The NoMa Business Improvement District presents NoMa in Color from September 9 through October 19: a vibrant celebration of art, culture, and community! Prepare to be dazzled by colors, artistic expressions, and immersive experiences that await you in NoMa.  

NoMa in Color allows you to view art in all forms! Engage with artists and watch walls come to life with captivating new murals during the NoMa in Color Murals Festival. Be inspired by musicians and other talented performers during NoMa in Color Nights Out. Discover works of art and pop-up installations through a self-guided tour of the NoMa in Color Art Walk 

Join us and celebrate the artistic legacy that continues to breathe life into NoMa, one masterpiece at a time.  

Thank you to our 2023 event partners:

NoMa in Color Kickoff Party

Saturday, September 9 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Alethia Tanner Park

Join us for a vibrant celebration of art, culture, and community at the NoMa in Color Kickoff Party! Explore an exciting, one-of-a-kind activation from Chalk Riot, watch live mural painting along the MBT, listen to live music, enjoy face painting, and more! Shop for beautiful, locally made art, home goods, and more at our artisan market with Neighbors DC. Food will also be available for purchase from local food trucks.  


NoMa in Color Mural Festival

Saturday, September 9 – Friday, September 15 at Alethia Tanner Park

From September 9 – September 15, watch new murals come to life in NoMa and along the Metropolitan Branch Trail! Visit NoMa for the kickoff party, and all week for special events, including NoMa Nights: Tuesday Night Concert Series with DC Fray, the premiere of our fall season of CiNoMatic: Art & Soul, NoMa Farmers Market, and more!  

Learn More & Meet the Artists

NoMa in Color Art Walk

Digital Passport & Printed Map

NoMa is DC’s hottest arts district. For this six-week celebration of the arts, we’ll unveil pop-up installations that make up the NoMa in Color Art Walk! Use our digital passport or pick up a map to take a curated, self-guided walking tour to learn more about featured pieces along First, M, and Third Streets NE. Check in to all passport locations for a chance to win gift certificates to NoMa businesses! Download your digital passport and view contest rules, or pick up a map at the NoMa in Color Kickoff Party or NoMa in Color Nights Out.

Learn More & Download Your Passport

NoMa in Color Nights Out

Thursdays from September 14 - October 19 from 5-7 p.m.

On Thursday nights during NoMa in Color, enjoy live music, pop-up performances, dining specials, and more throughout the neighborhood! Be sure to download your NoMa in Color Art Walk digital passport or pick up a map at the NoMa Welcome Table (located at the Third Street Art Garden at 1225 3rd Street NE) to explore the multitude of murals and pop-up installations that brighten NoMa.  

Every week, there will be a special game zone with giant lawn games and family fun! Plus, click on the button below for our schedule of pop-up performances and activations.

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The NoMa in Color Nights Out and NoMa in Color Art Walk are funded through the Streets for People grant program, which is managed by DC’s Office of Planning and provides funding for creative and innovative temporary uses of public space. Streets for People events foster economic recovery, fill underutilized public space, promote equity through free and welcoming events, and spotlight local artists and businesses.