Solstice Saturday

Solstice Saturday


Solstice Saturday, a partnership between By The People and the Smithsonian, features a wide range of programming at Smithsonian museums open until midnight in celebration of the summer solstice. At our festival hub, the Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building, it's all about experiencing massive art installations, pop-up performances, music worth dancing to, and more.

For information about Solstice Saturday programming at all participating Smithsonian museums, keep an eye on this website.


10:00am-12:00pm - The Water Memories Itinerant Office workshop 
11:00-11:45am - Meditation and Mindfulness Workshop
2:00-3:00pm - Artist Talk : Rania Hassan
3:30-4:15pm - Artist Talk and Performance by Melisandre Colomb and Ada Pinkston


7:00- 7:25pm - Performance:Tariq O'Meally
7:40- 8:00pm - Performance: Agora Dance
8:10- 8:50pm - Performance: Naoko Wowsugi and Estefani Mercedes
9:00-11:00pm - Solstice Soundscapes with Les the DJ and performance artists Nicoletta de la Brown and Shanna Lim
         *Shanna Lim's performance begins prompty at 9pm.

Installations on view:
Ada Pinkston 
Alexis Gomez
Jonathan Rosen 
Marjan Moghaddam 
Martha Jackson Jarvis 
Rania Hassan
Stevie Famulari
Victor Ekpuk