Saturday, August 10, 2013

LUMEN8ANACOSTIA Free Finale Party is tonight! Be there!

It's here! It's here! Please spread the word and come out for a wonderful night of art, music, live performances, food, drinks, and community love. This event is free and open to the public! 

The festivities kicks off at 6:30pm at Honfleur Gallery with the 2nd Annual East of the River Distinguished Artist ceremony honoring local artist



6:30pm – 7:30pm

Honfleur Gallery

1241 Good Hope Rd SE 

Award Presentation at 7pm
  • East of the River Distinguished Artist Award Ceremony with Luis Peralta
  • Current Exhibitions by BK ADAMS •I AM ART & Steven M. Cummings
LUMEN8ANACOSTIA kick-off at Anacostia Arts Center
(photo by Chris Suspect)

 7:30pm – 11pm

Anacostia Arts Center 

1231 Good Hope Rd SE

 (7:30pm – 11pm)

Los Verracos Pop-up Restaurant
On the Menu:
  • Jerk Chicken
  • Jerk Tofu
  • Mint Limeade
  • Alfajores (cookies)

Pre-order your food by clicking here


All night:
Free chair massages from the advanced students at Potomac Massage Training Institute.
Musical Performances by:
  • 7:30pm Afro Funk All Stars (Afro-Cuban Funk and Jazz)
  • 9pm Ras Lidj and Deep Band (Reggae and Go-Go fusion)
  • 10pm Glitterlust (Queer Disco-Punk with light shows, wild costumes and interactive performances)

(photo by Chris Suspect)
Exhibits at the Anacostia Arts Center include:
  • ElsabĂ© Dixon’s interactive Wings, Weaving, and Worms
  • Paintings by international Cuban-born  artist Gustavo Diaz Sosa
  • Film. Still: Ward 8 Students Abroad curated by BRAY Creative and Nomenclature
  • The Anacostia Art Gallery and Boutique featuring art from the African Diaspora
  • Neon light artist Craig Kraft site specific installation
In between the music, performers Strange Powers and Ben Drexler will be hooping and spinning LED elements to light up the black box theater. After dark, dancers Eleni Grove and Matina Phillips electrify the Lounge with lighted human tableaux.


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