Free Activities Throughout Washington, D.C., Celebrate Life, Liberty, Happiness
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- An expanded By The People Festival, Washington, D.C.'s largest international arts and civic dialogue event, returns for its second year June 15-23 with nine days of free activities in every quadrant of the city. In addition to popular features from the inaugural festival, By The People 2019 includes two full weekends of programs for all ages, an expanded series of dialogues, interactive art installations that address issues of equity and justice, art in unexpected places and a large art-infused gathering on the National Mall. Once again, the festival will focus on our country's founding principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – all with the goal of connecting people from diverse backgrounds, building bridges across the cultural divide and promoting open and civil discourse. By The People is organized by Halcyon – a nonprofit that supports civic-minded artists and social entrepreneurs – in partnership with other organizations (see list below).
"Described as 'Art Basel with a conscience' and 'the next SXSW,' By the People is intentionally different from those festivals in one significant way," said Halcyon CEO Kate Goodall. "By The People is free, accessible and open to all."
Partners and Sponsors
As of March 4, sponsors and partners include: CityCenterDC; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; D.C. Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED); Destination DC; EDENS; Events DC; GEICO; Goldman Sachs; Monochrome Collective; S&R Foundation; Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building; Smithsonian Institution; The Agora Culture; The Stafford Foundation; Trust for the National Mall; U.S. Trust, Bank of America; Union Market.
By The People is grateful to the many volunteers who helped make last year's event a success. To volunteer, sign up at bythepeople.org/volunteer.
Halcyon is a new kind of nonprofit organization that lifts up innovators and creators, giving them the tools and opportunities they need to bring their ideas to life. Signature programs include three residential fellowships: Halcyon Incubator, Incubator Intensives and Halcyon Arts Lab; By The People arts and dialogue festival; and Halcyon Awards, which recognize extraordinary accomplishment in such areas as art, social enterprise and policy. Since its founding, Halcyon has built programming around the core tenets of space, community and access, continuously evolving to identify and provide a haven for big dreamers and risk-takers the world over. www.halcyonhouse.org
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