A Free All-Night Cultural Experience
SEPTEMBER 24, 2011; 7pm-3am

Art All Night : Nuit Blanche DC is an all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art, stretching from the heart of Chinatown to the Shaw neighborhood.

Watch as DC’s creative community re-imagines public and private space and invites us all to see our city anew. Indoor and outdoor venues will showcase work by artists in a diverse range of media – with vibrant visual arts, street performances, live music, and DJs contributing to an unprecedented mash-up of cultural experiences in the nation’s capital. With this inaugural festival Washington DC joins a global network of Nuit Blanche all-night arts events, that started in Paris in 2002 and has captivated audiences from Toronto to Tel Aviv.

We invite you to dream in magic, light, and space for one night only. Stay awake…


“A Tune-Up” is is (remove one) described in the Urban Dictionary as slang for a beatdown. Submerge applies this verb to your brain via music and art, and Saturday is no exception. Saturday incorporates, Culinary, Fashion, Art, and Music into a memorable evening experience. Submerge partners with Art All Night DC to present Nuit Blanche! Nuit Blanche is an annual all-night or night-time arts festival. A Nuit Blanche will typically have museums, private and public art galleries, and other cultural institutions open and free of charge, with the centre of the city itself being turned into a de facto art gallery, providing space for art installations, performances (music, film, dance, performance art), themed social gatherings, and other activities. . The fashion component… though fashion is always passively described as Art, sometimes fashion is just simply clothes, the stuff you wear. Only the likes of an Alexander McQueen push the limits to where one has a hard time describing what they are looking at, with a blurring of the line between fashion and art. . Quincy Jones x DYDC bring this concept to life creating “fashion art installations” that make the runway irrelevant. Fusing this with the sultry upbeat sounds of Alison Carney, and globetrotting District MC Oddisee, percussion and base from duo Jim From the Moon and a beat Set from August Flight Gordon, Q and DYDC create this merger of art, performance and fashion in something best described as a fashion happening. Also sprinkled in the evening will be another set by comedian Desi Alexander. Proceeds from libations and art sales go to benefit Dreams For Kids.
The heArt, a self described monthly presentation of the cultural arts including but not limited to Music, Fashion, Poetry and Art. In its junior season the heART pool live music talents like non other. There’s no denying that The heART Gallery has been a breath of fresh air for anyone who has found themselves in attendance. Including founders Rodney Rikai Thomas, Femi Adedoyin and Cue Gibson killing this concept in the Underdog environment of New Jersey, HG garners its talents from the four corners of the US and abroad. Jesse Boykins IIIMoRufAri Lennox, and Karega Bailey are just the tip of the iceberg.  This showcase will be a treat to both the ears and eyes, with a full line up of live music, art, fashion, and more.

About crazechameleonstudio

Craze Chameleon Studio established in 1999 by founder Aisha Keys, a native Washingtonian, is one of the must vintage clothing collections in D.C. At the age of 23, her distinct fashion style turned the heads of many people on the streets of D.C., thus propelling her into a career as a personal shopper and fashion stylist to aspiring models, vocalists, musicians, and local fashionistas. Because of her ability to change her look from day to day, she was nicknamed the Chameleon; thus creating Craze Chameleon Studio. A studio of vintage clothes from the 20’s – 60’s. At the Studio, Aisha creates masterpieces utilizing her creative eye and vintage pieces. “…through my original style and vintage apparel, I show people how to put it all together and create their own unique fashion statement.” Aisha Keys. Craze Chameleon Studio has carved out its own niche among vintage retailers by providing up to the minute fashion that looks as if it is off the runway today, but is an original garment from fashion past. Since opening in 1999, CCS has been one of D.C.’s vintage clothing resource and one of the most celebrated vintage destinations in the D.C. area; supplying clothes to many retailers in the metropolitan area like Kaur, Nana, Meeps, Crossroads, Buffalo Exchange, Reddz Trading and Mustard Seed. CCS has an incredible array of vintage clothing from cocktail dresses, furs, suits, designer garments, accessories for men and women, and household collectibles and furnishings. There is an exclusive collection of used and dead stock items at the studio. To make an appointment call 2022008892 or email

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