Southwest Arts Fest Surrounds (e)merge Art Fair

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If you’re headed to the Southwest Waterfront for the (e)merge art fair this weekend, make sure to also check out these free events.

  • Arena Stage: National Hand Dance Association (Sunday, 12-5pm)  1101 6th St. SW

Join the National Hand Dance Association from noon to 5 PM for Hand Dance demonstrations, lessons in basic hand dance and audience dancing.  Free and open to the public.

  • Art Whino: G40 Art Summit (Exhibit Open Thursday – Sunday)  700 Delaware Ave. SW

An Art Whino Production hosted at Blind Whino Art Whino comes back for it’s 5th annual G40 Art Summit! Join artists as they showcase stunning three dimensional and installation art as this year’s G40 theme.  Following the mission of G40s past, we will once again bring exposure to low brow’s many faces and, as always, present what new facets emerge within this ever growing movement.

  • Blind Whino: Outdoor Arts Festival

An Art Whino Production hosted at Blind Whino  ​​​(Saturday 11am-4pm)  700 Delaware Ave. SW

Explore unique and amazing goods made by local artisans and painters in a casual atmosphere. Find new favorites and reconnect with your favorite artists.  A sampling of the communities treasures such as Westminster Jazz, and much more.

  • Lance Fung’s “Nonuments” as part of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 5×5 Project

1000 4th St. SW (open lot by Southwest CVS) (September 6 – October 6, 2014, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week​Free Exhibition)
Washington DC, our nation’s capital, is renowned for its grand monuments honoring the history and achievements of great Americans. But behind the federal face of official Washington, there is a real city with distinctive neighborhoods filled with passionate citizens living their lives. For this 5 x 5 project, Fung Collaboratives has curated Nonuments, a temporary sculpture park featuring “monuments” devoted not to the great but to ordinary people, to the ideals of democracy, and to the common struggles of humanity.  Artists:  Jonathan Fung, Cameron Hockenson, Peter Hutchinson, Naranjo-Morse, Jennifer Wen Ma.  Local partners are Washington Project for the Arts and the Phillips Collection.

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