DC Art All Night 2023 is back and we can't wait to stay out late with you! This year's Art All Night celebration will take place on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30. Residents can join their favorite artists and local businesses and discover new ones as we come together to celebrate the District of Columbia across all eight wards!
Learn more about activations at neighborhood libraries near you and stop back as more events are added!
Block Party @ MLK Library
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is excited to participate in this year’s 2023 Art All Night, with The Block Party @ MLK on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. For the third year, the library is bringing you an amazing experience featuring Go-Go music, art, culinary experiences with incredible local chefs, DC history and so much more! This year’s event focuses on what makes D.C.'s art scene so special from its music, visual creators, performance artists, historic venues and more.
Teen Art All Night @ Woodridge
Calling all Teens! Gear up for the ONLY teen-focused Art All Night celebration in D.C. on Friday, Sept. 29 from 6 - 11 p.m. at the Woodridge Library with live performances by URB Band and TOB Band with beats by DJ Remi, a fashion show, 20 gaming stations an anime and cosplay expeience, free food, giveaways and much more!
Friday, Sept. 29 | Art All Night Celebrations
Mt. Pleasant Library | 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Join Mount Pleasant neighbors as we celebrate some of the things that make our neighborhood so special: our talented artists, our vibrant history, and our love for our local businesses.
Georgetown Library | 6 - 10 p.m.
Celebrate Art All Night at the Georgetown Library with vendors curated by Neighbors DC, performances by DESA Radical Elite Show Band, Community Painting with Robin Davisson, special viewings of artwork in the Peabody Room, family stories and crafts and much more.
Woodridge Library | 6 - 11 p.m.
Calling all Teens! Gear up for the ONLY teen-focused Art All Night celebration in D.C. on Friday, Sept. 29 from 6 - 11 p.m. at the Woodridge Library with live music, a fashion show, a dance group, free food, special appearances from NBA icons like Pat the Roc and so much more!
Saturday, Sept. 30 | Art All Night Celebrations
Cleveland Park Library | 5 - 10 p.m.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 30, for an evening to celebrate the vibrant local art & businesses in our quaint corner of the city. With 4 activation zones, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at this event, from performances, to vendors, to business specials, and more. The Cleveland Park Library will feature storytelling, music by the Friday Morning Music Club and Folking Tunes and a Hula Hoop and Light Whip Performance.
Tenley-Friendship Library | 7 - 10 p.m.
Join Tenleytown Main Street as we celebrate the visual and performing arts, showcasing the diverse talents of the city’s creative community. Since 2016, Tenleytown Main Street has produced Art All Night in Tenleytown, featuring more than 200 visual and performing artists annually. At the Tenley-Friendship Library, guests will enjoy Kusama Pumpkin Making, Henna Designs, Taal Academy of Dance, local drag icon Tara Hoot and more.
Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library | 7 - 11 p.m.
The Parks Main Street (TPMS) is excited to bring to the communities of Riggs Park and Manor Park Art All Night hosted by The Parks Main Street: a live, in-person end of summer celebration. The Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library will serve as the Welcome Venue for this year's celebration, including performances by DJ SupreSid and LIVE painting by Alta Koer. Families can enjoy face painting, The David Center Dancers and a performance by Live To Love Family. Singer-songwriters will get their spotlight with performances by Cassidy Marie, Lea Holz and Aaron Shneyer.
Shaw/Watha T. Daniel Library | 7 - 11:30 p.m.
Shaw is where Art All Night DC began in 2011, and 2023 continues the tradition of presenting performances and installations indoors and outdoors, in public buildings and businesses. Video projections, a parade, dance performances, do-it-yourself acrylic and watercolor painting, live music, fire dance performances, dance parties, cabaret performances, mural illuminations, live painting by noted dc artists, wrestling matches, an outdoor art market, art installations and much more will fill the festival's eight hours. The Shaw/Watha T. Daniel Library will feature a kids zone with DIY art workshops.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library | 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is excited to participate in this year’s 2023 Art All Night, with The Block Party @ MLK on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. For the third 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 focuses on what makes D.C.'s art scene so special from its music, visual creators, performance artists, historic venues and more.