ART ALL NIGHT 2022 | BLADENSBURG ROAD + RHODE ISLAND AVENUE

Experience Art as a
Catalyst For Community Building

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Overview:

Art All Night is coming to Rhode Island Ave (RIA) and Upper Bladensburg Road (UBR)! DC Squared (DC²), formerly Friends of Rhode Island Avenue is bringing another chance for the city to celebrate the performing, visual and culinary arts. Our event highlights the intersection of art and businesses throughout our commercial corridors, placing artists on the center stage.

Experience art, culture, community, and innovation while getting to know the local businesses that are here on our corridors everyday. Come back soon!

WELCOME LOCATIONS

Start at either end of Rhode Island Avenue and make your way through all of our activations, including three sites on Bladensburg Road. Neighborhood parking is available, but feel free to Uber, walk or bike. It’s about a two mile trek between checkpoints, but plenty to do at each end.

 

There are Three Main Checkpoints; the Main Stage at 22nd and Rhode Island Avenue, at the front entrance of Metrobar, and at DC Brau on Bladensburg Road.

See below for our Interactive Map and a list of activations for our 17 activations, surrounding the 3 Main Checkpoints throughout the corridors.

 

 

ACTIVATION LOCATIONS

UPPER BLADENSBURG ROAD MAIN STREET

3100 Block UBR (Upper Bladensburg Road)

  • Untapped DJ Dance Party, Peace. Tank Installation and Mural Crawl Checkpoint – DC Brau 

  • Free Hair Braiding – New Beginnings Hair Salon

  • Taste of Eritrea (Food and Live DJ)- Eden’s Kitchen

 

RHODE ISLAND AVENUE MAIN STREET

4th + RIA (Rhode Island Avenue)

  • Mural Crawl Checkpoint, Beer Can Projection and Karaoke Battle of the Brewers – Metrobar 

  • Paint and Sip – F45

  • Bloom Session – Olde City Garden

22nd + RIA (Rhode Island Avenue)

  • Main Stage featuring Future Band, UCB and more – The Main Stage (22nd +RIA)

  • Unbound: Experiential Light Activation – Across from the Main Stage

  • Kiddie Corner: Kid-friendly Art Activations with Live Local School Step show, a Face Painter and Henna Artist – Rita’s Italian Ice

  • Bandura Designer Yard Sale: The old Kaoos Gym location

  • Life of Luxury Photo Studio and Henna Tattoos – His & Hers

  • Rooftop Silent Disco – Provost

  • Jerk All Nite: A Jamerican Affair “Ready, Set, Rum” – Jerk at Nite pop-up at Jamerica

  • Fashion All Night (Design your own T-shirt) – The Museum

  • Axé All Night -Free classes at Capoeira Spot

  • Pumpkin Painting Contest and Cooking Demo w/ The Green Panther Chef – The Avenue Market (The old Good Food Market location)

  • Free Bike Health Checks and Vibes – Gearin’ Up

***Bonus Activation at Metrobar on Rhode Island Avenue on Saturday, September 24.***

Metrobar

12pm to 6pm: Pop of Culture Pop-up Shop
7pm to Close: DJ Oso Fresh
8pm to 11pm: Fire Dancers !!!

Art as a Catalyst For Community Building

. Our goal for Art All Night 2022 is to promote art, community, and culture.