Nuit Blanche 2013 - "Full-Scale Overnight Arts Festival" back in Shaw
|Posing with art at No Kings Collective's Submerge Installation during 2011 Nuit Blanche. (Photograph by Dakota Fine, Courtesy of Shaw Main Streets)|
Twelve venues in central Shaw along 7th and 9th Streets, NW, will showcase the work of DC painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers, musicians, dancers, poets, actors and more, and it will also include international participants.
|Spain's Digital 21 laid down the beats at the Wonder Bread Factory during Nuit Blanche 2011. (Photograph by Dakota Fine Courtesy Shaw Main Streets)|
|The light show in front of the Wonder Bread Factory caught visitors attention before and after going inside during Nuit Blanche 2011.(Photograph by Dakota Fine,Courtesy of Shaw Main Streets)|
|The Lady Drummers of Bachata helped kick-off Nuit Blanche 2011 with a bang at 7th and I Streets NW (Photograph by Dakota Fine, courtesy of Shaw Main Streets)|
|Art lovers were drawn like moths to a flame by Craig Kraft's neon sculpture in front of the Watha T Daniel Shaw Library during Nuit Blanche 2011 (Photograph by Dakota Fine Courtesy Shaw Main Streets)|
For the geeky in all of us, there will be a website (coming shortly) artallnightdc2013.com, check back here for that, as the itinerary will continue to add new artists and venues. There will also be a Mobile APP that will allow folks to be guided from venue to venue and will provide information on the artists, performers etc. Very Cool!
|Surrounded by art at No Kings Collective Submerge Installation during Nuit Blanch 2011 (Photograph by Dakota Fine, courtesy of Shaw Main Streets)|
“Art All Night is a unique opportunity to explore the creativity of DC artists of all types, in traditional and nontraditional spaces, ranging from small galleries and theaters to the historic 80,000 square foot Wonder Bread Factory and the award-wining Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library,” says Alexander M. Padro, executive director of the non-profit Shaw Main Streets, which is presenting this year’s festival. “And it all takes place in the middle of a neighborhood that’s booming with new residential and commercial development, including over 20 new bars and restaurants, a number of which will be open in time for the big event.”
|Dancing at the Wonder Bread Factory closed out the night for many Nuit Blanche 2011 attendees. (Photograph by Dakota Fine Courtesy Shaw Main Streets)|
Nuit Blanche, originated in Paris, and is now celebrated in 120 cities around the world
Nuit Blanche All-Nighter, literally White Night