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…
SATURDAY THE 24TH | 9PM-3AM
“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. http://www.artallnightdc.com/
. 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.http://dreamsforkids.org/
LAST NIGHT…SUNDAY THE 25TH | 9PM-2AM
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 III
, Ari 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.