(Up)Rising Festival

Detail of (Up)Rising 2016 artwork by Lyric Prince

Eventbrite - (Up)Rising Festival 2016

(Up)Rising Festival 2016
June 26 | 12-6pm | FREE
Rhode Island Avenue between 4th-24th Streets NE.
*Map will be available online the week of the Festival, and in person at each Venue!
REGISTER in advance for your chance to win (Up)Rising Swag!

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!

WE’RE LOOKING FOR FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS! Sign up HERE!

Artists and Performers – Sign up to participate in (Up)Rising Festival HERE!
Vendors – Sign up to participate in (Up)Rising Festival HERE!
RIA Businesses (Located between 4th-24th Streets NE) – Sign up to be an (Up)Rising Business HERE!

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
(Please stay tuned – we will continue to update this list!)

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES
Art Enables
Capoeira Malês DC
Damien Ministries
Good Food Markets
Hands on Drums
Kaaos Gym
Nido
The Public Option
Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF)
Zeke’s Coffee

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Arthur Lee
Becky Borlan
Camilla Schaeffer
Christa Avampato
DJ Daryl Northrop
DJ Fusion (FuseBox Radio Broadcast)
DJ M Dot
Juliana Vallejo
Melanie Bikowski
rex
Ryann Kelly
Rye & Dirty
Shanna Lim
Silver Lining Blues Band
Tisean Bell
The PanTones Steel Pan Band

PARTICIPATING FOOD + BEVERAGE VENDORS
DC Brau
The Big Cheese

PARTICIPATING VENDORS
Afrobaby
Auggie Froggy
Bon Bon Decor
Brookland Yoga and Mindful Creativity
DC Stone and Glass
FaineBooks.com
Mixx & Measure Homemade Baking Company
Relay Foods
Soul & Ink
Tutu’s Storybooks

(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.