Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building

Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building


The Smithsonian’s Arts + Industries Building will once again be the SW DC By The People festival hub for 2019. Note that while this location is only open on weekends (including Friday, June 21), it will be open until midnight again this year on Saturday, June 22 as part of the Smithsonian Solstice programming, a partnership between the Smithsonian and By The People.

After being shuttered for nearly two decades, the Smithsonian’s Arts + Industries Building is being developed as a laboratory for the exploration of big questions about the future and a vehicle for inspiring Americans about the impact of creativity and innovations on society. 


For location details, including address and information about artists installing work at this location, click here.

ASL interpreters will be available at this site on the following dates and times:

  • June 15: 11am-3pm
  • June 16: 11am-3pm
  • June 21: 11am-3pm
  • June 22: 11am-4:30pm
  • June 23: 11am-3pm