Art All Night at DC Public Library

Art All Night at DC Public Library

Turn up the volume at Art All Night!

DC Art All Night

DC Art All Night 2022 is back and we can't wait to stay out late with you! It will take place on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24. Residents can enjoy activations in 20 neighborhoods each night, bringing visual and performing arts, including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, literary arts, dance, theater, film, and poetry, to indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, including DC Public Library locations featuring a special Banned Books Week | Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us celebration at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library! 

Art All Night is a collaboration between the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Department, DC Public Library, and the D.C. Main Streets programs, and the Business Improvement Districts.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is excited to participate in this year’s 2022 Art All Night, with “The Block Party @ MLK” on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 8 p.m. - Midnight.
For the second year, the library is bringing you an amazing experience featuring Go-Go music, art, food trucks, DC history and so much more! This year’s event concludes the library’s Banned Books Week celebrating the freedoms of all literary art and the barriers that have been broken for some of our greatest works. “The Block Party @ MLK” will honor and celebrate arts in the city by inviting guests to an immersive experience inspired by Banned Books that have influenced art and culture. 

Friday, Sept. 23

Mt. Pleasant Mt. Pleasant Library
Friday, Sept. 23 | 5 - 10 p.m.

Enjoy a series of performances, local artisan booths, a screening of La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered, spoken word, a Latinx art exhibit and more!
Image for event: Georgetown Art All Night Georgetown Library
Friday, Sept. 2 | 6 - 11 p.m.

Enjoy a performance by the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Radical Elite Show Band, a talk on Georgetown's Art History, candle making workshops and much more.
Minnesota Ave Benning/Dorothy I. Height Library
Friday, Sept. 23 | 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Celebrate Minnesota Ave! We want to bring the people back into the streets and into our local businesses, having personal interaction & enjoying the arts, music, craft & activities together! 
Upper Georgia Ave Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library
Friday, Sept. 23 | 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Enjoy the library performer stage, featuring Native American dance, spoken word performances and stand-up comedy.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Shaw Shaw/Watha T. Daniel Library
Saturday, Sept. 24 | 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Shaw is where Art All Night DC began in 2011, and 2022 continues the tradition of presenting performances and installations indoors and outdoors, in public buildings and businesses. 
Image for event: Tenleytown Art All Night Tenley-Friendship Library
Saturday, Sept. 24 | 7 p.m. - Midnight

The Tenley-Friendship Library reflects all ages and stages in our community, ranging from seasoned artists to some of tomorrow's brightest stars. Global dance, music, paintings, drawings - there's truly something for everyone! Art lovers of all ages can also take part in interactive art experiences, including free henna tattoos and dance demonstrations.