International By The People Festival Features Art and Dialogue June 21-24
Halcyon this week announced the final line-up of artists, performers, and speakers who will participate in the inaugural By The People festival, June 21-24. Washington’s largest international arts and dialogue festival will take place in every quadrant of the city, bringing people together around the themes of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The festival is intended to promote empathy and spark civil discourse, connecting people from diverse backgrounds and building bridges across the cultural divide.
The public is encouraged to register in advance for a free four-day festival pass at bythepeople.org for fastest entry. Most activities are free; a few ticketed events have modest fees.
Official activities will take place at five locations: the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building (900 Jefferson Drive SW), Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW), Union Market (1309 5th St. NE), THEARC West (1801 Mississippi Ave. SE), and The Parks at Walter Reed (1010 Butternut St. NW). Additional locations include the Anacostia Arts Center, The Anthem, Blind Whino SW Arts Club, Embassy of France, Gallery 102/GW Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Hamiltonian, IA&A at Hillyer, The Kennedy Center, The Kreeger Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Miracle Theatre, Shakti Arts at Bossa Bistro and Lounge,Transformer at Farragut Square Park, United States Institute of Peace, and U Street Music Hall.