FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Michelle Cragle, Director of Marketing
Cultural Tourism DC Presents Second Annual Art4All DC Celebration
Highlighting arts and humanities programs across the District's four quadrants
Washington, DC (September 10, 2013) — Cultural Tourism DC presents its second annual Art4All DC: One City, Four Quadrants, Arts Activated, a three-week arts and humanities festival taking place September 13 to October 6, 2013. Art4All DC features signature events and more than 200 events from 43 organizations highlighting music, theater, dance, fine arts across each quadrant of DC.
"We are delighted to present the second season of Art4All DC," said Cultural Tourism DC Executive Director Steve Shulman. "We want to engage residents and visitors with the District's arts organizations and artists. With all that's planned, it will be easy to become immersed as an audience member, supporter, or creator."
Participants will experience gallery openings, music and theater performances, visual art exhibitions, heritage tours, collaborative neighborhood programs, humanities discussions, dance workshops and more. The celebration culminates in WalkingTown DC, Cultural Tourism DC's week of free guided walking tours across the city, September 30 to October 6, 2013.
Art4All DC SIGNATURE EVENTS:
ACTIVATED!—Art4All DC Social Media Launch Party, September 13, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 702 8th Street, NW. Hosted by Cultural Tourism DC and the Pepco Edison Place Gallery.
Black L.U.V. Festival, September 22, Noon to 6 p.m., 3305 8th Street, NE. Presented by Social Art and Culture, the festival is devoted to social change and uplifting the DC creative community through cultural arts.
SW ArtsFest, September 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 400 M Street, SW. The city's smallest quadrant presents one of the area's largest neighborhood arts festivals. This festival brings together a wide range of arts activities and events.
FIGMENT DC, September 28–29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1900 S Street, SE. An interactive, non-commercial, participatory 100% volunteer-run arts festival held in Anacostia Park. This family-friendly event features hands-on arts activities in a variety of mediums.
PorchFest, October 5, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Adams Morgan Neighborhood, NW. Celebrating local talent by turning the front porches of Adams Morgan homes into performance spaces where local musicians will play for the community. Presented by Adams Morgan Partnership BID and Cultural Tourism DC.
WalkingTown DC, September 30–October 6, Various times and locations. This popular Cultural Tourism DC event, now part of Art4All DC, features a week of free walking tours guided by area experts, celebrating arts and humanities throughout the district. Tours take place on weekends and weekdays, with lunchtime "bite-size" tours lasting one hour or less, and evening "happy hour" tours. Full-length tours take place throughout the day on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6.
All of the signature events and many of the other offerings are free, but admission prices and reservation requirements vary. Check the Art4All DC Calendar on art4alldc.org for a full list of events as well as scheduling and ticketing information. Information, discounted and free ticket giveaways, and festival promotions can also be found on Cultural Tourism DC's Twitter and Facebook.
Adams Morgan Partnership BID
Alliance Francaise de Washington, SPAIN arts & culture, Art Soirée Productions, Eighty Eight DC
American Turkish Association of Washington DC
American University Arts
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Barracks Row Main Street in collaboration with Arts on the Hill
CA-FAM III, Incorporated/East River Jazz
Cultural Tourism DC
DC Jazz Jam DC Shorts
District Architecture Center, DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Double Nickels Theatre Company
Embassy of Israel
FIESTA DC, Inc.
Gala Hispanic Theatre
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Joy of Motion Dance Center
Madame Tussauds of Washington DC
National Building Museum
National Geographic Society
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Pepco Edison Place Gallery in collaboration with DC Youth Slam Poetry, Life Pieces to Master Pieces, and Washington Project for the Arts
Perry Frank, Ph.D/American Dreams
RAW: natural born artists
Social Art and Culture
The Gallery at Iona Senior Services
The Indian Craft Shop
The Textile Museum
Washington Photo Safari
Art4All DC would not be possible without the support of its sponsors and community partners.
Founded in 1996, Cultural Tourism DC, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, affirms the importance of culture and heritage to local neighborhoods and the city's economic prosperity by developing, delivering, and celebrating authentic cultural experiences for area residents and visitors. Annual signature programs presented by Cultural Tourism DC include: Art4All DC, WalkingTown DC, the DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails, Embassy Chef Challenge, and Passport DC.
September 10, 2013