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Mayor Muriel Bowser launched 202Creates in September 2016 to amplify and celebrate DC's creative culture. 202Creates has showcased the diversity of the artists, makers, and entrepreneurs who contribute to the Districtโ€™s thriving creative industries.  202Creates has engaged residents through activities and conversations curated by the Districtโ€™s creative innovators that build the creative culture in all 8 Wards.  What started as a monthly celebration has turned into a fast growing movement with no intention of slowing down. 

202Creates does three important things: It promotes and amplifies The Districts Creative Economy through digital media marketing, original television programming, and paid performance opportunities for the Districts creative residents. It connects District residents with government resources and space to support their artistic work as well as their creative businesses. And It builds a cultural community by connecting creative District residents with each other through the 202Creates creative conversation series, networking events and roundtables.

With nearly 60% of the District's workers employed in the creative class, DC is one of the most creative cities in the United States. A recent study highlights the District as a top five "most inspiring city" for young artists.

Join us for #202Creates.