Sunday, July 10, 2011

Southwest DC to Host Major Arts Festival

Inaugural SW ArtsFest “Discover Southwest”
September 23-25, 2011

 This September, DC’s smallest quadrant will hold its first annual SW ArtsFest. SW ArtsFest 2011 will bring together nine different organizations to present a cross-section of Southwest’s cultural community through a three-day festival with the theme “Discover Southwest.” The collaboration will include the (e)merge art fair and the Marcātus Creative Art Market, performances and children’s activities at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, the 10th Annual DC Jazz Preservation Festival, the Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival, an outdoor art studio for children, and much more.

Location: Various Venues in Southwest, DC

Schedule: Friday September 23 to Sunday September 25, 2011

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(e)merge art fair

The (e)merge art fair ( will take place at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St., SW. (e)merge starts with a private preview on Thursday. The Fair will feature vetted exhibitions of art by DC-Baltimore area and international emerging galleries, nonprofits, and unrepresented artists, as well as panel discussions and performances, all for a public admission fee of $10.

Marcātus Creative Art MarketSaturday and Sunday Marcātus, currently at Yards Park for the summer, will return for a special Southwest edition, with artists’ tents, arts and crafts vendors, music and food, and nationwide New Brow galleries. Admission to Marcātus will be free.

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