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DMPED's Closer: August Edition 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Kicking Off 202Creates in the District!

September means one thing: 202Creates! In case you missed it, Mayor Muriel Bowser recently kicked off the month-long celebration of DC’s vibrant and diverse creative community last week. At the kickoff celebration on August 29, the Mayor also made two exciting announcements for the creative community.   

First, she announced that this year’s Mayor’s Arts Awards will relaunch in November and encouraged residents to show their support for the arts and creative community by applying for the Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Residents interested in serving on the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities can apply at

Mayor Bowser also announced the creation of the new DC Creative Affairs Office (CAO) which will be a first for the city and will engage the city’s vibrant arts and cultural communities and institutions!

“We have so much creative talent in Washington, DC, and we look forward to celebrating and recognizing that talent throughout 202Creates and at this year’s Mayor’s Arts Awards,” said Mayor Bowser. “Every year, 202Creates is one of the most exciting celebrations in our city – a unique opportunity to shine a spotlight on the artists, makers and entrepreneurs who keep DC creative.”  

We look forward to a month of conversations with innovators, residents, and businesses with the goal of furthering engagement between government and the creative community.

See more events and information here