you should come to Art All Night, instead of hitting the same ole’ effin club every weekend or  sitting at home.



  1. ITS FREE. It doesn’t get much better than that. A great event, with no cost you at all, unless of course you get hungry… or thirsty (However, If you volunteer, you get a complimentary beverage,  Check here for details)
  2. It runs from 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM, Now you’ll have something to do ALL Night. Sounds like a good excuse to us.
  3. Because of this event’s late hours i.e. 3AM, some area restaurants, bars, retail spaces and coffee shops will have the opportunity to extend their hours of operation. You know what that means… Night on the Town!!
  4. H Street NE bike shop The Daily Rider is leading a festive lit group bike ride around the city with a final destination at Tech World Plaza (on regular bikes, not gigantic tricycles)
  5. You get to see vibrant visual arts and performance art, including projections, live musicians and DJs. Here’s a sneak peak into some of the artists that will be performing:
      • 915 F Street – Peter Chang and Brandon Hill, showcasing fine/industrial artworks made from pallets.
      • 923 F Street – Chukwuma Agubokwu; Lara Stein Pardo; Terence Nance; Nyugen Smith; and Mandy Cano Villalobos, in an exhibit entitled Flux and showcasing video, photography and multimedia.
      • 800 I Street – AC Valdez, Jocelyn Frank, and Sean Phillips, showcasing three sound and light installations: Feel Your Sorrow/Tell Your Happiness; What You Can’t See; and Sound Garden. In addition, the DC Listening Lounge Collection will offer a Sound Scene Projector Series.
      • 401 9th Street – Yodith Dammlash, Solomon Asfaw, and Tirsit Desta, showcasing the paintings and photography of local Ethiopian artists and a unique, traditional coffee ceremony as performance art.
      • 734 11th Street Art Soiree, DC’s premiere art publicist, will bring an extravagant nuit blanche au chateau experience to the SAX Restaurant & Lounge with performances and interactive art installations for a true “Une Nuit A Versailles”.

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Excited about this event? Make sure you register here http://artallnightdc-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1

Still Curious? Here’s a video from last year’s event