SAAM Arcade

About

SAAM Arcade is an annual event hosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and its partners. The event, which is free and open to the public, is at the museum's main building in Washington, D.C. In 2017, one hundred fifty independent developers submitted their games to be shown at SAAM Arcade while additional arcade cabinets and consoles were provided by MagFestDeath by Audio ArcadeArcades4Home, and CrabTowne USA. Game building workshops were presented in the MacMillan Education Center by Boolean Girl and the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, while the Triforce Quartet and Bit Brigade performed in McEvoy Auditorium. In addition, Events DC presented the Boys and Girls Club Youth eSports League Championship on the 3rd floor.

In the News

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This Event is Supported By

Supported by the Entertainment Software Association Foundation. Washington City Paper is the Media Partner.

Contact Us

For more information email us at SAAMArcade@si.edu.