The YARDS PARK Grand Opening Weekend Celebration
Opening Reception for Beautiful Minds:
With 3 Hour Musical Performances by Eighteen Street Lounge Music
Federico Aubele, Second Sky and Ursula 1000
Sept 10th, 3:30pm - 11pm
All Day Activities:
Sept 11th, 9:00am - 10pm
|Beautiful Minds Art Exhibit at The Yards Park
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 and microWaveproject 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 www.capitolriverfront.org
Location: The Yards Park
Suite Nation on Friday
Join the Sneaker Suite, in the Suite Lounge, as they celebrate their 5th year anniversary of continued craftsmanship with their ever popular sneaker events and productions. In August 2005, Eye bar was the first venue to see such uniqueness. On September 10th, Join the Sneaker Suite and two of the originating sponsors and partners, Greedy Genius & Grand High! Greedy Genius will showcase their 2011 Winter Line, and provide some exclusive tee shirts and giveaways throughout the evening. Grand High, with their ever so exclusive art inspired footwear, will also be on site displaying their latest designs to date.
Saturday 1-8pm Live Painting by Art Whino Artists
Live Large Scale Painting by the following Artists:
Stand for Art Foundation
Stand for Art Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is organized to assist, support and guide artists in exploring, refining and realizing their highest potential in addition to becoming activists of positive social and cultural development of the world as well as future leaders in entertainment and philanthropy.
DIY Activities Saturday
Patrons will be invited to participate and paint live with the artists.