Cultural Tourism DC Presents Third Annual Art4All DC Celebration


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Catherine Llamido, Communications Associate


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.

Cultural Tourism DC Presents the Seventh Annual Passport DC May 2014


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Michelle Cragle, Director of Communications and Marketing

Cultural Tourism DC Presents the Seventh Annual Passport DC May 2014
Journey the Globe with Embassy Open Houses, Street Festivals, Performances and Exhibitions

Washington, DC (April 7, 2014) – Cultural Tourism DC presents the seventh annual Passport DC—a month-long celebration in May comprising international programs and events around the city. Visitors and residents have the opportunity to travel around the world without ever leaving the city with tours of more than 70 embassies and hundreds of other international cultural activities that include street festivals, performances and exhibitions.

"Passport DC is a profound way for people to learn by experience. It provides a unique opportunity for people to compare and discover the similarities among nations across the globe with their art, dance, music, textiles, food and so much more. As a young man, I had the opportunity to travel internationally and those experiences inform my actions today. Passport DC is the next best thing to international travel—and because you never leave DC—there's no jet lag," said Cultural Tourism DC Executive Director Steve Shulman.

Around the World Embassy Tour
Saturday, May 3, 2014
10 am to 4 pm

More than 50 embassies representing six continents invite DC visitors and residents to travel the world as they enjoy the culture of different countries. Visitors can experience the county's food, art, dance and music, including Capoeira demonstrations, Tango lessons, henna applications, Ceylong tea tastings, Thai massages and Dominican rum tastings.

Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies' Open House
Saturday, May 10, 2014
10 am to 4 pm

The European Union Delegation to the U.S. and the 28 embassies of the EU Member States invite visitors to experience the authentic music, dance, food, film, and art of these distinctive nations. The complete list of the 28 participating embassies is available online.

Embassy Chef Challenge
Thursday, May 15, 2014
6 pm to 9:30 pm
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Cultural Tourism DC's annual fundraiser gives you access to one of DC's best-kept secrets: world-class embassy chefs. More than a dozen world-class embassy chefs present small plates of their country's signature delicacies and battle in DC's Premier International Culinary Competition. A panel of celebrity chefs and food critics select the winner of the Judge's Choice Award, while guests cast a ballot for the People's Choice winner. Rounding out the evening is a live and silent auction, featuring world-class items steeped in international flavor, including private embassy experiences.

National Asian Heritage Festival
Fiesta Asia Street Fair
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10 am to 7 pm

Fiesta Asia Street Fair features more than 1000 performers on five stages representing more than 20 cultures. Attendees can experience Pan-Asian cuisine, a shopping bazaar, kid-friendly, interactive activities, a talent competition, a parade, Bollywood street dancing, and traditional and contemporary Asian crafts. The festival is held on Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd and 6th streets, NW.

International Programming

Cultural Tourism DC's affiliates present internationally-themed programs throughout May. Visit for a complete list.

Event website:
Hashtag: #PassportDC

Events DC, Destination DC, The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, The Coca-Cola Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, U.S Chamber of Commerce, JBG Companies, Citi Open

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About Cultural Tourism DC

Cultural Tourism DC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to deliver memorable experiences and learning opportunities in the areas of heritage, international exchange, and humanities. Through its five celebrated signature programs, Cultural Tourism DC works to broaden, deepen, and diversify audiences for the arts in DC; audiences whose participation enriches the creative economy of the city.


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