Shining a light on DCs most curious & creative.

#DCDesignWeek 2019

September 20-27

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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!

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No Rebel Scum Here

Washington National Cathedral is the 6th largest cathedral in the world, and it’s covered with gargoyles like the Master Carver, the Pretentious Dragon, and…Darth Vader?? I guess he does find our lack of faith…disturbing.

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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!

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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!

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The Highest Court in the Land

The Nine may be the last word, but if you want to settle things with a little three-on-three there’s an even higher court. Literally. On the top floor of the Supreme Court is the actual highest court in the land.

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Featured Events


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!

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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.

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