Remember the Dupont Underground? As a short recap, it's an ambitious project that I've been peripherally involved with that aims to invigorate the DC's art scene by reclaiming a piece of subterranean infrastructure — a streetcar station last used 50 years ago. Plans are big, but at the moment resources are scares. On Friday, September 7th, the Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground (ACDU) will be throwing a fundraiser/buzz builder. The event will be held “Aboveground” at Eastern Market’s North Hall.
All net funds collected from the event will help fund an international architectural competition that will bring world-wide attention to the efforts of ACDU. Yippee! That's where it starts gettng exciting. It will also fund the re-opening of one of the “underground” entrances for special events, pop-ups, shows, incubators, and whatever new ideas the group can test out as part of a phased plan to re-open the entire site.
Sponsors include Bombay Sapphire (who have created two specialty drinks for the event), Star Hill Brewery, Stella Artois and Veritas Vineyard will be filling cups. KIND Snacks and Popchips will be supplying the munchies. A giant raffle with thousands of dollars worth of goods will be on display. Raffle sponsors include: Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design, The Pinkline Project, Our City Film Festival, KIND Snacks, Urban Style Lab, Bombay Sapphire, Marc by Marc Jacobs, local artists’ works and more. Hope the locals can swing by!
Buy a ticket here.