Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT Previews DC’s Fall Arts Season

The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT
Wednesday, September 8 - Friday, September 10, 11:00am to 7:00pm daily
The festival is Saturday, September 11 from 11:00am to 6:00pm

Washington, DC  – The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT sponsored by Wines of Argentina is back for the 18th year to kick off the upcoming fall arts season.  The four-day event in Penn Quarter will showcase visual and performing arts, culture, and cuisine, and include interactive experiences for all ages.  

The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT, centered at 7th and F streets, NW, takes over four blocks with expansive programming.  The event opens with a juried fine Art Market featuring 50 artists and live entertainment from Wednesday, September 8 through Friday, September 10 from 11:00am to 7:00pm daily (on F Street between 7th & 9th).  Artists’ work for sale includes ceramics, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, woodworking, clothing, and more.  Music performances throughout market hours include renowned local artists Flo Anito (jazz-pop), Dave Chappell (guitar), Janine Wilson & Max Evans (acoustic roots), Seth Kibel (instrumental jazz), and The Sweater Set (folk).  This year, Alternative Arts Spaces sponsored by Westwood College are reintroduced to the event’s lineup.  Arts organizations will produce exhibits in unconventional venues, converting vacant space into temporary galleries throughout the four days.

The festival takes place on Saturday, September 11 from 11:00am to 6:00pm, adding two additional blocks (8th Street between E & F, and F Street between 6th & 7th) for more cultural and creative programming.  First, an additional 50 artists join the market to offer an even wider variety of fine art and crafts.  Eclectic lineups of music and dance on the Performance Stage sponsored by Ford and the Museum Stage include Grammy-nominated Christylez Bacon (progressive hip hop), CariTango (tango), Dizzie Miss Lizzie’s Roadside Revue (musical theater), Gina DeSimone & the Moaners (swing), Kid Goat (indie rock), Memphis Gold (classic blues), and many more.

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