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 ๐ŸŽ‰ 


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 Mayorโ€™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!