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What Halcyon’s upcoming By the People festival could mean for Washington

June 14, 2018

Despite Washington’s strong arts and innovation ecosystem, the region looks to Austin’s South by Southwest every year. So Halcyon, the nonprofit spinoff from D.C.-based S&R...

Art Itinerary: By The People Festival Preview

June 14, 2018

There’s something for everyone: from the outer space fantastic to the Instagram-obsessed looking for the next cool photo to the music junkie to your arts and crafty mom visiting...

June Arts Will Turn You Upside Down With Georg Baselitz

June 13, 2018

By The People's satellite event CROCHET JAM @ TRANSFORMER mentioned in the DCist!

International By The People Festival Features Art and Dialogue June 21-24

June 13, 2018

Halcyon today 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 int

QUEERY: Stephanie Mercedes

June 13, 2018

Like many great artists, Stephanie Mercedes stands out because she thinks of things that don’t occur to average folks.

DC’s own SXSW? Welcome to the inaugural ‘By the People’ festival

June 12, 2018

“People think of D.C. and they think of policymakers and bureaucrats and lawmakers, and at the worst end of that spectrum, a swamp … but this is actually an incredibly vibrant,...

By The People festival seeks to bring people together

June 12, 2018

The festival seeks to unite people around the themes of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness while also bringing together people of varied backgrounds and perspectives.

Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building Serves as Headquarters for By the People Festival

June 11, 2018

The second oldest-Smithsonian building on the National Mall, the Arts and Industries Building was home to the nation’s first national museum. During the festival, the A&I will...

Celebrate Summer With Smithsonian “Solstice Saturday”

June 6, 2018

The Smithsonian will celebrate the first Saturday of summer— “Solstice Saturday”—with free parties, programs and performances June 23.