August Welcomes Arts On N Street

Photo courtesy of
‘The Artist’
courtesy of ‘Mondmann’

There is a large percentage of the population who believe that pictures from Ikea qualify as legitimate wall art. There’s no shame in this – it’s cheap and generally tasteful. But wouldn’t it be nicer to have some real art made by real people? Real people who live in your city no less?

To rectify the situation, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities has teamed up with the Washington Convention Center to host the Arts on N Street Festival. Part celebration, part art market, the event will take place during the first two weekends of August along N Street between 7th and 9th Streets NW. Fashion designers, painters, photographers and jewelry makers will be on-hand to sell their wares, while DJs will provide a little light background music. This is a great opportunity to replace that canvas of Audrey Hepburn (or maybe you went with the Eiffel Tower shot?) with something local and unique. Audrey won’t mind – promise.

The festival is free of charge and will take place on August 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th from 10am to 4pm.

Rebecca Gross

Raised in nearby MoCo, Rebecca happily jumped the District line in 2005. When not stuck behind a computer, she can be found exploring the city’s many wonders, usually with her trusty canine sidekick Jasper Jones. Questions, comments, concerns? Email her at RebeccaGross (at)

5 thoughts on “August Welcomes Arts On N Street

  1. Meghan, I would suggest contacting the DCCAH directly. They can be reached at or 202.724.5613. They’re generally pretty responsive, at least in my experience. Good luck!

  2. Hi, I’m curating the event. Currently we’re at capacity for artists (and um…I WISH we had a glass blower!) but please feel free to email be at and I’ll send you the application for the wait list!


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