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“Exploring Creative Collaborations along Rhode Island Avenue NE”


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(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.


(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

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