Monday, January 25, 2010

G40 - THE SUMMIT

A FULL MONTH OF ART EXHIBITION AND EVENTS
FREE EVENT - MARCH 2010 – CRYSTAL CITY, VA

CRYSTAL CITY (ARLINGTON), VA - An office building will get a radical makeover into a progressive, contemporary exhibition space as G-40: The Summit rolls into Crystal City this March 2010. An artistic interpretation of the G-20 political summit, the G-40 will occupy 80,000 square feet of exhibit space with four floors. Each floor will have 10-30 featured artists who will activate the space with murals and installations, setting the mood for their state.

Sponsored by The Crystal City BID, Art Whino and Vornado, the mission of G-40: The Summit is to bring the leaders of the New Brow genre of contemporary underground art together in an effort to explore, discuss and grow this movement, which viewers may recognize from the work of the “Obama Hope Poster” artist, Shepard Fairey. Different hubs of the New Brow movement will be showcased at G-40 including the DC, New York, and California metro areas, in addition to international work.

Throughout the month of the exhibit, G-40 will host musical and visual performances, lectures, and more. From live mural painting to resident DJ’s, G-40:The Summit presents a dynamic new gallery experience bringing visionary artists from across the world to Crystal City.

What:

G-40: The Summit – a dynamic contemporary art exhibit featuring curated works from artists around the world. There will also be visual and musical performances.

Five floors of exhibition space, including a lobby lounge, New York gallery, Washington, DC gallery, California gallery and an international gallery.

Who:

Over 400 contemporary artists from across the country and around the world.

Where:

223 23rd St. Arlington, VA 22202

When:

March 3 – 27, 2010
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 5-10 p.m.
Fridays: 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
Saturdays: 12 p.m. -12 a.m.
Sundays: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Mondays & Tuesdays: Closed

Press Preview Monday, March 1st 5:30-7pm

Tickets:

No tickets are necessary - the event is free and open to the public.

R.S.VP.:

Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Abbey Franke at afranke@scottcircle.com or at 202-362-1444, c: 202-251-4637

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About Crystal City BID
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit www.crystalcity.org.

About Art Whino
Art Whino is a D.C. based art gallery whose mission is to bring together the freshest and rawest talent from around the world. With over 400 artists in the Art Whino arsenal, from California to New York, Germany to Japan and beyond, Art Whino has become a major platform for showcasing cutting edge work that combines the fine arts with lowbrow culture. Exhibitions cover the whole spectrum of new art media ranging from underground stencil and wheat paste street art to revolutionary soft sculpture and video installation art. http://artwhino.com/

About Vornado
Vornado Realty Trust is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT). Vornado is one of the largest owners and managers of real estate in the United States with a portfolio over 100 million square feet in its major platforms, primarily located in the New York and Washington, DC metro areas. The company's four major platforms include: New York City Office; Washington, DC Office; Retail Properties and Merchandise Mart.









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