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Welcome to 202Creates!

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, & entrepreneurs who contribute to the Districtโ€™s thriving creative industries and has engaged residents through activities & 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 District's Creative Economy through digital media marketing, content creation, original television programming, and performance opportunities for the Districts creative residents; it connects District residents with government resources, educational opportunities, and space to support their creative work and creative businesses; and, it builds community by connecting creative District residents with each other through events, networking activities, 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!