Event Details

Politics & Art is an annual event presented by Washington Performing Arts' Mars Urban Arts Initiative and D.C. Councilmember David Grosso. This year’s theme will be District Vox—a celebration of voice—from song to spoken word. Politics & Art: District Vox spotlights D.C.-based artists who use the power of their voices to inspire, entertain, and empower in showcase performances on three stages. The evening provides a snapshot of the vibrant artistry that exists throughout the entire District, with over twenty-five acts representing all eight wards of the city.

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ACHORD (Members of the Washington Performing Arts Men & Women of the Gospel Choir)
Anne Thomas
Ayanna Lee & Philippe the Haitian of Devine Nature
The BlakGold Ensemble
The Capital Hearings
Cody Valentine of Allthebestkids
Copper Rose & Bone
The Darrell Johnson Group
Flo Anito & Seth Kibel
Fly By Light Performance Troupe
Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways
Heather Frank and Jeff Hamlin
iMusical: The Improvised Musical
Melanie Edwards
Natalie E. Illum
The Philosopher
Purify Love
Split This Rock
Stories by Carlos Rosario School Students
Stephanie Mercedes
Victoria I. Williams

Politics & Art is made possible in part by the generous support of Washington Gas. Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative is generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated.

Meet with our community partners: By the People Festival/Halcyon, The Capital Hearings, Capitol Hill ArtsWorkshop, Cathedral Choral Society, Dance Place, DC Collaborative, DowntownDC BID, PEN/Faulkner Foundation, Signature Theatre, Sofar Sounds DC, Theatre Washington, WETA, Zine-Making with Meg Metcalf, DC/Adapters Project, the Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library, and more to come!

Visual art displays by students from DC Public Schools, including third graders from the Takoma Education Campus and students from Noyes Elementary and Ludlow-Taylor Elementary Schools

DowntownDC Sculpt & Shape at the Freedom Plaza from 5:30-6:30pm, a special Sculpt & Shape session featuring DJ Ben Chang presented by DowntownDC BID in partnership with Washington Performing Arts' Mars Urban Arts Initiative in conjunction with Politics & Art: District Vox

  • When: Thu Jun. 14
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Address: 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
    Washington DC,US 20004

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