‘29Rooms: Expand Your Reality’ a major hit in nation’s capital

“29Rooms: Expand Your Reality,” an immersive club that’s taken over the D.C. Armory until Oct. 27, is definitely worth visiting.

Refinery29 Creative Director Olivia-Jene Fagon poses at the “29Rooms: Expand Your Reality” immersive art festival on Opening Night in Washington, D.C. (Getty for Refinery29)

It’s a friendly, upscale event without the pretentiousness you would expect from an art exhibit. Almost every room has some sort of guest interaction, keeping you continuously engaged as you explore whether it’s a spinning  sculpture or meeting a stranger you will be continuously engaged as you explore the spaces dedicated to art, music, entertainment, politics and style.

In short, it’s an all ages club that has something for everyone – a major reason why it has welcomed more 100,000 visitors at marquee events in New York and Los Angeles since the event series first launched in 2015.

Starting this year, “29Rooms” has added “The Art Park,” a new artist collective initiative, which invited one local artist in each city to transform a geometric playground into a canvas for creativity Washington, D.C., is represented by visual artist, illustrator, and animator Trap Bob, known for her use of bold colors and gestures to convey both the humor and struggles of everyday life. Also new in 2019 is The Traveling Billboard – a full-scale billboard mural by locally-based artists, welcoming guests to “29Rooms” and highlighting the talent community from each tour stop.

Influencer Raro Lae poses at the “29Rooms: Expand Your Reality immersive” art festival on Friday in Washington, D.C. (Getty for Refinery29)

Alongside Trap Bob and Richmond-Edwards, the dynamic event will bring together new collaborators Yvette Mayorga, Dan Lam, NNEKKAA, and hanski, plus popular returning collaborations from Kali Uchis, Carlota Guerrero, Uzumaki Cepeda, The Hoodwitch and the ACLU. Additionally, 29Rooms will welcome innovative brand collaborators including Prudential Financial, SheaMoisture, Transitions Optical and Bitten Dressing.

“29Rooms” offers patrons something they’ve likely never experienced in the nation’s capital.

When you are tired of one room, simply move on to the next. It’s like opening a present, you don’t know what to expect until you step inside and experience it for yourself.

Food and alcohol are available for purchase.

Tickets for “29Rooms” start at $29 and can be purchased here. The venue, which is located at 2001 E Capitol St SE along the Anacostia River in Southeast, D.C., is open from 1:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday and from 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. on Friday-Sunday. A general admission ticket guarantees access for one 2.5-hour session, which is plenty of time to visit every room.

One thought on “‘29Rooms: Expand Your Reality’ a major hit in nation’s capital

  • November 19, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    That sounds a very interesting place. Surprises and new experience is what people looking for and hope this place would even expand!

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