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Life, Liberty, Happiness: By The People Pursues Ideals, Innovations in New Citywide Festival

Mackenzie Wienger, Washington Diplomat

A new international arts and dialogue festival —themed around America’s founding ideals — has arrived in Washington, D.C., with grand ambitions to shake up the city’s arts scene and status. By The People, held across over a dozen locations from June 21 to 24, was designed to showcase an array of performances, art installations and speakers with a particularly Washington bent.

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

Lori McCue, DCist

Find art all around you: If 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.

Friday
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Artist teaches self-healing through his art after it helped him through tough times

Bria White, WUSA9

There are free events in Farragut Square all this summer.

Friday
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Transformer Artist Talk: Ramekon O'Arwisters

Full Service Radio, Full Service Radio

By The People partner Transformer presented Crochet Jam featuring prominent artist Ramekon O’Arwisters on June 22, 2018. 

Thursday
6
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Maya Freelon's Immersive and Interactive Sculptures Bring Tissue Paper to Life

Jacoba Urist, Smithsonian.com

For more than a decade, artist Maya Freelon has created striking abstract sculptures and installations from tissue paper and water stains. Her technique — letting water gently drip so the paper’s color bleeds organically — arose from happenstance, when, as an MFA student, she discovered a stack of old tissue paper in her grandmother’s basement.

Thursday
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June 21-24 By The People Festival

Team, Congress Heights on the Rise

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.

Thursday
6
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The first annual ‘By the People’ festival brings huge installations and free performances to every quadrant of D.C.

Sadie Dingfelder, Washington Post Express

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.

Thursday
6
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'By the People' Festival features art across D.C.

Mike Carter-Conneen, WJLA ABC 7

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.

Thursday
6
21

Halcyon Has Quickly Established Itself as a Force in the D.C. Arts World

Kriston Capps , Washington City Paper

Jefferson Pinder is a community artist. For his Inertia Cycle, he typically engages in some act of tension or labor—pushing a stalled car, for example, or running a relay—only there’s never any end in sight for whatever task he’s working on. It’s a performance that turns African-American physical labor into shared emotional labor.

Thursday
6
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14 Of Our Favorite Events In D.C. This Weekend

Lauren Landau, DCist

SEVEN DEADLY SINS: Halcyon, the Hong Kong Ballet, and Wolf Trap Opera are teaming up for a new production of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s satirical operetta The Seven Deadly Sins.