Viewpoint: DC to Boast Its Own Destination Arts Festival, "By The People", in June

Viewpoint: DC to Boast Its Own Destination Arts Festival, "By The People", in June

March 21, 2018 | Guest Contributor, Current Newspapers

The “By the People” festival, which will run from June 21 to 24, will bring people together around the themes of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness through free and inclusive art installations, performances, discussions and interactive activities.

Why now? Because I believe we are more alike than different, stronger together than apart, and more connected than it may seem. I believe in the power of human creativity and compassion. And I believe Washington needs its own destination festival – one that is free, open and inclusive and reinforces the country’s founding principles and longstanding commitment to civil discourse.