Art All Night took over much of the city this weekend, from early Saturday evening until 3 am on Sunday, offering art, music, dancing, and performances. With five major locations and more than 35 different venues, it was impossible to see it all, so here’s a recap from photos in the DC Focused Flickr pool:
Textures by Shanna Lim
Vaudoux Aerial Dance Theatre at Techworld Plaza
The Strong Man eats fire at Gallery O on H St.
Lionz of Zion breakdancing at the Wonder Bread factory
Free [D] Art at the Fairy Lot
Live painting at the Swatchroom
Jennifer Stephens soap bubble art, at the City Market at O
There were lots of opportunities for participants to create art or interact with it.
Interactive fire sculpture and seesaw at Gallery O on H St.
One of the most popular exhibits was Shaw Shadows by Jim Webb. Colored lights were projected on a five-story wall, inviting everyone to pose in front of the lights to cast their shadows on the wall.
Here’s how one participant looked while posing in front of the yellow light:
There were lots of displays of paintings and media art, with some rapt audiences.
At Carnegie Library
Art Whino on H St.
Riki Kim, Cube
Music and dancing
There were bands at several locations which drew large crowds.
Black Alley playing in Congress Heights
Music at the Wonder Bread Factory
Silent Disco dance party
Projections at Carnegie Library
The Colored City projections were created live by artist Monsieur Arthur, mixing the colors on a tablet that projected onto the facade.
Art All Night has been an annual event in D.C. for the past five years, and continues to expand. This year, it was enjoyed by large crowds despite the rain cancelling some of the outdoor events. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, look for it again next September.