Capital Fringe Festival

Yesterday marked the opening of the Capital Fringe Festival in downtown DC. This is the fourth year for the cultural outpouring at venues around DC. Capital Fringe seeks to provide “outlets and opportunities for artists to self-produce in a nurturing and supportive environment while exposing their work to patrons and the local, national and international media that they would never be able to garner their own.”

The festival runs for 18 days and includes performances by more than 100 companies. Guests can enjoy various cultural opportunities: one-act plays, comedies, dramas, musicals, dance, puppetry, improvisation, clowns, poetry, mime, and several musical performances.

Capital Fringe is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Seventy percent of its ticket sales and half of its button sales going back to the artists. In 2008, they managed to give back over $189,000 to artists. Tickets have remained the same, despite the recession (“Inflation? No Thanks!”), at $15. Guests may also purchase a $5 button.

For ticket & button sales, visit


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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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