Back in March we wrote about how ReCreative Spaces transformed a vacant commercial space on Rhode Island Ave NE into an artist studio and artistic exhibition space. Now the organization is preparing to present a free arts festival, (Up)Rising that will include curated visual and performing arts programming along the 1600-2400 blocks of Rhode Island Ave NE. Some of the venues will be vacant spaces, some will be businesses. The arts festival will take place Sunday May 24th and Monday May 25. You can check our more details at the event page here and check out this cool video about the festival.
Putting on such an ambitious and free festival is not cheap or easy, so the folks at ReCreative Spaces have set up a crowdfunding site in hopes of raising the funds necessary to pull off the festival, perhaps you will consider donating today.