DC Art All Night Media Advisory 09.22.21


The District’s unique two-day arts festival is back in-person to celebrate local artists and businesses on September 24 and 25. 

WASHINGTON (September 22, 2021) — Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents Art All Night, the District’s only free all-night arts festival, will return in-person for a two-day activation on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25. The event will feature local artists highlighting the area’s best visual and performing arts exhibits, workshops, and performances.

DC is open! Art aficionados and fans of local artists and businesses are expected to visit 16 Main Street and Business Improvement District corridors to experience painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, dance, theater, silent discos, film, and poetry in a variety of unique indoor and outdoor spaces located in all 8 wards throughout the city. 

To support the District’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, five vaccine stations will be set up across DC neighborhoods during the activation. Neighborhood activations will follow all city-mandated COVID-19 protocols, including masking at indoor events. 

Art All Night has transitioned back in-person for this 2021 experience after being forced to pivot to a virtual platform last year. Artists, community leaders and residents of DC are excited for this event to be back in-person to support local artists and businesses. 

WHAT: Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents Art All Night

WHEN: This year, there will be a two-day activation. Each Main Street and BID website features details on the schedule of events in their neighborhood.

Friday, September 24, 2021: 

  • Anacostia: 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Deanwood: 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Eastern Market: 4:00pm-11:00pm 
  • Georgetown: 5:00pm-10:00pm 
  • Glover Park: 7:00pm-12:00am 
  • Pennsylvania Ave East: 5:00pm – 12:00am 
  • Minnesota Ave: 6:00pm-9:00pm 
  • The Parks: 7:00pm-11:00pm 
  • Upper Georgia Ave: 7:00pm-11:00pm 
  • Uptown: 4:00pm-12:00am 
  • Van Ness: 5:00pm-11:00pm 

Saturday, September 25, 2021: 

  • Anacostia: 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Congress Heights: 4:00pm-11:00pm 
  • Historic Dupont Circle: 7:00pm-12:00am
  • H Street: 7:00pm-2:00am
  • Downtown BID: 7:00pm-11:00pm 
  • Shaw: 7:00pm-3:00am
  • Tenleytown: 7:00pm-12:00am 

There will also be five vaccination sites throughout the District over the course of this two-day activation. 

Friday, September 24, 2021: 

  • Upper Georgia Ave: Fourth District MPD Station, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW | 7PM-11PM
  • Deanwood Heights: Fauntroy Community Enrichment Center, 4800 Nannie Helen Boroughs Ave NE | 5PM-10PM

Saturday, September 25, 2021: 

  • Congress Heights: 3100 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE | 6PM-10PM
  • H Street: 645 H Street NE, Washington, DC | 7PM-11PM

WHERE: The event will be celebrated 16 of the city’s Main Street/BID corridors. Links to each of the activations can be found at www.dcartallnight.org.

MEDIA: Each neighborhood activation will have its own media check-in point: 

  • Anacostia: 2228 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave, SE  
  • Congress Heights: 4th & MLK SE 
  • Deanwood: 4922 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE 
  • Eastern Market: Corner of 7th & C St
  • Georgetown: Intersection of Reservoir Road & Wisconsin Ave 
  • Glover Park: Glover Park Hotel 2505 Wisconsin Ave NW 
  • Historic Dupont Circle: Information Booth: Dupont Circle Metro North (20th & K St) 
  • Minnesota Ave: Safeway Parking Lot (322 40th St NE)
  • MLK Library: 901 G St NW 
  • North Capitol: Mamo’s Lot (1600 North Capitol NW)
  • Pennsylvania Ave East: Southside Market (2510 Pennsylvania Ave SE) 
  • Shaw: Parcel 42, outdoor lot (1701 7th St NW) 
  • Tenleytown: 4404 Wisconsin Ave NW 
  • The Parks: 300 Riggs Road NE 
  • Upper Georgia Ave: Great Lawn at The Parks at Walter Reed (1010 Butternut St NW) 
  • Uptown: 4632 14th St NW 
  • Van Ness: 4340 Connecticut Ave NW 

To arrange interviews with representatives of the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) or the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), artists, or Main Street leaders please contact Sheena Pegarido at spegarido@linksp.com or 202.559.4431 or Corey Barenbrugge at cbarenbrugge@linksp.com or 202.330.2183. 

For photos from previous event activations, click here.

OTHER INFORMATION: For a complete list of artists, exhibits, and performances, visit www.dcartallnight.org, where there are links to information about each activation neighborhood. 

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) are sponsoring the festival, which is presented by Mayor Muriel Bowser and participating Main Street and BID programs. 

Follow Art All Night on Facebook: @DCArtAllNight, Twitter: @dcartallnight, and Instagram: @dcartallnight.