Wednesday, September 8, 2010

BEAUTIFUL MINDS Art Exhibit @ The YARDS PARK Grand Opening. Musical Performances by Eighteen Street Lounge Music this Friday


Over 60 local artists will participate in the Beautiful Minds, an art exhibit curated by Art Whino, which will premiere their show as part of the grand opening weekend celebration of The Yards Park, DC’s new regional waterfront destination and a centerpiece of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. The Beautiful Minds show will exhibit in the historic Lumber shed pavilion as part of The Yards Park opening celebration that includes a weekend of musical performances, kids activities, fitness classes, a doggie social, food and drink, water features, fireworks and more. The event is FREE and open to the public.

The Beautiful Minds art exhibit will look at what makes an artist who he or she is in their pure essence. Artists use their canvases, unedited and honestly, to express what they see as a global transformation of consciousness in society and as a mirror to today’s ills, joys, and daily tribulations. Understanding that every city has its own subculture and complexities, Beautiful Minds will focus on DC Metro artists to further expose the multiple layers of existence in the nation’s capital. Art Whino will team up with Beautiful Nightmare/No Homework to fully capture the essence of DC and bring together an arsenal of artists for this star-studded group show. Artists in the exhibit are local DC Metro area artists and will be in attendance at the show.

Visitors to Beautiful Minds will also have the opportunity to experience the new Yards Park. Like no other park in the region, The Yards Park is a new regional waterfront destination, offering a whole new way for local residents to enjoy the outdoors and the river. The 5.5 acre park--the size of about four football fields--includes a ¼ mile long boardwalk along the water and was designed as a series of unique “outdoor rooms” to provide a variety of experiences from the great lawn to the sculptural pedestrian bridge, the waterfall/canal basin to the overlook and riverfront gardens. The Yards Park was built through a public/private partnership between the federal General Services Administration, the District of Columbia, and Forest City Washington and is managed and programmed by the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District. Information about The Yards Park and the opening weekend of events can be found at

The Yards Park
10 Water St SE Washington, DC

(Intersection of 3rd St SE and Water St SE)
Three blocks from the Navy Yard Metro (New Jersey Ave Exit)

Friday, September 10th, from 3:30pm – 11pm



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