A Creative DC @ FotoWeek DC
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

A Creative DC @ FotoWeek DC

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A Creative DC is excited to take part in FotoWeek DC!

Join Pamela Carroll and Makeda Solomon of A Creative DC as they discuss their process for curating the A Creative DC online presence

A Creative DC promotes emerging, established, and diverse DC perspectives across new media, showcasing and acknowledging creative community, and our local creative economy. Our website features photos from the hashtag with a weekly gallery curated by Makeda Solomon, and a photo-of-the-day curated by Pamela Carroll. On November 18th, Makeda and Pamela will give a brief Q&A on what we look for while curating the homepage, and on creating a narrative through digital curation.

This event is FREE
and will take place at the Mexican Cultural Institute: 2829 16th Street NW
View all of this year's FotoWeek DC events here,
and celebrate at the opening party on 11/10 - tickets here.

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Planes of Reference, presented by Monochrome Collective
Nov
11
to Nov 19

Planes of Reference, presented by Monochrome Collective

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Adam Davies + Kate Warren I Planes of Reference
Sound design + installation by composer Taylor Ross Jordan 

Presented by Monochrome Collective

SAVE THE DATES: 
November 11-19
Daily 4-8 PM, Saturdays 12-8 PM, or by appointment
A Creative DC, Brookland [716 Monroe St. NE, Studio 8

Saturday Nov. 11, 6-9 PM -  Opening Reception
Tuesday Nov. 14, 7 PM - Artist Talk: Adam Davies
Thursday Nov.16 , 7 PM - Artist Talk: Kate Warren

DIRECTIONS: A Creative DC: Brookland is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. By Metro, we are a quick walk from the Brookland/CUA Metro stop on the Red Line. Exit left after the turnstiles, and make a u-turn once you get off the escalator. We are on the corner, just past the Arts Walk tower sign. If driving, Google Maps will get you to the top of the Arts Walk - we are down the hill, on the corner, just before the Arts Walk tower sign.

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2017 Local First Awards @ Blind Whino
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

2017 Local First Awards @ Blind Whino

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We're proud to support the 2017 Local First Awards with our friends at Think Local First!

USE CODE ACreativeDC FOR HALF OFF TICKETS! click for the Eventbrite link.

If you own a business or want to connect with a community of DC entrepreneurs and artists who make our local economy thrive, don't miss the 2017 Local First Awards!

On Thursday, November 9, the inaugural Local First Awards will kick off at Blind Whino SW Arts Club. This exciting evening brings the city together in support of local businesses and artists for a uniquely-DC celebration. The awards, a Think Local First DC initiative, spotlights the most impactful local independent businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists in DC.

The evening will kick off with the presentation of awards in 7 exciting categories including:

Maker - A local manufacturing business, entrepreneur or artist who designs, makes, produces, and/or assembles a product in the District of Columbia that makes an impact.

Ripple Effect - A business that supports the local economy by purchasing supplies and services from other local businesses, creating a “ripple effect” as money circulates within the local community.

High Road - A model employer who puts their people first by providing quality jobs, fostering a positive work environment, and championing beneficial business practices.

Green Thumb - An environmental champion who works to improve the local community through sustainable practices, products or services. This local business or individual significantly reduces waste or consumption, creates green products and/or provides green services.

Builder - A local community developer, investor, or lender with deep roots in the community and known for positive investments in DC’s people, culture, and future.

Pioneer - A local business, entrepreneur, or artist who inspires with a creative new idea, product, perspective, model and/or solution.

Community Champion - A local business owner who makes a significant and noticeable
impact in the community across a range of categories.

The 35 nominees in these categories will be announced through the Think Local First DC website (thinklocalfirstdc.org) in October and the winners will be selected by a panel of distinguished leaders in the DC business community.

It's going to be a fun night! Get your ticket today!

#LocalFirstAwards #MadeInDC #ThinkLocalFirst

 

 

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Lisn Up Clothing: Fall/Winter 2017 Pop-Up Shop
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Lisn Up Clothing: Fall/Winter 2017 Pop-Up Shop

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Lisn Up Clothing Fall/Winter 2017 Pop Up Shop
Saturday, November 4, 3-8PM
at A Creative DC: Brookland
>> click for the FB event link <<

Get a first look and exclusive access to Lisn Up's Fall/Winter 2017 collection: 50% of profit will be donated to Asylum Access: "Making human rights a reality for refugees in Africa, Asia, and Latin America."

**PLEASE BRING A MAGAZINE COVER! IT WILL BE USED AS AN INTERACTIVE ASPECT OF THE EVENT, AND YOU WILL RECEIVE A DISCOUNT FOR BRINGING ONE**
 

DIRECTIONS: A Creative DC: Brookland is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. By Metro, we are a quick walk from the Brookland/CUA Metro stop on the Red Line. Exit left after the turnstiles, and make a u-turn once you get off the escalator. We are on the corner, just past the Arts Walk tower sign. If driving, Google Maps will get you to the top of the Arts Walk - we are down the hill, on the corner, just before the Arts Walk tower sign.

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Moon Shine
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Moon Shine

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MOON SHINE - click for the FB event invite!

Practice some literal black girl magic with a collection of black women conjurers sharing their gifts with Moon Shine at our free marketplace. Come and shop for energizing crystals, artisan tea, clay goods, handmade stationary, jewelry and apparel as well as enjoy reiki sessions, tarot readings, astrology readings and free yoga. 

Vendors:

Good Thoughts Tea Company
Black Pepper Paperie
Black August
The Sable Collective
Yoga by Morgan Mccrory
Astrology by Tracey L. Rogers
Black Femme Witches Brew
Brown Sugar Voodoo


*This is an inclusive space and we welcome all to vibe with us!*

DIRECTIONS: A Creative DC: Brookland is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. By Metro, we are a quick walk from the Brookland/CUA Metro stop on the Red Line. Exit left after the turnstiles, and make a u-turn once you get off the escalator. We are on the corner, just past the Arts Walk tower sign. If driving, Google Maps will get you to the top of the Arts Walk - we are down the hill, on the corner, just before the Arts Walk tower sign.

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The Golden Wellness Series with Color Coded
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

The Golden Wellness Series with Color Coded

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Join our friends at Color Coded for their brand new Golden Wellness series:
Tickets available here.

Ever feel pressured, tired, stressed, or mad as a creative of color? We are here to help:

Learn how to create mindful routine and ritual in order to cultivate and maintain psychological and spiritual health during our fall Golden Wellness series.  

You will leave each session with a newfound knowledge on a tool or a concept you’ll be able to practice daily in order to stay centered no matter what comes your way.

What to expect:

• An hour long yin restorative yoga session led by Sihnuu Hetep

• A discussion that'll cover sets of tools to create routines and rituals that fit your life

• Some comforting turmeric lattes provided by Shafa Blends

• Good times!  

October 7th Session  
We will kick off the series with yoga as a wholistic tool. Participants will explore what it means to practice yoga off of the mat and incorporate it into their everyday lives in order to live their most balanced existence, feel at peace, attract abundance and be in harmony with the world around them.

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Afrovelvet Catalyst: Artist Talk + Closing Reception
Sep
24
4:00 PM16:00

Afrovelvet Catalyst: Artist Talk + Closing Reception

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Malissa Wilkins is Afrovelvet - a fashion collective focused on master creation & sartorial evolution. A fulcrum for melanated magic entry into the fashion industry. Afrovelvet seeks to make every being immeasurable. A Creative DC is thrilled to welcome Malissa's art, practice, and projects to our workspace!

Please join us on Sunday, September 24 at A Creative DC: Brookland
for the Catalyst Closing Reception + Artist Talk:

4PM - 7PM
Artist Talk: 4 - 5:30PM
The panel discussion will feature Malissa Wilkins,
Oluwatoyin Pyne, Alison Carney, Donnisha Hebert, and Monisade,
and will be moderated by A Creative DC's Damon King.
Live Art Auction starts at 6PM

++ sounds by DJ Geena Marie ++

For more about Catalyst click HERE.

DIRECTIONS: A Creative DC: Brookland is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. By Metro, we are a quick walk from the Brookland/CUA Metro stop on the Red Line. Exit left after the turnstiles, and make a u-turn once you get off the escalator. We are on the corner, just past the Arts Walk tower sign. If driving, Google Maps will get you to the top of the Arts Walk - we are down the hill, on the corner, just before the Arts Walk tower sign.

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Adventures With Luna & Friends Coloring Extravaganza! With Color With Luna creator Alejandra Santaolalla
Sep
16
10:30 PM22:30

Adventures With Luna & Friends Coloring Extravaganza! With Color With Luna creator Alejandra Santaolalla

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Join Adventures with Luna and Friends creator Alejandra Santaolalla as she leads children’s coloring activities in the Duende @ A Creative DC Pop-Up during the Brookland Arts Walk Farmer’s Market.

We'll have a coloring book station for kids to color and learn their ABCs. We'll also have plenty of chalk for kids to create their very own art masterpiece. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017
10am - 11am

Click for the full 411 on the Duende District site.

DIRECTIONS: A Creative DC: Brookland is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. By Metro, we are a quick walk from the Brookland/CUA Metro stop on the Red Line. Exit left after the turnstiles, and make a u-turn once you get off the escalator. We are on the corner, just past the Arts Walk tower sign. If driving, Google Maps will get you to the top of the Arts Walk - we are at on the corner, just before the Arts Walk tower sign.

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DUENDE DISTRICT ARTIST RECEPTION
Sep
16
4:00 PM16:00

DUENDE DISTRICT ARTIST RECEPTION

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Please join us in celebrating Lory Ivey and Aliana Grace Bailey - the resident artists of the Duende District pop-up!

Saturday, September 16
4 - 6 PM
at A Creative DC: Brookland
716 Monroe Street NE, Studio 8


DIRECTIONS: A Creative DC: Brookland is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. By Metro, we are a quick walk from the Brookland/CUA Metro stop on the Red Line. Exit left after the turnstiles, and make a u-turn once you get off the escalator. We are on the corner, just past the Arts Walk tower sign. If driving, Google Maps will get you to the top of the Arts Walk - we are at on the corner, just before the Arts Walk tower sign.

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VOCES Poetry Feature & Open Mic, hosted by Derrick Weston Brown with featured poets Alan King & Celeste Doaks
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

VOCES Poetry Feature & Open Mic, hosted by Derrick Weston Brown with featured poets Alan King & Celeste Doaks

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Join Duende District for a special night of poetry, hosted by Derrick Weston Brown
(Wisdom Teeth, PM Press) and featuring Alan King (Point Blank, Silver Birch Press) and
Celeste Doaks (Cornrows and Cornfields, Wrecking Ball Press & Not Without Our
Laughter, Mason Jar Press). There will also be a poetry open mic – sign up starts at 5:45
p.m.

Friday, September 15, 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Click for the full 411 on the Duende District site.

DIRECTIONS: A Creative DC: Brookland is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. By Metro, we are a quick walk from the Brookland/CUA Metro stop on the Red Line. Exit left after the turnstiles, and make a u-turn once you get off the escalator. We are on the corner, just past the Arts Walk tower sign. If driving, Google Maps will get you to the top of the Arts Walk - we are at on the corner, just before the Arts Walk tower sign.

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Adult Coloring & Multidisciplinary Art Showcase with Yandeh Sallah-Muhammed
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Coloring & Multidisciplinary Art Showcase with Yandeh Sallah-Muhammed

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Join Duende District at A Creative DC: Brookland for a talk & interactive art event with Yandeh Sallah-Muhammed, creator of adult coloring book, African Guardians. Yandeh will speak about their art and experiences creating African Guardians, as well their art print series “Out of Africa,” lead a coloring session with a special Duende District edition drawing, and perform African artist music from their tribe.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Click for the full 411 on the Duende District site.

DIRECTIONS: A Creative DC: Brookland is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. By Metro, we are a quick walk from the Brookland/CUA Metro stop on the Red Line. Exit left after the turnstiles, and make a u-turn once you get off the escalator. We are on the corner, just past the Arts Walk tower sign. If driving, Google Maps will get you to the top of the Arts Walk - we are at on the corner, just before the Arts Walk tower sign.

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DUENDE DISTRICT OPENING RECEPTION
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

DUENDE DISTRICT OPENING RECEPTION

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Please join us in celebrating the opening of the Duende District pop-up!

Come for...MUSIC by DJ Mezkla! ART by resident Duende District artists Lory Ivey and Aliana Grace BaileyREFRESHMENTS! GOOD TIMES! And BOOKS: 20% of all sales from opening day will be donated to The Young Center For Immigrant Rights to support DACA.

Friday, September 8
6 - 8 PM
at A Creative DC: Brookland
716 Monroe Street NE, Studio 8


DIRECTIONS: A Creative DC: Brookland is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. By Metro, we are a quick walk from the Brookland/CUA Metro stop on the Red Line. Exit left after the turnstiles, and make a u-turn once you get off the escalator. We are on the corner, just past the Arts Walk tower sign. If driving, Google Maps will get you to the top of the Arts Walk - we are at on the corner, just before the Arts Walk tower sign.

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DUENDE DISTRICT POP-UP
Sep
8
to Sep 17

DUENDE DISTRICT POP-UP

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Duende District will be popping up in our Brookland workspace from September 8 - September 17 with a selection of fiction, poetry, memoirs/essays, beverage + cookbooks, art + music titles, graphic novels, local zines, and children's books. The pop-up will also feature the work of 2 DC-based artists, Aliana Grace Bailey and Lory Ivey Alexander.
For updates and background, click here.

HOURS
Fri 9/8 - Sun 9/10, 10AM - 8PM
Wed 9/13 - Sun 9/17, 10AM - 8PM
A Creative DC Brookland is on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market:
716 Monroe Street NE, Studio 8

DIRECTIONS: A Creative DC: Brookland is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. By Metro, we are a quick walk from the Brookland/CUA Metro stop on the Red Line. Exit left after the turnstiles, and make a u-turn once you get off the escalator. We are on the corner, just past the Arts Walk tower sign. If driving, Google Maps will get you to the top of the Arts Walk - we are at on the corner, just before the Arts Walk tower sign.

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Third Thursday on the Arts Walk
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Third Thursday on the Arts Walk

OddMojo may be new to your radar but she is no newcomer in the art world. After a major co-sign from Mass Appeal, the up & coming artist has been on a hot streak of new music through #MojoMondays and is working on following her “94’” tape with more live performances. Come check her & the team out! Free food, refreshments & good vibes presented by CCTV & New Brxnd!

7-9PM at A Creative DC: Brookland. Come early for Third Thursday + Open Studios on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market, starting at 5PM.

 

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AFROVELVET x Unfazed Beauty
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

AFROVELVET x Unfazed Beauty

Join us for the first Brookland Farmer's Market of 2017! Afrovelvet will be popping up in studio x Unfazed Beauty.

Malissa Wilkins is Afrovelvet: the current artist-residence at A Creative DC: Brookland.

To inquire about collaborating with A Creative DC on affordable creative space for photo shoots, meetings, panels, discussions, pop-up retail shops, and more - please click here.

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THIRD THURSDAY on the ARTS WALK
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

THIRD THURSDAY on the ARTS WALK

Join us for the first Third Thursday event of 2017! Afrovelvet will be popping up in studio.

Malissa Wilkins is Afrovelvet: the current artist-residence at A Creative DC: Brookland.

To inquire about collaborating with A Creative DC on affordable creative space for photo shoots, meetings, panels, discussions, pop-up retail shops, and more - please click here.

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CATALYST Opening Reception
Apr
16
4:00 PM16:00

CATALYST Opening Reception

Please join Afrovelvet in celebration of Black female entrepreneurship at the opening reception of the CATALYST photo project. For more on C A T A L Y S T , please visit the Afrovelvet website.

Malissa Wilkins is Afrovelvet: the current artist-residence at A Creative DC: Brookland.

To inquire about collaborating with A Creative DC on affordable creative space for photo shoots, meetings, panels, discussions, pop-up retail shops, and more - please click here.

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Norooz Holiday Market
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Norooz Holiday Market

A Creative DC: Brookland is proud to host vendors for our Arts Walk neighbor's Norooz Market:

Come and celebrate Norooz (Spring Equinox) with us at the first ever Made in DMV Norooz Market. What better way to give than giving a gift made by someone you know!
We will have a few select vendors that create quality handmade gifts, and exquisit art, that are thoughtful, beautiful, and local. We will have music, sweets, tea and hopefully your company.

Please feel free to spread the word and bring your family and friends. This event is open to the public and free.
Use the links below to browse the works from the makers:
Kuzeh Pottery: www.kuzeh.us
Shafa Blends: www.shafablends.com

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A Creative DC: Brookland --- Afrovelvet Residency
Mar
6
to Sep 5

A Creative DC: Brookland --- Afrovelvet Residency

Malissa Wilkins is Afrovelvet - a fashion collective focused on master creation & sartorial evolution. A fulcrum for melanated magic entry into the fashion industry. Afrovelvet seeks to make every being immeasurable. @afrovelvet | @afrovelvet

A Creative DC is thrilled to welcome Malissa's art, practice, and projects to A Creative DC: Brookland. We're honored to support by way of W O R K S P A C E through September, and will be sharing content and progress throughout the residency across our channels. Keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming Afrovelvet events, and on the AFROVELVET tab at top right for more.

photo by Mike Meadows | @sirmeadows

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