Moon Shine
Oct
28
11:00am11:00am

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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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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The Golden Wellness Series with Color Coded
Oct
7
10:00am10:00am

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
4:00pm 4:00pm

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
10:30pm10:30pm

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
4:00pm 4:00pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
10:00am10:00am

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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CATALYST Opening Reception
Apr
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

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
1:00pm 1:00pm

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.

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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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Nerds in NoMa
Feb
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

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.

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

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

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

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/

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