News

Monday
6
10

An Art Barge, Virtual Reality Poetry, A Local Fair, And More To Expect At This Year’s By The People Festival

Eliza Berkon, DCist

"For the next two weeks, a onetime Jonathan Adler outpost is being repurposed as a gallery for the work of 51 local artists—including an angular fountain, a Rembrandt-esque portrait of father and son, and a rather meta painting of Homer Simpson eyeing a rendering of donuts."

Tuesday
6
4

By The People festival returns with floating art, museums ’til midnight

Rachel Nania, WTOP

"As the temperatures in D.C. continue to rise, so do the number of boats on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. But this summer, one barge will stand out from the rest."

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Friday
5
31

View Art for Free at the By the People Festival, June 15-23

Brianna Persons, Our Community Now

When we think of the arts, we usually picture fancy black-tie galas and paintings with million-dollar price tags. And while that's definitely a thing, some of the coolest art events are also free. D.C.'s By the People is doing just that – making art accessible to the people!

Thursday
5
16

Summer Arts Preview

Gary Tischler, The Georgetowner

By The People, the international arts and civic dialogue festival organized by Georgetown-based nonprofit Halcyon, will return for two weeks in June. 

Read the full story here. 

Wednesday
5
15

Why Amazon’s HQ2 landlord just joined Halcyon’s board

Sara Gilgore, Washington Business Journal

JBG Smith Properties CEO Matt Kelly joining the 2-year-old nonprofit’s board of directors might sound like an odd match. But, he says, the marriage makes total sense.

Read the full article here. 

Tuesday
5
14

Where Traveler magazine shares the top summer festivals of 2019

Where Traveler magazine editor Anne Kim-Dannabale, shares the top summer festivals of 2019 in the DC region.

Watch the segment here. 

Friday
5
10

Cool Reasons to Check Out the By The People Festival This Summer

From June 15-23, experience a celebration of creativity and compassion through interactive art exhibits, discussions and performances.

Read the full story here. 

Monday
4
22

What to Do in Washington, D.C. This Spring

Corina Quinn, Conde Nast Traveler

With the balmy weather and D.C. area in bloom, it's time to get out and about and take advantage of what's happening on the scene.

Read the full story here. 

Thursday
3
28

Dream Jobs: Nina O'Neil, Monochrome Collective

Kaylee Dugan and Jeff Martin, Brightest Young Things

It’s a beautiful day in D.C. The sun is shining through the tall windows of Halcyon House, filing its many rooms with bright, invigorating light. It’s the sort of day that looks warmer than it actually is, which is why we’re inside, chatting about art and dresses with chickens on them and Star Trek, instead of lounging on the old mansion’s large lawn. 

Tuesday
2
26

To Future Women

Briony Downes, Art Guide Australia

Halcyon Arts Lab fellow Georgia Saxelby shares her story behind To Future Women with Art Guide Australia. "Directly inspired by her experience of the Women’s March on Washington and developed during a 2017 residency at the Halcyon Arts Lab, Saxelby’s most well-known piece is To Future Women, 2018, an interactive installation featuring handwritten letters from contemporary women to their counterparts in 2037."