‘Art All Night’ festival returns for its second year

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Art All Night is an annual event held at various venues around the District. (Brian Kapur/The Current/September 2016)

Six District neighborhoods — including Tenleytown, Dupont Circle and Shaw — will host a free “Art All Night: Made in DC” festival starting at 7 p.m. Saturday.

During the Sept. 23 overnight event, venues across the city will showcase painting, photography, fashion, music, dance, theater, film and poetry. Sponsors include the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities in coordination with neighborhood groups such as Tenleytown Main Street, Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets and Shaw Main Streets.

In Tenleytown, guests can peruse the works of more than 70 artists, bands and dance groups at 14 venues. Festivities will kick off with a performance by an Afro-Brazilian drumming corps on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Albemarle Street NW at 7 p.m.

Janney Elementary School at 4130 Albemarle St. NW plans to unveil a new mural by Matthew Willey called “The Good of the Hive” and host bee-themed children’s games, arts and crafts from 7 to 9 p.m, while Urban Investment Partners will host an evening of drinks, artworks and performances at the site of the Broadcast, a retail/residential project planned at 4620 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Dupont Circle’s festivities include art exhibitions, performances and lectures held at a number of embassies and art galleries, as well as a performance by a fire-breathing troupe at 9 p.m.

Shaw’s activities will encompass more than 40 venues — from galleries and coffee shops to vacant lots and the historic Wonder Bread Factory — showcasing the work of painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers, musicians, dancers, body painters and street performers. To learn more, visit artallnightdc.com.