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Art All Night 2023


Art All Night returns Saturday, September 30, 7 pm - midnight

Join Tenleytown Main Street as we celebrate the visual and performing arts, showcasing the diverse talents of the city’s creative community. Art All Night is a citywide arts celebration presented by DC Main Streets with generous support from the Department of Small & Local Business Development and the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities. Since 2016, Tenleytown Main Street has produced Art All Night in Tenleytown, featuring more than 200 visual and performing artists annually. Nearly 19,000 people attended the Tenleytown festival in 2022, and TMS looks forward to welcoming art lovers again to our business district this fall.

Mark your calendars now for Art All Night 2023. Click the tabs above, bookmark this page, and follow Tenleytown Main Street on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for updates and the latest Art All Night info.

Check out the video below for a sampling of art and performances from Art All Night 2022, when nearly 19,000 festival attendees enjoyed exhibits, performances, and interactive art experiences throughout Tenleytown. 


Thank you to our Art All Night 2023 sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


Venue Sponsors


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.

There are sponsorship and advertising opportunities at a variety of investment levels available. Additional in-kind and underwriting opportunities are also available. Click here to view the full advertisement and sponsorship package or contact Tenleytown Main Street at or 202-362-1815. 


Be a part of Art All Night and help make the arts come alive in Tenleytown! Join our volunteer team.

Art All Night could never take place without the help of a community of incredible volunteers. Whether you want to help craft the vision for this year's festival, work closely with a single art or performance venue, or prefer to volunteer a couple hours during the event, there are opportunities for every level of interest and availability. All volunteers receive a FREE t-shirt as a thank you gift, and get to work with a fun, creative team. Help make Art All Night a positive and memorable experience for everyone involved - come join our volunteer team!


Email Interim Executive Director, Maria Barry at for more information on becoming a member of the Art All Night 2023 team!



Art All Night Planning Committee

Art All Night committee members bring their creative energy, can-do spirit, and love for the arts to plan and produce the annual festival. Volunteers with backgrounds in the visual or performing arts, event planning, volunteer management, community outreach, and marketing welcomed, as well as anyone who wants to roll-up their sleeves and learn what goes into producing a large-scale community event. 


Venue Coordinators

Love planning & details? Enjoy working with artists? Help the Art All Night committee finalize logistical details for one of our Art All Night venues, and be the lead volunteer during the event. Venue Coordinators volunteer 1-2 hours per week in the month prior to the event, and approximately 4 hours on the night of the event, still leaving plenty of time to enjoy the festival.


Volunteer during Art All Night

To make the festival a success, Tenleytown Main Street depends on local assistance of 40 - 50 amazing people with great personalities and a love for the community!  Our night-of volunteers are among our most crucial roles as they provide support to our talented local artists and help festival goers enjoy all Art All Night has to offer. Volunteers for Art All Night will be the first contact for many of the thousands of patrons expected to attend the event. Their critical role will be to provide logistical support to artists and performers and to foster a spirit of helpfulness and hospitality for attendees. With multiple two-hour shifts available, you can volunteer and then explore Art All Night for the rest of the evening.

Art All Night Tenley Schedule*
Saturday, September 30, 2023
7 PM to Midnight

*Schedule as of September 28; watch for updates! Please note times for each venue.

AAN Welcome Center, 7 PM–Midnight | Supported by

Location: 4404 Wisconsin Ave NW (St Ann’s parking lot)    

7:00 PM Welcome from Tenleytown Main Street & St. Ann’s  

7 PM-10 Arts & Crafts for ALL with Dandelion Counseling & Care
7 PM-11 Soul & Ink: Live Silk-screened Tee’s…very cool!
7 PM-12 AM Art Installations by Liz Ashe and Calvin Custen
7 PM-12 AM Food & Beer Garden from Surfside Tenleytown and Valor Brewbpub
7:10-7:20 CityDance Studios Dance Team
7:20-7:30 “Magic to Do” from Pippin | Georgetown Day School Theater & Choral Program
7:30-8:30 Shedkickers
8:30-9 Lucrezia Brody (firedancer)
9-10 Wayback Machine
10-12 AM Hushed Silent Disco


St. Ann’s Gym, 7 PM–Midnight
Location: 4404 Wisconsin Ave NW

7:00-7:45 PM Taal Academy of Dance

8:00-9:00 Porch Dogs
9:15-10:15 Cheaper Than Therapy
10:30-11:30 Growler


Art Market
Maria-Victoria Checa
Kate Connolly
Shawn G Hart
Joanna Hiatt Kim

Erica H. Ling
Reena Vadehra
Karean Williams

Thanks to our Venue Sponsor:   

St. Ann Catholic Church, 7-11 PM
Location: 4400 Wisconsin Ave NW

7:30 & 9 PM Guided Sanctuary Tours
7-10:30 PM Self-Guided Sanctuary Tours


East West Café, 7-11 PM
Location: 4619 41st St NW
7-10 PM G Henna Designs
7:30-9:45 Charles Blume (classical guitartist)


St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 7-9:30 PM
Location: 4201 Albemarle St NW

7-9 PM Labyrinth Walk (indoor/outdoor)
7-9 Music by Harmonious Introductions
7-9:30 Pipe Organ Music by Diane Heath & Anne Timpane


Art Market & Exhibits (indoors)
Sara Evans
Lee Ewing
Perry Fowler
Jean Hoff
Rozie Hoff
Matthew Jablonski
Justice Arts Coalition*
Tania Lee
Ann Reid
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard

*The Justice Arts Coalition is a national network for art creators in the criminal legal system. Work by several formerly and currently incarcerated artists will include painting, drawing, and poetry.


American University’s Katzen Arts Center, 7-10PM

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW 

Visit the American University Museum after dark to explore five exhibitions on view, including wooden sculpture by Rachel Rotenberg, photographs of pre-war Ukraine by three Czech photographers, abstract paintings by DC artist Steven Cushner, and more. Meet artists enrolled in AU’s studio art MFA program during open studios and see their work, and explore the Group 93 exhibition on view in the Katzen Rotunda. Plus, see AU's student Jazz Combo perform in the AU Museum from 7-8 p.m.

Notice: The Consequence of Division event on the site of Elyn Zimmerman's Sudama has been postponed until further notice.

Thanks to our Venue Sponsor:   

Framers’ Workroom & JTR Jujutsu International, 7-9 PM respectively
Location: 4431 and 4429 Wisconsin Ave NW respectively

Framers’ Workroom
7-11 PM Art Market: Carl Johnson, Caroline Knuth, and Jae Shin
7:20-8 PM Lemond “Mr. IMAG Music” Brown (outside)

JTR Jujutsu Studios
7-9 PM Sparring Demonstrations

Thanks to our Venue Sponsor:   

Tenley-Friendship Library, 7-10 PM
Location: 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW

7-10 PM Kusama Pumpkin Making

7:15-9:45 Balloon Twister
8-8:45 Tara Hoot

Thanks to our Venue Sponsor:   

Guapo's Restaurant, 7 PM–Midnight
Location: 4515 Wisconsin Ave NW

7:15-8:15 PM American University Songwriters’ Hub
8:30- 9:30 Lloyd on Bass & Friends
9:30-9:50 Krystal Nicole Raqs (belly dancing)
10-11 Comedy Hour: Elizabeth Booker Houston, Stacey Axler, and Em Fiske
11 PM-12 AM Vico Cycle

Thanks to our Venue Sponsor:   

Middle C Music, 7-11 PM
Location: 4530 Wisconsin Ave NW

7-11 PM Art Market: Sandra Verna and Samantha Pressman
7:30-8:30 Sara Curtin Music
8:45-9:30 Steven Cutts (singer/songwriter)
9:45-10:30 Dark Cherry

Thanks to our Venue Sponsor:    

The Tile Shop, 7 PM–Midnight
Location: 4530 Wisconsin Ave NW

7 PM-12 AM Work on Tenleytown’s Community Mosaic

7-7:30 Singing Capital Chorus (outside)
7:30-8 Pitches Be Trippin’ A Capella
8-9:30 Bossa Bordeaux
9:45-11:15 Flo Anito


Art Market (1st & 2nd Fl)
Rowan Ban-Goodrich
David Cohen
Giuseppina Fancellu
Lisa Laohaphan
Diana Laurie
Nick Ledyard
Carolyn Long
Matthew Paul
Diane Thompson
Anastasia Walsh
Andrew Wohl

Jackson-Reed High School, 7-11 PM
Location: 4551 Fort Dr NW

7-11 PM DJ Jason Dahl (inside)
7:15-10 Crush Funk Brass Band (outside)
AND Food for Purchase | Concessions from J-R Hospitality Academy students (inside)


Rose Garden

7:15-7:45 PM  Generation Gap
7:55-8:25  The Milky Nomads
8:35-9:05  The Magenta Collective
9:15-9:45  Nina and the Argonauts
10 - 11  The Yachtsmen


Auxiliary Gym

8:30-9 PM Pitches Be Trippin’ A Cappella
AND Check out TigerPride, the J-R Robotics Team


Main Gym

7:15-7:55 PM Sahara Dance
8-8:45 CityDance Studios mini-class | “Do It Like That”
9-9:30 District Irish Dance Academy


Art Market (main gym)
Shelley Amdur

Fabiano Amin

Bettina Ammann
Tracey Filar Atwood

Claire Bates
Tatiana I Bell
Jacqueline Sue Bruce-Yamin

Betsey Edelmann
Cara Jablon
Erin Joshi
Kj (Joee Spacey)
Ulrike Kaiser
Joo Lee
Jim Menderson

Carol Morgan
Yasmine Posey
Dana Rivera
Elisabeth Schlaudt
Martina Sestakova
Morgan Simpson
Alston Taggart

Thanks to our Venue Sponsor:   

Verified Wine & Fine Spirits, 7 PM–Midnight
Location: 4906 Wisconsin Ave NW

7 PM-12 AM Verified Art of Wine, Beer, and Whiskey | Tasting & Maker Discussions
AND DJ Verified. Spinning Tunes PLUS 10% off all Verified store inventory
7-10 Craft Cocktail Making Demo & Tasting.
AND Verified Karaoke. Hop on the mike.

Be Prepared for a delightful journey through the vibrant flavors of DC's culinary landscape: Dine All Night makes its debut at Tenleytown Main Street; featuring Guapos. Le Chat Noir, Masala Art, Matisse and Seoul Spice. Each offers a unique culinary adventure and will be featuring seasonal dishes and cocktails.


Guapo's DC Specials

Mai Tai, Watermelon Margarita, Tacos De Birria, Lomo Saltado, Picada Caliente, Strawberry Dulce de Leche



Free Fountain Beverage with every entree purchased on 9/30 only.


Le Chat Noir Restaurant

5 to 7 PM half-price wine by the glass (can not be combined with any other promotion.)


Masala Art

New menu items: Chicken Bang Bang Satay, Corn and Asparagus Kabob. Kerala Fish Curry, Chargrilled Salmon, and Chili Garlic Shrimp as well as old faves like Butter Chicken. 


Matisse Restaurant

Fall favorites and specialty cocktails : Grilled Spanish Octopus, Organic Fried Green Tomatoes, Sauteed Swordfish Milanese Matisse Bouillabaisse, Pumpkin Ricotta Cheesecake; Matisse 75 and the Amour le Nuit


Cafe Of India
20% off from 4:30 - Close September 30th with mention of Art All Night on 9/30 only. 


Bandit Taco

$2.50 taco special from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm on 9/30 only.


Art All Night specials on 9/30: 
Bandit Taco: $2.50 taco special from 6:00pm-10:00pm 
Matisse Restaurant: Assiette de Charcuterie, Watermelon Panzanella 
Cornmeal Crusted Calamari & Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Mini Burgers, Artisan Cheese Plate. Côtes du Rhône $10, Rosé de Provence $10, Pinot Grigio $10

SEOULSPICE: Art All Night offer on 9/30: Receive a FREE fountain drink with the purchase of any entree.