A Creative DC: Brookland --- Afrovelvet Residency
Mar
6
May 9

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 for the next two months, and will be sharing content and progress throughout the residency across our channels. Keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming Afrovelvet events.

photo by Mike Meadows | @sirmeadows

AFROVELVET MODEL CALL
Mar
21
Mar 27

AFROVELVET MODEL CALL

AFROVELVET MODEL CALL

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.

CATALYST Opening Reception
Apr
2
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. More details TBA.

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.

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.

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.

AFROVELVET MAGAZINE LAUNCH + 100% CACAO II
May
7
3:00 pm15:00

AFROVELVET MAGAZINE LAUNCH + 100% CACAO II

Please join Afrovelvet for the launch of Afrovelvet Magazine, and for the second edition of 100% CACAO. More TBA.

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.


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

Facebook event page.

STUDIO IN USE: PRIVATE EVENT
Mar
12
5:00 pm17:00

STUDIO IN USE: PRIVATE EVENT

IN USE: AFROVELVET PRIVATE EVENT

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.

Nerds in NoMa
Feb
21
6:00 pm18:00

Nerds in NoMa

A Creative DC founder Morgan H. West will moderate February's Nerds in NoMa panel discussion: DC Visual Arts: Why is it important for DC to have an arts identity, and how do you keep artists in the city?

Nerds in NoMa takes place monthly at 1200 First Street NE, in the lobby of the NoMa BID. All Lobby Project events are free and open to the public. February's event will be held 2/21 from 6PM - 8PM.

RSVP (free) on Eventbrite here.

Women + Denim: A Fundraiser for N Street Village
Feb
19
11:00 am11:00

Women + Denim: A Fundraiser for N Street Village

Join A FREE HAND CO. for WOMEN + DENIM: a fund-raising shopping party + jeans drive! We'll be at A Creative DC: Brookland with bottles of bubbly on hand and local retailers and makers featuring products from jewelry to apothecary goods to vintage clothing. All retailers will be donating 10% of their sales from the event to N Street Village, a DC-based organization that provides empowerment and support for homeless women with housing and on-site mental and physical wellness programs throughout the city.

When: Sunday, February 19th • 11am-5pm
Where: A Creative DC: Brookland | Wild Hand Workspace • 716 Monroe St NE, Studio 8, Washington, DC, 20017
What: A shopping party + jeans drive to benefit N Street Village! Grab your besties and stop by for bubbly wine and lots of beautiful goods from local retailers + makers.
What to bring: $10 suggested donation and/or a pair of plus size jeans that meet the following specifications:
- Sizes 16+
No rips or tears
Working button/zipper
New or used in good condition

Hold Up the Good: Valentine's Crafternoon
Feb
11
4:00 pm16:00

Hold Up the Good: Valentine's Crafternoon

Join organizers Alex Dodds and Nina Armah for Hold Up the Good: Valentine's Crafternoon, Saturday, February 11 from 4PM - 8PM at A Creative DC: Brookland.

Leaders need to hear your anger—your protests, phone calls, boldfaced letters and confident office meetings.

They also need to hear your support. When leaders do the right thing, they deserve a loud and clear THANK YOU and YAS GURL YAS. Let's support the good work that is getting done and encourage them to do even more. It’s what will keep all of us going in this fight for the long run.

Join us to voice some gratitude to the members of Congress, lawyers, judges, activists, and organizers on the front lines protecting human rights and civil rights. We’ll be making valentines-themed cards, collecting donations, and building community together. All materials will be provided. Kids welcome.

*If you can’t make it to this event, be sure to SAY THANKS to someone in your life who’s being vocal on issues you care about. It will mean a lot to them.*

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1035707823200712/