Eastern Market Main Street is excited to host Art All Night LIVE for the very first time on Friday, September 24th from 4PM-Midnight!
Art All Night celebrates the visual and performing arts, showcasing the diverse talents of our city’s creative community. Public and private spaces along the EMMS corridor and around Capitol Hill will transform into pop-up galleries and performance venues for an evening of art in its many forms.
EMMS looks forward to hosting a live, in-person celebration in 2021 and will follow all public health guidance and safety measures to ensure the wellbeing of artists, performers, attendees, patrons, and business owners.
Visit DCArtAllNight.org for more information about city-wide activities!
In addition to enjoying the arts & entertainment, be sure to stroll, shop & dine at the many small, local businesses along Eastern Market Main Street. Click here for our full business directory!
Participants at our Indoor Events must follow DCs Mask Mandate: Masks will be required indoors in DC for all people over 2 years of age. Thank You!
4-8PM The Arts at Eastern Market
Kick off Art All Night 2021 at historic Eastern Market (225 7th St SE) with painting demonstrations by Anthony Young & Miranda Spurley (4-5PM); and an outdoor artists' market featuring 20 local area artists (4-8PM). And don't forget to visit Eastern Market Pottery (at the south end of the Eastern Market building) for hand-crafted ceramics by local artists (4-8PM).
4-6PM Art Open House at The Yard
Stop by The Yard at Eastern Market (700 Pennsylvania Ave SE) to view HEAL. Explorative and visually captivating, this group showcase seeks to bring greater awareness to the healing powers of visual art, by promoting the tenets and principles of art therapy and wellness. Guest curated by Marlon Powell, this event will create a unique opportunity for local artists and small businesses to connect with the community and push forward conversations centered around mental wellness.
6-8PM Pop-Up Galleries
Stroll around the corridor as businesses transform into pop-up galleries for local artists:
7-10PM Silent Disco at the C Street SE Plaza (corner of 7th & C St SE)
A silent disco is an event where people dance to music listened to on wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via a radio transmitter with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by the participants. No advanced registration required. Show up, get your headphones & start dancing!
Also Happening on Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill has a wide variety of arts organizations that host exhibits, performances and classes throughout the year.
Don't miss out on these September 24th happenings.
5-6:30PM Live on the Hill
The hugely popular concert series, Live on the Hill, returns to the Eastern Market Metro Plaza pavilion with a performance by Herb Scott! The concert series is a collaborative effort by Councilmember Charles Allen, Barracks Row Main Street, the Capitol Hill BID and Eastern Market Main Street.
6:30-8:30PM CHAW in Your Community Night
Join the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) for an evening of live entertainment and refreshments on the lawn (545 7th St SE) as they celebrate the arts on Capitol Hill. "Reflections" a members-only juried exhibit hosted by the Capitol Hill Art League closes Saturday, September 25th.
Alphabet Animal Art Project
Take a stroll around Capitol Hill and see how many Alphabet Animals you can find!
Capitol Hill is home to many dazzling (some, quite literally) works of art, painted on the exteriors of homes and businesses. The Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) has compiled an amazing self-guided Murals Tour for you and your family to enjoy at your leisure.
See You at the Theatre!
Showing this Friday (9/24) at 8PM: Respect (Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career - from a child singing in her father's church choir to her international superstardom - it's the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice) $8.
The Miracle Theatre (535 8th St SE) is a second-run movie theater and live performance venue, and the oldest movie theater in Washington, DC.
Evil Laugh Family Photo Booth
Want to join in on the fun of DC Public Library's Evil Laugh Video Contest but still need more inspiration? Try dropping by the Southeast Neighborhood Library (403 7th St SE) between 4-6PM and request a film or photo session in front of their librarian-crafted spooky video booth. Let the cackles commence while they film your academy-award winning performance. Not into show biz? That's okay, too. They are happy to snap a fun seasonal photo for you to share with friends and family.
The 2021 Art All Night Festival is funded by the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities.