On Saturday March 28, 2015, coinciding with the annual celebration of DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival, the Atlas District will experience its inaugural year of the family-oriented multi-venue celebration and exhibition of the arts entitled, Salta Bloss. Curated by DC’s The Joodlum Group, Salta Bloss will feature hand-picked artists and artist collectives from both DC and NYC to exhibit a combination of visual art, installations and live painting throughout the entire day. 

Using the areas historic backdrop, six of the neighborhood’s restaurants and bars will host events including Sticky Rice, The Lodge at Red Rocks, Impala Cantina, Toki Underground, Rock & Roll Hotel & more. From 4pm-10pm the venues along the H Street corridor will host family oriented events with live musicians, DJ’s and members of the culinary arts showcasing signature food tems served by guest celebrity chefs while guest mixologists serve specialty cocktails from the Proximo brands.  

Rock & Roll Hotel: 
Of the six venues, Rock & Roll Hotel will feature Live music from Grammy nominated artist Kokayi, Redline Graffiti, Hatfield McCoy, Magnetar Flares as well as visual art from the "Sasha Lord Presents" poster makers, Jourdan Betette & Sophie McTear. All ages are welcome. The first floor live band room will include a $12 ticket price. However, their 2nd floor exhibiting the art and a featured dance party from DJ Avervge & Jon Sun B will be free. Featured Three Olives Cocktail will also be served throughout the day on both floors.  Dedicated RNR Hotel event link HERE. 

The Lodge at Red Rocks: 
The Lodge at Red Rocks will feature a rooftop styled day party from 4pm-9pm, co-promoted by Lil So So Productions with DJ's Miss H.E.R. & Trevor Martin, while the evening hours of 9pm-close will serve as the Salta Bloss official close out party, featuring DJ's Sammy Needlz (Shade45 Sirius XM/NYC), Ozker (Blisspop), Sharkey, as well as world famous rapper, Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest hosting and serving as the evenings MC. Visual art for The Lodge will be provided by Capitol Hill Art gallery, The Fridge. Featured Tincup Whiskey cocktail made by Jason-Aaron Smith (Osteria Morini). The entire day at The Lodge is free to enter. However, late night hours are 21 & over. Dedicated RNR Hotel event link HERE. 

Sticky Rice:
Sticky Rice will hold a day party event from 4pm-9pm featuring an Art Exhibition by Rustiko Aregua w/DJ's Cory T & Jax Dux. Special Yagatori Kebabs served by Guest Chef Johnny Bisagni from Slipstream DC. As well as a featured Cuervo Cockatil from Meghan Jackson. The late night evening hours of 10PM - CLOSE will include a dance party w/DJ Recio. Dedicated Sticky Rice event link HERE. 

Impala Cantina: 
Impala will serve an exclusive Proximo branded bar from 4PM-9PM in their outdoor courtyard with featured cocktails from Mick Perrigo (The Passenger / El Camino).  Live art will be exhibited and performed by artists Chelove and Mas Paz. While a special Salta Bloss fod item swill be served by Chef Troy Hickman. The 10PM-CLOSE hours will feature a latin and reggae dance party DJ's Leon City Sounds (members of Alumbra). Dedicated Impala event link HERE.  

Smith Commons: 
Smith Commons will featured Artists Gaia, Brite Idiot, Ariane Gresson & Rey Quinn Starofoam Art for a combination of displayed art, sculpture and live painting. Featured cocktail and special food item on site. More details HERE.

Toki Underground: 
Chef Erik Bruner-Yang has a special Salta Bloss food item prepared as well as a featured Kraken cocktail. Stop in to have a taste and see the celebrated venue art done by reknowned street artist Kelly Towles. 

Gallery O on H: 
The Gallery will be showing its EMULSION show presented by Gallery O and East Coty Arys. For more details check the Galley O site HERE.  

According to Sharkey, Creative Director of The Joodlum Group, “The words Salta and Bloss are derived from the meaning upward and growth. Both key words for an event focused on creativity in an area where its community and businesses have been labeled one of the fastest growing and most successful neighborhoods in the city’s history.”  

More info on the other venues and events participating in Salta Bloss to be announced this week. 

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you would like to volunteer or receive community service hours  please contact thejoodlumgroup@gmail.com