Mayor Muriel Bowser launched 202Creates in September 2016 to amplify and celebrate DC's creative culture. What started as a September-only celebration has turned into a fast growing, year-round movement with no intention of slowing down. This September, 202Creates celebrates 2 years of showcasing & engaging with DC's creative and entrepreneurial community across all 8 wards. See below for info about the many ways we & DC's creatives are celebrating and how you can get involved! Check this page regularly for new event announcements 🎉 


september 2018 Kick-off event (aug. 29)

We're kicking off September with an unforgettable celebration. Show up & show love for the greatest city in the world for creatives & entrepreneurs! 

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DC gov day (Sep 24th)

Similar to past 202Creates Co-working Days, DC Gov Day will feature an array of workshops, networking opportunities, and drop-in sessions all hosted by various DC Government organizations.

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Labor day weekend music festival (Sep. 1-2)

The LDW Music Festival is a series of family-friendly musical concerts to be held at the Lincoln Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.

September showcase + co-working day (sep 25th)

Join 202Creates & DC Startup Week, and the inaugural residents of the 202Creates Residency Program for an entire day of demonstrations & workshops.

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Join us for the red carpet premiere of our documentary featuring DC's historic Go-Go community. The event will have performances, surprise guests, and more! 


mayor's arts awards (Sep. 25)

The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts. 

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dc radio 1 year anniversary (sep. 19)

Help us celebrate DC Radio's 1 year anniversary!

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september 2018 closing event (sep. 28)

Join us for an epic close to September with live performances, local vendors, and more. 


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 the movement and get involved with #202Creates!