(Up)Rising Festival

(Up)Rising Festival 2016 Map
(Up)Rising Festival 2016 Map

Eventbrite - (Up)Rising Festival 2016

(Up)Rising Festival 2016
June 26 | 12-6pm | FREE
Rhode Island Avenue between 4th-24th Streets NE.
REGISTER in advance for your chance to win fun things!

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!

Participating artists share a revolutionary vision and engage festival-goers through heart, mind and body.

(After)Rising Pep Rally (Afterparty)
June 26 | 6-8pm | FREE for (Up)Rising Festival attendees or $5 donation @ the door
*Location TBA
Join host Shelly Bell as she unveils her pep rally for hyping up your life! The rally includes a marching band, cheerleaders and dancers all for the purpose of having a good time, promoting self-efficacy and encouraging people to live their best lives!

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”)

(Up)Rising Festival pARTicipating businesses, artists + vendors

Art Enables
Capoeira DC
Damien Ministries
Good Food Markets
Hands on Drums
Kaaos Gym
Menkiti Group
St. Francis de Sales
The Public Option
Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF)
Zeke’s Coffee

Arthur Lee
Becky Borlan
Bele Bele Rhythm Collective
Camilla Schaeffer
Cinema Hearts
Contradiction Dance
DJ 2-Tone Jones
DJ Daryl Northrop
DJ Fusion (FuseBox Radio Broadcast)
DJ Gudo
DJ M Dot
Future Cartographic Society
Juliana Vallejo with Becky Suter, Rockeats & Catalina Alvarez
Kate Deciccio
Kia Green
Mel Bikowski

Mini & Mighty Shock DC
Raw Sienna Art
Rose Jaffe
Ryann Kelly
Rye & Dirty
Shanna Lim
Shelly Bell
Silver Lining Blues Band
Story District
Tisean Bell
The Make Fix Anything Project
The PanTones Steel Pan Band
The Sanctuaries Collective
Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)
Whiskey Promise
Words Beats & Life

Lemonades by Zakiyah
Ruby Scoops
The Big Cheese

Artisan Hemp
Auggie Froggy
Bailiwick Clothing Company
Bon Bon Decor
Brookland Yoga and Mindful Creativity
DC Stone and Glass
District Smoke Styles
Eye In Me Life Coaching and Consulting

Hair Free Girl/Fraternal Clothing Co.
Hemp Kettle Tea Company
MAD Style Boutique

Made by a Black Woman
Mixx & Measure Homemade Baking Company

Modami Apparel 
Plaza Artist Supply
Relay Foods

Roxanne’s ARTiques
Soul & Ink
Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique
Tsedaye Makonnen
Tutu’s Storybooks
Urban Jungle

(Up)Rising Festival 2016 is presented in pARTNership with Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street 

(Up)Rising Festival is made possible with support from our awesome sponsors


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Check out WETA Arts Coverage of (Up)Rising Festival 2015!


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ReCreative Spaces works with property owners, developers, government agencies, non-profits, and small businesses to transform unused spaces into thriving centers of creativity, and to drive awareness and traffic into unleased spaces. We create site-specific programming and events that cultivate artistic expression, community building, social collaboration, and civic participation.