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

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

community events

There are tons of exciting events happening throughout DC all September long. Mark your calendars & join the fun!


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!