Civilian Art Projects, the edgy Penn Quarter gallery that regularly features up-and-coming artists, is setting up a new "Production Fund" that will give artists the means to create larger products outside of the studio -- as Civilian puts it, "the things that don't make money and aren't for sale."
To help fund the Fund, Civilian is hosting a Spring Fling on Local 16's rooftop deck on April 2 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. They have assembled an all-conquering roster of DJs from some of D.C.'s better ongoing events, including Neville C. (Brazilian Rhythms), KC (Fatback), Nitekrawler (Moneytown) and Kalani (Punani Soundsystem). As the music plays, artists Robin Bell, Kate MacDonnell and Luke Wyatt will project art around the venue.
A $10 donation to Civilian is good for free hors d'oeuvres, happy hour dronk prices all night, and entry into a raffle for pieces made by local artists.
-- Fritz Hahn (March 2009)