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By The People 2019

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Washington, DC 20560

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By The People is a free arts and dialogue festival in Washington, D.C. The 2019 festival runs from June 15-23, with programming for all ages, including massive art installations, pop-up performances, curated dialogues, augmented reality artwork, and more.The festival is organized by Halcyon, a nonprofit that supports civic-minded artists and social entrepreneurs.

Your free registration gets you access to all locations, all dates, and all events - keep an eye on our website or follow us on Instagram @_bythepeople_ to learn about programming as it's added. But to start with, here are a few of the events and locations you won't want to miss:

- Festival hubs at the Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building, Union Market, and CityCenterDC.
- A fourth floating hub based on the Anacostia River and visiting Georgetown, Navy Yard, and Anacostia on different dates.
- An art-infused dinner gathering on the National Mall Friday, June 21, with pop-up performances and a chance to picnic alongside your extended DC family.
- Smithsonian museums (including our hub at the Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building!) open until midnight on Saturday, June 22 in celebration of the Solstice.

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 us at bythepeople@halcyonhouse.org OR 202-796-4240.

See highlights from By The People 2018 here:

By The People 2018 in Review from Halcyon on Vimeo.

Interested in Volunteering for By The People?

Volunteers will be an integral part of each weekend. Your role as a volunteer will include check-in, site navigation, and event support throughout the festival. You'll 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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