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Direct Message with A Creative DC
15 minutes | Mar 20, 2019
Spring Things from the #aCreativeDC feed
We're diving into the prokects and events on our #aCreativeDC radar, right this moment. Listen in for an artist to follow (@ebonystillpaints), a networking event (Think Local First's Builder Dinner), and Dine Diaspora's annual list of 31 Black Women in Food, AKA a little something to celebrate during Women's History Month.
27 minutes | Feb 6, 2019
DIRECT MESSAGE with the Lemon Collective Co-Founders Holley Simmons and Kathryn Zaremba
Holley Simmons and Kathryn Zaremba are co-founders of The Lemon Collective, a workshop space in D.C. where the city’s creative and curious gather to teach and learn new skills. Listen in as Holley & Kathryn discuss their own work alongside all that's going on (and coming up) at the Lemon Collective.
15 minutes | Jan 23, 2019
A few of the people, projects, and happenings that we've found lately in the #aCreativeDC feed: they're on our radar, and we think you'll want them on yours, too. Listen in for 411 on Broccoli City's Broccoli Bar, Pay It Furloughed, Maps Glover's residency at #aCreativeDC Brookland, and more.
32 minutes | Dec 19, 2018
Artist Rose Jaffe
Rose Jaffe is a DC-based artist, muralist, ceramicist, curator of DIY spaces, and way more – this episode of DIRECT MESSAGE with A Creative DC dives into what she does (and how she does it).
10 minutes | Nov 28, 2018
DIRECT MESSAGE: Follow Wednesday
We're digging into a few of the projects and events on our radar at the moment (and that we think should be on yours, too). This episode of DIRECT MESSAGE takes a peek at @yenmakesart, @shopvioletdc, and this weekend's @hits_dc Hole In The Sky show, JURIED 02.
28 minutes | Nov 7, 2018
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.
48 minutes | Oct 26, 2018
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.
17 minutes | Oct 3, 2018
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.
25 minutes | Sep 19, 2018
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.
39 minutes | Sep 12, 2018
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.
17 minutes | Sep 5, 2018
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."
32 minutes | Aug 1, 2018
Get in the Know
Our tried and true avenues for taking it all in, it being cultural 411 about this city.
43 minutes | Jun 27, 2018
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.
43 minutes | Jun 14, 2018
Walk With Locals
Carl Maynard is founder of Walk With Locals, a community photo walk with a tag line of "know your city. know your neighbors." With attendance in the hundreds. Walk With Locals has a mission of supporting and exploring place through creative community, local businesses, and new media. This episode of DIRECT MESSAGE covers how Walk With Locals came together, and gives details on the upcoming Adams Morgan Walk (culminating at the LINE DC!) on 6/23.
37 minutes | May 23, 2018
Grace Bonney of Good Company
A Creative DC goes global this week with a zoomed out take on creative community: Design Sponge founder Grace Bonney is in studio to talk about Good Company Issue 1. A continuation of the NYTimes best selling book, In The Company of Women, Good Company shares narrative and perspective on creative careers, with a focus on sharing perspective from diverse and underrepresented communities.
33 minutes | May 16, 2018
Zine queen, cartoonist, artist, illustrator Malaka Gharib dives into her creative, Washington DC, including her soon-to-be-released graphic novel/memoir, "I Was Their American Dream," and "Runcible Spoon," her long-running food zine that reached national audiences, straight out of the gate.
36 minutes | Apr 25, 2018
Rachel Pfeffer "makes jewelry that makes you smile," handmade in Washington, DC. This episode of Direct Message dives into her work and her creative Washington, DC.
38 minutes | Apr 18, 2018
Distinctly Creative's Morgan Davis
Morgan Davis is the founder behind the multi-faceted platform that is Distinctly Creative. The project is committed to a vision of promoting and advocating for Black creatives and entrepreneurs, by providing a wholistic set of online and IRL resources for the Black creative community, in the DMV and beyond.
37 minutes | Apr 11, 2018
Dayo Kosoko is @theartype, and he's ALL ABOUT VISUALS - dive into the process and practice behind his work and projects on this episode of Direct Message.
47 minutes | Mar 14, 2018
Mike Grady is a home + design field editor, a producer • stylist, and a maker of things (and that's just the start of it). This episode of DIRECT MESSAGE digs into what he does and how he does it.
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