WDCEP Hosts “Banners from the Fringe”

Contact: Raguel Broy Turner
Manager, PR & Communications

July 7, 2006

Washington, D.C.—Beginning Tuesday, July 18, 2006, the offices of the Washington, DC Economic Partnership will be transformed into an art gallery as “Banners from the Fringe” go on display (photos can be see below).

The innovative works of art are the brain child of local artists, Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow. The unique pieces will hang from the ceilings of the WDCEP conference room and will be displayed in the lobby until Monday, July 31st. The paintings feature decorative, emotional and figurative topics and make use of once discarded street pole banners that once hung throughout the Downtown business improvement district.

The “Banners from the Fringe” exhibit is part of DC’s inaugural Capital Fringe Festival. This new, energetic and highly entertaining performing arts event will take place throughout the Downtown from July 20 – 30. Performance venues include the 6th & I Street Historic Synagogue, Calvary Baptist Church and the Goethe-Institut and several more.

“The connection between the arts and economic development is one that we must cultivate. The District has an arts scene that is unrivaled by many American cities and the Fringe Festival showcases it all art, dance, performance and the strange; in an eleven day period,” says Steve Moore, president and CEO, Washington, DC Economic Partnership.

The Capital Fringe Festival is sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Meyer Foundation and the Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID).

For more information on the upcoming Fringe Festival go to www.capfringe.org and to learn more about the Washington, DC Economic Partnership, visit the home page on this site.

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The WDCEP is a 501(c)3 non-profit, public/private partnership dedicated to promoting business opportunities throughout DC and contributing to business retention and attraction activities. For more information visit www.wdcep.com/about.

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