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News

Wednesday
6
20

The Washington National Cathedral is the canvas for a very blue art installation

Adele Chapin, Curbed, Washington DC

The blue paint on the Washington National Cathedral’s steps is definitely deliberate. It’s part of Washington’s inaugural By the People Festival,...

Tuesday
6
19

The National Cathedral Is Covered In Blue Paint. What’s Going On?

Mikaela Lefrak, WAMU 88.5

If you stand outside Washington National Cathedral, you’ll see blue splotches covering its hundred-year-old steps. The paint starts at the Cathedral’s...

Monday
6
18

How This Comic Maker Plans to Make Everyone an Artist The first annual “By the People Festival” kicks off in the Washington, D.C. area with interactive art, gospel, Jazz, opera and other performances

Kate Keller, Smithsonian.com

For Evan Keeling, comics are more than a humorous pastime or even an artistic medium. The comic maker views his craft as a conduit for expression that is...

Monday
6
18

By the People Festival

FESTIVAL BACKGROUND Washington’s inaugural arts and dialogue festival – will take place in every quadrant of the city, bringing people together around the...

Monday
6
18

10 things to do in the D.C. area this week

By the People Festival: At the inaugural By the People festival, created by the start-up incubator Halcyon House, artists will cover the District with yarn...

Monday
6
18

Wolf Trap Opera and Halcyon to Perform Kurt Weill Opera at Union Market

After their highly successful partnership in 2017 on Philip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher, Wolf Trap Opera and Halcyon ...