Tenleytown

Tenleytown Main Street kicks off Art All Night with a special performance of music and dance from around the world as we celebrate the power of the arts to transform and transport you. Join us at the Metro Plaza (Wisconsin Ave & Albemarle St) at 7:00 p.m.

Then, follow our performers along Wisconsin Avenue as they herald the start of the arts festival, passing Tenleytown’s art and performance venues. The procession ends back at the Metro, but your art journey is just beginning! Enjoy art, music, dance, poetry, theater, and more at 14 venues throughout the night. And look for amazing chalk art creations by Rajan Sedalia in front of the Container Store and along Tenleytown’s sidewalks as you explore Art All Night.


 

WELCOME CENTER: The Tenleytown Art All Night Welcome Center is located at 4601 41st St., NW (intersection of Wisconsin Ave. and Brandywine St.). Pick up the FREE Tenleytown Guidebook featuring a schedule and map of Art All Night events, as well as special promotions and discounts at area shops and restaurants. For our over-21 guests, Art of the Drink wristbands, which give you access to cocktail, wine, and beer tastings, will be available for purchase.

 

ART OF THE DRINK: Back by popular demand, the Art of the Drink features special tastings at select Tenleytown art and performance venues. Sample cocktails, wine, sparkling wine, and beer from EFFEN Vodka, Blue Coat Gin, Bin 1301 Wine Bar, Miolo Wine Group, Human Brands, and 3 Stars Brewing Company, a DC-based brewery. Whole Foods Market will also feature a selection of wines offered in their store. Purchase an Art of the Drink wristband at the Welcome Center to enjoy these special beverage offerings.

 

WIN PRIZES FROM TENLEYTOWN BUSINESSES: New for 2018! Visit 10 Art All Night venues in Tenleytown and be entered into a raffle to win prizes from local businesses, like Ace Hardware, Olive Bistro & Cafe, and Preservation and Framing Services. Make sure to get your Guidebook map punched at each venue you visit – we help get you started by giving you two free punches. There is no cost to enter the raffle; simply bring your completed map back to the Welcome Center before 11:45 p.m. Winners announced after Art All Night.

 

TRANSPORTATION: The American University will provide FREE shuttle service between the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station (Red Line) and Katzen Arts Center every 15 minutes. Look for Art All Night signs marking the shuttle stops.

 

Events

Femme Fatale DC (4620 Wisconsin Avenue)

 

Sponsored by Preservation and Framing Services

 

VENUE: Femme Fatale DC (4620 Wisconsin Avenue)

 

TIME: 7pm – midnight

 

DESCRIPTION: Art collective Femme Fatale DC celebrates Art All Night with 8,000 sq. ft of dance performances, music, exhibits, and even a retail shop. Plus sample signature cocktails from some of DC’s finest mixologists.

 

Visit the art lounge and patio for live music performed by local favorite Deaf Dog and the Indictments. Step inside for an exhibit by Calvin Custen, whose altar pieces carry subliminal social statements while window vignettes invite viewers not to look through but within.  And don’t forget to enjoy a cocktail while you’re there.

 

At Femme Fatale’s central exhibit space, take in works by women artists of all ages who explore abstraction, the beauty of the human form, and more. Art by Leslie Goldman, Carol Morgan, Rose Mosner, Jour’dan Haynes, and Leslie Saunders. Also, Mohini Malhotra presents curated paintings by contemporary women artists from emerging countries.

 

Last, but not least, Femme Fatale DC opens its retail shop so you can bring a little art home with you. Shop jewelry, artwork, textiles, and more from dozens of local women entrepreneurs.  Enjoy performances by Sahara Dance, Taal Academy of Dance, and Flamenco con Magdalena while you shop – and then show off your own moves as a DJ keeps the party going until late! Plus Caitlin Wheeler, Pamela Gordimer, Elissa Poma, Laura Aikman and Renee Comet exhibit their work, alongside artists from Femme Fatale DC, for Art All Night.

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE:

Cocktails presented by Blue Coat Gin in the retail shop. Wine and sparkling wine offered by Bin 1301 Wine Bar, Miolo Wine Group, and Human Brands in the art lounge. Purchase Art of the Drink wristbands at the Welcome Center to enjoy.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

7:30-8:10 pm              Taal Academy of Dance, Tenleytown-based Indian dance company, will perform Bollywood, folk, and classical dances, and lead a workshop for all to join(retail)

8:00-10:00 pm            Cheaper Than Therapy rock out on the patio (art lounge)

8:20-8:50 pm              Flamenco Dancing by la Magdalena (retail)

9:00-9:50 pm              Belly dancing with Sahara Dance (retail)

10:00 pm-midnight    DJ Teddy Beats brings the music, you bring your dance moves (retail shop)

Street Light Circus’ Juggler and hand balancer perform against a multimedia backdrop of images of their urban circus

 

 

SEOULSPICE, 4600 Wisconsin Ave, NW

VENUE: SEOULSPICE, 4600 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Sponsored by Douglas Development Corporation

 

TIME: 7 – 10 pm

 

DESCRIPTION: The American University Photo Collective presents 23 works depicting the concept of distressed and distorted, offering a strong sense of visual and emotional tensio

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE:

SEOULSPICE’s full menu of Korean comfort food will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Throughout the evening, listen to music curated by Calkidan Fissehaby, general manager of American University’s campus radio station WVAU.  

The BOLD Center, 4000 Chesapeake Ave. NW

VENUE: The BOLD Center, 4000 Chesapeake Ave. NW

Sponsored by Keller Williams Capital Properties

 

TIME: 7pm – midnight

 

DESCRIPTION: The BOLD Center offers an enticing, eclectic stage for visual and performing arts. Paintings, photography, and digital art create a dynamic exhibit filling the BOLD Center’s extended gallery hall. The intimately lit performance lounge offers cozy tables from which to enjoy live music and dance performances. And don’t miss special drink offerings at this location. Just follow the life-sized illuminated sheep, on loan from the iSheep exhibit just back from Burning Man, that will guide you to the steps of the BOLD Center.

 

ART ON DISPLAY:

  • Faculty members from Photoworks at Glen Echo Park display photographs that combine technical experimentation with artistic vision
  • Jaime Jazell exhibits portraiture and fine art photographs
  • Terry Pellmar showcases digital art and mixed media
  • Ravi Raman’s paintings reflect inspirations from the world around him, ranging from music to literature to places he has traveled to people he meets
  • Lyubomira Buresch is an expressionist artist who uses contemporary visual language to map a recognizable emotional geography in her paintings
  • Artists Pauline Rakis and Kathryn Carmicia present oil and acrylic paintings highlighting intuitive elements, states of mind, and abstract landscapes
  • Veyron Pax explores topics of immigration and identity politics through the digital manipulation of photography and video, where reality becomes distorted through an imagined and idealized lens
  • Life-sized, illuminated, interactive sheep sculptures from the iSheep exhibit – just back from Burning Man – on loan from Bardia Saeedi

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE:

Enjoy a cocktail from ultra-premium EFFEN Vodka. Purchase Art of the Drink wristbands at the Welcome Center to enjoy.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Dance ensembles from the Joy of Motion and the Davis Center will perform original choreography.

7:30 pm – 11:30pm            Live music by Jazz Quartet

8:00 pm                               Performances by The Davis Center

9:00 pm                               Performance by Joy of Motion

Art All Night Welcome Center, 4601 41st St. NW

VENUE: Art All Night Welcome Center, 4601 41st St. NW

Sponsored by Dancing Crab Properties

 

TIME: 7 pm – midnight

 

DESCRIPTION:  In the open lot at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street, you can find all the details about Art All Night at our Welcome Center tent. Be sure to pick up the FREE Tenleytown Guidebook featuring a schedule and map of Art All Night events, as well as special promotions and discounts at area shops and restaurants. For our over-21 guests, purchase Art of the Drink wristbands here to gain access to cocktail, wine, and beer tastings as Art All Night venues. And learn how you can enter a free raffle to win prizes from local businesses.

ART ON DISPLAY:

Todd Carter presents the Tenleytown Bestiary and Selfie Garden. Friendly enough for the smallest visitors, yet big enough to astound, the creatures in our bestiary love to show off their teeth, claws, and impressive size! Come and grab that perfect selfie with a menacing beast looming overhead. The first 100 visitors will also get a piece of art to take home.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
8:00-11:00 pm            live music by guitarist Jim Greenfield and friends

 

The Tile Shop 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW


VENUE: The Tile Shop 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW

 

TIME: 7 – 11 pm

 

DESCRIPTION: Amidst a backdrop of gleaming tiles, visitors can explore whimsical mosaics, get lost in geometric abstractions, encounter voodoo priestesses, revisit icons of the 70s and 80s, and much more! Enjoy collages, textiles, paintings, photography, and sculpture from artists on two levels.

 

ART ON DISPLAY:

  • Prints and cards of collages by Carolyn Long
  • Colorful, whimsical mosaics by Ge’Vonna Keyes and Edwin Salmeron
  • Paintings by David Salgado, Michelle Sloan, and Leslie Rose
  • Collages by Matt Paul
  • Photography and paintings by Amber Shemesh
  • Emotionally charged, abstract sculptures by Laura Bocalandro
  • Wood collages, oil paintings, and textiles by Lena Frumin

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE:

Sample brews from DC’s own 3 Stars Brewing Company. Purchase Art of the Drink wristbands at the Welcome Center to enjoy.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

From 7:30 – 9:30 pm, enjoy live jazz just outside The Tile Shop presented by the Middle C Jazz Ensemble.

Middle C Music, 4530 Wisconsin Ave.

TIME: 7 – 11 pm

 

DESCRIPTION: Art and music abound at the District’s only full-service music store. Full details to be announced soon!

Whole Foods Market, 4530 40th St., NW (entrance off Wisconsin Avenue)

VENUE: Whole Foods Market, 4530 40th St., NW (entrance off Wisconsin Avenue)

Sponsored by Circle Management Company

 

TIME: 7 – 10 pm

 

DESCRIPTION: Whole Food’s outdoor patio transforms into a stage for martial artists, circus performers, and modern dance. Enjoy the performances while you sample wines offered by Whole Foods and explore exhibits of sculpture, jewelry, and more in front of the store.

 

ART ON DISPLAY:

  • Tracy Filar-Atwood exhibits beaded jewelry items – each piece is a unique expression of both the artist and the wearer.
  • Scott Hunter uses papier mâché and other mixed media to create unique sculptural pieces that are vibrant and mysterious, tickle the funny bone, and spark the mind
  • Anne Bouie creates organic sculpture from botanicals and found objects
  • Olga DeNogga presents larger than life sculptures in bold colors and natural forms

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE:

Wine tasting courtesy of Whole Foods Market. Purchase Art of the Drink wristbands at the Welcome Center to enjoy.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

7:30 pm       JTR Jujutsu exhibition of empty-hand self-defense tactics with simulated sparing

8:30 pm       Be amazed by Street Light Circus’ juggling and hand-balancing as they perform against a multimedia backdrop of images of their urban circus

9:45 pm           Glade Dance presents modern dance choreographed specifically for Art All Night and this performance venue

St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St., NW

VENUE: St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St., NW

TIME: 7 – 10 pm

 

DESCRIPTION:  St. Columba’s welcomes you to explore, create, and listen as you travel through four large rooms of artwork. Often described as “a walking meditation” or “a watering hole for the spirit,” St. Columba’s invites all ages to walk a labyrinth while listening to live music. Or you can just sit and savor the music. Children – and the young at heart – can turn their imagination into creation at the Lego Art Center. All will enjoy art from the Red Pear Gallery and other area artists. All ages welcome!

 

ART ON DISPLAY:

  • Photography by Lee Ewing
  • Sculpture by Nancy Frankel
  • Red Pear Gallery artists Robert Erskine, David Fry, Ronald Gardine, and Karen Schultz present paintings, sculpture, textiles, and wood turnings.

 

INTERACTIVE ART:

7 – 9:00 pm          Lego Art Center

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

7 – 10 pm            St. Columba’s presents Bach (Almost) All Night as area organists perform works by Johann

Sebastian Bach throughout the evening.

Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW

VENUE 9: Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW

 

TIME: 7 – 9 pm

 

DESCRIPTION: Iona is proud to exhibit and honor the work of highlight skilled artists who are over the age of 60. Tour the Lois & Richard England Gallery’s exhibit of watercolors presented by artists from the Northwest Neighbors Village, tap your toes to live music on Iona’s front porch, and enjoy lively conversation and refreshments throughout the evening.

 

ART ON DISPLAY:

Colorful and delicate still life watercolors painted by Andrea Selvaggio, Barbara Hefferman, Erica Ling, Nancy Arbuthnot, Shirley Thompson, Soye Kim, Sura Kim, and Ting Yang. Curated by instructor Joey Mánlapaz.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

7-9 pm                     Andrew Trotter performs Americana and folk originals on Iona’s front porch

Janney Elementary School, 4130 Albemarle St.

VENUE: Janney Elementary School, 4130 Albemarle St.

Sponsored by Friendship Hospital for Animals

 

TIME: 7-9 pm

 

DESCRIPTION: Grab a blanket, pick up a meal to-go at nearby restaurants, and enjoy a picnic as we present Bluegrass on the Lawn in front of Janney Elementary. This family-friendly event will have all ages tapping their toes.

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE:

Lemonade stand provided by the Janney Elementary 5th Grade

 

INTERACTIVE ART:

My Wish for the Future – Hung along the Janney fence, find chalkboards where you can share your wish for the future … of your neighborhood, your friends and family, your nation, or your wildest dreams. Tenleytown Main Street will preserve these wishes and exhibit them beyond Art All Night.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

7 – 9 pm            The Shedkickers

Best Buy Corner Window, Albemarle St. & Wisconsin Ave.

VENUE:  Best Buy Corner Window, Albemarle St. & Wisconsin Ave.

TIME: all day and night

 

DESCRIPTION: In celebration of Art All Night, Irene Chan presents Travel to Art in Unexpected Places.  Paper airplanes and paper ships traverse across the window as Tenleytown travels to new places, cultures, and experiences through the power of art.

Meet the artist and learn about her process at 7:45, 8:45, and 9:45 p.m. in front of the Best Buy window.

Tenleytown Metro Plaza

VENUE:  Tenleytown Metro Plaza

TIME: 7-10 pm

 

DESCRIPTION: Tenleytown Main Street kicks off Art All Night with a special performance of music and dance from around the world as we celebrate the power of the arts to transform and transport you. Then we bring the funk as Crush Funk Brass Band performs funky, jazzed up classics and modern songs. Dancing encouraged! Celebrate Art All Night here from 7-10 pm.

 

TRANSPORTATION: The FREE American University shuttle runs every 15 minutes between the Tenleytown Metro Plaza and the American University Museum. Enjoy some funky music and then hop on the shuttle to visit the Art All Night venue at AU. Look for Art All Night signs marking the shuttle stop.

Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

VENUE: Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Sponsored by the National Presbyterian School

 

TIME: 7 pm – midnight

 

DESCRIPTION: Tenleytown’s past, present, and future is on display at the library.  Discover artistic expressions of local history and view creations by some of tomorrow’s brightest artists and performers from local schools. Plus the award-winning Wilson High School poetry club hosts a poetry slam. Art lovers of all ages can also take part in interactive crafts and henna art.

 

ART ON DISPLAY:

  • Kathryn McDonnell presents Merging Worlds, a series of kinetic sculptural paintings hung dramatically beneath the library’s two-story staircase
  • Visual arts from area schools including National Presbyterian School, CommuniKids, Alice Deal Middle School, Georgetown Day School, Wilson High School, and more
  • Anita Seline presents Janney Days, a nearly 100-year history of Janney Elementary’s role in the development of Tenleytown and its critical place in the community. First published in 2001, the Janney PTA recently re-published the school’s history, with Seline adding a chapter on the school’s expansion years. Copies of the book will be available.
  • National Presbyterian School proudly celebrates 50 years in Tenleytown! View historic photographs from the school’s early years, as well as original art and images of NPS students’ annual Tenleytown study.

 

INTERACTIVE ART:

Kids create their own car to take to the drive-in. Using cardboard, crayons, markers, and more, Tenleytown’s youngest engineers create the cars of the future which they’ll “drive” into the children’s room for a special screening of Pixar movie shorts. Art becomes personal with free henna tattoos – not to worry, these tattoos are only temporary.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

7:00 pm                       Poetry Slam Round 1

8:00-10:00 pm             Zoe Coppola performs live on the harp in library atrium

8:30 pm                       Musical selections by Liberated Muse

8:45 pm                       Poetry Slam Round 2

10:00 pm                       A Cappella performance by the singing Capital Chorus in front of the library.

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

VENUE: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Sponsored by the American University

 

TIME: 7 pm – 10 pm

 

DESCRIPTION: The American University Museum invites you to a special after hours viewing of their early fall exhibitions. Stop by to dance to live music, collaborate on a mural, test your luck with chances to win prizes, and munch on flavored popcorn and edible cookie dough. Use the hashtag #NightAtTheAUMuseum to share your photos and enter into the museum’s photo contest!

 

ART ON DISPLAY:

  • Robert D’Arista: A Portrait aims to introduce viewers to (or reacquaint them with) D’Arista’s paintings, prints, and sculpture—and the significant artistic contributions he made during 20 years spent teaching at the American University Department of Art. These timeless works, counterweights to the more fashionable art of his time, continue to deserve our consideration for their mastery and their enduring aesthetic value.

 

  • D’Arista Legacy: Carlton Fletcher, Lowell Gilbertson, Edith Kuhnle, Dale Loy, Katy Murray, Marci Nadler, Lee Newman, Iris Osterman, Maggie Siner, Jo Weiss, Diane Wilson, and Susan Yanero – Robert D’Arista taught in the American University Department of Art for some 20 years. This exhibition explores his impact on 12 of his students. Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art.

 

  • Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity – In Without Provenance, Jim Sanborn has given us all a rare gift of artistic provocation. The takeaway from this extraordinary exhibition is a vision for an art collecting world very different from our own, but hardly without precedent. Jim’s imagined world, which would make complete sense to an ancient Roman, is one wherein the skilled artist-craftsmen of contemporary Cambodia who we now call forgers and who muddle the art market, would be understood to be what they are: gifted copyists.

 

  • Finding a Path, Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation – Emilie Brzezinski and Dayla Luttwak have much in common as artists, yet they have never shown their works together. Brzezinski’s massive, rough-hewn wood sculptures embody the vital energy of trees as archetypes of being. Luttwak’s brilliantly colored metal creations are inspired by another essential aspect of universal growth and decay in nature – tree roots. This site-specific installation is a conversation on their approaches to nature as a means of understanding one’s path through the world, and life itself.

 

  • Selections from the Artery Collection – The Artery Collection was initially conceived as a corporate collection in the early 1980s to support Washington-area artists and enhance the real estate offices of the company, then the Artery Organization. The timing was fortuitous since during this period the region was a vital incubator for the Washington Color School as well as a period of experimentation in different media by artists. This energy is reflected in the variety of art carefully chosen by the discerning eyes of Carol Brown and Henry H. Goldberg. Artists represented include William Christenberry, Manon Cleary, Gene Davis, Thomas Downing, Sam Gilliam, Tom Green, Rockne Krebs, Ed McGowin, Howard Mehring, Joe Shannon, and Anne Truitt.

 

TRANSPORTATION: Just around the corner from the Katzen Arts Center is the pick-up point for the FREE American University shuttle, which runs every 15 minutes between the American University Museum and the Tenley Metro Plaza. Enjoy these amazing exhibits and then hop on the shuttle to visit the Art All Night venues on Wisconsin Avenue. Look for Art All Night signs marking the shuttle stop.

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