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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

NORTH CAPITOL MAIN STREET ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL 1ST ON FIRST ART + MUSIC WALK ON AUGUST 7, 12-4 PM

1st on First Art + Music Walk 
Saturday, August 7 from noon to 4 PM
highlighting area businesses and local artists, artisans, and musicians.

Along 1st Street, NW, between Florida Ave. and Rhode Island Ave.
Pick up a map at Big Bear Café or Windows Café.
Drink credits for first 300 people who complete the art walk.

The work of local sculptors, including Sarah Allison, Mark Behme, Leah Frankel, and Eve Hennessa, will be displayed in “yard galleries,” coordinated by The Pink Line Project, along First Street, NW, between Florida and Rhode Island Avenues.  Stages at each end of the walk— outside of Big Bear Café (First and R Street, NW) and Windows Café at First and Rhode Island—will feature an eclectic mix of live music coordinated by Pep Rally for Peace in the Streets.

The art + music walk will also feature a local artist market, curator-led tours, and an “art hunt” along First Street.  The first 300 participants to complete the hunt will receive a $3 credit for refreshments from participating North Capitol-corridor businesses.  Kids’ activities will include Bloomingdale balloon artist Katie Laibstain from 12-1.

Take a leisurely summer walk and experience this wonderful North Capitol neighborhood! Along the way, you’ll find outstanding sculptures and other art installations all created by DC-based artists.
Live music at Big Bear Café!

Funding for the event is provided by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), which fosters the economic growth and development of local, small and disadvantaged businesses.

North Capitol Main Street was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2003 to revitalize the North Capitol corridor by investing in its commercial district. Designated an official “Main Street” program and funded by DSLBD in 2008, NCMS promotes economic revitalization for the benefit of the community through initiatives to highlight local businesses, strengthen businesses through information and training, and improve the safety and aesthetics of the corridor.

The Pink Line Project is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to designing unconventional, experiential art happenings that expand the definition of contemporary art and making art more accessible, fun, and thought-provoking.

Pep Rally for Peace in the Streets promotes peace and community fellowship opportunities through music events and feed the homeless projects

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