ReadySetDC Presents: Activation 2719, Columbia Heights, DC

by Winston "Stone" Ford


2719 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Saturday, February 6th
6 – 11PM

Starting on Saturday, February 6th, No Kings Collective will transform a beautiful, newly renovated, 4-story Columbia Heights row house into a temporary gallery. The name of the show, “Activation 2719”, reflects both the address of the location at 13th and Girard Streets and also an attempt to create life in an unoccupied historic location. “Activation 2719″ will run from Feb 6th – 20th with the opening reception this Saturday the 6th (Open Hours Listed Below)

Moving forward from their successful installation at ReadysetDC’s launch party “For the Love of DC”, No Kings Collective will continue to bring you creative exhibits and special projects. This event was produced with close collaboration with ReadysetDC, and contains 9 unique bodies work from area artists all reflecting both their mastery of craft within their respective mediums.

Activation 2719 is a rare opportunity for the artist to curate themselves, with themes that reflect their own personal style and background. Artist were asked to produce ‘site specific’ small collections of work to best be reflective of what makes their work both current and cutting edge. The range of works, genres, and mediums within Activation 2719 are as diverse as the artist themselves. These artists are contemporary in their niche while also pushing boundaries in art, both local and nationally. The common thread of these artists is their instantly recognizable use of intense color and topics within in their works, from the dynamic clean duct tape works and installations of artist Bryan Rojsuontikul to the graphic pen style and social commentary seen within the work of Aniekan Udofia. Activation 2719 promises to be unforgettable merger of style and character. The opening event will start at 6pm and will include a bar, food provided by Commonwealth Gastropub, and musical entertainment for the evening. Music on the 6th will be performed by DJ Fleg and also DJ Tom Lim, with a special vocal performance by Sheena Alexis and Bull Fight Academy.


Participating Artists:
The participating artists are Tim “Con” Conlon, Decoy, James Walker, Emily Green Liddle, Bryan Rojsuontikul, Batool AlShomran, Aniekan Udofia as well as No Kings Collective themselves Brandon Hill Francisco Esteban, and Peter Chang.

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No Kings Collective is an artist collective based out of Washington, DC composed and run by artists that build professional working relationships with area artists, businesses and city organizations through social networking events, art exhibits and special projects.
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ReadysetDC is a creative urban enterprise, focused on art, culture and urban development in DC. Through our online media site, events and creative projects, we showcase, inspire and reach out to DC’s urban and creative community. We do this for the love of DC. More info at

Dogfish The story of Dogfish Head began in 1995, when founder and President Sam Calagione decided to embark on a journey to bring original beer, original food and original music to the resort beach community of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Fifteen years later Dogfish Head continues to grow and is now produce up to nearly 30 styles of beer that are sold in more than 30 states, and a half–dozen kinds of hand–crafted spirits …. vodka, rum and gin.

Commonwealth Gastro Pub – CommonWealth Gastropub is new to the Columbia Heights neighborhood but our goal is to create a tradition of bringing people together. We invite you to enjoy the spirit of our British-inspired and American-bred cuisine. Complementing our fare is an exciting and unique list of beers, wines, and beverages. Our mission is to provide our guests with exceptional food; professional service; and a fun and friendly environment.

DJ Fleg of the Bull Fight Academy describes his group as two of Maryland’s most prized fighters trained in the art of boom-bap. The great-grandchildren of blues and jazz, these pugilists come at a time when hip-hop music has fragmented into a diversity of styles. This is their strange and fantastic contribution to the culture of their time. Local aficionado DJ Tom Lim’s will also be on the wheels of steel with a interesting mash up late ‘80’s freshness and early ‘90’s hip-hop. His musical style is as eclectic as he is. This event will also include a not-to-be-missed set by local diva Sheena Alexis and Bullfight Academy.

Gallery Information/Hours:
ACTIVATION 2719: (Pop Up Space) 2719 13th Street NW – Washington, Dc 20009-5315
This pop-Up Gallery is located at corner of 13th and Girard Street. Metro accessibility is three blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station (Green Line and Yellow Lines)

Fri: Noon –8 pm (Feb 12th & 19th) Sat: 10am – 5pm (Feb 13th & 20th)

Or By Appointment
Phone: 240.643.4927 (Peter)

Admission: Free (RSVP Opening Night only). Please note that while this is a free event, it is RSVP only. Please RSVP at by 3pm on February 6th.