In 6 weeks, GarmentDISTRICT has turned a vacant building at 1005 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC, at the corner of New York Avenue and 7th St. NW (right next to the convention center) into a 10,000 square foot fashion boutique and art gallery featuring local artists and designers.
This pop up is managed by two nonprofits. This Friday is the big fundraiser that will keep their doors open for the entirety of the run (February 18- March 20, 2011). It’s an AMAZING space.
This Friday, February 18, they are hosting a launch party from 6p.m.-10 p.m. It’s one half gallery/shop opening in our space at 1005 7th St. NW, one half dance party next door at Lux Lounge. So something for everybody!
Gallery & boutique featuring local designers Featured Designers:
Ai’kan | Cosmic Girl Jewelry | Dindi Designs | Evelyn Brooks | L~Shandi | Lanyapi Designs | Necessities by Nichelle | Rachel Pfeffer | SmokingHaute
Featuring local artists:
Aaron Thompson | Bobby Coleman | Bridget Sue Lambert | Craig Kraft | Dave Peterson | Emily Biondo | Groover Cleveland | Itty Bitty Press | Jeremy Ziegler | Jessica Louise Dye | Lisa Reed | Matthew Parker | Mike O’Brien | Nathan Jurgenson | Ned Drummond | Rene Trujilo | Susan Cole | Thomas Drymon
with entertainment at the neighboring LUX Lounge featuring:
Stereofaith (Peel / Becky)
Keenan Orr (GKYK / Marvin / Cobalt)
Trevor Martin (Re-Ignition / Becky)
Ratt Moze (CLOCKWORK / SOVA)
Chris Nitti (CLOCKWORK)
Here’s how you can support:
1) Buy a ticket. They’re only $10… total steal. And if you pre-order you could win $100 deal bucks from LivingSocial! All the funds directly support the project.
2) Make ALL your friends buy tickets! Invite them to garmentDISTRICT Facebook event, send them the website, call/text/smoke signal them to turn out. No carrier pigeons, though.
3) Come. Dance (5 fantastic DJs at Lux). Shop (dozens of artists and designers at the space).
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Special thanks to volunteer Rosanne Ferruggia for heads up on this great event!