Five Ways To Have A Totally Free Weekend In D.C.

Five Ways To Have A Totally Free Weekend In D.C.

June 22, 2018 | Lori McCue, DCist

Find art all around youIf you see a piece of art in D.C. that looks like it wasn't there last week, there's an excellent chance it's part of the first-annual By The People festival. The weekend of "arts and dialogue" is spreading pieces of art and performances all over the city, but we're particularly excited about the pieces and events at the Parks at Walter Reed, many of which are tied thematically to the venue's history as a veterans hospital. Photographer Michael JN Bowles has created a seriesbased on Walter Reed's history; artist Jefferson Pinder has created a multimedia art experienceabout resilience that involves a vintage muscle car; and Heidi Trepanier led a team of veterans in painting a mural on the facility's fountain. Dupont Brass will also be performing twice each on Friday and Sunday.