Shining a light on DCs most curious & creative.
September 20-27See the Events
Feel Like Bustin’ Loose
DC’s been mixing, remixing, and adding a funkier beat since Chuck Brown kept his fans on the dance floors for hours in the 60s and 70s. In the 80s, the city used its showmobiles to provide up to four free go-go concerts a day all summer!Next Fact
Puff, Puff, Free Admission
Did you know you can make a bong out of that?! Arlington’s DEA Museum boasts an extensive collection of bongs, including one made out of a plastic honey bear and another from an imitation mayonnaise jar. You can’t accuse the DMV of not being creative!Next Fact
Something Smells Fishy
The best place for fresh seafood for the last 214 years has been the Maine Ave. Fish Market. The Fish Wharf is the oldest continuously operating fish market in the U.S. — older than the Fulton Fish Market. Take that, NYC!Next Fact
In 2019, we’re lifting up new and engaging creative voices and practitioners to share their own unconventional wisdom. This year, we’re planning almost 40 events across the district, in Virginia, and in Maryland. Check out some of our favorites below, and click through to see everything going on! Want to get into your favorite event for free — even if it’s sold out? Sign up to volunteer here!
Wowza! Check it! This is rad!
Shaolin Jazz & Globe Posters: Opening Party!
Friday, September 20
6:00pm - 9:00pm
JUST ADDED — DON'T MISS OUT!
Sold Out — This Event Sold Out
Building Equity Through Design with Antionette Carroll
Thursday, September 26
5:00pm - 7:30pm
The Eaton Hotel (Crystal Room)
I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ♫
Closing Party: Drink, Draw & Dance
Friday, September 27
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Capitol Cider House
Thanks to Our 2019 Sponsors
DC Design Week is produced by AIGA DC, a volunteer-run, 501(3)c nonprofit organization, in concert with a consortium of local associations, meetup groups and small businesses. We rely on the generosity and goodness of others to make this week of celebration a reality. Major thanks to the following partners and sponsors for your support and commitment to the DC design community. We couldn’t do it without you!
2019 Presenting Sponsor
DC Design Week is proud to name Creative Circle this year’s Presenting Sponsor! As the largest creative staffing agency in the business, Creative Circle makes people into teams. They connect advertising, creative, marketing, and interactive professionals with top companies throughout the U.S. and Canada, partnering with you on the best fit so that you can make great things happen.