August 8th, 2012


14th Street NW (between Shepherd and Spring)

OPENkitch'n is a summer evening of tasty bites representing the diverse restaurants of Central 14th Street NW − a cultural celebration with neighbors accompanied by music, art, and more!

Rebar, a public art and design studio, has teamed up with neighborhood business associations, the DC Office of Planning (DCOP), local restaurants, and artists to produce a progressive dinner and culture crawl down 14th Street NW. The crawl makes stops at several locations for a sampling of local flavor and cool refreshments. 

The event is part of a series of activities taking place along upper 14th Street, funded by a DCOP ArtPlace grant. As proposed in the Central 14th Small Area Plan, slated for Council approval this fall, existing businesses along 14th Street offer a diversity of uses that should be marketed to visitors and neighbors. The event, open to the public, is a intimate neighborhood tour.

Revenue from event ticket sales go to support local business development and seed economic initiatives.