The Trinidad Crafting Salon will be held tonight at Capital Fringe (1358 Florida Avenue NE). The events starts at 7:00 pm. Feel free to bring whatever portable projects you wish to work on, participate in demonstrations of paper marbling or book making, or just spend time talking with other creative people in the area.
The event is free and no sign up is required. Drinks are available for purchase at the bar in the Logan Arts Space at Capital Fringe. You can check the event Facebook page or previous posts for additional details.
Art in the Alley is back in Trinidad on Saturday October 3rd after a year’s hiatus. The event features local artists, musicians and other performances in the alley between the 1200 blocks of Florida Ave NE and Morse St NE, starting at 6pm. There is still time for artists who want to participate to sign up. It would be great to see a lot of Trinidad residents participate so don’t be shy about showing your artwork.
Art in the Alley
Date: Saturday October 3rd
Time: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: Alley between 1200 blocks of Florida Ave NE and Morse St NE
The Trinidad Neighborhood Association is collaborating with the Atlas Performing Arts Center on Mobilizing Our Community, an arts project aiming to bring balance, beauty and connection to Trinidad and the Greater H Street Communities. You can be part of this hands-on project — help design, paint, and balance pieces for mobiles with kinetic artist and performer Kevin Reese of SchoolSculptures.
Mobilizing Our Community will culminate in an installation of 50+ mobiles at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, opening at the H Street Festival on Sept 19 and running through Art all Night on September 26th. The mobiles are being created now through early September in workshops involving diverse community members, both at the Atlas and off-site. Check out the video of a similar mobile project Kevin did with the community of Wausau Wisconsin. Sounds like fun, right??
We have three special opportunities for the Trinidad Community:
MAQUETTE MAKING Workshop
Saturday August 8th
12:30 – 2:00pm
At Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress St NE
Meet Kinetic artist Kevin Reese, who will introduce how mobiles are made and balanced through the making of small mobiles (or maquettes). The theme of our project is “balance and connection in an evolving city.” Participants respond to that theme in the design, shapes and sizes of their model-mobile. Workshop is best for ages 8 and up.
COMMUNITY MOBILE MAKING WORKSHOP – Trinidad Neighborhood Day
Saturday August 15th
1:00pm and 2:30pm sessions
At the Atlas Performing Arts Center
Register here via Atlas PAC.
During the workshop, participants are introduced to the project and to models of mobiles created by other community members. They each then envision their own pieces for the mobiles, working with the material brought by Kevin, and draw, cut out and sand the pieces. Kevin also brings completed pieces on wires and demonstrates, with the help of the participants, how a mobile is balanced and assembled. As people are working together to create their pieces, we facilitate conversation around the project’s theme. Workshop is best for ages 8 and up.
MOBILE ASSEMBLY – Trinidad Neighborhood Night
Wednesday September 16th
5:30 – 8:30pm
At the Atlas Performing Arts Center
In the week leading up to the unveiling, Kevin and community members will be assembling the full 50+ mobiles inside the Atlas. See how the earlier work comes together to create a final integrated piece of community art. There is limited space for this event, so please make sure you can attend before you RSVP.
Two large scale events are planned for the H Street Corridor in the fall.
The first is the H Street Festival which will be returning on September 19, 2015. The festival is free and open to the public and is considered one of the best street festivals in DC. You can learn more about the festival, sign up to volunteer, register as a vendor, or find performer information on the hstreet.org website.
A second event is Art All Night to be held on September 26, 2015. Art All Night is hosted by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH). The festival is an all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art, encompassing five of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods: Dupont Circle, Shaw, North Capitol, H Street NE, and Congress Heights. Last year there were 13 venues along H Street NE that hosted events. You can check the website to remain informed on where events along H Street will scheduled.