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Art All Night 2022


Art All Night returns Saturday, September 24, 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. Public and private spaces throughout Tenleytown will transform into pop-up galleries and performance stages to welcome more than 150 visual and performing artists from across the DC Metro Area. Experience art, music, dance, film, and more at 15 Art All Night venues. Start early and stay out late. Art All Night is fun for all ages and all for free.


Select highlights from this year's schedule include:

  • A feature performance by DC go-go legends Big Tony and Trouble Funk, pioneers of DC's signature sound that have been laying down the funk since 1978
  • The 48 Hour Film Project short-film festival, featuring the best original short films from across the globe each produced in a single weekend
  • A heart pounding performance by Batala Washington, the all-women Afro-Brazilian drum ensemble
  • Helix, an interactive textile sculpture illuminated by black lights and created live during Art All Night by YOU
  • An outdoor silent disco brought to you by Hushed, Inc. – The Silent Experience
  • A special after hours showing at the American University Museum, including behind the scenes access and discussions in the artist studios
  • Two art and makers markets with jewelry, textiles, pottery, ceramics, décor, and more from 20+ DC area creators
  • More than 20 live bands spanning bluegrass, classic rock, folk, funk, and indie-pop
  • Dance from around the world, including Bollywood, belly dancing, flamenco, Irish dance, and hip-hop
  • Art exhibits featuring collages, drawings, mixed media, paintings, photography, sculpture, and more
  • Interactive art experiences where YOU become the artist
  • And so much more!

Mark your calendars now for Art All Night 2022. 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 2021, when 15,300 festival attendees enjoyed exhibits, performances, and interactive art experiences throughout Tenleytown. 


General Event Information & Schedule

Tenleytown Main Street kicks off Art All Night with a special high energy performance at the Art All Night Welcome Center (4404 Wisconsin Avenue) at 7:00 pm. Then explore art, music, dance, film, and more from 150+ visual and performing artists at 15 venues throughout the night. The party doesn't stop 'til the clock strikes midnight! And be sure to look for Instagramable moments throughout the neighborhood; post your photos using the hashtag #dcartallnight and #lovetenley, and tag @TenleytownMS. 


Scroll down or click the links below for more details on this year's Art All Night


Art All Night Map & Schedule




Click the Art All Night Venue icons in the map below for information on exhibits, performances, and interactive art experiences at our 15 venues, including: The Terrace @ Georgetown Day School; City Bikes & ElectriCityBikes; the Art & Makers Market; Steak-n-Egg; The Tile Shop; Middle C Music; Guapo's Restaurant; St. Columba's Church; Iona Senior Services; Tenley-Friendship Library; Framers' Workroom & JTR Jujutsu; AAN Welcome Center; St. Ann's Gymnasium; St. Ann's Church; and the AU Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. 


Click the icon at the top of the map to see the complete list of venues and shuttle bus stops. Click on the venue names for more information or zoom in to click the icons on the map.


Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is our Art All Night hub, and your recommended first stop. Find information on exhibits and events; purchase limited edition Art All Night merchandise; and learn how you can enter a free raffle to win a $100 gift card usable at two dozen local businesses. Plus enjoy music and performances throughout the night. Art All Night kicks off here at 7 pm and doesn’t stop ‘til midnight.


Win a $100 Gift Card from Tenleytown Businesses

Visit 12 Art All Night venues in Tenleytown and be entered into a raffle to win one of 10 Tenley Bucks gift cards, each valued at $100! Tenley Bucks can be used at two dozen local shops, restaurants, salons, and more. Make sure to get your Guidebook map punched at each venue you visit. There is no cost to enter the raffle; simply bring your completed map back to the Welcome Center before 11:45 p.m. Winners announced after Art All Night.


Transportation & Parking

Art All Night in Tenleytown is accessible via Metrorail on the Red Line, as well as several Metrobus lines. Metered street parking is available, as well as paid parking in the garages located at 4500 Wisconsin Avenue (entrance on River Road) and 4530 40th Street (entrance via Wisconsin Avenue or 40th Street).


The Art All Night shuttle bus, provided courtesy of Georgetown Day School, will run on a continual loop throughout the evening, with five pick-up/drop-off stops to connect you to all the Art All Night venues in the heart of Tenleytown. Stops are marked on the Venue Map and look for Art All Night signs marking bus stops.


The American University will provide free shuttle service between the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station and Katzen Arts Center every 15 minutes. Look for Art All Night signs marking the shuttle stops.


Public Health & COVID-19 Protocols

Tenleytown Main Street takes seriously the health and wellbeing of Art All Night artists, performers, patrons, and attendees. Art All Night participants are required to follow all public health guidelines set by the District of Columbia, as well as those posted at each participating venue. Masks will be required at Middle C Music. The American University Museum requires visitors aged 5 years and older to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to visiting; masks are optional.


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

Sign Up Now!

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!


Check out the opportunities below, click here to sign up, or email or call 202-362-1815 for more information on becoming a member of the Art All Night 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.


Thank you to our Art All Night 2022 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.


Sponsorship and advertising opportunities at a variety of investment levels available. Additional in-kind and underwriting opportunities available. Click here for the Art All Night 2022 sponsorship packet or contact Leigh Catherine Miles at 202-362-1815 or