Thursday, September 9, 2010


The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT sponsored by Wines of Argentina is back for the 18th year to kick off the upcoming fall arts season. ARTS ON FOOT, centered at 7th and F streets, NW, takes over four blocks with expansive programming.

The event opens with a juried fine Art Market featuring 50 artists and live entertainment from Wednesday, September 8 through Friday, September 10 from 11:00am to 7:00pm daily (on F Street between 7th & 9th). Artists’ work for sale includes ceramics, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, woodworking, clothing, and more. Music performances throughout market hours include renowned local artists Flo Anito (jazz-pop), Dave Chappell (guitar), Janine Wilson & Max Evans (acoustic roots), Seth Kibel (instrumental jazz), and The Sweater Set (folk).

The festival takes place on Saturday, September 11 from 11:00am to 6:00pm, adding two additional blocks (8th Street between E & F, and F Street between 6th & 7th)

New this year, over 25 area theaters and performance groups participate in a fast-paced showcase of their fall offerings at Harman Center for the Arts. Short presentations will come from Arena Stage, City Dance Ensemble, Ford’s Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Silk Road Dance Company, Washington Improv Theater, and the Washington National Opera.

The O Organics™ Cooking As Art Pavilion returns, where acclaimed DC chefs demonstrate their culinary and artistic talents. In addition to the demonstrations, 25 top DC restaurants sell samples of their signature dishes in the Restaurant Sampling Courts, including 701 Restaurant, Bibiana, Café Atlántico, Co Co. Sala, Ping Pong Dim Sum, Poste Moderne Brasserie, Rosa Mexicano, Sei, The Source, and Zaytinya. For a small entry fee, the Safeway–Cellar No. 8 Wine Area provides international wine tastings and seminars for adults, ages 21 and up.

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