The first annual ‘By the People’ festival brings huge installations and free performances to every quadrant of D.C.
Austin has South by Southwest. Aspen has the Aspen Ideas Festival. Now, D.C. has its own artsy, zeitgeist-capturing event. The inaugural By the People festival, running Thursday through Sunday, sprinkles interactive installations and innovative performances across five hub locations in the city.
Halcyon’s reach extends across the District. By The People, the citywide festival that the nonprofit is launching this weekend, may be unprecedented here. Neko Case and Ray LaMontagne opened the festival on Wednesday night with a concert at The Anthem. Most of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums plan to stay open until midnight on Saturday for a solstice party coordinated with Halcyon.
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — This weekend, an arts festival takes over Washington called By The People. Festival organizers hope it will rival SXSW in Austin or the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Exhibits are set up and performances are scheduled in every D.C. quadrant.
Plan to stuff yourself this weekend. Metropolitan Washington BBQ & Grilling Week ends Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, four blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue will be smokin’ for the National Capital BBQ Battle. Also on Sunday, eight top chefs will cross claws at the DC Crab Cake Competition, where you can sample all eight cakes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2018) – 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.
For the first time, a unique blend of international art and dialogue is coming to every quadrant of the city at once. Halcyon's four day "By The People" festival will take place from June 21-24 at various festival hubs, satellite locations and one-time event spaces throughout Washington, DC.
You know this by now: D.C. is a town of museums and public art that's free more often than not. But art in D.C. is still not accessible enough for Halcyon CEO Kate Goodall.
The blue paint on the Washington National Cathedral’s steps is definitely deliberate.