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Art All Night

September 29, 7:00 pm - Midnight


September 29
7:00 pm - Midnight

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS! If you would like to exhibit your work or perform at Art All Night 2018, please fill out this form expressing your interest.

Each year, Tenleytown Main Street joins neighborhoods across the city in hosting Art All Night, offering a platform for the diverse artistic talents of those who live and work in the District. Local businesses, community institutions, and public spaces transform into pop-up galleries and performance stages for an evening celebrating the visual and performing arts. And the best part? It’s all FREE!

Art installations include photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, mixed-media, and more. Attendees are also able to enjoy live music, dance, theater, and martial arts. Interactive art experiences allow visitors to let loose their own creativity, including dance classes, arts and craft programs, and henna art. The annual festival is family-friendly and offers events for art lovers of all ages and backgrounds.

In 2017, nearly 11,000 visitors in Tenleytown enjoyed exhibits, performances, and interactive art experiences from more than 70 artists and ensembles. Click here for the 2017 Art All Night Tenleytown Event Guide, with the full schedule of events.

Art All Night is presented by the Department of Small and Local Business Development in partnership with Destination Congress Heights, Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, H Street Main Street, Minnesota Avenue Main Street, North Capitol Street Main Street, Shaw Main Streets, Tenleytown Main Street, and Ward 7 Business Partnership, with support from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of Art All Night 2018!


Premier Sponsors

Art & Performance Venue Sponsors


Stay tuned for details on the art, music, dance, and more taking place at these venues below.


1. 4620 Wisconsin Avenue

2. The BOLD Center

3. Tenley Bar & Grill

4. Welcome Center

5. The Tile Shop

6.  Middle C Music

7. Whole Foods Market

8. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church

9. Iona Senior Services

10. Janney Elementary School

11. Best Buy (window display)

12. Tenleytown Metro Plaza

13. Tenley-Friendship Library

14. American University Museum


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Calling all art lovers! Be a part of Tenleytown’s annual celebration of art, music, dance, and creativity in all its forms. Join the Art All Night volunteer team and help put Tenleytown on the map as an arts destination! There are many opportunities available, many with small time commitments.

Sign up by emailing info@tenleytownmainstreet.org.

Questions about volunteering? Email Pleasance Silicki at pleasance@mac.com for more information.




Art All Night 2016 and 2017 images courtesy of Judy Licht Photography

To learn more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities, contact Leigh Catherine Miles at 202-362-1815.


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