Art All Night at DC Public Library
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.
Friday, Sept. 23
|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!
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.
|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!
|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/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.
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.