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Cultural Tourism DC Launches Art4All DC Mega-Event Celebrating Arts, Performance, and Community
Seasonal celebration presents seven weeks of events throughout the city
Washington, DC – Cultural Tourism DC announces its latest program to engage residents and visitors in DC's arts, performance, and community through Art4All DC. Created to encourage greater participation across a wide spectrum of the city's diverse offerings, Art4All DC brings together 40 organizations to produce a schedule of events highlighting the music, theater, dance, fine arts, fashion and other forms of artistic expressions found across each quadrant of DC.
The events run from September 6 to October 21, culminating with a Taste of Art All Night on Saturday, October 20 from 7 pm – 3 am and showcase four to five originally curated venues presenting work by selected artists, working in such media and forms of expression as performance art (dance, theatre, music, poetry) and visual arts (painting, photography, film, projections, sculpture) with street performers, artists and magicians, adding to the festive air of the event. The Taste of Art All Night will be the closing event of Art4All DC, a first-time effort to provide DC residents and visitors with a coordinated schedule of arts events taking place in the city during September and October.
"By demonstrating a collaborative effort to bring more art to more people in more places in the city and sustaining that effort over an unprecedented, seven-week period, Art4All DC affirms the qualities of our city that led Forbes magazine to list DC among the top two coolest cities in the country", says Linda Donavan Harper, Executive Director, Cultural Tourism DC.
The ceremonial kick-off for Art4All DCis represented by the Mayor's Arts Awards on September 13 from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at the Lincoln Theater. For a full list of Art4All DC events, participating organizations and venues, visit the Cultural Tourism DC website, www.CulturalTourismDC.org.
UPDATED SEPT 11: Art4All DC Participating Organizations to date:
AIA | DC
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
Arts in Foggy Bottom
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Barracks Row Main Street
Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington
Cultural Tourism DC
DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
DC Fashion Week
Downtown DC Business
East River Jazz
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Georgia Avenue Business Alliance
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Joy of Motion Dance Center
Latin Fashion Week
Mid City Artists
National Gallery of Art
National Geographic - All Roads Film Festival
National Museum of Women in the Arts
NoMa Business Improvement District
Pepco Edison Place Gallery
RAW: natural born artists
The Capital City Showcase
The Embassy Series
The Gallery at Vivid Solutions
Washington Performing Arts Society
UPDATED SEPT 11: Art4All DC is sponsored by Events DC, Commission on the Arts & Humanities and media partner The Washington Examiner.
About Cultural Tourism DC
An independent nonprofit coalition of more than 230 culture, heritage, and community-based organizations, Cultural Tourism DC and its members help residents and visitors experience DC's authentic culture and heritage. For more information, visit www.CulturalTourismDC.org or call 202-661-7581.
Cultural Tourism DC is featured as one of the best DC nonprofits in the 2012 - 2013 edition of the Catalogue for Philanthropy.
September 11, 2012