Art in the Park(ing lot) - July Kickoff!

10:00 am - 07/23/2016

@ Recreative Spaces

1613 Rhode Island Ave Northeast
Washington DC  20018

Join us this summer for a series of free, all-ages creative events... Art in the Park(ing lot)!
1301 Rhode Island Avenue NE (formerly known as Brentwood Shopping Village)

July Programming includes:
Building + Art
July 16, 23, 30, 10am-12pm
Let's get creative! Join local artists for interactive projects and help us beautify the parking lot. Projects include interactive art, building picnic tables, planting flowers, etc. - no experience necessary.

Movement + Music
July 21, 28, 6-8pm
Dance the night away under the DC sky. Lessons will be offered - no experience required.

Thursday July 21
Join Erica Rae of Raediant Movement!
6-7pm - Dancehall Fusion workshop - FREE - no experience necessary
7-8pm - Freestyle/open session - stay and dance - no experience necessary

Saturday July 23
'American Expressions - TOLERANCE IS PATRIOTISM: A Pilgrimage In Search Of The American Spirit'
Artist Ira Hill invites the public to communicate their truths, their passions, their gratitude, and their gripes on the icon that represents us all, united. The act of sharing their thoughts on our flag emboldens their rights as a citizen, momentarily reviving the notion that “my opinion matters.” Ira is employing cultural shock treatment to resurrect the concept within the populace that we, in this country, do have the power of political action, but we must respect, peacefully, the rights of others to do the same. This combination and contrast of expression and tolerance is the core of our American idea. The resulting images and experiences will be complied into an anthology documenting American Expressions tour during the election year 2016.

More dates to be announced soon!
All event details are subject to change. For the latest updates and more information, visit

ReCreative Spaces, Mid-City Development, local artists, and organizations will pARTtner to celebrate creativity and community through a series of interactive events, appropriate for all ages, starting in July.

In the NE DC neighborhood of Brentwood, the art program, part of a 3 year initiative, seeks to promote local engagement and neighborhood wellness, while also increasing curb appeal of a dilapidated shopping center along Rhode Island Avenue NE.

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