Cultural Tourism DC Presents Third Annual Art4All DC Celebration


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Cultural Tourism DC Presents Third Annual Art4All DC Celebration
Highlighting arts and humanities programs with six signature events


Washington, DC (September 12, 2014) — Experience Cultural Tourism DC's Art4All DC: One City, Four Quadrants, Arts Activated, a three-week arts and humanities festival taking placeSeptember 26 to October 18, 2014. In its third year, Art4All DC will feature six signature events, including the Rhode Island Avenue NE PorchFest in the city's northeast quadrant.

The festival is a celebration of more than 100 arts and humanities events highlighting music, theater, dance, and fine arts across each quadrant of DC.Participants will engage with artists at gallery openings, music and theater performances, visual art exhibitions, collaborative neighborhood programs, humanities discussions, dance workshops, and more.

 "Art4All DC reflects the palette of Washington's vibrant arts environment. The festival expresses the color, music, dance, spoken word, and many textures of the city's established and emerging arts and humanities programs," said Cultural Tourism DC Executive Director Steve Shulman. "With its setting in all four quadrants of the city, Arts4All DC will engage residents and visitors and may surprise them with the amazing creativity performed and on display. It is a wonderful, non-intimidating showcase for what's here and suggests what the future holds for the arts aficionado."

Artists representing Art4All DC signature events and other programming activities are invited to perform and exhibit their works. For details on artist participation during Art4All DC, click here.


ACTIVATED!—Art4All DC Launch Party, September 26,6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Plaza at CityCenter. Join Mistress of Ceremonies and spoken word artist Nina Brewton, rising star and singer-songwriter Marshall Sims, and other artists as they offer a taste of Art4All DC. Tickets are available hereand include entry and two drink tickets. Signature cocktails and appetizers will be provided by Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House and DBGB Kitchen and Bar. Presented by Cultural Tourism DC at CityCenterDC. @DCculture#A4ADC @CityCenterDC

Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC, Sept. 27-28, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., various locations. Based on a festival concept that began in Paris, France, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a night-long event that offers area residents and visitors an exciting opportunity to engage and enjoy an eclectic mix of music, activities, and visual and performing artists.

FIGMENT DC, Sept. 27-28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Anacostia Skating Pavilion. FIGMENT DC invites everyone to a free, non-commercial weekend of creativity and community. An opportunity to play and learn together, FIGMENT DC is also a chance to create a magical playground for artists and dreamers of all shapes and sizes.

SW ArtsFest, October 2–5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 400 M Street, SW. The District's smallest quadrant presents one of the area's largest neighborhood arts festivals. SW ArtsFest offers a weekend of art-centered activities that will encourage participants to explore the booming SW quadrant and its various art producers.

Rhode Island Avenue NE PorchFest, October 4,  3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Rhode Island Avenue, NE. Rhode Island Avenue NE PorchFest celebrates local talent by turning the front porches of neighborhood homes in surrounding NE into performance spaces where local musicians play for the community. Presented by Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street and Cultural Tourism DC.

Adams Morgan PorchFest, October 18, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Adams Morgan Neighborhood, NW. Inspired by its success last year, the Adams Morgan PorchFest will again create a family friendly, neighborhood-based alternative to the nightclub music scene, bringing in a range of musical styles from Brazilian, Irish and jazz to indie rock, children's music, and even Egyptian Nubian folkloric. Presented by Adams Morgan Partnership BID and Cultural Tourism DC.

Access the Art4All DC events listings on your smart phone and check out the Art4All DC Calendaron Connect with artists and arts organizations and document Art4All DC activities throughout the festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagramusing hashtag #A4ADC.



Please click here to view participating organizations.


Art4All DC is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and is made possible with the additional support of sponsors and community partners, among them:

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Cultural Tourism DC is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that develops, delivers, and celebrates authentic cultural experiences in Washington, DC. Annual signature programs presented by Cultural Tourism DC include Art4All DC, WalkingTown DC, the DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails, Embassy Chef Challenge, and Passport DC. Cultural Tourism DC is listed in the 2012-2013 edition of the Catalogue for Philanthropy as one of the best nonprofits in metropolitan Washington. For more information, visit www.CulturalTourismDC.orgor call 202-661-7581.

WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC Returns September 24 – October 1

July 25, 2012

Pat Wheeler, 202-638-8368



Over 100 Free Walking and Biking Tours Highlight the History, Art, and Culture
of All Eight Wards of the City

Washington, DC – WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC returns this fall for eight days of free guided walking and biking tours, September 24 – October 1. This popular event introduces DC residents and visitors to the art, culture, and history of Washington, DC through tours at lunchtime, during after-work "happy hours," and on the weekend of September 29-30.

Five themes describe this year's WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC, with something for everyone:

· African American Heritage: Tours dedicated to the history and significance of DC's African American personalities, landmarks, and events.

· Green DC: Tours exploring local sustainable development, natural resources, and nature. · Washington in Conflict: Tours exploring political unrest, social movements, and historically significant events including the War of 1812, Civil War, and Civil Rights movement.

· Eye on the Arts: Tours bringing attention to DC's visual arts exhibits, performing arts venues, and public art installations, especially sculpture, murals, architectural symbolism, and pop culture.

· Neighborhood History: Guided tours of the Neighborhood Heritage Trails, the Official Walking Trails of Washington, DC, lead participants through the history of the area. WalkingTown DC is the only time during the year that historians and community leaders conduct tours of these trails, which are otherwise self-guided.

City explorers can get a small taste of this year's WalkingTown DC tours when Cultural Tourism DC launches its newest Neighborhood Heritage Trail; Hub, Home, Heart: Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail. Held in conjunction with the fifth annual H Street Festival on September 15, the Heritage Trail launch features the official sign unveiling ceremony. The celebration starts at 12 noon at the stage at 14th and H Streets, NE. To get walkers warmed up for WalkingTown DC, several guided mini-tours of the H Street Heritage Trail will be available.

The complete schedule of WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC tours and special events will be available in early September. Tours are led by professional guides, community leaders, historians, and others who volunteer their time and expertise to introduce residents and visitors alike to the riches of DC neighborhoods. All WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC tours are free and open to the public. Many tours are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Tours vary in distance and pace, accommodating all fitness levels. Many tours require advanced registration, which will open on in early September.

High-resolution images are available upon request from

WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC are sponsored by Events DC, Donatelli Development, and Stanton Development.

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. Cultural Tourism DC is one of the best DC nonprofits listed in the 2013 edition of the Catalogue for Philanthropy. For more information, visit or call 202-661-7581.


Washington, DC
July 25, 2012


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