Art All Night DC Festival in Shaw Economic Impact: $1.6 Million!
An economic impact analysis conducted by Jon Stover & Associates reveals that an estimated $1.6 Million in additonal spending resulted from the portion of the Art All Night DC festival presented in Shaw by Shaw Main Streets on one night, Sepember 29, 2018. Shaw Main Streets' costs in producing the event activations in the neighbohood were just under $74,000, with just over $50,000 being provided by District government agencies, including the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
"What other arts investment in DC reaps this kind of return?" asks Shaw Main Streets Executive Director Alexander M. Padro, who worked on the first Art All Night DC in 2011 and every iteration since. 'Answer: none. This has to be the biggest arts impact 'bang-for-the-buck' in the city."