From a press release:
“(Up)Rising Festival Returns to Celebrate Community through Creative Participation
Exploring Creative Collaborations along Rhode Island Avenue NE
The (Up)RISING FESTIVAL is taking place for the second year on June 26, 2016 along Rhode Island Avenue NE, Washington, DC. This chooseyourownartadventure weaves through businesses, open areas, and vacant properties between the 600-2300 blocks of Rhode Island Ave NE and is hosted and curated by ReCreative Spaces and Rhode Island Avenue Main Street.
(Up)Rising Festival encourages collaboration, compassion, resilience, and the human spirit through a fun, multisensory day of celebration. Visual and performing artists will share their visions of positive change through original works and will engage attendees in handson activities.
(Up)Rising Festival celebrates DMVbased artists, performers, vendors, and organizations working to create positive change in their communities. 45+ artists and organizations, and 15+ businesses will participate and include Plaza Artist Materials, Soul & Ink, The PanTones, rex, DJ M Dot, Becky Borlan, Arthur Kwon Lee, AfroBaby, The Big Cheese, Hands on Drums, Art Enables, Zeke’s Coffee, and many more. Councilmember Grosso will join us at 1:15pm for remarks.
This event is FREE, open to the public, and family friendly. WETA Arts coverage from last year’s festival may be seen HERE.
INFORMATION & CALENDAR LISTING
(Up)Rising Festival 2016
Sunday, June 26 12pm6pm
6002300 Blocks of Rhode Island Ave NE
(After)Party Pep Rally hosted by Shelly Bell
Sunday, June 26, 2016 6pm8pm
Outdoor Stage @ 600 Rhode Island Avenue NE
Free for Festival attendees or $5 @ the door
Register in advance to win fun things:
Thanks to Ian for sending: “Saw last night at Ontario & Columbia NW across from the Popeyes — fun morning surprise”
15th between O and Rhode Island Ave, NW Thanks to Geordan for sending from Logan Circle around 10:15am.
1722 14th Street, NW Thanks to Noa for sending from the former Outrage space (Outrage now located in one of the retail spaces at the Black Cat up the street)…
Thanks to Sue for sharing: “Love our neighbors Chris and Curtis and hearty congrats on their 25th anniversary! They truly make our Sherman Circle neighborhood such a wonderfully fun place…