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Monday, July 19, 2010

The Temporium is Coming to H Street

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Grand Opening: Friday July 23 from 6-10PM

Green Door Advisors and The Pink Line Project have teamed up to create the Temporium, a pop-up design shop, in the former R.L. Christian Library Kiosk at 1300 H Street NE. The Temporium will showcase some of H Street’s and DC’s best designers and artists from July 23 through August 15.  The project supports the District’s Temporary Urbanism and neighborhood retail development initiatives, and this project will fit in with the creative vibrancy already happening on H Street.  

With the help of DC-based artists Billy Colbert, Albus Cavus, and amRadio, Green Advisors and Pink Line Project will transform the kiosk into a cool design shop and event space using repurposed materials and lighting.  Over 20 DC-based fashion, art, home deco, and jewelry designers will rotate through to showcase and sell their unique creations.  Some of the local designers who will display their designing prowess include: Dana Greaves, Derringer Friday, Bill Johnson, Kristi Riggs, Hugh & Crye, and many others. DC-based musicians and performance artists will perform on the opening and closing weekends with the help of Josh Phelps, who is currently organizing the Monumental Music Festival, and Bluebrain, both DC Based musical duos.   Contact Pink Line Project at info@pinklineproject.com if you have any ideas for collaboration. 

This Sunday, East City Art went to visit the site of Temporium to see how construction was coming along.  Inside several workers were hard at work sprucing up the kiosk for the upcoming events.  Outside, we caught up with Peter Krsko who runs programs for the students of Albus Cavus.  Braving the merciless heat, Peter was hard at work painting the exterior of the temporium in time for this weekend's grand opening.   Krsko's inspiration for the colors came from the Temporium logo. The outside of the former Chirstian Library Kiosk is now covered in bright colored patterns resembling clouds.  

The Temporium will be open July 23 through August 15, 2010 at 1300 H Street, NE.

The following is scheduled for this weekend:

Friday, July 23
6 to 10 PM
DJ Obeyah

Saturday, July 24
6PM: Will Rast, DC’s premier groove keyboardist.
7PM: Alex Vans, DC singer/songwriter/guitarist Alex
8-10PM: DJ MikeBolo

Sunday, July 25
2 to 4 PM: BT Richardson

Hours of operation will be as follows:
Thursday: 6 to 10 PM
Fridays: 6 to 10 PM
Saturdays: 2 to 10 PM
Sundays: 12 to 5 PM

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