I saw the George’s Carryout at 14th and Florida (next to the old Latino Auto Sale) is gone and some guy was painting a pretty cool sign/mural in the little alcove entrance. Any idea what is going in this spot?”
I’ve been getting tons of emails asking what’s going on at the corner of 14th and Florida Ave, NW in the old DDOT space next to George’s Carryout.
Normally I reserve the type of excitement I’m about to exhibit for the annoucement of a new Dunkin Donuts, IHOP or a Chipotle but since the event is sponsored by vitaminwater I don’t think I’ll lose my pro-chain street cred…
I was lucky enough to get a tour of the space yesterday and it is freaking amazing. It wasn’t even 100% completed but it blew my mind. It kinda reminded me of a combination of artomatic and the old party space at 14th and T St, NW that is now the Room and Board. The space is huge and there is super cool art everywhere. (Lots more photos after the jump.)
Here’s a bit of a description from an email:
we are taking over a 20,000+ square feet plus space on 14th street and opening the doors for a month of music, fashion, art, film, comedy and action sports events. the idea behind vitaminwater® uncapped LIVE is to provide the D.C community (and fans of the vitaminwater® brand) with a place to engage with emerging bands, artists, athletes and friends to showcase all of the amazing lifestyle and culture that is emerging in our nation’s capital. we have partnered with Brightest Young Things and Art Whino to program an unbelievable music, entertainment and arts calendar and we are really looking forward to having all of you join us throughout the month for one or multiple events.
And here’s the schedule so far:
The space will be open from May 19th – June 17th, 2011 (6 days a week closed on Mondays.) If you just want to see the G40 art exhibit the hours are:
Open Hours: Tuesday & Thursdays: 5 – 10pm,
Fridays & Saturdays: 12pm – 11pm
Sundays: 12pm – 6pm
The first event kicks off Friday May 20th: “Fatback DJs bring 3 of their parties into one space: FATBACK classic/ TENDERLOIN (slow jams in the lounge) / QUE SERA (garage rock in the garage). 10pm. FREE”
If you don’t go for an official event (they’ll still have bars and music and more – check the schedule above) you gotta just stop by to check it out. It is one of the most unique spaces I’ve ever seen with over 220 amazing artists displayed.
A taste of the artists after the jump.
The team of BYT, Art Whino and Vitaminwater
Entrance at 2217 14th St, NW