Blended: A One-Night Party
The art goes up, the building comes down in Blended, a one-night party that took place on June 8. If you weren't there, you missed it! The building is soon to be demolished.
Blended was a benefit party, exhibit, demonstration, and celebration of street art in the heart of the U Street neighborhood. Taking place on a steamy summer night, hundreds of partygoers had a chance to drink, dance and explore an entire building filled with street art.
And had a chance to watch some awesome, straight outta the 80s breakdancing.
Blended was a benefit for Albert Cavus, an organization dedicated to building strong and healthy communities through public art and creative collaborations. The event space was donated by The JBG Companies. Phil Foss/TYOTOYS provided the event logo and design materials while AIGA organized the show.
Staged in a building soon to disappear, Blended is a great example of ephemeral art. If you weren't there on June 8, you missed it. The show also highlighted what can be done with even the most utilitarian of industrial spaces.
Art doesn't need a gallery - it can be anywhere.
The party was one night only! If you didn't go June 8, you missed out.
Pink Line Founder Philippa Hughes and BK Adams - his art adorned Blended.
BK Adams is funky, all the way down to his shoes.
Pleasant Pops was on hand to provide icy treats on a hot evening.
Art covered the walls of this soon to be demolished warehouse
A DJ played from within a giant, 80s-style boombox.
Visitors had a chance to explore this vast structure filled with colorful works.
Mock magazine covers.
In the main room, DJs spun tunes for breakdancers.
While outside, everyone had a chance to make art.
Breakdancing at Blended.
Photos and text by Joe Flood.
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