Nuit Blanche 2014 - Art All Night and All Over the City

September means Nuit Blanche, a free overnight arts festival featuring live performances and art installations, will fill the streets of Shaw, and this year, what started in Shaw in 2011 has expanded to four additional neighborhoods across the city: Congress Heights, Dupont Circle, North Capitol and H Street NE. So sleep all day Saturday (27th) and get ready for a busy and fun evening.
Nuit Blanche, "Art All Night was founded in 2011 by Ariana Austin who is this year's event coordinator. The festival was presented by Shaw Main Streets. This year, through the efforts of DCCAH the festival will include the Dupont Circle, Shaw, North Capitol, H Street NE and Congress Heights Main Streets. Each neighborhood will host their own unique mix of artistic programming for audiences to enjoy free of charge.  DCCAH hopes to build on the success of previous events that attracted audiences of up to 15,000 people in one night."

"Shaw will have the largest number of venues, artists, and performances. One entire floor of the former Wonder Bread Factory on S Street will be filled with art and music once again, while Events DC’s Carnegie Library on Mount Vernon Square will be included for the first time, presenting live music and a Silent Disco. Nearly two dozen other indoor and outdoor venues in the neighborhood will also host art exhibitions and performances." according to Shaw Main Streets.
To avoid any confusion I have taken the following from Shaw Main Streets web site - you should definitely visit the site for up-to date information.


As of 09/19/14

Carnegie Library, 801 K Street, NW: Live music all night—7:00 PM: Eternity featuring Curtis Johnson and Ida Campbell (GoGo/Hip Hop) 7:30 PM: Sharp (DooWop) 8:00 PM: Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Folk); 9:00 PM: Billy Winn (Electro-Pop) ; 11:00 Christylez Bacon; 10:00: Wytold Ensemble ; 12:00 AM Denyse Pearson (Jazz); 12:30 AM: DCLM Band with Gregory “Guitar Greg” Gaskins (R&B/Jazz); 1:00 AM: Deuce and Oeaux (Hip-Hop/Afrobeat); 2:00 AM: CDH Brassworks (Jazz); All Night: Silent Disco with DJs Braulio Agnese and Todd Threats/Champion Superior Soundsystem and Lighting by Huqa Live; Mixed media installation by Alicia Dolabaille; Outdoors: Suman Sorg: Air Dancer (Kinetic Sculpture).

Warehouse Theater, 645 New York Avenue, NW: Live music, dance and spoken word performances curated by Emergence Community Arts Collective—7:15-8:00 PM: Cuban Salsa with Barbara Bernstein – Dance In Time; 8:00 PM: Capoeira Performance by International Capoeira Angola Foundation; 9:00 PM: Becky Umeh—Afro Beat/Afro-Rock/Reggae; 10:00 PM: Open Mic with a Twist Community Jam featuring Orphanation and Dragon Clan, hosted by Asha Gardner; 11:00 PM: Bomani Armah & Immaletchufinish (Hip Hop); 12:00 AM: The "Dieseler" Hour—Fleetwood Deville and Motorcycle Jesus; 1:00 AM: Maktub Mafia Presents: 1 Coin, 2 Sides—Droopy the Brokeballer and Dwayne B the Crochet Kingpin explore romance, parenthood, and artistry in their similar yet different styles; 2:00 AM: Funky Good Time Dance Party! Dwayne B the Crochet Kingpin—Groove through the decades; Also—Artistic Intermissions featuring Jenny V (Poetry).

Walker-Thomas, 1025 7th Street, NW, Window/Bay: Photographer Rosina Teri Memolo’s stunning larger than life images were Art All Night favorites in 2011 and 2013.

1509 7th Street, NW: New outdoor mural by Kelly Towles in artist’s signature style debuts tonight. Time TBA: Meet the artist.

Variety Market, 1511 7th Street, NW: Redskin: Gregg Deal/Last American Indian—Provocative and timely performance art and art installation addresses Native American identity in Washington, DC.

Compass Coffee, 1535 7th Street, NW: Abstract paintings and sculpture by Suz Podrasky Stafford.

Taylor & York, 1604 7th Street, W: DIY Art—Set your creativity free and create your own art! Canvasses, brushes, paints and other supplies provided.

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th Street, NW: 7:00-10:00 PM: Kids Art Zone: Art display and arts and crafts area; Abstract paintings by Amber "Ja'ski" Watkins; Neighborhood Portal—Digitally connect with Art All Night crowds in Congress Heights; Face and body painting by Anike Robinson and Peaky Paints; DJ ‘Nuff Said; Outdoors— 9:00 PM: Batala Washington—Drum troupe performance.

1713 7th Street, NW: Projection on side of five-story building—Parallel Film Collective: Short films include work by award-winning directors Ava DuVernay, Akosua Adoma Owusu, and Arjun Rihan. 7:00-10:00 PM: Local Equals Global Music Mix by DJ Ausar plus globally-minded DC DJ's.

Log Cabin Liquors/Hollywood Barber Shop, 1748 7th Street, NW/710 S Street, NW: New Marvin Gaye outdoor mural by Aniekan Udofia replaces earlier Shaw mural recently lost to construction. Time TBA: Meet the artist.

Wonder Bread Factory, 641 S Street, NW: Curated by No Kings Collective: Art installation—Painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media by Billy Colbert, Kelly Towles, Kate Campagna, Paul Mericle, Brandon Hill, Peter Chang, Francisco Esteban, Craig Kraft, Truth Among Liars, Julian Lytle, Joshua Yospyn; Performances—10:00 PM-12:00 AM: Lightwaves; 12:00-3:00 AM: Ghost Beach; Times TBA: LOZ Breakdancers.

Wanda’s on 7th, 1851 7th Street, NW: Photocollages: DC and B’more + Art Trike—Matthew Parker; Times TBA: Fashion Show—Tkay Namoir; DJ all night.

Right Proper Brewing Company, 624 T Street, NW: Adrienne Gaither: In Plain Sight—Abstract shapes and colors (digital prints).

Kafe Bohem, 600 Florida Avenue, NW: Exploring the Ordinary—Paintings by Jinu Koola.

Shaw’s Tavern, 520 Florida Avenue, NW: Mixed media by William Knight; 9:00 PM-12:00 AM: DJ Gio.

651 Florida Avenue, NW: Photography—Renato D’Agostin. Presented by Embassy of Italy and Italian Cultural Institute, Washington, DC.

Simon Vintage, 1911 9th Street, NW: Art Furniture Competition—Student artists from DC College and University art programs demonstrate their creativity as they decorate furniture live. You vote on your favorites, they win prizes!

Dino’s Grotto, 1914 9th Street, NW: Heart of a Fool—Mixed media by Aaron Wilder.

Swatchroom, 1527 9th Street, NW: Inaugural gallery show opening—Paintings by Maggie O’Neill.

Pekoe Acupuncture and Wellness, 1410 9th Street, NW: Mixed media by Brian Mishoe; DJ Tim Jackson in the basement, all night long.

Cambria Suites, 899 O Street, NW: All Real, All Steel—Sculpture by Nooni Reatig.

Vida Lounge/Penthouse 9, 1318 9th Street, NW: The Eye of the Beholder—Paintings by Latara "Bella" Joyner, Felecia Marie (Fridie), Christian Locke; 10:00 PM-3:00 AM: DJ Joe.

Thally, 1316 9th Street, NW: Abstract mixed media by Matt Hlubny.

Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Avenue, NW: About Face…Et Al—Semi-abstract ceramic clay sculptures by Bill Mould; Out of Service—Photographs by Pete McCutchen; “Ruffled Feathers”— Photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics, collage and drawing with avian motifs as metaphors for human activity.


ExtroStreetroFunkTerrestrial (Site Specific Dance Piece): Shanna Lim/Inner Soul Projex Productions

Bubble Fairy Marigold Bumbleroot (Soap bubble performance art): Jennifer Stephens

Fire & Ice (Fire fan dance): Tamara


Lot #1 - 15 FLORIDA AVE NW

MURAL GRAFFITI Michael Hammond


7:00pm Cynthia Marie

7:30pm Ben Bradlow
8:00pm Micheline Ewang
9:00pm Bonnie Rash
10:00pm Azul
11:00pm Honest Haloway
12:00am DJ Sabeel Chohan

DANCE PERFORMANCES Zoca Anna Pineapple Shannon


Nataliya Andreyeva
Alexis Cohen
Megan McNitt
Maria Cristina Belaval
Albena Dimitrova
Handirubvi Indigo Wakatama
Brian Williams
Ash Hussein
Edward Alan Gross
Roger James
Mary Gallagher-Stout
Nate Wright
Duly Noted (Matthew Malone & Kurtis Ceppetelli)
Carl “Eugi” Hall
Diana Ludet
Tanya Nuchols
Christian Hofer
Bryanna Millis


SILENT DISCO powered by Silent Storm




IBERO-AMERICAN VIDEO ART - presented by Art Museum of Americas of the OAS and SPAIN arts & culture, Embassy of Spain. Video art showcase by artists: Amy Cannestra (USA), Blanca Giménez (Spain), Julieta Anaut and Ignacio Laxalde (Argentina), Nelson Fernandes (Portugal), Maria-Gracia Donoso (Chile), Raz Khashoggi (Saudi Arabia), Mauricio Sanhueza (Peru)




Nancy Flores
Vian Borchert
Deborah Lithander
Charlotte Hager

COSTUMED CREATURES Natalie Fox & Amanda Shoemaker

MUSIC DJ Agent Max

PARK AREA | Florida & North Capitol NW
Information & Check-in Tent

DCity Smokehouse will be open during Art All Night - 8 Florida Avenue NW @DCitySmokehouse

Uncle Chips - free cookie give away main lot. @UncleChipsDC But will also be open with sandwiches and other things at: 1514 North Capitol Street NW

Burgers R Us Food Truck @burgersrusdc

DC Crabcake Co Food Truck @dccrabcakenco


All these venues have extensive programs. The details are HERE
Hopefully these locations will not be offended by my not listing them specifically. In truth I had no idea that the rest of the city had so many things going on and its just to much for me to list it all here.  
Nuit Blanche DC has a good Facebook Page, and an even better Website 
You can find Maps, Transportation (Circulator are providing shuttles between city events) Programs and artist bio's  

Special Thanks to Shaw Main Streets, North Capitol Main Street and DCCAH for some of the words.