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Throughout September, the Bowser administration will celebrate 202Creates, a monthlong initiative honoring D.C.’s creative community. 202Creates, which was launched in September 2016, is a citywide effort to amplify, celebrate, and highlight the District’s dynamic creative economy and community.

The celebration includes D.C.’s culinary, cosmetology, fashion industries, musicians, performing artists, filmmakers, tech entrepreneurs, visual artists, and production support companies. The month-long campaign showcases and engages the District’s entrepreneurial and creative community through an array of events taking place across all eight wards. The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (OCTFME) and the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) spearheads 202Creates.

The kickoff celebration for 202Creates occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at La Vie Rooftop and on the District Pier at The Wharf. It featured a variety of activations and performances by a diverse set of DC artists and creatives, including but not limited to, live music performances, a fashion show and pottery activations.

Additional events that will take place throughout the month of September include:

Sept. 4: Bollywood Returns, Washington DC Comeback Dance Party with Celebrity DJ SVP
Sept. 1 -5: 17th Annual DC JazzFest at The Wharf
Sept. 9-19: DC Shorts International Film Festival (Virtual)
Sept. 11-18: The 50th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center at the Kennedy Center
Sept. 18: H Street Festival
Sept. 19: The Rammys Awards & Gala
Sept. 23-26: DC Fashion Week
Sept. 24-25: Art All Night
Sept. 25: DC Water for People 2021 at Rock Creek Park
Sept. 25: DC Afrobeats Block Party Jollof Cook-Off at Karma DC Outdoor Alley
Sept. 25: Jazz in the Park CapitalBop
Sept. 25: Music all Day: CapitalBop’s Fall Celebration
Sept. 28: 36th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards at The Howard Theatre

For more information on events happening during 202Creates Month, go to 202creates.com/event-calendar. 

WI Guest Author

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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