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Refinery29, the leading digital media and entertainment company for young women, is debuting its annual immersive festival 29Rooms: Expand Your Reality in Washington, D.C. when it takes over DC Armory from October 18 – 27. A whole new audience will have the chance to experience this iconic event, which has welcomed over 100,000 visitors at marquee events in New York and Los Angeles since the event series first launched in 2015.
Expand Your Reality tour, 29Rooms’ debut event in Washington, D.C. will bring together a diverse group of both local and national, emerging and established creatives and collaborators spanning the spectrum of art, entertainment, politics and style.
Starting this year, 29Rooms is adding The Art Park, a new artist collective initiative, which invited one local artist in each city to transform a geometric playground into a canvas for creativity. Representing Washington, D.C. will be visual artist, illustrator, and animator Trap Bob, known for her use of bold colors and gestures to convey both the humor and struggles of everyday life.
Also new in 2019 is The Traveling Billboard – a full-scale billboard mural by locally-based artists, welcoming guests to 29Rooms and highlighting the talent community from each tour stop. The mural exclusive to Washington, D.C. will be created by local artist and Howard University Master of Fine Arts graduate, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, whose artwork has been exhibited around the world, including in the Rubell Family Collection, California African American Museum, Charles Wright Museum in Detroit, MI and Kravets Wehby Gallery.
Alongside Trap Bob and Richmond-Edwards, the dynamic event will bring together new collaborators Yvette Mayorga, Dan Lam, NNEKKAA, and hanski, plus popular returning collaborations from Kali Uchis, Carlota Guerrero, Uzumaki Cepeda, The Hoodwitch and the ACLU. Additionally, 29Rooms will welcome innovative brand collaborators including Prudential Financial, SheaMoisture, Transitions Optical and Bitten Dressing (a full list of rooms and collaborators can be found in the appendix below).
The Washington, D.C. tour stop will be housed at the historic D.C. Armory along the Anacostia River in the Capitol Hill East neighborhood. Full of history, the Armory was originally constructed 78 years ago in 1941, and was the headquarters, armory, and training facility for the District of Columbia National Guard. Now, the Armory’s Drill Field is used to host major entertainment events and will bring 29Rooms experience to life for D.C. guests.
Tickets for 29Rooms Washington, D.C. are available now at 29Rooms.com starting at $29.
DATES: October 18 – 27
TIME: 1:30pm – 10:30pm (Tues – Thurs)
10:30am – 10:30pm (Fri – Sun)
General admission ticket guarantees access for one 2.5-hour session.
LOCATION: DC Armory – 2001 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
DC Armory is easily accessible by Metrorail, Metrobus, and two major highways surrounding the city. Ample on-site parking in secured lots is available.
Please visit www.29rooms.com or @29Rooms on social media for more information and updates.