Catharsis on the Mall

November 9th – 11th

We need your help commenting before October 15 on why the new proposed National Parks Service regulations will restrict free speech and First Amendment expression

 

Mission

Catharsis on the Mallexists to create accessible spaces for healing. We do this by expanding the bounds of expression, connection, and inclusion in public and civic places, through direct engagement in participatory art, political action, holistic modalities, and sacred practice that restores ourselves and our communities, fostering social change.

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Get involved with organizing, building, and running the event.

Support Us

We need financial support for 2018 infrastructure, large format art, and local grants.

Support Us

We need financial support for 2018 infrastructure, large format art, and local grants.

Art Theme 2018

Photo by Doug Sanford

Photo by Kris Northern

Organizers scrap nudity plans for weekend festival outside the White House

The activists had wanted to place a 45-foot-tall statue of a nude woman on prime land on the Mall. They said it would be a symbol of feminine strength and power, a sign that women should never feel ashamed in their bodies.
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Catharsis 2017 Media Advisory

WASHINGTON, DC – Catharsis on the Mall, an annual public vigil dedicated to a creative community experience at which all are welcome, will host a press conference on Friday, November 10, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the northwest quadrant of the Washington Monument Grounds...
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Here’s why a 45-foot tall nude sculpture may be coming to the National Mall

If you walk along the National Mall this November, you'll see the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, and, possibly, something else: a 45-foot tall nude sculpture of a woman. The Amazonian figure would tower over the National Mall next to the...
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Temple Burn Complaint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2016 MEDIA CONTACT - Lacy MacAuley, LacyMacAuley@gmail.com 202-733-4640 office, 202-815-0288 mobile CATHARSIS ON THE MALL ORGANIZERS SUE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO PERMIT CONTROLLED BURN OF “TEMPLE OF REBIRTH” WASHINGTON, DC – On...
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A woman may finally get a monumental tribute on the Mall, and she’s naked? Really?

Finally, a woman might be celebrated in grand, monumental way in the nation's capital. And she's naked. Tall, strong, towering and steel, defiant in her stance, yes. But stripped of clothing, as though she were an offering to the former Miss Universe beauty pageant...
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