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Art Walk - Anacostia River Festival

Our Art Walk event celebrates the 100th anniversary of Anacostia Park as we attend the annual Anacostia River Festival and explore Southeast DC’s local arts scene, while capturing the spirit of the festival and its spring activities.

Art Walk event
Art Walk event
Art Walk is our regular event series, where we walk through the different parts of DC, Maryland and Virginia, taking photos, as we explore art, architecture, culture and history while having a fun time outdoors.

Anacostia River Festival

The Anacostia River Festival presented by the 11th Street Bridge Park and National Park Service is the official closing of the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Anacostia River Festival by bridgepark.org
Anacostia River Festival by bridgepark.org
The highlights of this local festival includes canoe rides on the River, bike parade, musical performances, lawn games besides an experience of Southeast DC’s local arts scene.

At our Art Walk, while celebrating the season of spring we will also explore the communities and parks east of the river, besides competing for the best photo that captures the spirit of the festival and its activities.

Celebrating 100 years of Anacostia Park

On August 31, 1918 Congress had the foresight to preserve specific land along the Anacostia River as Anacostia Park.

Anacostia River by bridgepark.org
Anacostia River by bridgepark.org
100 years later, Anacostia Park is a vibrant urban park that offers recreational fun, and community unity in the heart of D.C.

Food and Drinks

You can buy food and drinks from the vendors on the Festival grounds.

After the event, we can break into smaller groups and get drinks or food depending on individual preferences.

Competition Rules

Take as many pictures as you would like but only upload two of your best photos for the Art Walk contest. Both the photos must be uploaded after completion of the Art Walk.

  • Our judges, some who will be nominated from among our members will then judge the best photos and the overall winner. We will feature the best photos on our website and the winner will receive our award.
  • The criteria for judging will be based on the artistic creativity, uniqueness of the photo composition and picture framing besides having a stimulating effect. The photo must also capture the theme specified in the contest.
  • A winner for the best photo will be announced three days after the Art Walk by our judges. The winner can pick the prize at any of our future Art Walk events.
  • The winner will be invited as our guest, for our next Art Walk event.

During the event we will allocate a time frame for stopping at different locations before we continue with our walk.

Photography is more importantly an art of composing the story of an interesting moment and sharing your artistic creation with others.

The most important thing is to have fun enjoying the outdoors and the interesting company of our diverse group of participants.

Getting There

We will meet outside the Anacostia Metro Station at the Howard Rd exit. From there it is a short walk to the Festival site.

Free parking at Anacostia Metro Station (1101 Howard Road SE) & Skating Pavillion (1500 Anacostia Drive SE). Paid parking lots available in Anacostia and Navy Yard.

Event Message Board

Important messages related to the event are highlighted, so participants can catch the latest updates about the event.

Event Details


Description: Art Walk celebrates the 100th anniversary of Anacostia Park and explores the Anacostia River Festival.

Date/Time: Sunday April 15th, 2018 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Admission: $2 for covering the Art Walk cost

Meeting Place

Anacostia Metro Station
1101 Howard Road SE Washington, DC 20020

Anacostia Metro Station

The Art Walk is cancelled due to high probability of rain in the afternoon.

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