Artful

Art is important to Crystal City, and the Crystal City Business Improvement District’s Crystal Art program is Crystal City's Curators. Whether they are filling the streets with whimsical planes, or bringing life to a neglected wall, the BID believes that an area can't have a soul if it doesn't have art.

Artful Events

4/3/2014 – 9/25/2014
Food Truck Thursday

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Past Events

4/4/2014 – 4/6/2014
ArtJamz
2/4/2014 – 2/8/2014
Crystal Couture
1/11/2014
ArtJamz
1/10/2014
ArtJamz
11/16/2013 – 11/17/2013
1K Beer and Wine Walks
7/15/2013
Crystal Screen: Blockbusters - Moneyball
Crystal Screen annually attracts thousands of visitors throughout the metropolitan area. The festival is shown in one of Crystal City’s many welcoming green spaces, owned, managed, and donated for the festival by Vornado/Charles E. Smith. Convenient to Metro and Crystal City’s many restaurants, Crystal Screen offers the perfect opportunity for a leisurely and affordable night out with dinner and a movie – whether a take-out picnic on the grass or a traditional sit-down dinner.
7/8/2013
Crystal Screen: Blockbusters - The Blind Side
Crystal Screen annually attracts thousands of visitors throughout the metropolitan area. The festival is shown in one of Crystal City’s many welcoming green spaces, owned, managed, and donated for the festival by Vornado/Charles E. Smith. Convenient to Metro and Crystal City’s many restaurants, Crystal Screen offers the perfect opportunity for a leisurely and affordable night out with dinner and a movie – whether a take-out picnic on the grass or a traditional sit-down dinner.
7/1/2013
Crystal Screen: Blockbusters - American Beauty
Crystal Screen annually attracts thousands of visitors throughout the metropolitan area. The festival is shown in one of Crystal City’s many welcoming green spaces, owned, managed, and donated for the festival by Vornado/Charles E. Smith. Convenient to Metro and Crystal City’s many restaurants, Crystal Screen offers the perfect opportunity for a leisurely and affordable night out with dinner and a movie – whether a take-out picnic on the grass or a traditional sit-down dinner.
6/24/2013
Crystal Screen: Blockbusters - Crash
Crystal Screen annually attracts thousands of visitors throughout the metropolitan area. The festival is shown in one of Crystal City’s many welcoming green spaces, owned, managed, and donated for the festival by Vornado/Charles E. Smith. Convenient to Metro and Crystal City’s many restaurants, Crystal Screen offers the perfect opportunity for a leisurely and affordable night out with dinner and a movie – whether a take-out picnic on the grass or a traditional sit-down dinner.
6/17/2013
Crystal Screen: Blockbusters - The King's Speech
Crystal Screen annually attracts thousands of visitors throughout the metropolitan area. The festival is shown in one of Crystal City’s many welcoming green spaces, owned, managed, and donated for the festival by Vornado/Charles E. Smith. Convenient to Metro and Crystal City’s many restaurants, Crystal Screen offers the perfect opportunity for a leisurely and affordable night out with dinner and a movie – whether a take-out picnic on the grass or a traditional sit-down dinner.
6/10/2013
Crystal Screen: Blockbusters - The Social Network
Crystal Screen annually attracts thousands of visitors throughout the metropolitan area. The festival is shown in one of Crystal City’s many welcoming green spaces, owned, managed, and donated for the festival by Vornado/Charles E. Smith. Convenient to Metro and Crystal City’s many restaurants, Crystal Screen offers the perfect opportunity for a leisurely and affordable night out with dinner and a movie – whether a take-out picnic on the grass or a traditional sit-down dinner.
6/3/2013
Crystal Screen: Blockbusters - E.T. The Extraterrestrial
Crystal Screen annually attracts thousands of visitors throughout the metropolitan area. The festival is shown in one of Crystal City’s many welcoming green spaces, owned, managed, and donated for the festival by Vornado/Charles E. Smith. Convenient to Metro and Crystal City’s many restaurants, Crystal Screen offers the perfect opportunity for a leisurely and affordable night out with dinner and a movie – whether a take-out picnic on the grass or a traditional sit-down dinner.
5/9/2013 – 6/9/2013
Three Musketeers
2/21/2013 – 3/24/2013
The Tempest
2/5/2013 – 2/9/2013
Crystal Couture
The DC area’s hottest fashion show and high-end bargain trunk sale returns to Crystal City this February! Next year’s event will be the biggest and best we’ve had so far. Crystal Couture already brings over 40 of the metropolitan area’s most stylish boutiques and designers all under one roof, and we’re expecting even more this year because of its new location. We have moved Couture to an office building which has more space to house a bigger runway and more boutiques.
1/26/2013 – 1/27/2013
1K Beer Walk
1/12/2013 – 1/13/2013
1K Wine Walk
9/20/2012 – 10/21/2012
Jekyll & Hyde
9/16/2012
Vintage Crystal: A Taste of Wine and Jazz
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is turning up the heat with the return of the flavor-filled fifth annual Vintage Crystal. The spice is back with more wines, food, music and dancing. Building on last year’s Latin-themed success, Crystal City will once again be serving up tasty tapas, tempting tequila, and a ton of fun.
9/7/2012
Vintage Crystal: Wine in the Water Park
Join the Crystal City BID, the Washington Wine Academy, and Jaleo for Wine in the Water Park every Friday in September. Enjoy great music, delicious tastes, and fantastic wines in the beautiful Crystal City Water Park.
6/14/2012 – 9/27/2012
Food Truck Thursday
6/4/2012
Crystal Screen: Rom Com
Every Monday, from June 4th to August 27th, 2012, the courtyard at 1850 Bell Street is transformed into a movie theater. With the help of Moonflicks, the Crystal City BID shows free outdoor movies. There is no better place to meet some friends, bring a picnic, and enjoy an evening under the stars. This year's theme is Crystal Screen: Rom Com.
6/1/2012
Vintage Crystal: Wine in the Water Park
Join the Crystal City BID, the Washington Wine Academy, Jaleo, for Wine in the Water Park every Friday in June. Enjoy great music, delicious tastes, and fantastic wines in the beautiful Crystal City Water Park.
5/18/2012 – 6/23/2012
Artomatic
Artomatic returns to Crystal City in 2012 for its signature free arts event, to be held in the biggest Artomatic building ever, from May 18 - June 23.
2/18/2012 – 2/19/2012
7th annual Virginia Wine Showcase
2/7/2012 – 2/11/2012
Crystal Couture
1/28/2012
ArtJamz
1/21/2012
1K Beer Walk
1/14/2012
1K Wine Walk
11/5/2011 – 3/31/2012
FotoDC
10/19/2011 – 11/6/2011
Synetic Theater presents "Othello"
9/30/2011
Wine in the Water Park
Join the Crystal City BID, the Washington Wine Academy, Jaleo, and DJ Adrian Loving for Wine in the Water Park every Friday in September. Enjoy great music, delicious tastes, and fantastic wines in the beautiful Crystal City Water Park.
9/23/2011
Wine in the Water Park
Join the Crystal City BID, the Washington Wine Academy, Jaleo, and DJ Adrian Loving for Wine in the Water Park every Friday in September. Enjoy great music, delicious tastes, and fantastic wines in the beautiful Crystal City Water Park.
9/18/2011
Vintage Crystal
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is turning up the heat with the return of the flavor-filled fifth annual Vintage Crystal. The spice is back with more wines, food, music and dancing. Building on last year’s Latin-themed success, Crystal City will once again be serving up tasty tapas, tempting tequila, and a ton of fun.
9/14/2011 – 10/2/2011
Macbeth
9/9/2011
Wine in the Water Park
Join the Crystal City BID, the Washington Wine Academy, Jaleo, and DJ Adrian Loving for Wine in the Water Park every Friday in September. Enjoy great music, delicious tastes, and fantastic wines in the beautiful Crystal City Water Park.
9/2/2011
Wine in the Water Park
Join the Crystal City BID, the Washington Wine Academy, Jaleo, and DJ Adrian Loving for Wine in the Water Park every Friday in September. Enjoy great music, delicious tastes, and fantastic wines in the beautiful Crystal City Water Park.
8/22/2011
Crystal Screen: By The Numbers
Every Monday, from June 6th to August 29, 2011, the courtyard at 1850 Bell Street is transformed into a movie theater. With the help of Moonflicks, the BID shows free outdoor movies. There is no better place to meet some friends, bring a picnic, and enjoy an evening under the stars. This year's theme is Crystal Screen: By The Numbers.
8/15/2011
Crystal Screen: By The Numbers
Every Monday, from June 6th to August 29, 2011, the courtyard at 1850 Bell Street is transformed into a movie theater. With the help of Moonflicks, the BID shows free outdoor movies. There is no better place to meet some friends, bring a picnic, and enjoy an evening under the stars. This year's theme is Crystal Screen: By The Numbers.
8/8/2011
Crystal Screen: By The Numbers
Every Monday, from June 6th to August 29, 2011, the courtyard at 1850 Bell Street is transformed into a movie theater. With the help of Moonflicks, the BID shows free outdoor movies. There is no better place to meet some friends, bring a picnic, and enjoy an evening under the stars. This year's theme is Crystal Screen: By The Numbers.
8/1/2011
Crystal Screen: By The Numbers
Every Monday, from June 6th to August 29, 2011, the courtyard at 1850 Bell Street is transformed into a movie theater. With the help of Moonflicks, the BID shows free outdoor movies. There is no better place to meet some friends, bring a picnic, and enjoy an evening under the stars. This year's theme is Crystal Screen: By The Numbers.
6/6/2011
Crystal Screen: By The Numbers
Every Monday, from June 6th to August 29, 2011, the courtyard at 1850 Bell Street is transformed into a movie theater. With the help of Moonflicks, the BID shows free outdoor movies. There is no better place to meet some friends, bring a picnic, and enjoy an evening under the stars. This year's theme is Crystal Screen: By The Numbers.
3/17/2011 – 4/17/2011
FLASH
FLASH is a month-long event created by FotoDC and sponsored by the Crystal City BID. Between March 17th and April 17th, 2011, the penthouse (12th & 13th Floors) of 2450 Crystal Drive in Arlington, VA will be filled with exciting photography shows and events. FLASH will encompass two curated photography exhibitions, a library of photography books, and a lounge for refreshments and discussion.
2/27/2011
1K Wine Walk
2/26/2011
1K Wine Walk
Lace up your sneakers and cleanse your palette; it’s time to start training for the Crystal City 1K Wine Walk. Presented by the Crystal City Business Improvement District in partnership with the Washington Wine Academy, the 1K Wine Walk promises “racers” the opportunity to taste 20 of the 45 wines available as they make their way through the shops and interior walkways of Crystal City.
2/1/2011 – 2/5/2011
Crystal Couture
12/5/2010
Kids Jamz
12/2/2010 – 12/5/2010
ArtJamz
Unleash your inner artist with the newest, hottest, and most creative way to spend an evening with old friends and potential new ones – ArtJamz! We supply the materials, you supply the vision!
11/17/2010 – 11/20/2010
ArtJamz
Unleash your inner artist with the newest, hottest, and most creative way to spend an evening with old friends and potential new ones – ArtJamz! We supply the materials, you supply the vision!
11/8/2010 – 4/17/2011
FotoWeek
9/19/2010
Vintage Crystal
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is turning up the heat with the return of the flavor-filled fourth annual Vintage Crystal. The spice is back with more wines, food, music and dancing. Building on last year’s Latin-themed success, Crystal City will once again be serving up tasty tapas, tempting tequila, and a ton of fun.
6/7/2010 – 8/16/2010
Crystal Screen: Star Trek
Join the Crystal City BID for 11 weeks of Star Trek! On Monday nights from June 7, 2010 - August 16, 2010, Crystal City will take a trip out of this galaxy with Captain Kirk and the Enterprise. Each night will also have special giveaways, sponsors, and other activities. Check back here for more information.
3/3/2010 – 3/31/2010
G-40 The Summit
An office building gets a radical makeover into a progressive contemporary exhibition space as the G-40 Art Summit rolls into Crystal City this March 2010. An artistic interpretation of the G-20 political summit, the G-40 will showcase four state-themed floors with ten featured artists and 40 additional artists per floor.
2/1/2010 – 2/6/2010
Crystal Couture: Wild, Sexy, Fashionable Fun!
Crystal Couture is coming back! Join us for 6 nights, 1 theme - Wild, Sexy, Fashionable Fun!
12/2/2009 – 12/13/2009
Striking 12 at Arena Stage
Co-written with Tony Award-winning author Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and performed by pop-rock band GrooveLily, Striking 12 is a witty journey through the ups and downs of the holiday season.
11/7/2009 – 11/30/2009
FotoWeek DC
FotoWeek DC is crossing the Potomac into Crystal City.
10/31/2009
Halloween Hauntings at Cucina Vivace
Halloween is here! Don't forget to reserve your spot and slither down to Cucina Vivace's annual haunted Halloween bash.
5/4/2009 – 9/21/2009
Crystal Screen - Superheroes
4/18/2009 – 5/9/2009
Inked Souls
2/28/2009
Closing Gala
2/22/2009
Drag Brunch
2/20/2009
Fit Friday
2/17/2009
Tat-Tuesday
2/13/2009 – 2/28/2009
Crystal Couture
2/13/2009
Freaky Friday
9/18/2008 – 10/25/2008
Crystal Market