Art All Night Shaw 2018

On September 29, 2018, Shaw Main Streets will present Art All Night Shaw, its seventh annual, full-scale, FREE overnight arts festival in Washington, D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood. Based on Paris' Nuit Blanche, the magic lasts from 7:00 PM until 3:00 AM on Sunday, September 30. This year, more than 20 venues in Shaw will showcase the work of DC painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers, musicians, dancers, body painters, street performers, and more. 

“Art All Night is a unique opportunity to explore the creativity of DC artists of all types, in traditional and nontraditional spaces, ranging from galleries, coffee shops and restaurants to vacant lots, the historic Wonder Bread Factory, and the award-wining Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library,” says Alexander M. Padro, Shaw Main Streets executive director. “And it all takes place in the middle of a neighborhood that’s booming with new development, including scores of new bars and restaurants, a number of which will be open during the big event.” 

Major sponsors of Art All Night Shaw 2018 include the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development.

The DC-twist on Paris' Nuit Blanche is back for the sixth year! Learn about its origins.

A photo list of our featured painters, sculptors, photographers, designers, musicians, DJs, poets, & more.

Let this set-list be your guide; plan an effective route that makes the most of the night.

Location map, dining options, and more details to keep you on track.