Direct Message with A Creative DC
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This city, your perspective: A Creative DC uses new media to celebrate + promote DC's emerging, established, and diverse creative community and creative economy. With over a million perspectives in the #aCreativeDC feed to dive into, Direct Message is a look at the ins and outs of creative life in Washington, DC, hosted weekly by A Creative DC founder Morgan H. West.

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    DIRECT MESSAGE with Rosalie Ferris of Pattern Sample Sew

    Rosalie Ferris is Pattern Sample Sew: offering technical design and production services to designers of sewn garments and accessories, with pride in our quality workmanship, attention to detail and good honest service. We're digging into her career and entreprenurial path in this episode of DIRECT MESSAGE with A Creative DC.

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    DIRECT MESSAGE with Adam J. Kurtz

    Adam J. Kurtz is a designer, artist, and author of books you're meant to make yours, take apart, and give away. This episode of DIRECT MESSAGE with A Creative DC dives into it with Adam: the importance of both timing and context for creative careers, staying #humble, and the responsibility of internet & IRL visibility.

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    Tenbeete Solomon, TRAP BOB

    Tenbeete Solomon is TRAP BOB, an artist and illustrator (and more), creating art and experiences in the DMV. From her nationally visible partnerships with Broccoli City and Amplifier Art to creating space with DC's GIRLAAA collective, this episode of DIRECT MESSAGE with A Creative DC proves that it's a TRAP BOB world (and we're all just living in it).

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    DIRECT MESSAGE: It's October

    The events and projects on our radar at the top of this month, from A (GOOD) AMERICAN to the Local First Awards. Dive in, and (book)mark your calendars.

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    DIRECT MESSAGE: Updates from the Field - Retail

    Updates and happenings from the field, AKA this city: this episode of Direct Message focuses on retail – from recent brick & mortar openings and closures, to pop-up and holiday markets to have on your radar.

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    Marcella Kriebel & Brookland Exchange

    Marcella Kriebel is a DC artist, illustrator, and author - and now, founder of Brookland Exchange, a pop-up market coming to the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market on September 20.

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    September Spotlight

    A September spotlight on a few of the people and projects (and city-wide scavenger hunts) on the #aCreativeDC radar this month – from upcoming design library & shop Resource to Simone Jacobson, "the cultural connector DC needs right now."

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    Get in the Know

    Our tried and true avenues for taking it all in, it being cultural 411 about this city.

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    Artist Jordann Wine

    Inspired by sacred geometry, Jordann Wine draws on classic forms and color gradients to invite reflection on the infinite. Working from DC Arts Studios, she's also a member of Willow Street Art Gallery, where she's currently showing work as part of the "We Met on Instagram" group show.

    Photo credit: Jared Soares

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    DIRECT MESSAGE: Femme Fatale DC's Adriana Mendoza and Cee Smith

    Meet the women running the Femme Fatale DC Pop Up: the District's womyn-only collective of local womyn creatives & entrepreneurs, with the goal of fostering and sustaining our local community of womyn who support one another's creative & business endeavors. The Femme Fatale DC Pop-UP Shop is located at 4620 Wisconsin Ave NW, and features 70+ vendors from DC and beyond.

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