(Up)Rising Festival

Date(s) - 06/26/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Rhode Island Ave NE Main Street - various addresses

(Up)Rising Festival Map
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*THANKS to everyone for a wonderful festival! *

June 26 | 12-6pm | FREE
Rhode Island Avenue between 5th-24th Streets NE.

An arts-focused festival that weaves its way through Rhode Island Avenue businesses, open areas, and vacant properties. This year, we explore the theme of creative collaborations – innovative and artistic ways to solve complex problems. The day includes performing and visual arts elements, hands-on activities, local food, drink, and retail vendors, as well as a chance to hang out with your Rhode Island Avenue small business owners and employees!

(After)Rising Pep Rally (Afterparty)
June 26 | 6-8pm | FREE for (Up)Rising Festival attendees or $5 donation @ the door
600 Rhode Island Avenue NE (outdoor venue)
Join host Shelly Bell as she unveils her pep rally for hyping up your life!

(Up)Rising Festival 2016 is sponsored by:
Zipcar DC, Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing, MRP Realty, GWHCC – Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Fastsigns DC, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, DC Department of Housing and Community Development

The (Up)Rising Festival is FREE to attendees because we wholeheARTedly believe in offering low/no-cost, high-awesome creative programming to all. We also believe in paying artists fairly for their work.

In order for us to stay true to both missions…PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING US – become an (Up)Rising Rock Star today! Your tax-deductible donation can be made HERE! (Please add (Up)Rising Festival under “designation”)

Check out last year’s coverage by WETA Arts! http://watch.weta.org/video/2365526163/

(Up)Rising Festival pARTicipating businesses, artists + vendors 





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