The Southwest DC Arts Festival brings the Washington DC community together to celebrate the arts and showcase the Southwest Waterfront,
the most rapidly redeveloping neighborhood in Washington DC. The event will include a central market, music, dance, film screenings, walking tours, and much more. The festival is expected to expand further in the coming years as the area develops.
September 28, 2013
Various venues throughout Southwest DC
The closest Metro Station is Waterfront
Southwest DC Arts Festival Highlights
Central Art Market - Artists, artisans, and vendors will market both cutting-edge and old-fashioned wares.
Hand Dancing – The National Hand Dance Association will provide music and hand dancing at Arena Stage.
DC Jazz Preservation Festival Festival – Westminster, 400 I St., SW. a free outdoor event (weather permitting) featuring DC’s finest “straight ahead” jazz musicians and vocalists.
Film Screenings - Christ United Methodist Church will host a documentary film series, including “Southwest Remembered,” about urban renewal in Southwest DC.
On the Waterfront: Art Studio and Live Music - At the 7th Street Landing on the Southwest Waterfront, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront will host a participatory outdoor art studio to stimulate the imagination.
End-of-Summer Fair – St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 600 M St., SW. The family-friendly fair will feature arts and crafts, local musicians; and children’s activities, food and raffles.
Neighborhood Walking Tours – Washington Walks will lead free walking tours of Southwest, one of DC’s oldest and newest neighborhoods.
Two neighborhood arts events, FIGMENT and Opera in the Outfield, will take place just across South Capitol Street on the same day as The Southwest DC Arts Festival.
FIGMENT is an interactive participatory arts event held in several cities across the United States at different times of year. FIGMENT and SW ArtsFest will co-sponsor a parade of decorated bicycles along M Street, from Yards Park in Southeast to 4th Street in Southwest.
The day’s entertainment will end with Opera in the Outfield, a simulcast of the Washington Opera’s Don Giovanni on the scoreboard at Nationals Park.