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 don’t miss live music and chalk art presented by Rajan Sedalia as you walk along Tenleytown’s sidewalks.

EVENT INFORMATION 

 

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.

 

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.

Events

Femme Fatale DC (4620 Wisconsin Avenue)

 

Sponsored by Preservation and Framing Services

 

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 a special live music performance – stay tuned for details! 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:

Craft cocktails presented by local mixologists in the art lounge and retail shop. Purchase Art of the Drink wristbands at the Welcome Center to enjoy.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

to be announced

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 tension.

 

INTERACTIVE ART:

Art All Night visitors become their own photographers with a Polaroid photo booth. Take home an image commemorating the evening.

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE:

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

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

to be announced

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, digital art, dance, and music –  Art All Night visitors can find it all at this expansive venue just around the corner from Wisconsin Avenue.

 

ART ON DISPLAY:

  • Exhibition by Photoworks at Glen Echo Park
  • Parastoo Aslanbeik exhibits photography exploring multiple themes and using different techniques including alternative darkroom processes, analog, and digital photography
  • Terry Pellmar showcases digital art and mixed media
  • Artists Lyubomira Buresch, Pauline Rakis, and Kathryn Carmicia present oil and acrylic paintings highlighting intuitive elements, states of mind, and abstract landscapes

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE:

To be announced. 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.

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, Art of the Drink wristbands, which give you access to cocktail, wine, and beer tastings, will also be available for purchase at the Welcome Center.
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


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 10 artists on two levels.

 

INTERACTIVE ART:

Silk painting workshop with Diane Tuckman. All ages welcome.

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE:

To be announced. Purchase Art of the Drink wristbands at the Welcome Center to enjoy.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

From 7 – 9 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)

Sponsored by Circle Management Company

 

TIME: 7 – 10 pm

 

DESCRIPTION: Whole Food’s outdoor patio transforms into a stage for martial artists and circus performers. 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

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE:

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

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Time TBA        JTR Jujutsu exhibition of empty-hand self-defense tactics with simulated sparing

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

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:

  • Pottery by Sara Evans
  • Photography by Lee Ewing
  • Sculpture by Nancy Frankle
  • 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 p.m.   Lego Art Center

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

7 – 10 p.m.      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

TIME: 7 – 9 pm

 

DESCRIPTION: Iona is proud to exhibit and honor the work of professional and highly trained artists who are over the age of 60. Throughout the evening, tour the current exhibit of watercolors presented by artists from the Northwest Neighbors Village and tap your toes to live music on Iona’s front porch.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

to be announced

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 with live music on the lawn in front of Janney Elementary. This family-friendly event will have all ages tapping their toes.

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE:

Enjoy complimentary homemade lemonade courtesy of Tenleytown Main Street

 

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 p.m.        live band to be announced

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.

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 Tenleytown Metro Plaza is the pick-up point for the FREE American University shuttle, which 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

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, experience artistic and literary works by popular DC artists, 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 art projects sponsored by the library.

 

ART ON DISPLAY:

  • Visual arts from area schools including National Presbyterian School, CommuniKids and more in the children’s section
  • Kathryn McDonnell presents Merging Worlds, a series of kinetic sculptural paintings hung dramatically beneath the library’s two-story staircase
  • more to be announced soon!

 

INTERACTIVE ART:

Art becomes personal with free henna tattoos – not to worry, these tattoos are only temporary.  (2nd floor landing)

 

On the first floor, 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.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

7:00 pm           Poetry Slam Round 1 (large conference room)

8:00 pm           live music in front of the library

8:30 pm           Performance of the play Miss Trudy’s Birthday by Liberated Muse (large conference room)

8:45 pm           Poetry Slam Round 2 (large conference room)

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 Art All Night attendees to a special after hours viewing of their early fall exhibitions: Robert D’Arista: A Portrait; Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity; Finding a Path, Emile Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation; and Selections from the Artery Collection.

 

ART ON DISPLAY:

  • Robert D’Arista: A Portrait – 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.
  • 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, Emile Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation – Emile 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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