(re)Discover DC through the perspective of its creative community:
A Creative DC promotes emerging, established, and diverse DC perspectives
to a social media audience of +70,000:
showcasing and acknowledging creative community, local creative economy,
and all the things that make DC an amazing place to live, work, and visit.
Your life looks good here. #aCreativeDC
Launched in January 2015, the #aCreativeDC feed is where the city meets itself: alleyways and hidden murals; artists and retailers and style on style; institutions and movements; the behind-the-scenes of nationally known kitchens and homegrown festivals; and views from DC sidewalks, bedrooms, and workspaces. With nearly half of a million perspectives shared since launch, the District lives in #aCreativeDC from every angle, and democratizes visibility among emerging + established cultural contributors.
The @aCreativeDC social media accounts + newsletter are the best of the feed, and access points to the other side of Washington, DC. Head to Twitter for a no-holds-barred barrage of events + 411; join over 60,000 followers on Instagram and watch the city unfold the way you always - or maybe never - knew it could.
Online, we're building out permanent resources for anyone + everyone who lives in, works in, and visits DC: our FIELD GUIDES corral the recommendations of our editorial team + the nearly half-million perspectives in the #aCreativeDC feed (to bring you the best of DC Retail + Shopping, Coworking + Maker Spaces, etc), and our ANTHOLOGY series is our ongoing portrait project: dive in to meet the people whose projects + plans make THIS CITY #aCreativeDC.
T H E T E A M
Morgan H. West is founder and director of the A Creative DC project. As an artist and creative consultant, she has contributed online voice and visuals to the DC creative scene since founding the city's first street style blog in 2006. Nylon Magazine has referred to her online projects as "a virtual clubhouse [representing] D.C.'s creative class," and her commitment to showcasing the city's creative culture online has garnered nods from the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian Magazine, and more. Named a "Community Builder" by D.C. Modern Luxury Magazine, she helms the A Creative DC project from the Arts Walk at the Monroe Street Market in the Brookland neighborhood of NE, D.C. Unless otherwise noted, photography + writing on the A Creative DC website is by Morgan H. West. Get in touch: info@aCreativeDC.com
Damon King supports community engagement strategy, event coordination and creative production for A Creative DC, as well as for A Creative DC-related projects. He helms the ANTHOLOGY project via facilitating IRL partnerships and production. As the founder of The Collective, he seeks to connect, empower, and highlight emerging talent and young creatives in the DC metropolitan area and abroad. Get in touch: damon@aCreativeDC.com
Jeremie Lecuyer supports partnership strategy for A Creative DC. Get in touch: jeremie@aCreativeDC.com
Makeda Solomon supports the online content portion of the A Creative DC project. Makeda fields submissions and curates site visuals. Get in touch: makeda@aCreativeDC.com
Pamela Carroll supports the online + creative projects portion of A Creative DC. She is the creator of Pamtalk, which is a sticker line of bowties. Pammy helps with installations, activations, project development, and FEATURED Gallery curation. Get in touch: pammy@aCreativeDC.com