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Art All Night goes virtual for 2020...

This year, Art All Night is not only going online, it's expanding to two weeks! AAN 2020 begins September 13 and runs through September 26. The annual festival takes place in Tenleytown and neighborhoods across the city, celebrating the arts in all their forms and showcasing the diverse talents of the city's creative community. While the Art All Night experience will be different from prior years, Tenleytown Main Street has put together a program for art lovers of all ages to enjoy while safely social distancing. 

We’ll be featuring local creatives with:

  • Online dance, cooking, and cocktail making classes and kids’ crafts
  • Behind the scenes videos featuring local business owners & creative entrepreneurs
  • The Tenleytown Art Walk featuring works by area artists displayed in storefront windows – enjoy online or in-person!
  • A new online Art Market where you can shop original paintings, jewelry, photography, and more from area artists
  • AAN Small Business Specials
  • Throwback online performances from past AAN musicians

Click the tabs above to explore all this year's Art All Night has to offer and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates and bonus content.
 
Plus, check out www.dcartallnight.org for showcase performances by notable DC artists. And don’t forget to order carry-out or delivery from Tenleytown restaurants to go with DC Art All Night’s virtual performances!

Tenleytown Main Street is pleased to continue the Art All Night tradition this year as we join neighborhoods across DC to take the art festival online. While the experience will be different from prior years, we’ve put together a program for art lovers of all ages to enjoy while safely social distancing. Scroll through the calendar of events below to discover all Art All Night has to offer this year.

 

Throughout Art All Night

Tenleytown Art Walk

During the Art Walk, explore exhibits from painters, sculptors, mosaicists, and mixed media artists displayed in select Tenleytown storefront windows – all accessible from a safe social distance. The Art Walk will be available from September 13 through September 26. Click here for the digital Art Walk guide or click the Art Walk tab above for more information.

Virtual Art Market

TMS has brought back some of your favorite Art All Night artists, as well as invited some new ones, to exhibit their work in our new Virtual Art Market. View original pieces by area jewelers, painters, photographers, and mixed media artists. See something you like? You can purchase art for your home or do some early holiday shopping. Click the Marketplace tab above to start shopping.

Win a Guitar!

Middle C Music is celebrating 18 years in Tenleytown with a video contest. Send them a video, of any length, saying "Why We Love Middle C Music," and you’ll have a chance to win a grand prize of a Recording King Guitar! Send a video or link to info@middlecmusic.com. Entries must be in by 6 p.m. Friday, September 25th. Winners will be announced at 11 a.m. on Sat. Sept. 26th.

 

Daily Schedule

All events available online unless otherwise indicated. Performances, classes, and events presented by TMS will be available for rebroadcast following their premier date and time. View on our YouTube Channel and subscribe to the channel so you don’t miss a thing.

Sunday, September 13

Premiers on the TMS YouTube Channel at 1:15 p.m.

Go behind the scenes at Tenleytown Ace Hardware with store manager Stephen Bolton. Inspired by Vogue’s 73 Questions, Bolton will take on Tenleytown Main Street’s 10 Questions.

John Linn - TTMS Art All Night

Sunday, September 13

Available on the TMS YouTube Channel at 6:15 p.m.

John Linn performs "Angel from Montgomery" by John Prine on guitar.

Monday, September 14

Premiers on the TMS YouTube Channel at 6:15 p.m.

We’re starting off the week with a focus on culinary arts. Join us for a cooking class with Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza where owner Thomas Marr teaches you how to make delicious pizza at home! Purchase your own pizza making kit from Pete’s with all the ingredients you’ll need to cook along.

Find local Meal Deals and other special offers from area businesses at
https://tenleytownmainstreet.org/specials/

Tuesday, September 15

Premiers on the TMS YouTube Channel at 3:15 p.m.

Fun for kids of all ages, join Confetti Play Café to learn how to decorate sugar cookies with colorful tie-dye icing. Pre-purchase cookie kits (full or half dozen) or make your own from scratch so you can decorate along with the Confetti crew.

TTMS Ester Haynes Art All Night 2020

Tuesday, September 15

Available on the TMS YouTube Channel at 6:15 p.m.

Enjoy a performance of the Rodgers and Hart standard “There’s a Small Hotel” by Ester Haynes courtesy of Middle C Music.

Wednesday, September 16

Premiers on the TMS YouTube Channel at 1:15 p.m.

Just in time for Wellness Wednesday, learn more about virtual massage classes from My Massage Place DC and how to bring the art of massage home to relieve pain, address sleeplessness, and build connection.

TTMS Art All Night Creativity Moves

Wednesday, September 16

Class begins at 3:00 p.m.

Discover how playfulness opens your creative flow with Creativity Moves from The Center for Mindful Living. Join yoga teacher, sangha member, and art lover, Emily Best, to discover fun ways to free your imagination.

Find more mindfulness classes at living-mindfully.org/calendar

Wednesday, September 16

Premiers on the TMS YouTube Channel at 6:15 p.m.

Shimmy and stretch during an Intro to Belly Dancing class from Sahara Dance. Suitable for all ages and no prior experience required.

And don’t forget to check-out special offers available from Tenleytown yoga and fitness studios!

Thursday, September 17

Premiers on the TMS YouTube Channel at 6:15 p.m.

Make it a date night! Settle in and learn how to make one of Surfside’s signature cocktails, the Blood Orange Crush.

TenleyTown Will Bryne Art All Night 2020

Thursday, September 17

Available on the TMS YouTube Channel at 6:45 p.m.

Then sip your cocktail creation while you watch a performance by Will Byrne featuring “One Step Up” by Bruce Springsteen. Courtesy of Middle C Music.

Friday, September 18

Starting at 7:00 p.m. enjoy showcase performances by notable DC artists from across the city, including Art All Night Tenleytown favorites The Shedkickers and the Singing Capital Chorus! Visit https://dcartallnight.org/ for the latest schedule information.

Order carry-out or delivery from Tenleytown restaurants to go with the performances. Select restaurants are offering specials just for Art All Night – up to 20% off!
Middle C Music Outdoor Concerts

Saturday, September 19

Live at 4530 Wisconsin Ave. from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join Middle C Music and musician Will Byrne for an outdoor open jam session, weather permitting. Enjoy great live music or join in the jam. Masks required and social distancing observed.

Saturday, September 19

Live via Zoom at 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate International Dance Day with Taal Academy of Dance, a Tenleytown-based Indian dance company. Learn some awesome Bollywood moves in this high-energy Bollywood dance workshop. The class is virtual, but if you want to participate in-person, a Taal Academy member will also be in front of Middle C Music (4530 Wisconsin Ave NW) where the same workshop will be hosted with social distance precautions. Bring a mask. No experience required. Ideal for ages 13 and up. Check out the original video to the workshop song for inspiration. Join the class on Zoom.

Saturday, September 19

Starting at 9:00 p.m. enjoy showcase performances by notable DC artists from across the city, including Tenleytown's own Middle C Music and Natalie Plumb! Visit https://dcartallnight.org/ for the latest schedule information.

Order carry-out or delivery from Tenleytown restaurants to go with the performances. Select restaurants are offering specials just for Art All Night – up to 20% off!
TenleyTown Art Walk

Sunday, September 20

If you haven’t stepped out for the Tenleytown Art Walk, today’s a great day to explore local art in Tenleytown storefronts. Or shop the Virtual Art Market from the comfort of home. 

TenleyTown Tom Kitchen Art All Night

Monday, September 21

Available on the TMS YouTube Channel at 1:15 p.m.

Take a mid-day break to enjoy a performance by Tom Kitchen of Middle C Music.

Monday, September 21

Premiers on the TMS YouTube Channel at 6:15 p.m.

Owner Sam Ziar takes you behind the scenes at Le Chat Noir, Tenleytown’s neighborhood French bistro, in the latest edition of TMS’s 10 Questions

Tuesday, September 22

Premiers on the TMS YouTube Channel at 1:15 p.m.

Lucas Sullivan, of Sullivan’s Toys and Art Supplies, demonstrates how to paint sneakers with tips to customize yours at home.

Tuesday, September 22

Available on the TMS YouTube Channel at 6:15 p.m.

Enjoy a performance of “A Horse with No Name” by the Middle C Music All-Stars.

Wednesday, September 23

Premiers on the TMS YouTube Channel at 1:15 p.m.

Owner Maggie Doctors takes you inside DC’s original hot yoga studio in today’s edition of TMS’s 10 Questions featuring Haute Bodhi

Creativity Moves Tenleytown Art All Night 2020

Wednesday, September 23

Class begins at 3:00 p.m.

Discover how playfulness opens your creative flow with Creativity Moves from The Center for Mindful Living. Join yoga teacher, sangha member, and art lover, Emily Best, to discover fun ways to free your imagination.

Find more mindfulness classes at living-mindfully.org/calendar

Qi Gong Tenleytown Art All Night 2020

Wednesday, September 23

Class begins at 6:00 p.m.

Join Adam Omkara, founder of Omkara World, Intelligent Fitness, and Chakra Infusion Qi Gong, for an online Qi Gong class. Presented in partnership with The Center for Mindful Living, this hour-long meditative movement class combines the ancient art of Qi Gong with psy chill and ambient music.

Find more mindfulness classes at living-mindfully.org/calendar

Wednesday, September 23

Premiers on the TMS YouTube Channel at 6:15 p.m.

Get out on your living room dance floor to learn choreography from Britney Spears' iconic "(You Drive Me) Crazy" video as CityDance POP! presents a special Art All Night edition of Sippin' with CityDance. Suitable for all ages and no prior dance experience required.

Thursday, September 24

Premiers on the TMS YouTube Channel at 1:15 p.m.

Navjot Singh answers TMS’s 10 Questions as he takes you behind the scenes at Café of India, serving up authentic Indian flavors in Tenleytown.

Enjoy Throwback Thursday performances by American University’s a cappella group Dime a Dozen or the Wilson High School Choir.

Friday, September 25

Starting at 7:00 p.m., enjoy showcase performances by notable DC artists from across the city. Visit https://dcartallnight.org/ for the latest schedule information.

Friday, September 25

Watch live at 7:30 p.m. at stanndc.org/music

St. Ann's in Tenleytown presents a performance by Eric Plutz, Princeton University organist, of the Great 5th Symphony of Louis Vierne.

Order carry-out or delivery from Tenleytown restaurants to go with the performances. Select restaurants are offering specials just for Art All Night – up to 20% off!
TenleyTown Art Walk

Saturday, September 26

Don’t miss out on the final day to take the Tenleytown Art Walk, online or in-person, or to shop the Virtual Art Market. Click the tabs above for details.

Art All Night Guitar Giveaway Middle C Music

Saturday, September 26

Middle C Music celebrates 18 years in Tenleytown! The winners of their “Why We Love Middle C Music” contest will be announced at 11:00 a.m. Grand prize is a Recording King Guitar! Contest info available here.

Middle C Music Outdoor Concerts

Saturday, September 26

Live at 4530 Wisconsin Ave. from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join Middle C Music and musician Will Byrne for an outdoor open jam session, weather permitting. Enjoy great live music or join in the jam. Masks required and social distancing observed.

Saturday, September 26

Starting at 7 p.m., enjoy showcase performances by notable DC artists from across the city. Visit https://dcartallnight.org/ for the latest schedule information.

Order carry-out or delivery from Tenleytown restaurants to go with the performances. Select restaurants are offering specials just for Art All Night – up to 20% off!

Shop online for original paintings, jewelry, photography, and more from 20 area artists. Pricing and purchasing information available in each artist's market page. All proceeds go directly to participating artists

Contact Tenleytown Main Street at info@tenleytownmainstreet.org with questions.

During the Art Walk, explore exhibits from painters, sculptors, mosaicists, and mixed media artists displayed in select Tenleytown storefront windows – all accessible from a safe social distance. The Art Walk will be available from September 13 through September 26.

 

Click here for the digital Art Walk guide

 

Our interactive, digital Art Walk guide includes images of artwork and information about the artists and exhibit locations. You can access the Art Walk guide on your laptop or take it with you on your phone or tablet. To use on your mobile device, you will need to download the free Google Earth app, available in the App Store or Google Play.


The Art Walk guide is intended to be used as you walk the tour in person – and view even more art – or enjoyed from the comfort of home. Either way, you’ll see great art, get to know area artists, and learn more about Tenleytown’s local businesses.


Art Walk Tips


1) As you begin your walk, the guide provides a map of all the places and artwork you'll see. The tour is oriented from south to north, but feel free to visit the exhibits in any order.

2) Advance through locations using the arrows on your screen or use the Table of Contents to select specific locations.

3) As you advance to each location using the digital guide, scroll or swipe up on the pictures and text box for additional information about the artists and locations.

4) Each location in the guide includes several images and/or videos. Use the arrows to advance through the images and play videos.

5) Click or tap on the images and videos for larger views.

6) Click or tap the links for more information about the artists or exhibit locations.

 

Please note: Videos of local businesses were produced prior to COVID-19. All featured businesses currently observe social distancing and the use of masks.

Art All Night celebrates the performing and visual arts, showcasing the diverse talents of our city’s creative community. Be a part of making the arts come alive in Tenleytown – and engage tens of thousands of potential customers through extensive visibility opportunities. Art All Night - Tenleytown marketing materials reach more than 450,000 people annually.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities at a variety of investment levels available. Contact Leigh Catherine Miles at 202-362-1815 or info@tenleytownmainstreet.org.


 

Thank you to our Art All Night 2020 sponsors!