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By The People 2019


By The People 2019

By The People is a free and accessible arts and dialogue festival in Washington, D.C. The 2019 festival includes two full weekends of programs for all ages, an expanded series of dialogues, interactive art installations that address issues of equity and justice, art in unexpected places and a large art-infused gathering on the National Mall. Once again, the festival will focus on our country's founding principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – all with the goal of connecting people from diverse backgrounds, building bridges across the cultural divide and promoting open and civil discourse.

By The People is organized by Halcyon – a nonprofit that supports civic-minded artists and social entrepreneurs – in partnership with other organizations

Get your free ticket today to helps us prepare and to receive important updates about programming and events. 

Detailed times and event schedule will be released as the dates approach, but at this time we are thrilled to share the following hub locations:

- Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building (SW DC)- Union Market (NE DC)- CityCenterDC (NW DC)- Floating barge on the Anacostia River (SE DC)

By the People strives to make the festival experience accessible to all attendees. For additional information or if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation, please contact the By the People team at Ynl0aGVwZW9wbGUgfCBoYWxjeW9uaG91c2UgISBvcmc= OR 202-796-4240.

Interested in Volunteering for By The People?

Volunteers will be an integral part of each weekend -- we need your help to make this an epic experience! Your role as a volunteer will include check-in, site navigation, and event support throughout the festival. Your participation will provide an incredible opportunity to work alongside other volunteers, meet the By the People team, and get behind-the-scenes access during the festival. 

Sign up through our secure form, and a Halcyon team member will be in touch. 

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